OPINION


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. 


Opinion 4/21/2022, 4:00pm

A Love Letter to Mother Earth

While the past 52 years have pushed some waves of environmentalism ashore, those who celebrate you  will always inevitably be squandered by the overwhelmingly selfish population. 


Opinion 4/18/2022, 5:00pm

No Confidence

 The fact that we have allowed SGA’s reputation to sink this low is embarrassing, disappointing and infuriating.  


Opinion 4/13/2022, 10:00am

Cruelty is the Point

What is the “Don’t Say Gay” bill supposed to show kids in America? That the things we don’t want to talk about will go away if we shove our heads in the sand?  


Opinion 4/12/2022, 3:00pm

Unbound

To the administrators, parents and government officials in charge of making these decisions: banning books does more harm than good.  


Opinion 3/10/2022, 10:00am

Hiding in the Shadows

Women aren’t taught “what’s next” when they choose not to have kids or are unable — they are simply asked “why?”


Black History Month 2/28/2022, 6:08pm

OUR VIEW: More than a Month

More than a century ago, Carter G. Woodson traveled from his home in Washington, D.C. to Chicago, where he celebrated the 50th anniversary of emancipation with thousands of other Black Americans at Chicago Coliseum. The exhibits inside commemorated Black achievements since the abolition of slavery, and what Woodson saw inspired him to highlight and memorialize Black heritage while educating others through developing curriculum, journals and organizations dedicated to Black History.