Sara Amato


When I was in high school, we had a “homeroom” period. It was literally 15 minutes of morning introductions before the day got started. Toward the end of my senior year, I remember my homeroom teacher said to the class, “If you think high school went by fast, college will go by that much faster.” He was right.


arts  •  Aug 9, 2009 7:53 pm

A musical sport

What I expected was a glorified marching band. What I got was so much more.


Jul 29, 2009 8:53 pm

Q&A with the dean

New administrators and staff are hired, and the old retire. Residence and lecture halls are built or torn down. But for the past 38 years, Dean of Students Dick McKaig has been a fixture at IU.


Jul 22, 2009 7:06 pm

Your sunscreen and lemonade mix

There’s nothing more relaxing than enjoying the summer by sitting in Dunn Meadow with your friend’s overweight dachshund and a good mix CD (or playlist, if the iPod is how you roll).


Jul 5, 2009 7:02 pm

Recipient thoughts

The Won-Joon Yoon Scholarship was created in 1999 to honor the memory of Won-Joon Yoon, an IU graduate student from South Korea who was shot and killed by a former IU student. The scholarship provides financial support for IU students who exemplify tolerance and understanding across racial and religious lines through service, personal commitment, academic achievement and potential.


Jul 3, 2009 3:22 pm

10 years later

Ten years ago, the Fourth of July was supposed to be like any other Independence Day in Bloomington.


Jun 17, 2009 7:41 pm

Worst orientation ever

I hope you’re enjoying orientation at IU. Orientation is a rite of passage. I know because four years ago I was in the same spot you’re in now.


Jun 10, 2009 7:51 pm

Help! ... I need somebody

New blog, answer to the previous Campus Quiz and a plea for story and music ideas from the IDS editor-in-chief.


May 10, 2009 7:29 pm

Send us your story ideas

We’re a student-run newspaper – for the students, by the students – and I want you to know us. We’re average students just like you are. I’m actually your average college student.


There have always been signs throughout my life indicating that I should have been born as an 80-year-old woman. Several of these signs include (but are not limited to) my resistance to eat spicy foods because of persistent heartburn, the constant aches and pains in my joints and my inability to relate to anyone other than the four characters on “The Golden Girls.”


The Little Fifty, a growing IU tradition, kicks off Little 500 weekend today with the women’s race at 7 p.m. and the men’s race at 9 p.m. at the Robert C. Haugh Complex.


Feb 23, 2009 10:55 pm

The Cinemat set to close in months

Steve Volan, owner of The Cinemat, is letting the burden off his shoulders piece by piece. On Feb. 16, Volan began selling The Cinemat’s DVD and VHS collection in an effort to start paying off accumulating debt that the business has racked up. The business has been in operation since August 2002. “The video-rental part was no longer sustainable,” Volan said.


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