Alyssa Goldman


The long line of hopeful “Real World” applicants wrapped along the side of Scotty’s Brewhouse on Wednesday demonstrated what experts have said for years: Reality television can turn into an obsession for some.


Jan 27, 2012 4:03 pm

The Psychology of Fear

Professor Dr. Lisa Tomassen explains the psychology behind fear.


IU does a lot to keep its students safe, but students must do their part as well. IU haa many safety features that are deemed helpful to freshmen.


arts  •  Apr 27, 2011 12:35 am

Artful Learning at Fairview Elementary

Fairview Elementary is a school where most of the students come from low-income families; 90 percent of the student population is on free or reduced lunches. It did not make Adequate Yearly Progress for the last several academic years, which is why the school had to restructure its teaching approach.


arts  •  Mar 29, 2011 10:52 pm

IU Art Museum through 7-year-old's eyes

Chandler is visiting the IU Art Museum with his mother, Tara Deppert, and his 11-year-old brother, Quinton Deppert. He is a curious, energetic and loud almost 7-year-old. He explores the museum and is curious about all of the ancient artifacts he sees. Chandler allows his imagination to wander, and the context of the pieces do not impact his thoughts as they do for many adults.  


The IU Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Alumni Association has joined forces with the IU Athletics Department. Their goal: to get the GLBT community more involved and enthusiastic about IU sports.


Oct 14, 2010 9:31 pm

Q&A with Valerie Jones

Rather than being named Homecoming Queen, Valerie Jones became the first Ms. IU in 1978. From 1968 to 1977 there had not been any sort of Homecoming royalty because of the activist atmosphere of the time, but Jones helped change that. Jones told the IDS what it was like to be one of IU’s most controversial members of Homecoming royalty.


Oct 14, 2010 9:27 pm

Hoosier traditions

During Homecoming, the Hoosiers come out in full force. People wear cream and crimson body paint, sing IU chants and tailgate. But many of the IU traditions have a profound meaning.


Oct 14, 2010 9:17 pm

Q&A with Harry Cherry

At 95 years old, Harry Cherry is the oldest living IU football player. Cherry was the No. 11 halfback for the IU football team in 1934, ’35 and ’36. This Homecoming, Cherry is the grand marshal of the parade. Cherry shares his experience with the IDS about being a Homecoming veteran.


Oct 14, 2010 9:11 pm

Q&A with George Taliaferro

The spotlight was on George Taliaferro, now 83, during the 1945, ’47 and ’48 football games. He was a running back, quarterback, kicker and defensive back for the IU football team. He led IU to its first Big Ten championship in 1945 and earned All-American honors from 1945 to ’47. In 1948, Taliaferro became the first African-American chosen in the National Football League draft. Taliaferro explains what IU Homecoming was like in the ’40s.


Oct 14, 2010 8:40 pm

Q&A with Cale O'Bryan

Cale O’Bryan was crowned Homecoming King in 2009. O’Bryan talked to the IDS about his experiences as IU royalty for a week.


Oct 14, 2010 8:36 pm

Q&A with Angelo Pizzo

Angelo Pizzo, a 1971 graduate, is best known for writing and producing “Hoosiers” and “Rudy.” After living in Los Angeles for 30 years, he returned to Bloomington to raise his two sons. Pizzo tells the IDS why Bloomington — and IU — will always be his home.


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