• Using art to explore space and memory: Anna Tulley

    Using art to explore space and memory: Anna Tulley

    Celeste Berardi, Reporter & Photographer

    March 1, 2018

    It is quite rare to find someone quite as kind and talented as Anna Tulley. Anna, who is a senior, has had a knack for art all her life and would often attend art classes at ISU as a child. She has a passion for history and aspires to have a career in a museum. “I want to make sure everyone has acce...

    Her future plans are to work in a museum, and senior Anna Tulley enjoys exploring memory, art, and spaces.

    Photos by Celeste Berardi

  • Bands, Beaches, and Butterbeer

    Bands, Beaches, and Butterbeer

    Hadley Hagerty, Reporter

    February 23, 2018

    The band travels every two years, and this year, the band was led to warmer climates by their new director, Jessen Smith.  They went to the Kennedy Space Station, a Carnival Cruise to Nassau, Bahamas, and Universal Studios in Orlando. “A lot of people were envious of me, getting to travel in my f...

    Photo courtesy of Juliana Heptinstall.

  • Blythe receives MLK Youth I Have a Dream Award

    Blythe receives MLK Youth I Have a Dream Award

    Natalie Thomison, Reporter

    February 22, 2018

    Senior Jordyn Blythe was one of two Bloomington-Normal high school students honored with the Youth “I Have a Dream” award in January. This honor is given to students who embody the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., dedicating themselves to the betterment of the community and its relations. ...

    2018 Youth "I have a Dream" award winner, Jordyn Blythe expressed gratitude to her family and community in her speech. “I've always been aware that I am a very fortunate person and I want to use what I have to better the life of others," Blythe said.

    Photo courtesy of Jordyn Blythe

  • Artist’s Corner: Artistic Visibility

    Artist’s Corner: Artistic Visibility

    Celeste Berardi, Reporter

    February 16, 2018

    On a surprisingly sunny day in February, I sat down with the talented Syd Ritsema. Syd, who identifies as non-binary, says that their first exposure to art came from watching cartoon animation as a child. “It really got me inspired to try my hand at my own,” Ritsema said. Ritsema describes the...

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