Author Archives: David Loomis

A focus on fascism

An Opinion By David Loomis INDIANA — Is it just me? Or is a focus on fascism pervasive in media at this moment? Maybe it’s me. After absorbing the 2016 presidential election, especially the part about Russian interference and Trump’s … Continue reading

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‘Dueling’ downtown festivals: The rest of the story

An Opinion By Tony DeLoreto INDIANA – A recent account of last month’s sixth annual Northern Appalachian Folk Festival only scratched the surface of the reported “dueling” between festival organizers. The two organizations have a common origin in former Indiana University … Continue reading

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Indiana County’s new eye in the sky

By David Loomis INDIANA – On Saturday, a state police helicopter drew donuts in the night sky atop a shaft of searchlight over downtown during IUP Homecoming 2018 weekend. The roar of the low-flying chopper was inescapable, its beam accentuating … Continue reading

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Mary Cease and Indiana County’s Catch 22

An Opinion  By David Loomis INDIANA — No wonder Mary Cease, of Clymer, wants to flee Indiana County. Its housing authority has repeatedly denied federal assistance to the medical-marijuana patient in a classic case of Catch 22. In Joseph Heller’s … Continue reading

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Beer cups, Indiana borough and the experience economy

An Opinion By David Loomis INDIANA – For its preview of the sixth annual Northern Appalachian Folk Festival earlier this month, The Indiana Gazette went with a conflict angle in the headline: “Dueling folk festivals scheduled this weekend for downtown,” … Continue reading

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Indiana High School’s ‘Indians’

An Opinion By David Loomis INDIANA – Good for Indiana High School students lobbying to change its athletics nickname from “Indians” to something less offensive. Their effort deserves recognition for media savvy and political initiative. The controversy vaulted from social … Continue reading

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Student newspapers: mightier than bean-counters’ swords

An Opinion By David Loomis INDIANA — When the fall semester resumes this month at IUP, the student newspaper will disappear from racks across the campus and around the town. Readers will find it online only. The announcement that the … Continue reading

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Fake justice: the Fogle trial transcript, 36 years later

A Review By David Loomis INDIANA – The DNA profiling that made Lewis James Fogle a compelling story of forensic science and do-it-yourself lawyering also made him a minor celebrity. But he’s short on the public support that matters. Three years after … Continue reading

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The First Amendment, FERPA and ‘The IUP Way’

A Mulitmedia Analysis By Dylan Lyle and The HawkEye staff INDIANA — On April 5, the Indiana University of Pennsylvania chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists hosted a forum on the First Amendment and the public university. Much of … Continue reading

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Lake Ingle: The HawkEye interview

By Dylan Lyle INDIANA — On April 16, Indiana University of Pennsylvania religious studies student Lake A. E. Ingle sat for an interview about the events in a RLST 481 Self, Sin and Salvation class taught by professor Alison J. … Continue reading

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