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Emmitt Carney
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A Class Dismissed

Marion Academy promised to restore order in the classrooms and on the streets of Indianapolis. But when the charter school for juvenile offenders opened last August, it delivered chaos. “Sometimes, I think some of our students would be better off in jail. They’re safer there. Isn’t that a horrible thing to say?”

Mickey Deputy
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Learning Curve: Pageant Star Mickey Deputy on Heading to College

“Sometimes I have hard times. I was bullied at two of my schools. At one of my schools, I was bullied because I had no hair. I was going through treatment.”

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Indiana’s Great 8

“We have had younger black women and men tell us they’ve decided to apply to graduate school because of us. I have no words for how that makes me feel, and I think that black women should talk about their accomplishments and hard work more often. You never know who is listening, you never know who you can touch, and you can even save a life.”

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IM Takes Home Nine SPJ Awards

At its annual banquet on Friday, the state chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists presented IM with nine 2015 Best in Indiana Journalism awards, including six firsts.

Kate Franzman
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Kate Franzman Is Indy’s Beevangelist

Urban farmer Kate Franzman has installed bee hives all around Indianapolis. Why so much buzz over an insect? Take a look.

Beat
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Ruckus is a Make or Break Moment for the Handcrafted Movement

With Ruckus at the Circle City Industrial Complex, we’re about to find out how robust the maker community really is.

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Culture Warriors: LGBT Battlefield

“RFRA was embarrassing, but Pence hasn’t won elections by championing LGBT causes. And he still wields the veto pen, which is mighty indeed.”

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Tweets of the Week: Mike Pence

A lot of people were unhappy with Gov. Mike Pence last week. Really unhappy.

Amanda Heckert Marching Band
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Editor’s Note, November 2015: Marching Band Memories

More than 15 years after I last put on a marching band uniform, I still find it impossible not to tap my toes when a drumline starts up.

Gulley
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Philip Gulley: Best in Class

Everyone should be a teacher for one year to know what ingratitude feels like.

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Ask Me Anything: Jamie Merisotis

In America Needs Talent, Jamie Merisotis writes about the state of college in the U.S., where less than 25 percent of students attend full time and live on campus with the support of their parents.

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Class Act

Salesforce spent $109,000 to cover 152 crowdfunding requests from IPS teachers this year. Here’s some of the back-to-school booty.

Beat
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Leap of Faith: Indiana’s New Mormon Temple

After three weeks of tours that began in July and end August 8, the public won’t be allowed to see any of it ever again (though there’s a “Visitors Welcome” sign on the meetinghouse building nearby).

MatthewJose
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Root Awakening: Advice From Veteran Gardeners

Gardening advice from veteran green thumbs.

Agrarian
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DIY: Home Classes and Workshops

Classes and workshops designed to grow your DIY know-how.

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