Biography: Dr. Andrea Arrington received her bachelor’s degree in history at Knox College. She continued on to study African history at the master’s level at Emory University before getting her Ph.D. in history. Her areas of study include African history, African studies, Women’s/Gender studies, Atlantic world, and public health.

Jazz is fundamentally different from every other type of music. It isn’t just because it has that swing feel to it; it’s more than that. Jazz is the most personal form of musical expression. The difference between jazz and other forms of music is the improvisational aspect of it. 

Name: Matthew Lewis-Banks

Birthday: Nov. 12, 1999

Grade: Sophomore

Major: Insurance management

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Hobby: Running

What does black history month mean to you: "A chance to reflect on the past and our history." 

Indiana State University students and faculty are preparing for the annual Polar Plunge event. It will take place on Feb. 22 at the rec center on campus. The ISU community has teams comprised of students, staff and faculty to partake in this event. 

On Thursday, February 6, the dance troupe Hiplet performed at Tilson Auditorium. A half an hour before the performance began, patrons crowded together in the lobby to wait in line for tickets or await the arrival of friends. 

February marks the beginning of Black History Month, and at ISU students and faculty are gearing up for multiple events dedicated to educating and bringing recognition to the profound and very impactful actions of black historical figures.

This past Saturday, Terre Haute had a special treat. A bakery on 7th Street called Tiers of Elegance held a Cake Shake Day. Only a few times a year are these amazing shakes served.

Name: Braden Murphy

Birthday: September 18, 1997

Grade: Senior

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Lebanon, OH

Favorite food/drink: Velveeta Mac & Cheese and Snapple

Where do you wish to live when you grow up and why: "Seattle Washington because I love the weather there."

February has begun and Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us. Valentine’s Day is something that people typically celebrate with a significant other, but it’s really just about love in general. It’s a day that can be celebrated with any kind of person that you love, whether it be family, friends, or your significant other. It is not something that is limited to a romantic partnership. This is especially important to those who are not involved in a romantic relationship, as they can feel left out during this time of year. That is why Indiana State’s Union Board launched an event called “Pal-entine” for friends to celebrate together during the month of February. 

Every year, the first Sunday in February is an exciting time for football fans across America. Whether you are a football fanatic, or just like to socialize with family and friends, the commercials are a hot topic on this day. 

This Thursday, Feb. 6, Baesler’s Market in Terre Haute is hosting a “Galentine’s Day” cake decorating fundraiser event from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Bio: Taylor Easum is an assistant professor in the department of history specializing in Asian history. He earned his PhD in history at the University of Wisconsin in 2012 and has previously served as the chairperson on the Council on Thai Studies.