Mackenzie Rupp

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Students and staff look ahead to asynchronous finals week

Rather than pulling all-nighters with study groups and hoping to find open spots in campus testing labs, Ball State students will experience the fall 2020 semester’s finals week from their own homes, completing tests in front of a webcam monitor.


Political Commentary: 5 Reasons to Adopt a Black Cat

Growing up I heard stories of black cats running under ladders and breaking mirrors causing bad luck. The person who let me in on the secret witchcraft of black cats also threw salt over their shoulder if a grain of it spilled on any surface but their plate. It is a pretty common superstition to think black cats are a bad omen, but thinking it could cause misfortune or death has led to the substantial decrease in appeal for the furry creatures. Because of this, and several other factors, black cats struggle to get adopted. 


History Behind Beneficence

A statue called Abraham Lincoln, located on the first floor, was created by Daniel Chester French in 1912. French is also responsible for Beneficence, as well as the Lincoln Memorial. 


Political Commentary: 'Fake News' Hurts

“Fake news” is a term many Americans have come to know all too well. The term is meant to represent false information but has been morphed into a political tool to disavow legitimate journalism as a whole. I became familiar with the term during the 2016 election. My interest in politics and journalism grew together. To me, this November’s election is almost a matter of life and death. If you can vote, please take the time to do so. It will be worth the outcome.


Students prepare to vote

Election day is less than three weeks away, and the Ball State Democrats and Republicans have been helping students register.