OPINION: We asked IUSG candidates our burning questions. Here’s what they said.

Students will vote in IU Student Government elections for student body president and vice president at the end of this week. The Indiana Daily Student spoke with all three tickets about the issues we thought were most important to IU students.

Their responses to our questions are recorded below. They have been lightly edited for length and style.

Topics covered include the current IUSG administration, in-person classes, diversity in student

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Here’s a list of candidates for upcoming elections in Alachua, Newberry

Elections for the city of Gainesville wrapped up Tuesday, but two other cities in the county — Alachua and Newberry — will hold their elections next month on April 13. 

The qualifying period has recently closed for those races. Here’s a look at the candidates running for commission seats: 

City of Alachua  

Two commission seats are up for grabs in Alachua, seats No. 4 and 5. Each commission term in

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Here’s how COVID-19 changed Georgians spending habits

Even low-income households have been spending more, largely because federal relief was at record levels. Consumer spending in Georgia was up 1.2% compared to a year ago, according to researchers at Harvard University.

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On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. Since then, more than half a million Americans, including more than 15,000 in Georgia alone, have died from

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Over 3 Million People Took This Course on Happiness. Here’s What Some Learned.

The Yale happiness class, formally known as Psyc 157: Psychology and the Good Life, is one of the most popular classes to be offered in the university’s 320-year history.

The class was only ever taught in-person once, during the spring 2018 semester, as a 1,200-person lecture course in the largest space on campus.

That March, a free 10-week version made available to the public via Coursera, titled “the Science of

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Want a vaccine appointment in Michigan? Here’s how

Eligibility and availability are increasing for the three federally approved COVID-19 vaccines, and so are the places where Michiganians can register to get a shot.

Michigan said Friday it’s expanding vaccination eligibility to all Michiganians 16 and older starting April 5. Also Friday, the Biden administration announced Friday that Detroit’s Ford Field will host a federally run mass vaccination site starting March 24, with the capability to vaccinate 6,000 people

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I’m a Doctor and Here’s How to Not Catch COVID

As coronavirus cases and hospitalizations still remain high, you’re being told being outdoors is better than indoors, by doctors like me. But is it safe to go outside? How do you know you won’t get the virus? How do you become infected with COVID-19? What can you do to stay safe? As a doctor, I’m asked these questions all the time. Here are the top ways to avoid catching coronavirus.

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List: With weekly doses expected to increase, here’s where RI cities and towns stand with the vaccine rollout

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Rhode Island is looking into having some of the state’s pre-existing testing COVID-19 locations double as vaccination sites, 12 News has learned.

This announcement comes as the number of weekly doses the state receives increased Tuesday from 14,000 initial doses to 16,000.

“It’s very exciting and every little bit helps,” Dr. Philip Chan from the R.I. Department of Health said.

More weekly doses means more available

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Here’s how national park reservations have changed since the pandemic



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National parks have been a respite for United States travelers this year. As dozens of international borders remain closed and as cases continue to skyrocket, road trips and outdoor destinations have been the name of the game.

For

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Here’s What’s Open, Closed In St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG, FL — Martin Luther King Jr. Day falls on Mon., Jan. 18 this year, and a variety of services will be closed in St. Petersburg on the day.

In addition to closures, the 35th annual MLK Jr. Dream Big Parade will be held virtually with guest speakers due to the coronavirus pandemic. Monday’s parade will stream online at MLKDreamBig.com starting at 11 a.m.

King’s birthday is Jan. 15,

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Here’s how to register for the COVID-19 vaccine in Florida

In the final days of 2020, people in Florida 65 and older began receiving their first shots of the coronavirus vaccine, but when and where those doses became available have varied from county to county.

As of Dec. 28, Florida was vaccinating only three priority groups: Health care workers, long-term care facility staff and residents and people 65 or older. The health care group includes EMTs and paramedics as well

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Here’s how to watch violinist rock star Lindsey Stirling’s Christmas TV special

Here’s how to watch violinist rock star Lindsey Stirling’s Christmas TV special

The BYU grad is aiming for an ‘engaging’ mix of ‘music-video esthetics’ and live performance

(Sydney Takeshta | courtesy of Lindseystomp/Concord Records) Electronic-dance violinist Lindsey Stirling has produced a Christmas TV special, “Lindsey Stirling: Home for the Holidays,” which she will offer as a pay-per-view livestream on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020.

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Is ‘rainscaping’ the next new yard trend? Here’s how to make your yard water-friendly.

Water is arguably the most important ingredient of a successful garden.

Not enough can slowly kill even the most drought-tough plants, while too much can rot roots and lead to the same outcome.

A hose (along with money to cover the water bill) is an antidote to the problem of not enough water.

However, it’s much harder to head off trouble from excess water after a heavy or prolonged rain

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Here’s Why You Should Add Newell (NWL) to Your Portfolio Now

Newell Brands Inc. NWL is worth giving a shot right now as its sound fundamentals and growth efforts look impressive. The Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) stock boasts of a VGM Score of A and a long-term earnings growth rate of 2.9%. Topping it, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for 2020 and 2021 earnings is pegged at $1.69 and $1.62 per share, indicating a rise of 32% and 10.2%, respectively, in

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You can cut down your Christmas Tree from a National Forest. Here’s how.

The Week

The Electoral College is only getting worse

The Electoral College is a political abomination. As I have written before, rather than protecting the influence of small states, it grants overwhelming power to a handful of states that randomly happen to have a close partisan balance, which are mostly fairly large. Worse, it allows popular vote losers to win — which has happened twice in the last 20 years.

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Looking for a Christmas tree? Here’s where you can get a Utah public lands permit this year

SALT LAKE CITY — Now that Thanksgiving is over, the remaining holidays of the year are in sight.

Many Utahns have already started decorating for Christmas. Given all that has happened in 2020, who could blame anyone for celebrating the season early?

But for those of you who haven’t started decorating and are maybe still searching for the right tree, you can find one around several public land areas throughout

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Here’s where to cut your own Christmas tree near Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — If you’re looking for a way to get the family out of the house this holiday season, why not try cutting your own Christmas tree? Here’s what you need to know about tree cutting near Colorado Springs.

The first step is to decide where you’d like to go. The closest area to Colorado Springs is northwest of Woodland Park, in the Pikes Peak Ranger District.

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Here’s why Thanksgiving is always on the fourth Thursday of November

Thursday is a weird day for a holiday, right? Sure, some companies give their employees the Friday after Thanksgiving off, but many don’t, which means Americans across the country are lugging their turkey-filled bodies back to work after inhaling every piece of food in sight the day before.

A famed publisher even wrote to President Herbert Hoover in 1929, asking him to *please* move the holiday to Friday so we

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I’m a Doctor and Here’s How to Avoid Catching COVID-19

As coronavirus cases and hospitalizations hit record numbers, you’re being told that being outdoors is better than indoors. But is it safe to go outside? How do you know you won’t get the virus? How do you become infected with COVID-19? What can you do to stay safe? As a doctor, I’m asked these questions all the time. Here are the top ways to avoid catching coronavirus. Note that there

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I’m a Doctor and Here’s How to Never Catch COVID

As coronavirus cases and hospitalizations hit record numbers, you’re bring told being outdoors is better than indoors. But is it safe to go outside? How do you know you won’t get the virus? How do you become infected with COVID-19? What can you do to stay safe? As a doctor, I’m asked these questions all the time. Here are the top ways to avoid catching coronavirus. Note that there is

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Students needed access to technology. Here’s how one county helped out

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — This school year, the classroom has been the kitchen table for most children. In low-income schools in Birmingham, the pandemic has exposed longstanding issues and created new challenges with technology access and equity.

Sheila Tyson worked to get technology into the hands of students who needed them (WIAT Photo)
Sheila Tyson worked to get technology into the hands of students who needed them (WIAT Photo)

“The children did not have internet at home, nor cable. And I was like, ‘Are you joking?’”

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