LIFESTYLES


Nancy and Sierra Machinski pose for a photo at a family Christmas event one year. (Neither remember the exact year) Sierra said she and her grandmother have always been very close, which makes her time at Ball State even more special. Kimberly Machinksi, Photo Provided
Nancy and Sierra Machinski pose for a photo at a family Christmas event one year. (Neither remember the exact year) Sierra said she and her grandmother have always been very close, which makes her time at Ball State even more special. Kimberly Machinksi, Photo Provided

Campus 12/6/2021, 5:00pm

Fall 2021 Ball State graduate finds uncommon connection to grandmother

It’s 1957. Poodle skirts are “in,” Elvis Presley songs play all over the radio and drive-in movies are popular destinations for teenagers. Trending news topics include integrating schools in Little Rock, Arkansas, and the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union.


Listicle 11/29/2021, 4:00pm

Five websites every college student should know about

Being in college, it can seem like things are a lot more challenging and tough. Students need tools and hacks to make the college experience easier. On the Internet, students can learn effective study habits and access digital copies of textbooks and answers to questions that may not have been discussed in their classes. Here are five websites to make every college student’s life a little easier. 


Listicle 11/15/2021, 5:00pm

A brief history behind 10 common Thanksgiving dishes

With Thanksgiving break slowly upon us, the familiar taste of a home-cooked, or store-bought, Thanksgiving meal starts inching closer to our mouths — the sizzling hot, golden-brown turkey basting in the oven, the smell of grandma’s homemade pumpkin pie and the sound of everyone laughing together at the dinner table. 


Campus 11/2/2021, 5:00pm

Six ways students can be more eco-friendly

Being environmentally friendly not only helps the planet but also your wallet. It can help you cut down on your electricity bills when you unplug appliances that are not in use. Here are six tips on how to be more eco-friendly in your day-to-day life. 


Alumni Spotlight 9/21/2021, 10:14am

Grammy and Academy award winner Tiara Thomas reflects on her career success

Tiara Thomas started teaching herself how to play guitar at the age of 12. She took her guitar with her to school, telling her classmates she would win a Grammy one day before she knew how to play the instrument. At the 63rd annual Grammy Awards earlier this year, Thomas proved her 12-year-old self and her classmates right.