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Vandalized Stop Signs With Many Messages

When walking or biking around town, one phenomena makes graphic designer Patrick Siney stop and pull out a camera—vandalized stop signs. Neither he nor Bloom condone the vandalism, but for the past 13 years, Siney has documented them, building the collection part of which we’ve pictured below.

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How Hate and Divisiveness Spread on the Internet

In the most recent issue of Bloom, the story “The Trials LGBTQ+ Groups Face with Booth at Monroe County Fair” revealed the struggles Prism Youth Community (a PRIDE program) and the Rainbow Rights Task Force of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington endure when they set up their informational booth at the fair each year. Along with the story, we ran two pictures of drawings by visitors who were encouraged to “Draw Your Rainbow.”

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Bloom Wins 15 Journalism Awards, Abrams Honored

Bloom Magazine staff and contributors earned 14 Best of the Best Indiana Journalism awards, presented by the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), for work published during the 2017 calendar year. The awards were presented Friday, April 27, during a banquet held at the Indianapolis Marriott North.

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Bloomington Students Rally, March to Protest School Gun Violence (PHOTO GALLERY)

Bloomington students of all ages gathered at the Monroe County Courthouse on the downtown Square to protest gun violence in schools as part of the April 20, 2018, National School Walkout. The walkout marks the 19th anniversary of the Columbine Massacre, in which 12 students and one teacher were murdered by two fellow classmates in Columbine, Colorado.

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