• Hoops, Hope & Change: How Basketball Helped Two Indiana Schools Make History

    By Lance Rinker BUTLER UNIVERSITY Explore a portion of Indiana’s illustrious basketball history and learn about how two schools ignited hope and change in the ‘Hoosier State.’   Click here to read the script.

  • Make Good Decisions: The Brett Finbloom Story

    By Michael Becker BUTLER UNIVERSITY A rude awakening Norm and Dawn Finbloom made the 15-minute drive from their quiet Carmel, Ind. subdivision to St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana in 10 minutes. The whole thing was a blur, a nightmare really. After the ring of the phone jolted them from their sleep a quarter till [...]

  • The Quest to Save Young Black Men

    By Aisha Townsend BUTLER UNIVERSITY Eric Brown, 14, has become very familiar with jail. After being in and out of courts at the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center eight times, Brown is now on house arrest with a very detailed probation. Brown’s father is also in and out of jail, making his absence a trigger [...]

  • Indianapolis’ rise to a sports identity

    By Marissa Johnson BUTLER UNIVERSITY A Friday night at 7 p.m. All quiet. Everything closed. Few people in sight. A ghost town. If it were Texas tumbleweeds might blow across the dusty streets. If you shot a canon down the street, you wouldn’t hit a single soul. But this was not the Wild West.  There [...]

  • A soldier’s sacrifice

      By Bree Stitt BUTLER UNIVERSITY  About one year ago, Army Sgt. Rex Tharp checked his pre-combat inspections for all important or sensible items. He packed his batteries for items that needed them and then set foot to patrol through the dusty desert of Kandahar, Afghanistan to look for the Taliban and gain information on [...]

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  • MKNA Home Tour Chair takes life day by day

    MKNA Home Tour Chair takes life day by day

    By Courtney West BUTLER UNIVERSITY Some things work out best when they are not planned. Stacy Kult, Home Tour director for Meridian Kessler Neighborhood Association, knows this first hand. The Milwaukee, Wisconsin native never planned to live in Indianapolis, to

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  • BTNA president proposes public safety task force

    BTNA president proposes public safety task force

    By Taylor Jade Powell BUTLER UNIVERSITY Ted Feeney, Butler Tarkington Neighborhood Association president, plans to create a public safety task force by the end of his first term’s year, to counter the crime in various parts of Butler Tarkington. Feeney,

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  • For recent graduates, employment not guaranteed

    For recent graduates, employment not guaranteed

    By Jill McCarter BUTLER UNIVERSITY “I never expected to be sitting here waiting tables at 23,” Anna McDonnell said between cigarette drags. “I mean, who would?” Still in her dark work slacks and shirt, McDonnell had just gotten off an

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  • Living Homeless in Indianapolis

    Living Homeless in Indianapolis

    By Scott Schmelzer BUTLER UNIVERSITY The real face of homelessness in Indianapolis isn’t the beggar on the side of the street, but rather the eight year old boy waiting for the school bus in the morning. On any given night

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