The Lotus Festival kicked off yesterday and the coming days promise loads of music, a parade, multiple workshops and more fun than you can shake a cabassa at. Voices in the Street hit the streets to ask your friends and neighbors if they’re planning on attending the festival and about some of their favorite Lotus memories.
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Voices in the Street – Rounding up Chemical Weapons in the Middle East: A ‘Syrias’ dilemma for the United States
It’s been more than a year since President Obama claimed the use of chemical weapons would be a red line in the Syrian conflict. And recently Syrian President Assad took Secretary of State John Kerry up on his suggestion that a relinquishing and a full inventory of their chemical weapon stockpiles would be a way out of using military force. How the Syrian conflict resolves itself is still yet to be seen, so Voices in the Street asked your friends and neighbors how the US should deal with this and if military force is justified.
Bloomington got an instant ten percent population boost yesterday as more than seven thousand freshmen arrived in town, the second-largest freshmen class ever at IU. The first day of college is an exciting time in a young person’s life, so Voices in the Street ventured onto campus to talk to the newbies. So freshmen, why Bloomington? What are your hopes and aspirations, and what are you most excited about as you begin your college career?