Student Life

IUPUI Twins Create a Fashion Community Amidst Pandemic

Fashion club has been vibing and thriving during the pandemic thanks to the Martens twins leadership. Skylar Martens, a senior at IUPUI, had the original idea to start a fashion club and her twin Hope hopped on the train for support. Originally meant to begin last March, the fashion club’s foundation ...

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Vaccination Numbers Increase, Indiana Lifts Mask Mandate

Indiana’s mask mandate has been lifted, but face coverings will not be leaving everyday life anytime soon. Gov. Eric Holcomb announced March 23 that the statewide mask mandate would end on Tuesday, April 6. However, local governments, such as Marion and Johnson counties, can continue to enforce their ...

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IUPUI Women Fighting for Equal Pay Rights

For the first time, IUPUI is teaming up with the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and the Career Services Council Women’s Workgroup on Wednesday, March 31, to host two workshops and two panels about equal pay day virtually. Any IU campus student or faculty can attend this event.          ...

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In Person Graduation: Too Much Too Soon?

For just about every college student, graduation is the big day. It’s what they've been looking forward to for years and years. With the pandemic, many students were stuck wondering how IUPUI would handle the ceremony in May.  Although graduation last year was virtual, the downturn in COVID-19 cases, ...

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Downtown restaurants prepare for March Madness surge

Restaurants across downtown Indianapolis are expecting big crowds throughout the rest of the month as the March Madness Tournament begins in the coming weeks. Navigating this spectacle in the midst of a pandemic is going to be new for many businesses downtown expecting to see a surge in sales since ...


Single Mother struggles to adapt to public-school shutdown

Single mother Lisa W. struggles to adapt to the public-school shutdown as her special needs daughter is deprived of a necessary education.  Lisa’s daughter Yonnie suffers from cerebral palsy and uses an alternative communication device at home. Yonnie receives physical therapy, occupational therapy, ...

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IUPUI Parking Permits To Become Virtual

IUPUI parking passes will soon undergo a transformation as the campus loses the plastic permits and goes virtual.  Parking and Transportation Services will be changing from parking passes to a license plate recognition system in order to enhance customer experience, simplify the permit renewal process, ...

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10 of the Best-Selling Books by Black Authors

February is Black History Month, but we should read and celebrate Black stories every day of the year. Written by activists, artists, writers, scholars and leaders, here are 10 of the best-selling books by Black authors to add to your reading list.   I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya ...

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IUPUI Study Abroad Opportunities Still Up in the Air

IUPUI students hoping to study abroad in 2021 should remain flexible in their plans and watch for updates from the Office of Overseas Study in the coming weeks. In a Feb. 11 statement, the department encouraged students to postpone study abroad in the summer and fall semesters altogether if they are ...

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The New Norm to Dorm Living

North Hall is taking severe precautions to keep COVID-19 under control and have residents living in safe conditions. Students are required to get tested twice a week at the Campus Center in room 450. Results come back within 24-48 hours.  Michaela Driver, a Residential Assistant at North Hall, says ...

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10 of the most inspiring black women

Throughout the last year, the under-appreciation and mistreatment of African Americans in government and other places of power have been recognized and fought against. Each February, Black History Month gives a chance for us to celebrate, acknowledge and appreciate African Americans and look back on ...

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