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Row of palm trees.
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Careful landscape architecture uses spatial composition to help create good bones in your yard.

University Galleries Director Barry Blinderman
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After 31 years guiding the University Galleries, the director is heading into retirement.

Rose Marshack and Rick Valentin of Poster Children
Chris Schneberger

It’s been 14 years since the now Bloomington-based punk-rock quartet Poster Children has recorded a full-length album.

Sprinkler on lawn.
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Water, water, everywhere. But are you getting the most out of it for your plants?

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Illinois State University men's basketball coach Dan Muller said Thursday he hopes the recent Supreme Court decision striking down a sports-betting ban won't affect how his coaching peers approach a game.

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This season of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival deftly combines the thrill of both a battle and a heart won, familiar faces revisiting cherished roles, and a chance to imagine "what if" about The Bard.

seed pod
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A great way to preserve genetic diversity of plants is with a seed bank.

Ashley Shannon with Jalon Jones at ISU's 2016 homecoming
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Ashley Shannon said she didn't choose to attend Illinois State University. The school chose her.

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The Illinois State University administration is recommending no increase in room and board rates for the next school year. And the proposal going to trustees on Friday includes a 3.75 percent increase in tuition.

Zombies
Chris Pizzello / Invision/AP

When George Romero brought "Night of the Living Dead" to the screen 50 years ago, he kicked off a trend for zombie narratives that viewers can't get enough of.

 Sarah Smelser and Jerry Antonini
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You can celebrate art, music, theater, and dance at the annual Gala at the Gallery fundraiser.

Spring flowers
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Now that spring has finally put in an appearance, time to get out in the garden and get some things done.

Actors Ruth Gordon (L) and Mia Farrow
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"Rosemary's Baby" is not your everyday monster-on-the-loose kind of horror film. Actually, it may not even be a horror film at all.

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School districts are showing interest in children's cognitive development before age 5.

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With state lawmakers fresh off a major shakeup to K-12 school funding, there’s no shortage of big ideas floating around for higher education too.

Beans in collander.
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Don't grow just any old bean in your garden. Go with the beautiful and tasty dragon tongue bean.

Alvaro Barrientos / AP

From recent airstrikes on Syria to President Trump’s immigration policies, human rights issues are a constant in today's headlines.

Gamers playing Halo.
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Rick Valentin would like you to join him at the intersection of film and video games.

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Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has announced a lawsuit against the private bus company Suburban Express for alleged human rights violations.

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Illinois State University President Larry Dietz told lawmakers Thursday that money is being wasted on the old College of Fine Arts building.

Prairie verbena flowers.
Sonal Patil

Sonal in Texas has the right idea about using native plants in her yard. She's tempted to transplant the prairie verbena she sees on the roadside right into her garden. Is that a good idea?

Circus performer's rings.
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For the very first time, the Circus Fans Association of America is holding its annual convention this week in Bloomington-Normal, a community that was once called the Trapeze Capital of the World, owing to the number of flyers who originated in the Twin Cities.

Foxtail barley
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If you want a garden that's true to its American roots and flourishes no matter what Mother Nature throws at it, then you need to add native plants to your yard.

Chef Roy Choi
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Be honest and live your truth. That's the advice of award-winning and groundbreaking chef and restaurateur Roy Choi.

Dennis Mackrel at this drumset
Andrzej "Andre" Pilaczyk

From virtually the time he emerged from his mother’s womb, Dennis Mackrel was exposed to a steady diet of jazz.

Chow 4-Piece at Jazz UpFront in Bloomington April 5.
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Trombonist Mason Riedel laughed when asked how his Illinois State University Jazz Combo acquired its name. He had just been called by Jazz Up Front owner James Gaston about filling in last minute on a Thursday night.

ISU students doing yardwork.
Harriet Steinbach / ISU Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning

The 10th annual Illinois State University Bring It Back To Normal event allows students and members of the community to forge new ties.

Squash bug
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Gabriele in Nine Mile Falls, Washington, has issues with two different types of bugs that have made her garden their home. But should she get rid of both varieties? Well, no.

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On this installment of Ask An Expert, a question about how meat-eaters and vegetarians can get the right kinds and right amounts of protein in their diet.

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Home health care workers are paid close to poverty wages in many parts of the country. And that's a problem, according to Illinois State University sociologist Chris Wellin.

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