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Adam Kiefer


The life of a queen

Argenta Perón takes viewers behind the scenes and into the world of Drag in Bloomington, IN. Much more than sequins, dresses, makeup and lip-syncing, for Perón, Drag is an art form.

Becca Twait, a sophomore at IU, has been playing as a jammer on the Bleeding Heartland Roller Derby team in Bloomington since she joined the team in October. As the jammer, Becca scores points for her team by skating around the track and lapping members of the opposing team. "I like hitting people and going fast," said Twait. "Going fast is what I'm best at."

Rolling with the derby girls

IU Sophomore Becca Twait joined the Bleeding Heartland Roller Derby team in October after being handed a flyer during the IU Involvement Fair in Dunn Meadow.

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Elizabeth Dunn, associate professor in the School of Global and International Studies, speaks about the danger of scapegoating in terrorist situations, like the one that took place in Paris in 2015, during a teach-in at the School of Global and International Studies. Dunn headed an effort to bring refugees into Bloomington, but those efforts have been put on hold.

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Volunteer ushers are briefed by the house manager, Anna Kosatka, before the Buskirk-Chumley Theater opened for the first night of the PRIDE Film Festival in 2015. The 16th annual festival will take place January 25–27.

Students play with Max, a rescue dog donated for the event by his owners, at the Rent-A-Puppy event at Dunn Meadow in 2016. Some people find playing with animals can be a good way to reduce stress.

Junior Michelle Huber high-fives her coach, Michelle Gardner, after hitting a home run during IU's first game against Purdue on April 22, 2015 at Andy Mohr Field. Gardner, who resigned as head softball coach in May, was replaced by Shonda Stanton on Saturday.

Willy Palomo yells into a megaphone while leading a group of students in a chant during a rally for a Sanctuary Campus Wednesday at Sample Gates. Palomo is with the UndocuHoosier Alliance and was rallying to bring awareness to isues facing undocumented students on IU's campus. "Hoosier Promise," he yelled. "Is a lie," the crowd followed up. "Only true," he yelled out again. "If you're white," the crowd finished.

Nikhil Bharadwaj, volunteer at the City of Bloomington Animal Shelter, holds his recently adopted puppy, Isco, during the Rent-A-Puppy event Thursday, April 28 at Dunn Meadow. The City of Bloomington Animal Shelter will be holding an event throughout the month of October, Adopt-A-Dog, that will reduce the adoption fees for all dogs during October.

Kim Saylor, left, hugs Annette Gross, right, after the end of a vigil, which took place in the Egyptian Room at the Old National Centre Sunday evening and was sponsored by Indy Pride in response to the recent mass shooting that took place at a gay night club in Orlando, Florida. "I wouldn't have been anywhere but here today," Saylor said. "The hate has got to end."

Jim Higginbotham raises his arms during a performance and sings the lyrics, "Hallelujah" along with the singer during a vigil, which took place in the Egyptian Room at the Old National Centre Sunday evening and was sponsored by Indy Pride in response to the recent mass shooting that took place at a gay night club in Orlando, Florida.

Sebastian Calhoun holds his 6 year old son during a vigil, which took place in the Egyptian Room at the Old National Centre Sunday evening and was sponsored by Indy Pride in response to the recent mass shooting that took place at a gay night club in Orlando, Florida. "I came here for Solidarity," he said.

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