Madi Tran- A Vietnamese-American speaks out in time of tension

Madi Tran lives the typical, American teen life. She spends her time working on her school newspaper, The Megaphone, runs cross country and enjoys listening to rap music. Being a daughter of Vietnamese immigrants, her life has another similarity to many Americans : she has been affected by the restrictions placed on immigration since the inauguration of President Donald Trump.

“I have family in Vietnam. I know recently, my aunt’s mom wasn’t allowed to come over [to America] because [the government] is so tight about [immigration] now,” she said about the harsh restrictions placed on immigration in effort to deter terrorism.

Born in Virginia, her family moved after the tragic events of 9/11, out of fear that living near New York was dangerous. Since her uncle was already living in Indiana, they chose to move to Indianapolis.  Since then, her family …
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It's the vinyl countdown- an inside look behind the trend

Store front of Tracks. The store is located at 415 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN

Picking up Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon, admiring the iconic cover art of the rainbow shooting out of the prism on the stark black background, the music lover slips the circular vinyl out of the cover. Placing the record delicately on the turntable and slowly picking up the needle to set it perfectly in a way that doesn’t skip past the beginning of the first track, “Speak to Me.” The song begins, crackling and popping as it spins, spins, spins.

Just as records move in a circle, so do trends. Slowly, but surely records have been making a resurgence in popularity. Old and young alike are finding themselves rummaging through the shelves of record shops searching for the perfect new addition to …
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