Meghan Lucas


Apr 12, 2007 12:00 am

Group works to help Kenyan orphans

To many, 11 million might seem an abstraction, simply a number written on a page. But in sub-Saharan Africa, this number – how many children, as of 2001, who had lost one or both of their parents to AIDS – is a harsh reality. And according to a 2006 UNICEF report, by 2010 the number of children in the region orphaned by AIDS is expected to reach 42 million. But turning stark statistics into a unified mission, one group on campus has made it its passion to help these orphaned children and to provide a beam of hope from an ocean away. The Daraja Children’s Project-Kenya was started last year as an organization focused on providing a dependable bridge between donors and programs that support Kenyan children. According to the National AIDS Control Council, Kenya, a country where about 7 percent of adults have HIV, has a growing number of orphans since an estimated 150,000 people there each year die of HIV/AIDS.


Jul 13, 2006 12:00 am

A Dog's Life

Masters of slobber. Companions without question. Fetchers of all things imaginable. Dogs have been hailed as man's best friend and if the true test of a friend is who loves you when you're broke, tired, and testy, then our furry companions take the cake (and sometimes our favorite shoes). As a special treat for their canine companions, some dog enthusiasts have found a special space for their pooch to run free and socialize with other dogs at the Griffey Lake dog run. "Where I am from in Washington D.C, the dog park is the hub of social activity," Allison, the mom of two playful pugs, said. "People stand around and talk about their dogs. It's pretty great."


Jul 12, 2006 12:09 pm

A Dog's Life

Masters of slobber. Companions without question. Fetchers of all things imaginable. Dogs have been hailed as man's best friend and if the true test of a friend is who loves you when you're broke, tired, and testy, then our furry companions take the cake (and sometimes our favorite shoes). As a special treat for their canine companions, some dog enthusiasts have found a special space for their pooch to run free and socialize with other dogs at the Griffey Lake dog run. "Where I am from in Washington D.C, the dog park is the hub of social activity," Allison, the mom of two playful pugs, said. "People stand around and talk about their dogs. It's pretty great."


Jun 29, 2006 12:00 am

Balkan Beat Box

In a world where cultures clash and politicians plunder, one band has made a message through their music of unity and harmony.


Jun 28, 2006 8:46 pm

Balkan Beat Box

In a world where cultures clash and politicians plunder, one band has made a message through their music of unity and harmony.


arts  •  Dec 5, 2005 11:43 pm

Irish Lion hosts classic Christmas play

This Christmas season, amid the hustle and bustle of finals and early bird specials, one play in town will have audiences singing and believing in the power of Christmas. Brought to life at the Irish Lion is a classic tale of hope, repentance and maybe a "bah, humbug!" or two. Running at 8 p.m. Dec. 6, 12 and 13, the Monroe County Civic Theater presents, in the spirit of the yuletide season, "A Christmas Carol."


Nov 21, 2005 11:32 am

When the joke's on you

I was driving my car the other day, minding my own business, when I was reminded why people should not only be required to have a license to drive but a license to speak. While doing absolutely nothing wrong, I was startled when a man in a minivan yelled into my window, "Crazy Asian! Learn to drive!"


Kirkwood Avenue's Irish Lion had more than just the spirit of the Irish Monday night; it was filled with the spirit of theater. It was on this Halloween evening that the Monroe County Civic Theater's production of "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein" truly came alive amid a congested setting of blarney balls and Baileys.


arts  •  Oct 30, 2005 11:04 pm

'Frankenstein' to be brought alive at pub

The days of trick-or-treating might have come and gone for most IU students, but this Halloween season, there's more than scantily clad nurses and candy corn in Bloomington. Out of the eerie shadows of the Irish Lion comes a play of monstrous proportions, filled with murder, intrigue, rage and maybe even a misunderstood creature or two. "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein," performed by the Monroe County Civic Theater, takes the stage at 8 p.m. tonight and Tuesday at the Irish Lion. Adapted from Mary Shelley's classic novel, the script of "Frankenstein" is a close adaptation of the literary work. The play closely follows the novel's plotline, veering from the book only in instances where director and playwright Russell McGeesaid he feels the casting and dramatic action need a jolt.


A hard pressing question: What do a cult leader, a serial killer and three members of a radical left-wing "army" all have in common? You might be closer to the answer than you think. In fact, they all could have been standing right where you are now. Nestled within the historic walls of Bryan Hall lies the IU Archives.


It's a simple equation -- take one winter-weary student, add high temperatures and an infinite amount of sunshine, and subtract hats, gloves and snow scrapers. Divide by class schedule and multiply by peer pressure. It doesn't take an accounting major to realize "spring fever" means skipping classes.


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