Senator Ozzie Kazarian, a new applicant of the Off-Campus Caucus, gives a presentation to the Ball State Student Government Association over Zoom Jan. 19, 2022. Kazarian was previously a part of the Organizational Caucus. Richard Kahn, Screenshot Capture

Ball State SGA welcomes four new senators

Ball State's Student Government Association (SGA) had its first meeting of the spring 2022 semester Jan. 19. Four new senator applicants were voted on in the meeting. The applicants were Ozzie Kazarian, Trent McKenzie, Clarrisa Carrigan and Shelby Alexander.

Andrew Gustin, owner of Ameliorate Records and curator of "Two Minutes in Indiana" poses with his guitar Jan. 17, 2022. Gustin played his own track called "Willow Tree" on the album alongside individual compositions from 19 other Indiana musicians. Andrew Gustin, Photo Provided

Music artists share original compositions on living in Indiana

Eric Salazar knew after a high school jazz band bass clarinet solo what he wanted to do with the rest of his life. After his Brownsburg High School band director Joe Vrabec credited him as the reason the band won a judge’s choice award from a 2007 Purdue University jazz competition, he said he wanted to become a music performer to “help people feel their feelings and help people through music.”

Freshman center Payton Sparks (5) shoots a free throw against Buffalo on Jan. 14, 2022, at Worthen Arena in Muncie, IN. Sparks was 8-9 in free throws during the game. Amber Pietz, DN

3 takeaways from Ball State's loss to Toledo

 Ball State Men's Basketball traveled to Toledo and lost 83-70 for its third consecutive loss against Mid-American Conference opponents. The young Cardinals have been tested early on in conference play, as they have gone against three top teams in the MAC. 

Participants march Jan. 20, 2020, for Ball State's MLK Unity March down McKinley Avenue. 2020's march was the only other Unity March in the past five years besides 2022's scheduled march because other marches were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and poor weather. Bailey Cline, DN File

Ball State's Unity Week 2022 schedule

Ball State's 42nd annual Unity Week celebration is kicking off in January this year, beginning with the observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The week will welcome more in-person gatherings than last year, including the signature Unity March, and will end with the Jan. 22 Beneficence Conference.

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