Indiana Daily Student

Avery Antill


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An IU at-home COVID-19 test is seen. Bloomington residents can now receive two free at-home COVID-19 tests per person from the Monroe County Health Department or the Monroe County Public Health Clinic, according to a press release from the health department.

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 David Tirey, a longtime Elvin H.O.M.E. member, poses May 1, 2022, at the Lothlorien Nature Sanctuary. Tirey said he found an accepting community when he joined Lothlorien in 1988.

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A hand-painted sign reads “Lothlorien Nature Sanctuary” on May 1, 2022, at the entrance of the 121 acre patch of forested land near Judah, Indiana. The community is home to a handful of full-time residents and more than 400 members.

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A small shrine full of rocks, candles and figurines sits inside the dome-covered Thunder Shrine at Lothlorien Nature Sanctuary on May 1, 2022. The dome includes four shrines, each representing one of the four elements.

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A sign reads “Thunder Shrine” before a large dome-shaped structure at Lothlorien Nature Sanctuary in Bedford on May 1, 2022. Elvin H.O.M.E. members and festival attendees participate in rituals, drum circles and dancing inside the Thunder Shrine. 

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Conney Freese-Posthuma and Michael Posthuma, two of Lothlorien Nature Sanctuary’s longest members, pose May 1, 2022, in front of the house they built at the sanctuary. The married couple raised five children at the sanctuary.

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Conney Freese-Posthuma stands in the dining area of the Long Hall building May 1, 2022. The Long Hall is among a small handful of buildings at Lothlorien, whereas most of the nature sanctuary consists of tents, teepees and small structures.

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