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In the October edition of the Birds-I-View, hosts Maritza Navar-Lopez, Camberyn Kelley, and Jack Podlesnik, along with the WZND News Team, take an inside look at women’s rights, involvement in athletics and education, and safety. WZND’s Ashley Daniels starts the show by discussing the Equal Rights Amendment. (2:59-5:33). Next, Blake Hornstein talks education, and how […]

Photo courtesy of @IllinoisStateU Twitter NORMAL, Ill. – October usually signals the coming of Halloween costumes, vibrant orange and red leaves, and chilly temperatures. And while the costumes will still be prominent this fall, the latter two may not. Due to climate change, this October has been unseasonably warm–  breaking or almost breaking temperature records […]

Photo courtesy of Nickolas Parra NORMAL, Ill. – Wind, rain, and seasonally low temperatures were felt at Duffy Bass Field Saturday. But the Redbirds and Bears played on, and ISU claimed victory in both games of the day. The first game was scheduled to be a seven-inning contest. Seven innings weren’t enough to determine the […]

Photo courtesy of goredbirds.com NORMAL, Ill. – Saturday saw the Redbirds host conference-rival Northern Iowa in doubleheader action. Illinois State won game one in comeback fashion, while game two ended after five innings in a blowout. In game one, the ‘Birds fell down 4-2 after five-and-a-half innings. In the bottom of the sixth, though, ISU […]

Photo courtesy to McLean County Clerk website BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Last week’s municipal elections saw numerous tightly-contested races, partly thanks to increased voter turnout. Turnout saw a slight increase from 2017, bumping up from 18% to 20%. While the increase isn’t anything astonishing, more voters may have led to closer races. One of the closest […]

Photo courtesy of ISU Athletics  NORMAL, Ill. – Scoring runs and stealing bases aren’t the only things Michele Calabrese can do. Calabrese, a junior utility player for the ISU softball team, is a teaching assistant for professor Erik Rankin. She helps teach his “POL 106 – United States Government and Civic Practices” class. After starting […]

Photo courtesy of Ben Haushalter DOWNS, Ill. – As ISU looks to make a return to normalcy this fall and saw a slight glimpse this past Friday and the first Redbird Day since the pandemic. However, it’s hard not to think about what was lost over the past 13 months for students. While many college […]

NORMAL, Ill. – Following a cancellation due to inclement weather Saturday, Sunday afternoon saw a softball double-header between Illinois State and Loyola Chicago. The first inning of the first game saw the visiting Ramblers score first, with Allyson Ivey getting an unearned run due to an ISU error. After a scoreless second inning, the Redbirds […]

Photo courtesy of goredbirds.com NORMAL, Ill. – The Illinois State volleyball team secured its third sweep of the season, defeating the Evansville Purple Aces 3-0. The win extends ISU’s winning streak to four, now holding a record of 11-5 overall, with a 9-3 conference record. With the win, they are also now the number one […]

NORMAL, Ill. – A candidate running for Normal Town Council believes the local, state, and federal governments are all at a crossroads. David Paul Blumenshine has thrown his hat in the ring to build Normal in his vision. He describes government across the country as being “in limbo,” and sees a limited government as what […]