Bipartisan teams of Democrats and Republicans work on an audit of Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, in Council Chambers at the City Services Center, in Columbus, Ga. Election officials in Georgia's 159 counties started counting ballots Friday morning for a hand tally of the presidential race that stems from an audit required by state law. (Mike Haskey/Ledger-Enquirer via AP)
NEWS

Five national stories of the week

Michigan imposes sweeping restrictions to combat COVID-19, Georgia election workers began a presidential hand tally Friday, a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is successful in trials, the SpaceX capsule reaches the International Space Station and US governors impose new coronavirus restrictions ahead of Thanksgiving make up this week's five national stories.


WEATHER

Another Warm Up Ahead

Weather forecaster Chris Guevara is tracking the latest on Hurricane Iota, windy conditions and warmer temperatures. 



BYTE

Cole Bennett is an Underappreciated Symbol for Visionaries

Whether it is the unique animation-style music videos, canned lemonade, organic environment flourishing within a warehouse in Chicago, or Summer Smash music festival; Cole Bennett, 24, has quickly become a prominent figure in the music industry and he is nowhere near slowing down. What originally formed as an idea for a blog, quickly became more after Bennett swiftly established himself as a prominent figure amongst the hip-hop/rap community. Bennett released his first music video in high school, at the age of 17. Thus, his brand, Lyrical Lemonade, has spearheaded itself to be a symbol of attaining any dream, no matter the depth. 


BYTE

Artist of the Month: Sammy Rae

For anyone looking for new music, I highly recommend checking out Sammy Rae. Last year when I was getting prepared for a long car ride, I reached out to people asking for new music recommendations and a friend of mine told me about Sammy Rae’s EP, The Good Life. Unlike some groups where if you’ve heard one song you have heard them all, Sammy Rae keeps the listener interested by reflecting many genres such as jazz, pop, blues, and rock in her music. With a diverse array of genres in her music, every song has a distinctive sound.



A caravan of demonstrators on motorcycles ride as they wait for news on who will be the country's next president, in Lima, Peru, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020. Manuel Merino announced his resignation following massive protests, unleashed when lawmakers ousted President Martin Vizcarra. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
NEWS

Five international stories of the week

Peru's Congress continues its negotiations on a new president, Hurricane Iota prompts evacuation orders in Central America, Mexico passes 1 million confirmed COVID-19 cases, a 2020 Brexit trade deal is unlikely and Austria shuts down schools and non-essential stores make up this week's five international stories.


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Shwetha Sundarrajan writes down misspellings of her name Nov. 3, 2020, in the photojournalism studio. Throughout Sundarrajan’s life, her name has been misspelled and misspoken. Jacob Musselman, DN Illustration
OPINION

This is the Shwe: Say my name

If you’re someone who has a “unique” name, you probably know the mortal embarrassment of roll call on the first day of school. I grew up memorizing my place in the roll call list, and the moment the teacher would falter, I knew my time had come.


Redshirt sophomore guard Miryne Thomas prepares to shoot a free-throw in a game against Northern Illinois on March 6 at the Convocation Center. The Cardinals defeated the Huskies 75-54. Jack Williams, DN
BASKETBALL

A practical decision: Miryne Thomas discusses the impacts his transition from boxing to basketball had on his life

  Thomas, currently a redshirt junior forward for Ball State Men’s Basketball, fell in love with boxing when he was 8 or 9 years old. It all started in his hometown of Cleveland. Not only did he win Cleveland Boys & Girls Man of the Year, but that same community helped him discover boxing, which became a new hobby and eventual lifestyle.








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