Because they aren’t predatory creatures, whale sharks don’t have the same bloodthirsty reputation as their kin. Yet, the whale shark is the biggest shark in the ocean. During Earth Day, and every day, we celebrate these majestic creatures.
Muncie Mayor Dan Ridenour has developed plans to better the local environment, including many ideas to bring beauty back into the community. Ridenour discussed his plans March 22 for establishing pollinator fields throughout the city. Butterflies, flowers, other wildlife and insects will be able to populate in these natural spaces without being mown over. City employees are currently looking for five-acre plots for these fields.
Cunning, beautiful, and the ultimate survivor of the horrors of fame, actress Drew Barrymore has had quite the acting career now at 46 years old. On April 13, Barrymore got candid with actress Demi Lovato about Lovato’s struggles with fame and being in the spotlight at such a young age. Barrymore mentioned she could relate to Lovato’s recent documentary Dancing with the Devil, which detailed the young actress’ time in and out of rehab and how she reclaimed her sobriety after a scary overdose in 2018. With a career spanning nearly four decades, Barrymore has come close to some devilish misfortunes herself, but what makes her life so tragic and inspiring at the same time? The answer comes with Barrymore’s deep ties to Hollywood starting at such an early age.
From the moment she started playing soccer at 5 years old, Maitane Bravo knew she wanted to be a goalkeeper like her father, José Ramón.
Sunlight beams through the wide glass windows onto masked customers waiting to have their hair washed and styled at various hair salons in Muncie. Stylists, muffled by masks, talk with clients about families and long days at work while dryers blow and water pours into shampooing basins.
Vibrant colors of orange, yellow, green and red cover the walls from floor to ceiling in forms of flags, posters and papel picados. Cubbies line the walls and desks are spread out like a typical elementary school classroom, but, sticking true to the program, there are hardly any English words displayed. Instead, they are replaced by a buzz of activity from the teacher reading in Spanish to the excited chatter of the students. This is what it’s like to walk into Kelsey Pavelka’s elementary dual language immersion classroom.
The Applied Technology Building isn’t a very impressive structure from the standpoint of height. Most mornings, it is quite literally in the shadow of the Teachers College. Yet there is one aspect of the Applied Technology Building that sets it apart from most other buildings on campus — it is one of only seven buildings on campus with a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold rating.
Here at Lowery’s we could not be more thankful to be in a place as supportive as the Muncie Community. You have been with us from the beginning and stuck by us through this challenging pandemic. As a family-owned business open since 1941, the support from our community is vital. We want to take a moment to express our appreciation and gratitude for each and every individual that makes up a part of our community.
At the bottom of every email she sends, Rhonda Ward closes with a quote from Vice President Kamala Harris: “Our unity is our strength, and diversity is our power.” As assistant principal of Muncie Central High School and Muncie Community Schools’ (MCS) newest director of diversity, Ward starts every day with the power of diversity pushing her forward and the goal to ensure equality and equity for all MCS community members.
Rewind to when Fields was 6 years old. One decision he made as a child influenced much of who he is today — giving him the opportunity to share his thoughts as a father and be there for his wife and kids.
Tuesday, at around 5 p.m. EST, jurors for the Derek Chauvin trial reconvened and released their verdict, ruling Chauvin as guilty on all three counts.
Ball State (22-11, 16-1 MAC) split its road doubleheader against Miami (Ohio) (27-7. 17-1 MAC) Tuesday evening. Each team entered the matchup undefeated in Mid-American Conference play and atop the conference standings.
Assistant Chief Weather Forecaster Maddi Johnson is tracking accumulating snow and a hard freeze overnight, as well as tricky travel conditions for Wednesday morning.
Crime scene examination usually isn’t part of eighth-grade curricula, but Muncie Community Schools (MCS) students have the opportunity to explore it and other topics as the district expands Project Lead The Way (PLTW) into all grades one through eight.