Most Friday nights, Brandon Warren would typically stay out late. However, on May 5, 2017, his instincts told him he needed to go home early.
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Planning for Valentine’s Day is not always the easiest job, especially if you live on campus and you don’t know Muncie very well.
Lather, rinse and repeat.
For those who love the sight of snow but hate the chilly temperatures that come with it, there are easy solutions to fulfill your longing for the frozen water.
Welcoming customers into a room full of warming scents from lavender to vanilla, Debbie’s Handmade Soap in downtown Muncie offers its customers a new way of lathering their skin with the shop’s handmade soap.
In hopes of starting a conversation about today’s perception of mental illnesses, junior theatre production major Lauren Aldaba submitted the play “Sunday, Sunday” by Sandra Fenichel Asher as a possible performance for the Department of Theatre and Dance last year.
In Indiana, popcorn companies have been popping up since 1952, starting with Orville Redenbacher.
Editor's note: Muncie Origins is a Ball State Daily News series profiling various businesses that originated in Muncie.
Every year, the Black Student Association, BSA, chooses a new theme for their Black History Month events in February.
For many, like director Michael Daehn, “Winnie the Pooh” is bringing nostalgia with it to Ball State, but not for sophomore Jake Letts, who ironically plays Pooh. Letts said he never grew up watching the Disney originals or reading the books.
For the past week, Ball State and the Muncie community have welcomed open conversations about biases, stereotypes and oppression with the 39th annual Unity Week.
Consecutive cold weekends in January may have been keeping many in Muncie craving the warmth of their homes, but when the local police department threw the community a challenge on a short notice, enticing them with hot chocolate, people showed up. The Muncie Police Department’s (MPD) night shift officers challenged the local community to a friendly pop up snowball fight, through a Facebook post, at Canan Commons in downtown Muncie. “It’s just pretty spontaneous,” said MPD Patrolman Chase Winkle. “We did this with about two hours of planning.” Winkle, who handles community relations for MPD, said the police department has been thinking of organizing an event snow and cold weather related and thought the area would be a good spot for challenging kids to a snowball fight. “We’re not doing anything job related right now. It’s just cutting loose. The officers are acting like kids as much as the kids are acting like kids,” Winkle said. “It just makes it fun.”
With only 12 hours of dancing instruction, 12 “celebrity couples” and three dance teams will compete for “judge choice” and “people’s choice” awards, while raising money for Paramount Theatre.
From a young age, Ball State junior Jalen Lee has had a gift for speaking.
From February to April, the Charles W. Brown Planetarium is offering five free shows for the Ball State and Muncie community to travel the galaxy from their seats in Indiana’s largest planetarium.
To celebrate the Department of Journalism’s 50th anniversary, Ball State hosted Gene Policinski Wednesday night in the Student Center Ballroom.
Photographs of the Civil War taken by photographers Alexander Gardner, Mathew Brady and Timothy O’Sullivan showed battlefield results in the 1860s. In the 1940s, the live radio coverage of the London Blitz, “London After Dark” with Edward R. Murrow, allowed listeners across the Atlantic to hear Germany’s bombing campaign against Britain. In the later half of the 20th century, the Vietnam War became known as the first television war, as reporters like Morley Safer showed viewers the brutality of the war.
Both the Golden Globes and Critic's Choice Awards have determined award winners for 2019, with Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Academy Awards soon to follow.
Within the last week, it has finally begun to look and feel like winter on campus. Students now have to bundle up in coats, beanies and gloves to travel the long walks to class in the slushy snow, while cold air whips around them.
Popcorn is one food that many like to enjoy both sweet and salty. Often paired with butter and salt or chocolate, popcorn can easily adapt to most flavor palettes.