Ball State students Jordyn Gasser, Brenna Callahan, Sophia Chaillé and Kevin Zabala work on their startup business at Startup Weekend Oct. 8, 2021. Groups were typically four to six people. Richard Kann, DN

Tech Startup Weekend comes to Muncie

Tech Startup Weekend was hosted this weekend at 115 S. Walnut St. Oct. 8 - 10. Dozens of participants, majorly Ball State students, participated in the events to learn about entrepreneurship and creating a startup company.

Senior Tatiana Mason goes for the ball agaisnt Bowling Green on Oct. 7, 2021, at Briner Sports Complex in Muncie, IN. Amber Pietz, DN

2 goals in 4 minutes help lift Toledo over Ball State

After nearly 83 scoreless minutes, the final seven minutes helped give Toledo a 2-1 win over Ball State Sunday afternoon.  In the 87th minute, Toledo freshman midfielder Olivia Dault hit junior forward Stephanie Currie in stride to send the ball past senior goalkeeper Alex DeRuvo, to give the Rockets the victory.

Maggie Getzin, DN Illustration

Rise of the Billionaire Astronaut

Billionaires like Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson, who have all invested heavily in space exploration and transportation, aren’t in it for the final frontier — they’re in it for more money. 

The Top 100 Students Awards is a new program the Ball State Foundation is introducing to juniors and seniors this school year. The awards are based off similar programs at IUPUI and Butler. Brittney Grim, Photo Provided

Ball State Foundation announces Top 100 Student Awards

When Brittney Grim, director of student and young alumni philanthropy and 2018 Ball State alumna, was a student at Ball State, she said she wished there was a program for students who performed well in school and were involved but maybe didn’t get the recognition they felt they deserved from the university.

Infected people or unvaccinated in a healthy crowd as a health symbol for infectious virus transmission danger as in a flu epidemic or coronavirus disease outbreak spreading viral cells to the community in a 3D illustration style.

Uncovering the Underlying Causes of Vaccine Hesitancy  

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), vaccine hesitancy is a significant problem that threatens global health, mainly when dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. The organization highlighted the importance of counteracting misinformation and other contributing factors.

Save for College is the message on this calculator displaying the words to encourage you to increase your savings to pay for your or your children's future education to earn an advanced school degree

Helping your kid budget for college

If you're a frugal family, it's probably important to you to pass those values on to your children as well. The first big test for many kids will be when they head off to college. For the first time, they will need to figure out how to make their funds last while paying for the things they need and at least some of the things they want. It might be their first time really having to think about a budget. With the tips below, you can help teach your child how to save money.

Teenage Girl Celebrating Owning First Car

The Guide For First Time Car Insurance Buyers

It may be difficult for you to find auto insurance as a first-time customer. As a result, you may expect to pay $5,000 or more for auto insurance in your initial year in some situations. We've put together a guide to assist you with the procedure and help you save money when purchasing Illinois auto insurance for the first time.

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