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Sister Cindy's controversial sermon at Ball State drew hundreds of viewers to the Quad

TikTok star and viral sensation “Sister Cindy” Smock visited Ball State Friday afternoon to spread her message to the student body.

With a Bible in one hand, a sign reading “Slut Shaming Time” in the other and wearing a shirt emblazoned with the message “Be a ho no mo,” Smock spent almost four hours on campus preaching her signature brand of evangelical Christianity. 


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Opinion 9/17/2021, 10:00am

OUR VIEW: Founding Our Freedom

On Sept. 17, 1787 — 234 years ago today — the Constitution was created. However, that was just the beginning for what has since become the document that has allowed student journalists like us to have the voices we have now.


Communities 9/16/2021, 10:00am

Muncie-based Facebook group creates community for steampunk enthusiasts

Tired of dressing in his regular sweatpants and a T-shirt, Jessie Creselious was searching for a new pair of vintage-style boots when he stumbled upon an ad for an event hosted by Circle City Aerodrome, a nonprofit organization for Indianapolis and Hoosier steampunk enthusiasts to “berth their airships.”


news 9/15/2021, 6:00pm

Muncie bookstore T.I.S. bought out by Gameday Spirit, now named The Cardinal Fanstore

As most students do at the beginning of the school year, sophomore architecture major Allysa Britting set out to purchase textbooks before courses started. She went to the Ball State Bookstore first but said the lines were long, and she didn’t see too many books on the shelves, so she decided to go to the T.I.S. College Bookstore in the Village, only to discover it was no longer a bookstore. 




Communities 9/16/2021, 10:00am

Muncie-based Facebook group creates community for steampunk enthusiasts

Tired of dressing in his regular sweatpants and a T-shirt, Jessie Creselious was searching for a new pair of vintage-style boots when he stumbled upon an ad for an event hosted by Circle City Aerodrome, a nonprofit organization for Indianapolis and Hoosier steampunk enthusiasts to “berth their airships.”


Alumni Spotlight 9/13/2021, 12:15pm

Ashley C. Ford reflects on her time as a student to bestselling author

Ashley C. Ford was nearly 10 years old when she felt it might be true she had an inclination toward writing. Ford was sitting in her third grade classroom during poetry week, and there were two new movies on Ford’s mind that she was “obsessed” with, both starring Leonardo DiCaprio: “Titanic” and “Romeo + Juliet.”



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Old Washington Street Festival 2021

The Old Washington Street Festival "combines nostalgia of Emily Kimbrough Historic District" with live entertainment, food vendors and arts and crafts for locals of all ages. 


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Immersed in Deaf culture

Campus 4/19/2021, 12:06pm

Professors and alumni of Ball State’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing major reflect on how the program prepares students for their future as educators.

When Stacy Steggs was about 8 years old, her grandmother was her first student she taught sign language to.


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OUR VIEW: Founding Our Freedom

Opinion 9/17/2021, 10:00am

As student journalists, our freedom in the newsroom allows us to grow.

On Sept. 17, 1787 — 234 years ago today — the Constitution was created. However, that was just the beginning for what has since become the document that has allowed student journalists like us to have the voices we have now.


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Former Daily News staff reflect on reporting the events of Sept. 11

Campus 9/8/2021, 10:00am

Tom Gubbins woke up earlier than usual that Tuesday morning. It was before 9 a.m., and his radio was on and set to his typical station, one that would normally play “The Bob & Tom Show.” But, instead of the satirical humor he was used to listening to while getting ready, Gubbins heard announcements from CNN Radio, a station he didn’t know existed.