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Toward a more tolerant IUPatty’s

An opinion By David Loomis INDIANA – Five years ago this month, IUPatty’s made its reputation as a “yearly bacchanalian bash” when hundreds of young people in Kelly green T-shirts rioted on South Seventh Street. Video captured the mayhem. Pittsburgh … Continue reading

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Think global (Green New Deal). Act local (sustainability)

An opinion By David Loomis INDIANA — On Friday, students worldwide (and nationwide) skipped school to protest inaction on climate change by grownups. In Indiana, Pa., students and teachers had a scheduled day off. Protesters elsewhere were moved in part … Continue reading

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Sunshine Week and the case of the purloined Punxsy panties

An analysis By David Loomis INDIANA – At the advent of Sunshine Week, a former Media Law & Ethics student emailed to ask about a March 5 news item published in ExploreJefferson.com, a local news website serving the student’s hometown … Continue reading

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Burrell’s bike-path bugaboo

An opinion By David Loomis INDIANA – Burrell Township supervisors last month took another swipe at a proposed bike path and bridge across their turf. Supervisor Dan Shacreaw spoke for the three-member board and against supporters of the proposal: “We … Continue reading

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The new IUP multicultural center’s leaky roof

By David Loomis INDIANA – On Thursday night, a dozen or so students and staffers gathered in the glass-walled conference room of Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s year-old Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement. On two large screens, the audience … Continue reading

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A pattern of jurisprudence in Indiana County courthouse

Law & Order By David Loomis INDIANA – A Jan. 15 hearing in the Indiana County courthouse reviewed sad local history in the 1978 homicide of 16-year-old Barbara Ellen Bruzda of Tunnelton. The judicial history dates to 1997, 19 years … Continue reading

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Fact-check contest: the rest of the Rega story

A Review By David Loomis INDIANA — We have a winner In The HawkEye’s first fact-check news quiz! “Just wow,” read the winning entry. “Hard to believe the writer overlooked Judge Rega’s brief banishment from the bench.” Indeed, the quiz … Continue reading

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Fact-checking beyond the Beltway

Fact check By David Loomis INDIANA — This could be a good year for reality in Washington. Congress has recalled that it is a co-equal branch of government.  News media over here and over there are fact-checking official pronouncements and tweets. … Continue reading

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Campus racial climate change?

By The HawkEye staff INDIANA — On Wednesday, an Oak Grove preacher approached a group standing in front of the library at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. They were holding signs expressing opposition to racism and hate. He was saying racism … Continue reading

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MLK Jr. marchers pursue his dream

By David Loomis INDIANA — About 100 people braved freezing temps and a bracing wind on Saturday morning to march four blocks from the county courthouse to a downtown church, symbolic footsteps of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. … Continue reading

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