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Pedestrians cross the street in downtown Muncie June 3, 2021, during the First Thursdays ArtsWalk. Part of the DWNTWN "Embrace the Original" campaign is hosting multiple events over the summer. Lauren Clark, DN

DWNTWN Muncie shares "Embrace the Original" campaign goals

DWNTWN Muncie recently launched its newest campaign, “Embrace the Original,” focusing on bringing attention to the local businesses, restaurants and trails Muncie has to offer.

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news 6/23/2021, 10:00am

Cardinal Greenways 5K returns this summer with a new course

Cardinal Greenways is hosting a series of events — starting with the “Cardinal 5K” — that offer multiple different methods of getting active, as well as different options for people looking to compete or enjoy time exercising with their families.

news 6/22/2021, 10:00am

Five national stories of the week

The US hits encouraging milestones for virus deaths and shots, the GOP is ready to block an elections bill in a Senate showdown, Iran's election unsettles Biden's hope for a nuclear deal, a tornado sweeps through suburban Chicago and a Supreme Court win for college athletes makes up this week's national stories.  

news 6/21/2021, 10:00am

Five international stories of the week

Iran's sole nuclear power plant undergoes an emergency shutdown, US envoy hopes North Korea responds positively on offered talks, a debate over Myanmar upends the start to the UN rights body session, fear shakes Mexico border city after violence leaves 18 dead and companies give vaccines to workers, boosting Japan's rollout makes up this week's five international stories. 

news 6/19/2021, 10:17am

Ball State student shot and killed near campus

Vice President for Student Affairs Ro-Anne Royer Engle sent a campus-wide email June 19 announcing a young man was shot and killed on West Abbott Street. She said he was a Ball State student. Kathy Wolf, vice president for marketing and communications, confirmed the victim's name was Montana Miquel Lopez, who the Muncie Star Press reported was a Ball State freshman.

campus 5/11/2021, 12:00pm

David Owsley Museum of Art staff reflects on last week of pop art exhibit

For Robert La France, director of the David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA), pop art represents hope during difficult times. The exhibition “POP Power from Warhol to Koons: Masterworks from the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation” is a show La France thought could bring some joy to people as they feel safer visiting museums during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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.



OUR VIEW: Good intentions, limited impact

opinion 5/28/2021, 10:30am

SGA Bold slate left much to be desired during a year that needed better leadership

Despite entering the 2020 SGA election with some favorable plans, the editorial board believes the Bold slate repeated many of its predecessor's mistakes. It is our hope future slates will not continue to make the same mistakes year in and year out — a change that will only come when SGA is able to understand its limits and responsibilities as an organization.


Minnetrista brings Muncie the full Bob Ross experience

community 6/9/2021, 12:00pm

With shirts, socks and even breath mints made in Bob Ross’ likeness, his calm demeanor and positive outlook appear to have captivated people nearly 26 years after his death. From 1983 to 1994—the run time of his show, “The Joy of Painting”— Ross became a household name. Then, a few years ago, his name resurfaced and became more iconic in popular culture.