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news 3/4/2021, 3:00pm

Ball State international students from China share their feelings about COVID-19

In March 2020, Ball State students had their classes moved online, and many had to decide whether to isolate in Muncie or move back home with their families. For international students, the process was complicated by travel bans and visa restrictions. Some Chinese students studying at Ball State have decided to return home after the spring 2021 semester ends, changing their original plans of applying to graduate school in the United States. 


news 3/2/2021, 7:50pm

Strive wins Ball State's 2021 election

After three weeks of campaigning as the only slate to run, Strive won the 2021 election. The slate secured 71 percent of the vote, with the no confidence vote receiving 29 percent.


news 2/28/2021, 11:08pm

Ball State BSA holds 53rd annual Unity Pageant

Three weeks removed from the conclusion of Ball State’s Unity Week, the Black Student Association’s (BSA) 53rd annual Unity Pageant kicked off in person on Sunday evening at Pruis Hall, as well as on Zoom.


news 2/26/2021, 10:00am

Ball State student Taylor Hall shares her passion for activism and music

When Kent Millard attended civil rights marches in the 1960s, he was taught to link arms with fellow protesters so no one would be separated from the group. Millard knew attending marches and protests could be dangerous even though participants were nonviolent. Trainers told him what to do in the face of violent retaliation.


news 2/25/2021, 9:00am

Ball State president reflects on prosecuting Oklahoma City bombing case with Merrick Garland

The courtroom was full every day — standing-room-only full. Journalists filled every available chair, leaving members of the public to crowd in where they could for a trial that weighed heavily on the nation. It was 1997, and Terry Nichols stood accused for the role it was believed he played in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people — the worst act of terrorism on U.S. soil prior to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. 


news 2/24/2021, 10:00pm

Strive SGA slate participates in final debate

The Strive student government association (SGA) slate participated in its final debate before the spring 2021 election. Presidential candidate Tina Nguyen and Vice Presidential candidate Chiara Biddle said they are hoping to meet with hall councils and other on-campus organizations.


video 2/23/2021, 3:50pm

VIDEO: Ball State vs Akron Highlights

Ball State Cardinals faced off against the Akron Zips Friday, February 19th. Both teams put up a well fought battle with the final score being Ball State: 79 and Akron: 88.


news 2/23/2021, 10:00am

Five national stories of the week

The U.S. tops 500,000 COVID-19 deaths, Virginia lawmakers vote to abolish the death penalty, Biden boosts pandemic lending to small businesses, the Supreme Court won't halt the turnover of Trump's tax records and the wife of "El Chapo" has been arrested on U.S. drug charges make up this week's five national news stories. 


news 2/22/2021, 10:00am

Five international stories of the week

The United Kingdom announces new goals for every adult to get their first shot of a COVID-19 vaccine by July 31, protests in Myanmar grow despite military threats of lethal force, Argentina's health minister resigns, a Moscow court rejects opposition leader Alexei Navalny's appeal of his prison sentence and Iran plans to allow less access to its nuclear program make up this week's five international stories.


news 2/19/2021, 2:38pm

Muncie police investigating three deaths

 The Muncie Police Department put out the following statement: On Feb. 19 at approximately 11:35 a.m., the Muncie police received a call advising that deceased subjects were located at 2533 N. Elgin St. Apt. 3. Officers responded to the scene and discovered that three subjects were deceased. The investigation is currently ongoing and more information will be available at a later time.