Indiana Daily Student

Brian Hancock

Dissent: Fraternity not the problem

For the second time in two semesters, a fraternity has been kicked off the IU campus by its national organization. And for the second time in two semesters, we don't agree with the decision.

A love-hate relationship

I have a love-hate relationship with Bloomington. I hate the heat and humidity of this quiet Midwestern town, but I love the vibrancy and spirit this city has. It's the latter that keeps me happy. And it's going to be a September to remember in this place I now call home.

13 tips for pledges

Independent rush kicks off today. Pledges are encouraged to stay home and do whatever the hell they want. That's right, you don't have to buy into the frat rush just to have fun. There are 35,000 18- to 24-year olds on this campus. You can have a good time anywhere.

Hoosiers defeated in opener

IU men's soccer coach Jerry Yeagley said during two-day practices his team hadn't been tested. He said after two exhibition games it hadn't been tested.

Arts festival returns to Bloomington

People strolled along Fourth Street Saturday and Sunday, between Dunn and Lincoln streets, jostling and gawking at the wares spread out in the booths lining both sides of the street. It was a timeless scene, one replayed in every marketplace since the beginning of trade among humankind. During the past 24 years, the Fourth Street Festival of the Arts and Crafts has been a cornucopia of arts and crafts which heralds the end of summer in Bloomington.

Students not class-exempt on federal holiday

The question as to why IU Bloomington students have class on Labor Day, a federal holiday, arises every year. And most people who ask this don't even know the origin and meaning of the holiday, said Peter Seybold, division of labor studies director.

Bruins outplay national champs

Junior midfielder Ryan Mack choked on his words as he talked about the penalty kick he missed in IU's 2-1 loss to UCLA Saturday night. Blades of grass clung to his elbows and chin, and sweat rolled over the scars on his cheeks and forehead as he stood on the field at Bill Armstrong Stadium. Some of his teammates stood motionless, while others sat on the wet turf after the game.

Summit ends, Buddhist leaders say injustice continues

A Buddhist monk living at the Tibetan Cultural Center in Bloomington, Geshe Jimpa Sonam feels unsettled. Today's concluding peace summit that has excluded the Dalai Lama reminds him of the political tensions between China and Tibet. The Millennium World Peace Summit includes dignitaries from the Vatican, Moslem World League and the World Jewish Community. The summit's goals are to use religion as a roadway to peace.

Mellencamp show negates IU's goal

John Mellencamp is a good samaritan indeed. He is obviously aware of who his fans are. Although he was half an hour late to his Bloomington show Aug. 30, and only played for a short time, it was a few moments of bliss for many Mellencamp fans. It was a rare sight to see students, faculty, Bloomington residents, young children and adults together cheering for the same person.

Study indicates Indiana youth stay clear of risky behavior

The Indiana Prevention Resource Center at IU released a study indicating most Indiana youth "make positive decisions to avoid risky behavior," according to a press release. The report is based on information from 31 surveys from Indiana schools in 1999 and was funded by the Indiana Division of Mental Health.

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