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Dianne Osland


Senior Qiuyu “Q” Wang sits on the couch of host Catherine in L.A. The two met through another couchsurfing host during Q’s summer internship in California and became good friends.

Couchsurfing across the country

Couchsurfing.com is more than just strangers asking strangers to crash on a couch for the night. It’s become a community, a social networking site that puts travelers of all ages and backgrounds in touch with not only a place to stay night by night, but also a place to connect with locals, other travelers, and opportunities they wouldn’t have if they just picked the discount hotel.

Btown shopping

Not everything fits in a suitcase. We picked out a few of our favorite stores around Bloomington for anything you might need after moving in.

IU traditions

Welcome to campus! Mark your calendars and check out these IU traditions and events during your stay in Bloomington.Welcome Week,

Members of Sigma Delta Tau rush into their house with their new members on January 7, 2007 during Bid Day.

Going greek?

IU is home to one of the largest greek communities in the nation. But with four major councils, which one’s right for you? Here’s a rundown of the nationally recognized greek organizations on campus.

Worst-case scenario survival guide: IU edition

Welcome to the wild, er, college. Whether you’re navigating the halls of Ballantine Hall or the tables of Wright Food Court, you’re bound to come across dangerous, disappointing and downright awkward situations. Here’s how to survive — and prevent — three common scenarios you may face in your first year.

Blueberries, blackberries, purple cabbage, yogurt, pomegranate juice

The scoop on smoothies

Save the money you’ve been spending on coffee shop smoothies and use it for a blender of your own. The Inside kitchen created and taste tested four healthy smoothie combinations for you to try this spring.

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