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Culture

The History of Christmas

When was the first Christmas as we know it celebrated? When did we first start watching Christmas movies and specials, listening to Christmas songs, putting up Christmas trees, sending Christmas cards, and waiting for Santa to bring us presents? And what do those who celebrate Christmas as a religious ...


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Culture

IUPUI Students Celebrate Hanukkah

“Hanukkah is a time for me to be with family and friends and loved ones and celebrate our heritage and our traditions,” IUPUI student Belinda Oberman said. Oberman was among the Jewish students and faculty celebrating Hanukkah at the Campus Center this week. The Jewish Student Association informed ...


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Culture

Q&A with Author Kaylin Boyd

Behind the quaint but chaotic cafe Coat Yard Coffee, through the mini drag show and stand-up comedy show held out in a tent to hide from the rain, was Playground Productions. The studio housed a small flock of individuals ready for new author Kaylin Boyd’s to launch her first novel, “Tell City.” A ...


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Department Spotlight: PR and Outreach

Follow along The Campus Citizen PR and Outreach Coordinator, Casey Kenworthy, as he explains his role, the many opportunities his department provides, including advertising and graphic design! Follow The Campus Citizen: Twitter: @CampusCitizen Facebook: The Campus Citizen Instagram: @thecampuscitizen Check ...


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Local

Indy Musicians Give Back at Tonic Ball 2018

Local musicians are providing a special mix of music and community to raise money for a great cause. This Friday, the annual music extravaganza with a block-party atmosphere, Tonic Ball, will deliver once again. Tonic Ball is a night full of some of Indy’s favorite local bands covering songs by classic ...


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An Evening with the Square Cat Vinyl Family: Song-a-Thon

On Saturday, Nov. 10, Square Cat Vinyl hosted the second annual Song-a-Thon on Virginia Avenue. The evening chill in the air rushed patrons inside, but not before they could possibly buy a Cajun sausage and an order of barbecue macaroni and cheese that was “cheaper than snake oil,” as Square Cat ...


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Department Spotlight: Culture

  Follow along Culture Editor Lynzi Stringer as she explains what opportunities the department provides and shares advice for journalists who have an interest in her beat! Connect with The Campus Citizen: Twitter: @CampusCitizen Facebook: The Campus Citizen Instagram: The Campus Citizen For ...


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Culture

IBC on Monument Circle

As music filled the air with various voices and instruments, many people at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument knew what it meant. There was a concert going on, and Indiana Bible College were the ones putting on the concert. IBC tries to do a concert on Monument Circle every year, as a way to outreach ...


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Music

A Quick Chat with Hot Maude's Rocky Rodriguez

The streets of Broad Ripple were live with the afternoon rush hour with people clamoring to go either to their homes or to their night out, though it was likely the latter since it was a Wednesday.  Rocky Rodriguez, the drummer and co-founder of the rock duo Hot Maude, had decided to have a sit-down ...


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Culture

Indiana Renaissance Faire to Bring the Past into the Present

The 14th annual Indiana Renaissance Faire will transport the Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center back to the 16th century from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct. 7. The event, formerly known as the Fishers Renaissance Faire, transforms the modern-day grounds of the Ruoff Home ...


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Culture

Indy Pagan Pride 2018

Nearly three thousand people gathered for the Indianapolis Pagan Pride Day event from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Marion County Fairgrounds. “This is an opportunity that we use to gather together to show the strength of the pagan community and its ability to donate and help the ...


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Reviews

Book Review: Fear: Trump in the White House

Veteran journalist Bob Woodward’s latest book, Fear: Trump in the White House, provides readers with an in-depth view of Trump’s first few years in office. He gives readers insight into many White House meetings, ranging from topics like immigration, tariffs, the soldiers in Afghanistan, and many ...


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Music

A Brush in the Night Sky: A Showcase of Art and Music

Square Cat Vinyl is home to records, coffee and beer, but Saturday Sept 15, the local Fountain Square shop also played host to an art and music showcase entitled “Brush in the Night Sky.” The event, organized and hosted by Chris Shelton, took place after the art fair earlier in the day and became ...


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Local

Porchfest Artist Spotlight: Jeff Kelly and Cole Woodruff

Carmel Porchfest will be underway on Sunday, Sept. 16 from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Carmel Arts and Design District. Porchfest is taking place between Rangeline Road and Monon Trail. This family-friendly fest is free and includes a wide variety of music acts. This event involves musical acts playing ...


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Opinion

An Attack at Home: A New Yorker Remembers 9/11

It was a Tuesday morning like any other. I was 5 and concerned with which Gap jeans I was going to wear that day and what sandwich the cafeteria would serve. And truthfully, I don’t remember what I ended up wearing. I don’t even remember my first day of kindergarten though it was only a week before. ...


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Music

Ableton Music Producers Showcase Hits the Irving Theater

Dan Giffin, teacher at Lodge Academy for the Ableton Music Producer program, is directing an upcoming showcase. This Friday September 7, over a dozen Ableton producers will showcase their work and talent! The Campus Citizen has the honor of interviewing him. What can spectators expect to see Friday, ...


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Culture

First Friday: Art Drop

While walking around Indianapolis, start keeping an eye out for some special pieces of art hidden in some unlikely places. On the first Friday of every month, artists of any level can participate in First Friday Art Drop. Branching off from World Art Drop Day (First Tuesday of September), this local ...


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