LIFESTYLES


Amy Shears, owner of Amy's Pet Spa, gives a husky, Kane, a bath at her business Jan. 27. Shears offers grooming services to dogs, cats, birds and other small animals. Jacy Bradley, DN
Amy Shears, owner of Amy's Pet Spa, gives a husky, Kane, a bath at her business Jan. 27. Shears offers grooming services to dogs, cats, birds and other small animals. Jacy Bradley, DN

Lifestyles 2/5/2023, 12:00pm

Amy’s Pet Spa opens in Muncie to pamper your pet

On the corner of South Cherry and West Adams, husky howls and barking can be heard in the air, though usually only for a few minutes. On that corner in downtown Muncie, sits Amy’s Pet Spa.  Owner Amy Shears has been busy since she opened in November 2022, and her business is only growing. Kelley Stewart, Shears’ neighbor and owner of Sit-Stay-Play Pet Grooming Kelley Stewart, recently broke her wrist, leaving Shears to help Stewart’s clients in the midst of a pet grooming shortage. 


Lifestyles 1/29/2023, 12:00pm

Ball State fraternity sweethearts discuss their roles

Sigma Chi fraternity brothers stand in the formal room, waiting for a special girl to arrive. A white rose, the fraternity’s flower, is handed to her as the brothers serenade her with their sweetheart song and welcome her into the fraternity. She is now their sweetheart.


Lifestyles 1/28/2023, 12:00pm

Five gym etiquette rules to follow when working out

With 52 percent of Americans’ New Year’s resolutions being to exercise more, according to Statistica, and 12 percent of new gym members starting in January, according to RunRepeat, gyms have been filling up. This means new people to fitness centers, some who don’t know the “unwritten rules” of the gym. Here are five rules of gym etiquette for all those visiting the gym.


Study Abroad: 1/24/2023, 10:00am

The top 10 study abroad locations offered by Ball State

For the last couple years, COVID-19 has been an excuse for dismissing travel plans due to borders being closed and high chances of getting sick. Though COVID-19 is still a problem all over the world, life is beginning to return to normal, and with that, more study abroad opportunities are opening.


1/15/2023, 12:00pm

Need a little help keeping your New Year’s resolutions? Consider making it a habit with these five tips.

 New Year’s resolutions are supposed to correlate with the renewal of the year and its seasonal cycle; new beginnings are the cue for a person to grow and change. However, despite people’s best intentions, a study performed by the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health found that about two-thirds of people in the U.K. and Australia gave up on their New Year’s resolutions within the first month of 2021.


11/10/2022, 4:00pm

Ball State School of Theatre and Dance show off creativity with their take on Into The Woods

“It’s all the stories that we know and love and the childhood fairy tales that we grew up with … and so, kind of seeing them in a new way is really exciting,” said Payten Romig, third-year student assistant director of "Into the Woods." The unique direction of BSU School of Theatre and Dance's latest production tells an old story to a new generation with renewed depth.


10/30/2022, 2:00pm

Muncie's Spiritual Side

The spiritual arts are alive and well in Muncie, and three women share their experience, abilities, and their journeys to discover themselves and how to contribute to the world around them.


10/29/2022, 10:00am

Taking the Stage

John Marsh, a Ball State/Indiana Academy history professor and Jenni Marsh, president and CEO of Heart of Indiana United Way, moonlight as a dynamic playwright duo. Their newest work, "Cat's Pajamas," premiered as a staged reading on Oct. 20.


10/24/2022, 10:00am

The World of Exotic Animals

Ron Billingsley hosted the Indiana Exotic Pet Expo on Sept. 25, and will host the next one on Nov. 27. Several members of the Muncie exotic pet community share their stories and what the community means to them.