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Dr. Piechocinski (or as his students like to call him, “Dr. P”) is head of Indiana State’s music business program. In this program, students are first and foremost a musician. This degree requires an extensive amount of musical knowledge combined with also learning the “ins and outs” of the …

As you have probably noticed, cold and flu season is in full swing this year. Sniffles and sneezing are becoming common sounds in dorms and around campus, and of course no one wants to be sick. So, what are some ways you can keep yourself healthy and in class this cold and flu season?

As I’m sure you’re aware, Thanksgiving Break is right around the corner. Students are getting antsy to get home and spend some much-needed time away from school. Of course, no two students are going to go home to the exact same experience. Everyone celebrates Thanksgiving differently.

A few words to describe Kelcey Parker Ervick would be resilient, motivated and quite honestly, an underrated feminist icon. She also holds a few titles as well, such as author, artist and to her students at Indiana University South Bend, professor. On Thursday, Nov. 11, Ervick spoke in a web…

This week’s Professor of the Week is assistant professor David Vogel. Mr. Vogel is originally from Minnesota, and he earned his bachelor’s in Theater Arts at the University of Minnesota. He then went to work in theater for three years, before entering grad school at Penn State University. Th…

This past week, Indiana State University’s Department of Theater unveiled their devised horror project from their fall 2021 class. Horror Vaudeville kicked off with performances Nov. 11 – 14. This performance was brought to life by Chris Berchild and the Indiana State Theater Students. Costu…

Many students seem to skip out on class often. According to a press release by the Indianapolis Newswire, 1 in 5 students skip class on any given day. This typically results in about 70% of absentee rates in larger universities.

Veterans Day, also known as Armistice Day, is a national holiday that is celebrated annually on November 11. This is a day dedicated to honoring all veterans, whether they made it back home or not.

This week’s “Professor of the Week” spotlight is on Dr. Kurt Fowler. Dr. Fowler attended two different schools for his undergraduate degree, Northwestern University and Cleveland Institute of Music, and graduated with a bachelor’s in cello performance. He received both his masters and doctor…

Hello Sycamores! It’s that time of year again where everyone sets their alarms three hours earlier than they normally do to grab those much-needed classes. Class Registration is an important time of the year for every ISU student, and it can be a little confusing. Luckily, we have plenty of …

Saturday afternoon kicked off the Indiana State’s School of Music senior recitals. Throughout the semester, the seniors collaborated with professors and other music students to create a recital that shows off what they have learned, while also sprinkling a bit of their own personality into i…

The astronomical success of everyone’s favorite redhead, Ed Sheeran, is almost incomprehensible. Just to put it into perspective, Sheeran’s song “Shape of You” has reached almost 3 billion streams on Spotify. He has also had one of the highest-grossing tours in music history at $775 million …

Halloween is over, the air is getting colder, and the leaves are starting to fall. This leaves many people with perhaps one of the most debatable questions in mind – when is it okay to start getting ready for Christmas?

Each year, November is designated as National American Indiana & Alaska Native Heritage Month. The observance of this month commemorates the history, heritage and culture of the Native Americans and Alaskan Natives. During this month, we acknowledge the wide array of achievements that ou…

Mr. Gary Hartsock is this week’s Professor of the Week. He graduated from Indiana State University with both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Criminology. After graduation he went to work for the Indiana Department of Correction. He enjoys telling others that he spent 35 years in prison, b…

As of Friday, the FDA has approved use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for emergency prevention of COVID-19 for children ages 5-11. The Center for Disease Control’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices will be meeting today to discuss recommendations.

As Halloween is drawing closer and closer, Indiana State University has no shortage of spooky happenings for the holiday this year. In fact, there are haunted houses and Halloween parties going on for the rest of the week.