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Ryan Want


Local restaurant is part of growing 'quick-casual' scene

Walk into locally-owned burrito restaurant Laughing Planet just off Kirkwood Avenue and the local Bloomington flair is almost palpable. A Little 500 bike and jersey hang on the wall, each tabletop has its own colorful design, there are local magazines and handouts to read while waiting, the menu and specials are written on chalkboards and Laughing Planet T-shirts such as "beans'r'us," hang on the back wall above the tiny kitchen area.

Women: Batty leads Hoosiers in regional tourney

The IU women's tennis team had a solid showing at the Wilson/Intercollegiate Tennis Association Midwest Regional, led by senior captain Sarah Batty who advanced to the final 16. Despite the individual accomplishments, IU head coach Lin Loring said it was hard to evaluate her team's play.

Hoosiers go for All-American title

California's state motto, "Eureka" is Greek for "I have found it." Three Hoosiers are attempting to find their games as they travel westward to Pacific Palisades, Calif., to compete in the Riviera/ITA Women's All-American. "All the girls going to the All-American played a lot of matches," said IU head coach Lin Loring, referring to the past weekend's Hoosier Classic. "They played well and should be prepared."

Home not so humble as 3 ranked opponents come to Bloomington

The comforts of home might not be evident this weekend as the Hoosiers welcome the University of Notre Dame, Louisiana State University and Kansas State University to Bloomington. All three finished in the top 100 of last season's Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings. And all three will highlight the field at this weekend's Hoosier Classic.

So long, sweet summer

It might be hard to believe as you walk to class drenched in sweat, but summer is over. How sweet it was ... I thought about going to Aruba with some friends, or taking a cruise with the girlfriend that I don't have or going fishing off the coast of California by myself. But after watching several cable news programs I thought better of it and stayed within a 50-mile radius of my house all summer.

Sammy raises more than $1,000 in Bounce for Beats benefit

While NCAA basketball furor was in full swing Sunday, Sigma Alpha Mu hosted its own version of March Madness. The fraternity hosted its first annual philanthropic 3-on-3 basketball tournament, Bounce for Beats. Money raised during the event will be donated to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

Three-peat can't be beat

The Bulls did it twice in the 90s, and more recently, IU junior Alex Zamudio pulled off the feat. Zamudio attained the highly coveted three-peat by winning this month's intramural racquetball championship for the third straight year. Zamudio defeated doubles racquetball champion senior Dan Moore in the finals.

Louis program stirs memories

Thursday, the Monroe County Library celebrated Black History Month with a program on the late African-American boxing legend, Joe Louis (1914-1981). The program featured William Wiggins, professor emeritus of African American and African Diaspora Studies. Wiggins discussed the life and times of Joe Louis, and why his image has appeared in countless books, movies, poems and various types of music.

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