History of the FIFA World Cup

By Grace Watkins

The FIFA World Cup Trophy and the official match ball of the 2014 World Cup held in Brazil. (Photo via FIFA)

Here is a timeline of memorable FIFA World Cup moments from 1930 to the present. The World Cup occurs every four years. Germany won most recently in 2014, while Brazil has won the most times overall.

The next World Cup will be hosted by Russia in 2018. This will be the 21st tournament in the history of the World Cup. It will last from June 14 to July 18.

CDC Report: America’s 10 Cities Dealing with a Drinking Problem

This map shows the top 10 cities in America with drinking problems, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control.  The study uses a grading system based on the number of deaths from liver disease, deaths in DUI crashes, binge drinking, DUI arrests and harsh DUI laws. The top 10 cities all received an “F” grade. Many of these cities are on the West Coast.

10 Things to Do in South Bend

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Industrial art installation on display at the Birdsell Project. (Photo by the Awesome Project)

By Grace Watkins

Featured on the map are 10 interesting locations in South Bend. Each location is either an educational or community building opportunity in the city. All are family-friendly and affordable.

While sports events often attract tourists to South Bend, there are many other local events of historical, environmental and artistic interest.

For example, the Potawatomi Zoo is the oldest in Indiana. The History Museum and Studebaker National Museum both host interesting permanent and traveling exhibits. The Civil Rights Heritage Center and Pierre Navarre Log Cabin preserve local history. 

The Unity Gardens presents a way for families to engage with the community and the environment, while Erasmus Books and the Chicory Cafe are perhaps most well-known and well-loved.

Many of the community centers on the map are relatively new. Some, like the Birdsell Project and Circa Arts Gallery, were converted from abandoned properties. This follows a national increase in interest in converting abandoned buildings into community spaces.