Kamilla Benko


Apr 9, 2012 8:34 pm

King James in the Midwest

Local resident Rena Kirk talks about raising 30 animals, including a 1,000 pound camel, in southern Indiana.


sports  •  Dec 9, 2011 12:23 am

Diving into American athletics

Freshman Dorina Szekeres has more than the normal first-year student issues on her college plate. An exchange student from Hungary, she is currently training for her country's Olympic team while learning her new surroundings.


Sep 12, 2011 1:06 am

How my mother learned to fly again

IDS reporter Kamilla Benko spent the morning in Boston Logan International Airport with her mother and two siblings. While they were there, airport staff honored the colleagues they lost 10 years ago.


Apr 12, 2011 11:30 am

Mars men

The Mars Science Laboratory launches into space November 2011. It’s mission: to detect the planet’s habitability.  Eight scientific instruments will be on the rover, two of which have IU professors behind them.


Apr 12, 2011 11:20 am

War and peace

Hoosiers for Peace in the Middle East take on an impossible question: In a region of perpetual unrest, will there ever be peace?


Apr 11, 2011 8:32 pm

Mission to Mars

Martians could exist. Just don't expect them to look like the tiny green creatures from Toy Story.


Feb 21, 2011 1:09 pm

The broke blogger

Tired of being a poor college student, senior Lia Saunders started searching for freebies and product samples.  Three years, thousands of dollars, and a bottle of free BBQ sauce later, Saunders created a blog, The Broke Student’s Guide to Stretching Your Dollar, to share her freebie-gathering tips with fellow students.


Feb 21, 2011 12:51 pm

The pop-up king

With his parents’ credit card in hand, Tyler Churchward took a risk and clicked a pop-up banner advertising a free iPod. After completing the requirements, an iPod arrived in the mail. Figuring it worked once, he tried again. And again. Five years later, Churchward, a senior accounting major now with his own credit card, has accumulated more than $22,000 in merchandise, gift cards, and checks from online offers. And he got it all — more or less — for free.


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