David Polaski is a junior journalism and telecommunications major and writes ‘Dave’s Digs’ for the Daily News.
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Ball State can’t end the intelligent design discussion without first having it. In May 2013, the university began investigating a Honors College course accused of teaching intelligent design, which received national attention and resulted in a decision by a private panel of four people. Late July, University President Jo Ann Gora made a definitive statement that could have ended the conversation about the course and its professor, Eric Hedin, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy.
An open letter, My students often ask me, “Why should we, Americans, care about Ukraine and the Ukrainians?
In lieu of writing a slate endorsement, the Daily News invited Cardinal Connection and Empower to write letters to the editor for why students should vote for them.
There is no clear winner in a verbal death match between two hardcore believers with opposite perspectives.That was pretty evident in the Creationism debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham — one known as the educational Science Guy and one known as the founder of the Creation Museum. After more than two hours of debating, neither admitted defeat.
I sat amid 1,200 climate activists in a noisy conference room, patiently waiting for former Vice President Al Gore to speak at the 23rd Climate Leader training last summer. Feeling nervous but relieved, I knew that I wasn’t sitting alone as a young leader. As it was my first leadership conference, I didn’t know what to expect, but I was excited to be part of the global cultural movement.
_Matt McKinney is a junior journalism major and writes ‘Killer Crossover’ for the Daily News. His views do not necessarily reflect those of the newspaper.
_David Polaski is a junior journalism and telecommunications major and writes ‘Dave’s Digs’ for the Daily News.
The most terrifying aspect of study abroad is knowing it’s time to make friends all over again, an act that gets harder with age.It’s even harder in a foreign language.
There are two types of people in this world. There are the those who watch the Super Bowl for the game and those who watch the Super Bowl solely for the commercials.
Muncie, IN (WCRD Weather) -- Ever wonder why model forecasts and extended forecasts change? Michael Behrens has the explanation.
Ball State has found its young anchor four matches into the season, but the offense will collapse unless veterans step up to balance the attack.
Unlike most everyday objects, guns are specifically designed to harm. A hammer is intended to beat a nail. A kitchen knife is designed to chop up food. But, guns are intended to hurt.
It’s true, 2013 was a good year for fashion. Pantone’s color of the year — emerald green —swept the streets, Rick Owens brought stomping to the runway, Prada cast a black model for the first time in 20 years and Kate Middleton continued to make me weep happy tears with every flawless outfit she sported.
Last year was a big year for technology and tech enthusiasts, but every year since year one has been a big year for tech. Moore’s law keeps bringing the ruckus and providing us with cool stuff, so I want to take a look at two favorite developments from 2013.
When a poster boy for the London 2012 Olympics came out Monday, people rushed to dictate his sexual orientation.
This year’s American Music Awards were pretty standard until Justin Timberlake went on stage and gave his best imitation of Rihanna’s mom. The “20/20” singer did his best Barbados accent saying how proud Rihanna’s mom is of “‘da icon she is.”
Sorry Biebs, Katy Perry just passed you!
Faculty Council chairperson Kip Shawger has it right — Ball State prides itself on being non-discriminatory. We were disappointed that Ball State didn’t step forward at the same time as Indiana University to show disapproval for House Joint Resolution 6, which would define marriage as between a man and a woman in the state constitution. The resolution already puts Indiana forward as an extremely conservative state that clearly won’t accept all kinds of people.
Bianka Teeters is a junior elementary education major and writes ‘Chalk Talk’ for the Daily News.