OPINION


A protester holds up a sign reading, "Our Bodies, Our Choice" outside the Indiana Capital Building in Indianapolis, Indiana. A bill to outlaw abortion (with limited exceptions) in Indiana is set to be passed Sept. 15
A protester holds up a sign reading, "Our Bodies, Our Choice" outside the Indiana Capital Building in Indianapolis, Indiana. A bill to outlaw abortion (with limited exceptions) in Indiana is set to be passed Sept. 15

SB 1 9/20/2022, 5:00pm

In a Post-Roe World, I am Afraid to Fall in Love

I might be navigating a future of childlessness amid the illegalization of abortion.

Now, motherhood is a life to be dictated by the whim of state policymakers, rather than a woman’s own free will. 


SB 1 9/19/2022, 5:00pm

Letter to the Editor: The Effects of Roe's Fall

Indiana’s state legislature is 82 percent male, and they overwhelmingly voted in favor of removing ALL exceptions and against expanding access to sexual education, contraception, which prevents unplanned pregnancies and the abortions they purport to want to stop, did not listen to most Hoosiers. 


9/12/2022, 10:00pm

Another Chance For Damage

The message of this tale is simple: people should not go to events that they do not agree with. And the fact of the matter is that people have been attending Sister Cindy’s sermons to protest her contested views; however, these protests may be the fuel that allows Sister Cindy to become more popular with each passing day.


First-Gen 9/3/2022, 12:00pm

The Prison of Perfectionism

Whether I was gravitating toward the approval of my parental figures or being the go-to-person for everyone when they were down or in need of assistance, I adopted a lifestyle of being a perfectionist — a lifestyle that consisted of being there for others as much as I wished someone was there for me. 


Autism 8/28/2022, 9:00am

My autism is not a tragedy.

Society has used inappropriate language to describe autism; using demeaning and belittling language to then build up a narrative of someone “heroically” overcoming their disability. This is one of the reasons why I despise shows like “America’s Got Talent” so much for how they depict people with autism. We are just trying to do the same things that neurotypical people do; our path to doing it is just different.


Opinion 7/30/2022, 10:00am

JOSLIN: Homophobia unacceptable in the face of growing monkeypox concerns

Monkeypox is mostly spread through person-to-person contact, including during sexual contact. It can also spread through touching objects, especially if it is shared by two or more people, and also by contact with an animal that has been infected with monkeypox. Monkeypox is not a sexually transmitted disease, and it can be spread through other non-sexual means.


Roe v. Wade 6/29/2022, 6:00pm

JOSLIN: Is this the end of Privacy?

My mom noted something when we talked about the ruling in the privacy of our home. She noted how her grandmother was not even able to open a checking account whenever she was starting a family in the 1940s and 1950s, and how she was scared that women’s rights in this country would regress following this decision.


Muncie and Ball State origins 6/13/2022, 5:30pm

SMEDLEY: Home is where the heart is

SMEDLEY: After living in Muncie for 19 years, my appreciation for the town that raised me has grown into a full-fledged adoration for not only Muncie but a newfound respect for Ball State University.


Gun Control 6/12/2022, 12:00pm

WILLIAMS: 2022: A time of crisis

WILLIAMS: In the wake of the shooting in Uvalde, Texas, that killed 19 people, among a reported 245 other shootings in 2022, a change must be made to the current gun control laws.


sports photography 5/11/2022, 1:06pm

A journal from a photojournalist: My first year

The more I shot sports, the more I seemed to find myself. When I came to college I felt lost. Not because I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life, but because I didn’t really know who I was anymore. I lost myself in high school and being at the Daily News helped me find my place and my people.


opinion 5/5/2022, 8:00pm

OUR VIEW: Striving for what?

The editorial board hopes the RISE ticket can further the progress Strive has made and cement itself as SGA leadership that listens to the student body, however, with Strive’s term ended, we must assign the previous slate an incomplete grade.


opinion 5/5/2022, 7:00pm

OUR VIEW: The Daily News' point-by-point analysis of Strive's year in office

When campaigning to become the 2021-22 Student Government Association (SGA) executive slate, Strive promised to concentrate on four different focuses. Strive was the first slate to successfully be elected on focuses rather than platform points, earning 460 votes, or about 70 percent of student voter support, with the remaining votes going to the no confidence option.


Opinion 5/1/2022, 4:00pm

Happily Ever After

After years of believing I didn’t deserve to lead this paper, I am proud to say my story has a happily ever after, because now, I finally believe I deserved it all along.


Opinion 4/30/2022, 4:00pm

The Curtain Call

It’s never too late to get involved with student media, but my one regret is that I didn’t do it sooner, especially since I am graduating in three years instead of four.


Opinion 4/28/2022, 5:00pm

Choosing Gratitude

The pandemic has unfortunately become so ingrained into everyone’s experiences that I think a lot of us would rather not think about how life could have gone without it.


Opinion 4/22/2022, 4:00pm

Single-Use Planet

Single-use plastics make our lives easier and more convenient, and that’s why we love them, but it’s important not to lose sight of why corporations love them. It’s not for the same reason we do.