Student Reports is a new Bloomington Alternative online feature that showcases the work of IU School of Journalism students. The stories on the page are work from a 200-level reporting, writing and editing class taught by Alternative editor Steven Higgs.
The students were assigned to find stories on either the Civic Life or Arts & Entertainment beats. The only directive they had to follow was that their stories focus on the Bloomington community. Campus sources were only acceptable if they were legitimate sources in a community issue.
The following stories and links are from Fall Semester 2009.
- Visual art goes green in Bloomington</ br> by Haley Cole
- Local educators emphasize environment</ br> by Mary McConnell
- Homeless shelters adapt to new climate</ br> by Kate Ripley
The following stories and links are from Spring Semester 2009.
- Brown County landowner protects trees, makes money</ br> by Jordan Arnold
- Sandberg uses theater to rehabilitate inmates</ br> by Katherine Hagan
Black adapts to downtown student market</ br> by Benjamin Roberts
The following stories and links are from Fall Semester 2008.
- Grad student helps Pages help inmates</ br> by Kerri Richardson
- Local food supports community, environment</ br> by Amy Frye
Special-needs adult stays active in community</ br> by Lauren Gores
The following stories and links are from Spring Semester 2008.
- Bryan Park naturally </ br> by Mal Hackleman
- Volan on cuckoos, cars and cities </ br> by Emily Schlatter
Increased HIV prevention comes to Bloomington </ br> by Risha Koli
The following stories and links are from Fall Semester 2007.
- Luxury housing and rising rents cause changes downtown </ br> by Nicole St. Pierre
- Jail overcrowding a constant challenge</ br> by Jonathan Benedek
- Bloomington a center for comedy, new acts and old</ br> by Meredith Enkoff
- Harmony fosters school reform across the country </ br> by Joanna Barnett
- Baas shares passions for music, teaching </ br> Sarah Bloom
- Middle Way's Zietlow draws on experience </ br> by Kaitlin Shawgo
- Moroccan restaurateur shares her culture </ br> by Morgan Brown
- Downtown parking discussion continues</ br> by Katheryn Wickham
A turtle master's love of art </ br> by Kayla Bell