Angelica Gonzalez


2022 Midterm Elections: Candidate Spotlights

Nov. 8 midterm Election Day is almost here. Before you go to the polls, check out what candidates in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, as well as Indiana Secretary of State race stand for.

Vintage Pop-Up Shop

One group of college students came together last weekend to set up the “Vintage Pop-Up” shop that sold a variety of clothes, comic books, action figures and music.

Ball State Spanish professor works to modernize classic literature with podcast ‘Pod Quixote'

Nearly 400 years ago, Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes wrote "Don Quixote," a novel that has since become the fifth-most translated book in the world, according to Babbel Magazine, and continues to inspire discussion of modern social issues. Despite its age, one Ball State professor felt inspired to pass along the story's seemingly timeless message to people from Cervantes' work today. Stephen Hessel, Ball State associate professor of Spanish, decided to create a podcast, "Pod Quixote,” to speak to other Cervantes experts. 

Ball State first-generation graduates reflect on their experiences

Set to be the first person in her family to graduate with a college degree, Lauren Kamykowski, senior political science and French double major, has learned every first-generation college student faces their own challenges “that impede their academic success in one way or another.”

Ball State Spanish professor and Colombian author won the Ambroggio Prize

In October 2020, Jennifer Rathbun, professor of Spanish and chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Classics, decided to reach out to a longtime work friend and Colombian author, Carlos Aguasaco. Rathbun saw the Academy of American Poets was accepting applications for the Ambroggio Prize, a $1,000 publication prize given to book-length poetry collections originally written in Spanish with an English translation, and thought Aguasaco’s book “Cardinal In My Window with a Mask on its Beak” would make for a good submission.