Avani Rai Online Sessions Keep Yogathon Active For Another Year By Ryan Denham • Jan 24, 2021 Courtesy The pandemic has taken away a lot of things we love. But organizers wouldn’t let it take their yogathon. Q&A: What Sen. Harris Means To A First-Generation American From Bloomington By Ryan Denham • Aug 14, 2020 Carolyn Kaster / AP Avani Rai is a 15-year-old incoming sophomore at Normal Community High School who has already made a name for herself a young leader in McLean County. The Struggle Is Real For B-N Parents Deciding Between In-Person Or Remote School By Ryan Denham • Jul 28, 2020 J. Scott Applewhite / AP Bloomington-Normal parents say they’re feeling anxious, guilty, and very uncertain as they begin to make decisions about whether to send their kids back to school or keep them home this fall. 'World Is One Big Family' For Young B-N Volunteer By Ryan Denham • Sep 6, 2018 Cindy Le / WGLT Kids these days catch a lot of flak—screen-obsessed, selfie-taking, everyone-gets-a-trophy young punks, as the stereotype goes. In reality, kids these days are kind of awesome.