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Abstraction: Undecided students need support

As an undecided student, heading face first into my first year of college, I have realized one thing: I care about what people around me think. That goes for the adults who’ve encouraged me, the peers who’ve gotten to know me, the strangers who may eventually know me and everyone in between. 


opinion 9/16/2019, 12:00pm

Blake’s Beats: Why I’m regretfully excited about the NFL season

Sundays used to be a holy day. The living room was my church, and I prayed with conviction to the altar of National Football League.  I would stroll into the old RCA Dome with my grandfather, knowing nothing else other than I was happy if the team with blue horseshoes on their helmets won, and I was so unreasonably sad if they lost.   I was blissfully ignorant to the carnage happening in front of me, and behind the scenes too.


opinion 9/13/2019, 4:07pm

Brutally Honest: Petty energy

The 2020 presidential race is already underway, with the third Democrat debate Thursday night. This was the first time all 10 candidates were on the same stage, and this was something many people, including myself, were happy to see. Having two different nights for all the candidates was exhausting and confusing. Going in, I hoped to hear more about gun control regulations and medicare. While immediately off the bat, Medicare was brought up, gun control was only briefly mentioned. Not only that, all I felt I got out of last nights’ debate was a lot pettiness.


opinion 9/6/2019, 10:00am

Odds and Ends: A freshman year fable

As I begin my second year at Ball State it is clear to me now that these stressors never truly evaporate, but that does not mean tactics to repress them are nonexistent. So for any freshman out there currently flying by the seat of their pants without a semester plan, you are not alone. Relax, sit up straight and do not take this advice with a grain of salt, it might just save your education or even your health.


opinion 9/3/2019, 3:06pm

Open-Minded: The Amazon is not in its prime

The Amazon is on fire, as most people know by now. However, most people are completely unaware that these fires have been happening all year — in fact, there have already been 70,000 individual fires, according to National Geographic and Brazil's National Institute for Space Research. 


opinion 9/2/2019, 12:00pm

Unspoken: The other white meat

Getting your protein from animals is just so 2000s nowadays, and Burger King is keeping up with this trend. On August 8, the fast food chain announced it would start serving a meatless, plant-based patty called the Impossible Whopper for a limited time at more than 7,000 locations across America. I decided to try this new plant-based patty out.


8/26/2019, 12:00pm

Open-Minded: Critical currents

Growing up in Westfield, Indiana, I knew we had a newspaper but I never read it. I usually just watched the local news in Indianapolis – which I don’t really constitute as “local” – and read about global events online.  But, this summer I had the amazing opportunity to intern for one of those newspapers I never really read – the Current. 


opinion 8/20/2019, 12:00pm

Loud and Clear: 6 things I learned from studying abroad

This June I was given the wonderful opportunity to study abroad in Japan. I have always wanted to go, and after I took my first Japanese language class, I thought it would be even more rewarding to be able to experience the culture and practice my new skills. 


Opinion 8/9/2019, 12:00pm

Unspoken: Summertime blues

This summer, I decided to go into the great unknown, and in all honesty, it sucked. But I learned more than ever that it is the small, redeeming moments you have to latch onto to make the mundane, everyday moments seem a little more worth it.


Opinion 6/25/2019, 12:00pm

Unspoken: Homophobia in the archdiocese

On June 23 a letter posted to the Cathedral High School website by the school’s Board Chairman Matt Cohoat and President Rob Bridges explained that after 22 months of discussion with Archbishop Charles C. Thompson, it would be no longer employing a teacher in an open, same-sex marriage.


Opinion 5/28/2019, 12:00pm

Chai: School is not a war zone

I feel lucky because I was not killed in a school shooting. In 2019, students attending the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, STEM School Highlands Ranch in Colorado, Savannah State University in Georgia, and many more were not.


opinion 4/16/2019, 12:00pm

Loud and Clear: Hellfire

“Like fire. Hellfire.”  These lyrics from the song “Hellfire,” from the movie “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” scorched into my brain the moment I found out the Notre Dame in Paris, France was burning.