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Letter: IN Senate Bill 35

As a young Christian seeking to define my identity, I have never identified myself as an LGBT activists.  I have, however; identified myself as one that rejects mistreatment, injustice, and hate.


Letter: Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby!

Or perhaps let’s talk about rape, because well, they are different. Since it is Sexual Assault Awareness month, and colleges across the country are attempting to exude a Culture of Care, I want to weigh in on the topic.


Letter: Pay to pee Bill

I really need to know why Indiana legislators are so worried about who poops next to who? With everything else going on in our world, like perhaps the fact that Donald Trump may become president, I feel like who we poop beside does not need to be regulated. It is sad that I now feel very fortunate to have always been given the opportunity to use the restroom that I identify with, without any threat of facing charges for my choice.


Letter: Pay attention to your surroundings

On Monday, March 28th, I got to meet a young lady driving a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee.  She drove thru a stop sign at 11th and Woodlawn and hit me.  I was driving a Kubota, you’ve seen the orange vehicles driving all over campus.  Mine had lights on and a yellow strobe light on the roof, and has a max speed of 18 mph.  She hit me in the right front wheel and passenger door, pushing me into the oncoming lane, over the curb and stopping 25 feet away on the sidewalk.  It could have been much worse; I could have been flipped, pushed into oncoming traffic or hit a pedestrian standing on the sidewalk.  I’m lucky, just bruised and very sore.  I have no idea why she did not see me, what she was doing or why she didn’t simply stop at the sign that has been there for years.  She said she was going to class, and since we are creatures of habit, she has probably been that way before. My point for all of this is that every day I see students, staff and faculty trying to do too many things at once.  Headphones, earbuds and cell phones are a major problem.  No one pays any attention to their surroundings or safety.  People walk down the middle of streets instead of being on the sidewalk two feet to the left.


Letter: Trump opened my eyes

I must admit, I am 35 years old and have never voted. I have always believed the system is corrupt, my one vote does not count, and that nothing will change.



LETTER: Taking advantage of the farmer's market

Bloomington’s Farmer’s Market is a place to buy local food grown by local farmers. Yes, there are special guests but this should not be the focus of this event and this is why I am responding today.


Letter: Trump's violent bullying

In light of the recent terrorist attacks in Brussels and Pakistan, I can’t help but notice all the chaos, and more importantly hatred, that seems to be running rampant through the veins of our troubled society.


Letter: In support of Rick Dietz for County Commissioner

As a career advisor at IU, I can verify that when it comes to hiring, experience matters. We coach students to prepare for the jobs they want through academic pursuits and relevant hands-on experiences.



Letter: Minors in the sex trade

On March 9, 2016, the IDS report on a minor arrested for prostitution glossed the front page. It may have seemed to many readers that Bloomington Police Department Capt. Kellams’ response to helping this particular individual was acceptable and heroic. Nothing could be further from the truth.


LETTER: Happy birthday Obamacare

Six years after passing the Affordable Care Act, more than 20 million Americans have gained health insurance coverage


Letter: To those who vandalized ISNA: I’m sorry.

Early Sunday morning, three suspects were seen spray painting vulgar images and racist references on the wall of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) in Plainfield, Indiana.


LETTER: Ball at the Hall - Lack of coverage

I am dismayed and perplexed at the lack of interest you have given to the incredible philanthropy event that Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity hosted on February 24, 2016, Ball at  the Hall.  For the last few months you have reported on the negative developments concerning Sigma Alpha Mu.


LETTER: Illinois politics meets Adam Smith

Your editorial, "Chicago State is Falling Apart", should be rewritten as "Illinois Politics Meets Adam Smith." A university system is no different than a business enterprise.



LETTER: In defense of student government

Today, the Indiana University Resident Hall Association (RHA) will vote on multiple bills that will act to limit student input to RHA as well as further neuter the organization’s campus influence.

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