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Pessimism and Hope for Democracy

Just before the midterm elections and immediately thereafter, I found myself feeling pessimistic and saying so to anyone within earshot. That was an unwelcome downer for friends and fellow progressives wishing to celebrate an election that gave the Democratic Party control of the U.S. 845 more words

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Notre Dame Tailgate Discovery of a Lifetime: Fried Chicken from Andy's Place - Elkhart, IN

This Saturday night, the Fighting Irish will attempt to go 12-0 as they face old rival USC.  I attended 2 ND games this year, courtesy of my Uncle Chris, a professor of business at Notre Dame and a big part of the athletic community in South Bend.  229 more words


Music Park: Lauren Sanderson @ Rock and Roll Hotel -- 11/17/18

Lauren Sanderson performs at the Rock and Roll Hotel on Nov. 17, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Twenty-two-year-old alternative hip-hop artist Lauren Sanderson performed to a room of exuberant young fans over the weekend at the Rock and Roll Hotel. 380 more words

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Starfires Grad Lexi Dellinger Named HCAC Player of the Week

(11-20-18) Anderson University freshman guard Lexi Dellinger (Berne, Ind. / South Adams) has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week. 58 more words

Fall Colors

Falls colors at the Shirley Heinze Land Trust Meadowbrook Conservation Center and Preserve.  


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Loralei Brown

Indiana Sugar Cream Pie

In Indiana, some people call this Hoosier cream pie, but in Illinois, the H-word is one of the three worst things you can call someone and I’m not going to use it. 29 more words


Why not grade all schools on growth only?

Most Indiana schools earn A-to-F grades on a formula that gives equal weight to performance and growth on standardized tests. But schools in their first three years of operation – most of which are new charter schools and Indianapolis or Gary “innovation network” schools – can have their grades calculated on growth only, with no consideration of performance. 420 more words