9 Celebrity IU Alumni You Didn’t Know About

9 Celebrity IU Alumni You Didn’t Know About

From the infamous Subway guy to the creator of "AHS."


Indiana University, home of the Hoosiers, and an honorable school to receive your degree from. You are learning something new every day, but did you know that quite a few prominent people that I'm sure you've heard about walked through Sample Gates.

Ryan Murphy

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This man is actually one of my favorite people, and I was so happy when I found out he attended the same college as me, and even more excited that he had the same major as me, journalism. Murphy after IU, went on to do fabulous things such as create the show we all know and love, "American Horror Story."

Suzanne Collins

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You wouldn't have Katniss or Peeta if it wasn't for this imaginative woman. Collins wrote that compelling trilogy, and many other books that you should check out such as "FIRE PROOF," and "Year of the Jungle."

Kevin Kline

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Kline started out at IU studying composing and conducting music but changed to a theater and speech major. He graduated in 1970 and then explored the U.S. performing in a variety of plays. You might recognize his voice as Mr. Calvin Fischoeder on "Bob's Burgers." Also, another side note, his daughter Greta Kline, is Frankie Cosmos which is one of my favorite musicians.

Jared Fogle


The dude who lost a bunch of weight by eating just Subway was a Hoosier as well. He eventually got into some trouble for... weird stuff but none of that is affiliated with IU.

Calbert Cheaney

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Cheaney was once an IU basketball player before under the infamous Bob Knight, and then he went on to bigger and better things such as the Washington Wizards, the Boston Celtics, and the Golden State Warriors. Cheaney is also from a town that is close to mine, Evansville, IN.

Jimmy Wales

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The creator of freakin' Wikipedia went to IU. The man who created a website that has helped us all find out relevant information went to Indiana University.

Antwaan Randle El 

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Antwaan Randle El played football at Indiana University, and upon graduating he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Catt Sadler

Sadler is another one of my personal favorites because she was on E! News which is news focused on entertainment, which is what I hope to do for the future. She graduated from Martinsville High School, and then went on to IU where she also joined the Chi Omega sorority.

Mark Cuban 

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The best for last. Cuban graduated from IU and more specifically the Kelley School of Business with a bachelor of science degree in management. After IU, Cuban has gone on to do extraordinary accomplishments such as own the Dallas Mavericks, co-own 2929 Entertainment, chairman of AXS TV, and one of the beloved shark investors on Shark Tank.

As you can see Indiana University is a school where talented people are created and then do big things afterward. Hoosiers are filled with greatness and will continue to produce greatness (Puck Furdue).

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14 Stages Of Buying Jonas Brothers Concert Tickets As A 20-Something In 2019

"Alexa, play "Burnin' Up" by the Jonas Brothers."


In case you missed it, the Jonas Brothers are back together and, let me tell you, they're giving us some major jams. For those of us who were there when it all began back in 2007 with their first album, It's About Time, this has been one of the most important events of the year. But nothing, and I mean nothing can rival the excitement every twenty-something felt as the Jonas Brothers announced their Happiness Begins tour. I, for one, put my name in for ticket presale, have been following every single social media site related to the tour/group, and, of course, listening to the Jonas Brothers on repeat. And if you did manage to snag tickets, then you know that this is how your brain has been ever since they announced the tour.

1. Finding out that they're going on tour

2. Hopefully entering your name into the lottery to get presale tickets

3. Finding out that you actually get to buy presale tickets

4. Impatiently waiting for your presale tickets by listening to their songs on repeat

5. And remembering how obsessed you used to be (definitely still are) with them

6. Trying to coordinate the squad to go to the concert with you

7. Waiting in the Ticketmaster waiting room...

8. ...And feeling super frantic/frustrated because there are about 2000 people in line in front of you

9. Actually getting into the site to buy the tickets

10. Frantically trying to find seats you can actually pay for because, let's be real, you're twenty-something and poor

11. Managing to actually get the seats you want

12. Joyfully letting your squad know that you've done it

13. Crying a little because all of the dreams you've had since 2007 are coming true

14. Listening to every single Jonas Brothers song on repeat (again)

If you, like me, have finally fulfilled one of your dreams since childhood, then congrats, my friend! We've made it! Honestly, of all the things I've done in my adult life, this might be the one that child me is the most proud of.

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15 Thing Only Early 2000's Kids Will Understand

"Get connected for free, with education connection"


This is it early 2000's babies, a compilation finally made for you. This list is loaded with things that will make you swoon with nostalgia.

1. Not being accepted by the late 90's kids.


Contrary to what one may think, late 90's and early 00's kids had the same childhood, but whenever a 00's kid says they remember something on an "only 90's kids will understand" post they are ridiculed.

2. Fortune tellers.


Every day in elementary school you would whip one of these bad boys out of your desk, and proceed to tell all of your classmates what lifestyle they were going to live and who they were going to marry.



You could never read this book past 8 o'clock at night out of fear that your beloved pet rabbit would come after you.

4. Silly bands.


You vividly remember begging your parents to buy you $10 worth of cheap rubber bands that vaguely resembles the shape of an everyday object.

5. Parachutes.


The joy and excitement that washed over you whenever you saw the gym teacher pull out the huge rainbow parachute. The adrenaline that pumped through your veins whenever your gym teacher tells you the pull the chute under you and sit to make a huge "fort".

6. Putty Erasers


You always bought one whenever there was a school store.

7. iPod shuffle.


The smallest, least technological iPpd apple has made, made you the coolest kid at the bus stop.

8. "Education Connection"

You knew EVERY wood to the "Education Connection" commercials. Every. Single.Word.

9. " The Naked Brothers Band"


The "Naked Brothers Band" had a short run on Nickelodeon and wrote some absolute bangers including, "Crazy Car' and "I Don't Wanna Go To School"

10. Dance Dance Revolution


This one video game caused so many sibling, friend, and parent rivalries. This is also where you learned all of your super sick dance moves.

11. Tamagotchi


Going to school with fear of your Tamagotchi dying while you were away was your biggest worry.

12. Gym Scooters


You, or somebody you know most likely broke or jammed their finger on one of these bad boys, but it was worth it.

13. Scholastic book fairs


Begging your parents for money to buy a new book, and then actually spending it on pens, pencils, erasers, and posters.



Who knew that putting yogurt in a plastic tube made it taste so much better?

15. Slap Bracelets


Your school probably banned these for being "too dangerous".

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