Blake Chapman


Ball State Baseball sweeps Ohio in weekend series

The Ball State Cardinals (33-17, 17-5 MAC) swept the Ohio Bobcats (16-30, 10-13 MAC) at the Ball Diamond at First Merchants Ballpark Complex this weekend in a series of three games which included the third no-hitter in school history.

'The Odyssey' hosts first launch party for publication

Campus publication "The Odyssey" hosted its first launch party for its yearly issue. The party featured spoken word poetry read from the publication as well as shirts, posters and copies of the publication for those who attended.

How It's Played S3E4: Bowser Takes Over Nintendo

Welcome to this week's episode of How It's Played! This week we are discussing the recent change in leadership at our family friendly, and fan favorite company, Nintendo. Reggie Fils-Aime recently decided to retire from being Nintendo's President. How will this affect the company and what will happen from here on out? All of this and more on this week's episode of How It's Played.

Cardinal Esports looks to bring athletic collegiate gaming to Ball State

 An international pastime with over a billion dollars in annual revenue, an audience of 380 million spectators and 588 major events across the world is impressive on its own. When considering that this sport’s athletes compete in front of computer monitors, hands gripped to keyboards and mice, it sounds like something out of an Orson Scott Card novel. However, throughout Asia, North America and Europe, esports have become a reality for millions of fans. 

The Oscars are facing certain doom, here's how to fix it

It was not a very positive 2018 for the Academy, which included hosts stepping down, backlash about whatever that “popular film” category was supposed to be and the decision to not honor some of the most integral members of the filmmaking process. Controversy aside, the program has also been losing viewership consistently over the last five years. With some fresh ideas and a couple risks, the Oscars could be well on their way back into the spotlight.

Inside the ‘Kingdom Hearts 3’ pop-up shop in Disney Springs

In preparation for the highly anticipated release of Kingdom Hearts 3 on December 29, Disney Parks has opened a pop-up shop in their lakefront shopping center Disney Springs. The small store is located in the heart of Disney Springs and features plenty of memorabilia along with a 15-minute demo of the new installment in the franchise. I recently traveled to Orlando around Christmas to visit family and luckily got the chance to experience the store and all it had to offer.

‘DUMMY BOY’ stands with unbalanced, crooked legs

There are many aspects of 6ix9ine’s music that work for a very niche  audience. Unfortunately, that fact is proven time and time again when  listening to his first studio album and its lack of strong originality.  If this happens to be the last we hear of 6ix9ine in the foreseeable  future, DUMMY BOY is not the caliber of work he should be remembered by. 

‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ creator Stephen Hillenburg dies of ALS at 57

Hillenburg was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, otherwise known as ALS, in March of 2017 and died of neurological complications at his home in Southern California. Nickelodeon tweeted the news today stating, “We are sad to share the news of the passing of Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of SpongeBob SquarePants. Today, we are observing a moment of silence to honor his life and work.” Nickelodeon went on to say that the characters and world Hillenburg created, “will long stand as a reminder of the value of optimism, friendship and the limitless power of imagination.”