As summer draws near, music festivals and artists typically blast social media and their websites with promotional videos and pre-sale ticket options. But social distancing guidelines issued to stop the spread of COVID-19 — a disease that has taken the lives of more than 323,000 globally — has taken center stage. Although many fans are sympathetic to the regulations, they are bummed at the slew of music festivals and concerts that are either being cancelled or postponed. Many are worried about the long-term impact of the pandemic on the music scene.
With dreamy, soft vocals over a relaxed electronic beat, it’s difficult not to fall head-over-heels in love with pop duo X Lovers. This duo consists of London Jackson and Jacob Ames. They are childhood best friends who met in fourth grade in their hometown of Nevada City, California, and have been inseparable since then. Jackson is the vocalist and tends to most of the songwriting while Ames produces all their music. They are stars on the rise and — in my eyes — they deserve more appreciation.
The reopening of the New York Stock Exchange, disregard for social distancing rules during the Memorial Day weekend, White House failing to meet its testing goals in nursing homes, the death of black man in Minneapolis and SpaceX’s first-ever launch of NASA astronauts make up this week’s five national stories.
Eid al-Fitr celebrations, the new travel restrictions on Brazil, protests in Hong Kong, the Israeli prime minister’s corruption trial and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on work to keep alive a nearly extinct subspecies of rhino make up this week’s five international stories.
After closing dine-in services for more than a month in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Queer Chocolatier co-owner Morgan Roddy shared concerns online May 4 about the business' financial situation. In response, community members raised more than $10,000 in donations for the store.
The Boy Scouts of America Troop 22 in Muncie walked the grounds of the Beech Grove Cemetery Thursday to plant flags in honor of fallen veterans — a tradition started about six years ago to celebrate Memorial Day.
This April, much like she had done in the past 10 years, Stephanie Onieal held a poetry activity for her second-grade students over the Zoom video conference platform.
I wasn’t ready to go. I stood looking at a fiery sunset as it descended behind the Spanish Sierra Nevada mountains. In front of the mountains, hundreds of colorful panderías, apartments and plazas dotted Granada. My heart felt heavy as I took in the view. That night, I said my final goodbye to this Spanish scene.
Lucina Ball Moxley, granddaughter of one of the five Ball Brothers, died March 25. At age 101, Moxley was the oldest living member of the Ball Family at the time.
Regular on-campus professors began operating solely online after Ball State President Geoffrey Mearns announced early March the university would forgo in-person classes for the rest of semester to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Many professors handled the transition differently.
The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) recognized all Indiana teachers collectively as the 2021 Teacher of the Year, according to a press release from the department.
White House aides defending the president’s use of a potentially fatal malaria drug, updates on the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, flooding in the Midwest, the pandemic affecting communion rituals and the 2020 Webby Awards make up this week’s five national stories.
Ball State President Geoffrey Mearns sent a campus-wide email Tuesday to students regarding the U.S. Department of Education funding for students in need through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was passed by Congress March 27.
An independent probe into WHO’s management during the virus outbreak, how churches in Italy have opened up for public masses, virus cases in French schools days after they opened, local leaders resisting reopening in Mexico and clashes in Hong Kong’s legislature make up this week’s five international stories.
Restaurants across Indiana can now start to open their dining rooms to 50 percent capacity as of May 11, but some restaurants in the Village are waiting to make sure their policies are in line with the state requirements before they open their dining rooms.