Freshman center Payton Sparks (5) dunks the ball against IU Kokomo on Dec. 12, 2021 at Worthen Arena in Muncie, IN. Sparks scored 12 points throughout the game. Amber Pietz, DN

Cardinals stop 2-game losing streak in win against IU Kokomo

Four Cardinals scored in double-figures against the Cougars, including junior guard Tyler Cochran, who scored a team-high 19 points. Thomas scored 13 points on 5-for-8 shooting, while junior guard Luke Bumbalough and freshman center Payton Sparks each finished with 12 points. Sparks grabbed a team-high seven rebounds.




The time to buy gifts for our loved ones is sneaking up on us. For last minute Christmas shoppers, consider these 10 gifts to purchase for your friends and family, all under $20. Unsplash, Photo Courtesy
LISTICLE

10 Christmas gifts under $20 for last minute shoppers

Classes and extracurriculars can lead to college students being extremely busy. With students finishing up assignments, cramming for finals, and scraping any extra credit that they can get, December can seem like the busiest month of all. Christmas shopping sneaks up on us before we know it. Here is a last minute Christmas gift guide to direct you through your holiday shopping for all of your loved ones, whether they are into technology, cooking or fashion.


Malorie McLain, Ball State psychology graduate student, sits at a desk in the Health Professions Building Nov. 29. McLain hopes to use her training in rehabilitation counseling to help people with chronic illnesses and disabilities after she completes Ball State's PhD program. John Lynch, DN
NEWS

Ball State graduate students reflect on end of Ball State journeys

The end of the semester is synonymous with graduation, specifically the advancement of undergraduates into the workforce. However, for graduate school students, it means the culmination of an additional two years of schooling, taking their education to the next level. While graduate school can take many different paths, the result is often the same: A master’s degree.




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Why ‘Normal People’ is the Love Story of our Generation

The plot includes a few popular tropes common in young adult romances: clandestine relationships, different backgrounds, second chance romance, etc. These tropes often manage to diminish the importance and validity of relationships that end up shaping how we interact with love in our adult lives. Normal People manages to evade the shallowness of these stereotypes, instead finding depth in an uncommonly truthful perspective on young love and life. 


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OPINION

One Last Lap

There’s nothing wrong with five, or three, or taking a gap semester and coming back to study something completely different than what you originally had planned.






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