A court sketch, seen above, of the federal trial of Timothy McVeigh after the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. McVeigh and co-conspirator Terry Nichols were tried separately and each convicted of multiple federal offenses. Library of Congress, Illustration Courtesy
NEWS

Ball State president reflects on prosecuting Oklahoma City bombing case with Merrick Garland

The courtroom was full every day — standing-room-only full. Journalists filled every available chair, leaving members of the public to crowd in where they could for a trial that weighed heavily on the nation. It was 1997, and Terry Nichols stood accused for the role it was believed he played in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people — the worst act of terrorism on U.S. soil prior to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. 


Senior forward Oshlynn Brown tries to shoot a basket Feb. 20, 2021, at John E. Worthen Arena. Ball State lost 76-83 against the Bulls. Jaden Whiteman, DN
BASKETBALL

Brown cements name in record books in win

 Ball State beat Northern Illinois 82-79 on Wednesday evening. This victory improves the Cardinals' road record to 10-2, good for best in the Mid-American Conference. While crowds might look a little different this year due to the COVID-19 guidelines, Sallee believes their performance on the road speaks to their identity. 


Tina Nguyen, sophomore legal studies and political science major, poses for a photo Feb. 10, 2021. Nguyen is the presidential candidate for the SGA Strive slate. Jacob Musselman, DN
NEWS

Strive SGA slate participates in final debate

The Strive student government association (SGA) slate participated in its final debate before the spring 2021 election. Presidential candidate Tina Nguyen and Vice Presidential candidate Chiara Biddle said they are hoping to meet with hall councils and other on-campus organizations.



NEWS

Ball State faculty members help conduct a new mental health study

Since March 2020, COVID-19 has caused a significant decline in mental health across the U.S., according to multiple studies. Recently, two Ball State faculty members teamed up with colleagues from multiple institutions to demonstrate how anxiety, depression and other mental health matters have more than doubled in a study of their own.



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WEATHER

Warm temperatures have returned

Weather Forecaster Rachel Stinger has a midday update on above average temperatures and fog that will impact us tonight and tomorrow morning. 



In this April 6, 2020 photo, gravediggers lower the casket of someone who died of coronavirus at the Hebrew Free Burial Association's cemetery in the Staten Island borough of New York. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
NEWS

Five national stories of the week

The U.S. tops 500,000 COVID-19 deaths, Virginia lawmakers vote to abolish the death penalty, Biden boosts pandemic lending to small businesses, the Supreme Court won't halt the turnover of Trump's tax records and the wife of "El Chapo" has been arrested on U.S. drug charges make up this week's five national news stories. 


Anti-coup protesters flash the three-fingered salute during a rally near the Mandalay Railway Station in Mandalay, Myanmar Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. The protest movement, which seeks to restore power to the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi and have her and other leaders released from detention, has embraced nonviolence. (AP Photo)
NEWS

Five international stories of the week

The United Kingdom announces new goals for every adult to get their first shot of a COVID-19 vaccine by July 31, protests in Myanmar grow despite military threats of lethal force, Argentina's health minister resigns, a Moscow court rejects opposition leader Alexei Navalny's appeal of his prison sentence and Iran plans to allow less access to its nuclear program make up this week's five international stories.








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