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Middletown: The Untold Stories

Muncie is known nationally as America’s Middletown thanks to a series of sociological studies. However, some crucial perspectives were left out of its pages.



COMMUNITIES

The New Face of Downtown

The buildings alongside Walnut Street were wrapped in corrugated aluminum, hiding the historic brick facades. Some had been renovated to the styles of the ‘80s. It was a mishmash of architecture. The street was paved over as a plaza for pedestrians to walk from store to store — except they didn’t.



LIFESTYLE

A common goal

Ball State University has student volunteer opportunities, and many students form communities within each organization.  


LIFESTYLE

Outnumbered

Despite the issues women can face in male-dominated fields, the technology field is slowly progressing and becoming more diverse.



LIFESTYLE

My America

The United States has become a world power since its conception, but its citizens’ patriotism can sometimes verge on exceptionalism.



LIFESTYLE

For the love of cars

A community forms around those who don’t see vehicles as just a means of transportation, but rather as a lifelong passion worth the hours spent in the garage.


LIFESTYLE

An education's worth

Students from China studying within the United States can face hardships and obstacles in hopes of obtaining an American degree or spot in the country’s workforce.  


LIFESTYLE

As seen on TV

Portrayals of different occupations throughout media might have an influence on how someone chooses their career.


LIFESTYLE

The influence of class

The United States was founded on the principle that anyone could become successful, but this American Dream has proved more difficult for those from lower classes.







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