• Lindsay Labas finds joy behind the scenes as Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation marketing director

    By Jylian Vigar BUTLER UNIVERSITY Lindsay Labas was not someone who knew what she wanted to be when she grew up. She never had that one passion. As a graphic design student at Purdue University she took one marketing class and she did pretty well. “I thought that might be something I was interested in, […]

  • Modern-Day Nomad: Magdalena Hoyos-Segovia

    By Emma Edick BUTLER UNIVERSITY Light floods through the gallery’s windows like a summer sunrise during the first snowfall of the year. Relaxing music trumps the sound of the heater. Cars drive by on Main Street in Carmel’s Art and Design District. The light wood floors and clean white walls inside the gallery let the […]

  • Hamilton County parks superintendent finds her calling

      By Mike Murtaugh BUTLER UNIVERSITY Amanda Smith can recall her first memorable experience with nature like it was just yesterday. Coming home from school one day in sixth grade, Smith said that she remembers noticing that her mother and her stepfather had cut down her favorite tree in the backyard, leaving just a stump […]

  • Voter turnout worries officials

    MATTHEW VANTRYON | BUTLER Carmel resident Seth Ely did not come out to the polls in the city’s most recent election. “I respect the fact that I have the right to vote, but I feel like the amount of time it takes to think about it and consider the options and really make an educated […]

  • Alfreeda Goff: Making others her priority

    By Ben Sieck BUTLER UNIVERSITY Anton Goff yearned to start his senior year at East Allegheny High School. He had spent his entire life in the Pittsburgh area, and it was time for one last hurrah. A standout athlete, college scouts already noticed his play on the football field. For his mother, Alfreeda Goff, he […]

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  • Rob Sabatini does it all

    Rob Sabatini does it all

    By Hayley Ross BUTLER UNIVERSITY For Rob Sabatini, a regular 9-5 job isn’t enough. He not only owns four businesses, he also is the public safety director of the Broad Ripple Village Association. The Logansport, Indiana, native owns three bars

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  • A new path to freedom

    A new path to freedom

    By Cassie Eberle BUTLER UNIVERSITY Kitti Drake left her teaching career after more than 20 years to follow her dream. She now is the proud owner of her own consignment store in Broad Ripple. “To have my own business is

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  • An Arrow Through Indy's Heart

    An Arrow Through Indy’s Heart

    By Joe Boozell Once upon a time, a 9-year-old-boy dreamed of playing the major leagues. Keenan Anderson is a baseball fanatic. His youth league team, the Astros of the Allisonville Youth Baseball League, is in the midst of its season.

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  • Paycheck to paycheck: the working poor

    Paycheck to paycheck: the working poor

    Life Beneath the Poverty Line By Akeira Jennings  Nearly 500,000 Hoosier families have parents who don’t work full-time, year-round jobs. Forty percent of single-parent families with related children are below the poverty line, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.  Although

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