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Luke Gates Back Home

December 8, 2011

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An IU student arrested in Egypt during mass protests last week returned to Indiana on Monday. Luke Gates is a junior who was participating in the study abroad program in Cairo. Gates was one of three students studying at the American University in Cairo. They were accused of setting off Molotov cocktails and clashing with […]

Netflix Not Splitting Apart, No More Qwikster

October 12, 2011

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What’s Up Weekly BRITTANY BRADLEY Netflix says it will no longer be separting its dvd-by-mail business from its online streaming service. Earlier this month the company announced the creation of Qwikster, the online streaming component, which would split from the main dvd-by-mail service that would remain Netflix. But this week the news broke that everything […]

Uprisings in Syria Affect IU Students and Families

September 30, 2011

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ERIN CARSON It was another gorgeous day in Bloomington today, but half a world away, people were not in the squares enjoying the scenery, they were fighting for a freedom Americans often take for granted. Blurry videos from YouTube are the only glimpses we have inside of Syria’s peaceful protests that almost always turn bloody […]

NBC News Twitter Hacked, Reports Attack on Ground Zero

September 14, 2011

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What’s Up Weekly BRITTANY BRADLEY With the anniversary of 9/11 this past weekend, people were anticipating some type of mischievous behavior or attack, but were surprised when the twitterverse was the target. On Friday, NBC News’s Twitter was hacked and falsely tweeted about an attack at Ground Zero. The tweet stated it was breaking news […]

Prince Harry Comes to America

September 8, 2011

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What’s Up Weekly MARGO ANDREWS The Prince will be arriving in California during the first week of October. Prince Harry is set to take part in Exercise Crimson Eagle, a training program that is part of an Apache attack helicopter course conducted by England’s defense ministry. While the course is said to have little downtime, […]

Rebels Flood Gadhafi’s Compound

August 24, 2011

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LAUREN LINDER The opposition invaded Moammar Gadhafi’s Bab al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli Tuesday, strengthening their hold over Libya’s capital and reflecting signs of a fading dictatorship. Gadhafi told state television that his departure from the compound was a “tactical move” and noted that the bastion was razed to the ground by 64 NATO airstrikes. “We […]

Don’t Call It a Comeback: Marine Life Reemerges and Thrives in a Small Town

August 19, 2011

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PASHA BELYAYEV A town in Baja California located in Mexico has proven that with dedicated community efforts toward conservation, marine life can make a miraculous recovery. In just 10 years, the total marine biomass in Cabo Pulma has increased by 460 percent! One of the most important factors that helped restore this wildlife is the […]