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Cardinal Greenways 5K returns this summer with a new course

Cardinal Greenways is hosting a series of events — starting with the “Cardinal 5K” — that offer multiple different methods of getting active, as well as different options for people looking to compete or enjoy time exercising with their families.


Ball Brothers Foundation begins funding Project Sybertooth

Within the last few months, two cyber attacks have crippled entire industries in the United States. One attack threatened a gas shortage on the East Coast and another threatened a meat shortage across the country. With cybercrime on the rise, many people, including Muncie locals and Ball State students, wonder how it can affect them. 


Minnetrista brings Muncie the full Bob Ross experience

With shirts, socks and even breath mints made in Bob Ross’ likeness, his calm demeanor and positive outlook appear to have captivated people nearly 26 years after his death. From 1983 to 1994—the run time of his show, “The Joy of Painting”— Ross became a household name. Then, a few years ago, his name resurfaced and became more iconic in popular culture. 


Muncie Pride hosts first in-person kickoff event

With a buzz of traffic noise around them at Cornerstone Park in downtown Muncie, participants in the Pride Kickoff event created a meaningful experience the evening of June 3 to celebrate and uplift the LGBTQ community in Muncie.


Big Monkey Fighting Radioactive Lizard: The good, the bad, and the disappointing

Everyone likes a good movie, but what exactly makes a movie good? That’s definitely a topic for debate. A movie can easily be so bad that it’s good. One example being The Room which is objectively a horrible movie, but that attribute is what makes it so entertaining and elevated it to a cult classic. Sadly though, not all bad movies get this honor, like Cats— which is just plain bad. A simple way to find both objectively and subjectively “good” movies is to check both critic reviews and audience reviews. Rotten Tomatoes gives you both for a reason. So, why in the world am I talking about this? Big monkey fighting radioactive lizard, that’s why. Godzilla vs. Kong for those of you who didn’t immediately get it.


Remixed Minisode: Lil Nas X stirs up controversy

  Welcome back to another minisode of Remixed! In this episode, join Sam as he discusses the controversy surrounding Lil Nas X's new single, MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name) and Sam's thoughts on it! Tune in as we discuss all this and more on this week's minisode! Hosts: Sam Shipe Edited by: Sam Shipe Graphic by: Emily Hanes


Input 2 S9E4: King Kong vs. Godzilla

  Welcome back to another episode of Input 2! In this episode, join us as we discuss the anticipated Godzilla vs. Kong movie! Who will win? How did King Kong and Godzilla come about? Tune in to find out the history of the two characters, outcomes, and theories about the film, and more on this week's episode of Input 2! Hosts: Dylan Walter, Sam Shipe, and Blake Chapman Edited by: Dylan Walter Graphic by: Kellyn Harrison


Remixed Minisode: 2021 Grammy Awards

  Welcome back to another mini-episode of Remixed! In this minisode, join us as we discuss the 2021 Grammy awards! Who was nominated, who won, and what kind of controversies surrounded this year's awards? Tune in to find out and more on this week's minisode! Hosts: Sam Shipe Edited by: Sam Shipe Graphic by: Emily Hanes