Opinion editor and second-year journalism major Kate Farr poses for a photo surrounded by some of her favorite music items while wearing a Ghost tour T-shirt Sept. 25 in the photojournalism studio. Mya Cataline, DN
Opinion editor and second-year journalism major Kate Farr poses for a photo surrounded by some of her favorite music items while wearing a Ghost tour T-shirt Sept. 25 in the photojournalism studio. Mya Cataline, DN

Mental Health 9/27/2023, 7:49pm

Music helped me cope

As my own form of unconventional therapy, music kept me alive.

9/25/2023, 10:00am

Being a cat owner has improved my quality of life

When there is a cat in my life, I feel better. They bring me joy that is more apt than any television show, movie, hobby, class or even some people can bring me. And this isn’t just something that I feel either. I am not alone in this.

9/12/2023, 10:00am

What Am I Apologizing For?

I have apologized for many things. Things I had absolutely nothing to do with. And if I had a nickel for every time? I’d absolutely be rich. There is a tendency to apologize for things that we have no control over. And I want it to end, or at least for the narrative to change. Not just for my sake, but for the sake of others.

9/4/2023, 2:03pm

The crumbling division of church and state

Today, we are faced with a religious enthusiasm that seeks faith to serve a foundational role in government. Politicians and judicial leaders are more heavily interweaving their beliefs into places they don’t belong. There is no religious test to hold office, so why allow religion to intersect with the crucial legislative action that affects every citizen?

Censorship 8/30/2023, 12:22pm

A case of censorship: revising Roald Dahl’s books

In February of this year, many of Roald Dahl’s famed children's books were re-released in Britain, but not without some rewrites and revisions first. Should we be updating any and all literature, especially posthumously, for readers today? Is it pushing a certain agenda that not everyone stands on common ground with? Or, could measures of censorship even be promoting an all-or-nothing mindset?

SGA 5/22/2023, 9:05am

OUR VIEW: SGA didn’t RISE to the challenge

Every year, The Daily News assigns a grade to the outgoing Student Government Association (SGA) executive slate based on how effective it was in accomplishing its goals, along with its impact on the Ball State community. This year’s slate, RISE, consisted of Tina Nguyen, who completed her second term as President of SGA and Vice President Monet Lindstrand, who will be returning as vice president in the 2023-24 school year. RISE ran on the main points of increasing diversity, improving campus transportation, increasing awareness for sexual assault and raising student wages. 

Graduation 5/3/2023, 10:06am

Far from in Between

Now, I can say I take tremendous pride in being Mexican-American. I take pride in showing people that even though I don’t look like what society perceives as an average Hispanic, that doesn’t make me any less Mexican or less American. I take pride in being a first-generation Mexican-American. My parents gave up a lot in their life to give me a lifestyle in America, and I am not afraid to show people my heritage. 

Graduation 5/2/2023, 10:02am

Good Luck, and Please Mess it Up

We are not supposed to be perfect. We are not supposed to never fail. Making mistakes is the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but I’ve walked away with so many valuable lessons because of it.

Graduation 5/1/2023, 10:15am

How I found myself through journalism

Needless to say, there were difficult moments and times when, with tears, I had to dig deep and learn to believe in myself. It was in those moments, as well as the joyful moments, where I saw glimpses of the person I was at my core again. It was because of these moments that I am beginning to feel like myself again.

Academics 4/10/2023, 7:55am

Establishing Boundaries with Academia

I have witnessed firsthand how academic validation can cause students anxiety and unneeded stress. Many of my closest friends in high school felt the need for academic validation that I do. Those same friends often were so focused on getting the perfect grades that they didn’t have a life outside of the classroom.

NCAA Women's Basketball National Championship 4/8/2023, 4:45pm

COBB: Two steps forward, one step backward

One might think that these accomplishments would be the main story to come out of this game, but you would be wrong...in the closing minutes of the game, LSU, fans and even Iowa knew the game was over. This prompted Reese to taunt Clark, using the "you can't see me" gesture, popularized by WWE wrestler John Cena. Next, she pointed at her hand signaling she was ready for the ring. 

SB 480 4/5/2023, 4:00pm

OPINION: Indiana politicians back out when it counts

When Senate Bill 480 goes into law, this life-saving care will become unavailable for all trans Hoosiers under the age of 18 in the state of Indiana. Many of our legislators have decided to go against the advice of medical professionals to ensure their bigotry becomes the standard by which all Hoosier parents must abide.