The YWCA of Central Indiana houses women and children who need a place to live in its emergency shelter program, Jan. 26, 2021, in Muncie. WaTasha Barnes Griffin, CEO of the Central Indiana YWCA, said all of its programs aim to empower women. Jaden Whiteman, DN File

Local shelter leaders share goals for women empowerment

In elementary school, she wanted to be a fashion designer — one who would help her friends make decisions on what to wear or provide them with clothing items for free. “Help” is the key word. Drawing clothes was fun, but WaTasha Barnes Griffin really wanted to help people for a living — she just didn’t know it could be a specific career. That was, until fifth grade, when a class speaker called it “social work.”




The Health Professions Building is seen on Riverside Avenue during the summer 2019 semester. Ball State's COVID-19 vaccination clinic is open in the Health Professions Building Wednesdays and Fridays. Rohith Rao, DN File
NEWS

What to know about the COVID-19 vaccines

With Ball State opening a community vaccination clinic in the Health Professions Building March 19, students and staff have a convenient option for vaccination once they become eligible. Here's information about COVID-19 vaccines, from the manufacturing process to common side effects.


Ball State President Geoffrey Mearns said the bells on Shafer Tower will toll eight times at 11:50 a.m. March 22, 2021, in memory of the eight people killed in Atlanta massage parlor shootings. Rachel Ellis, DN File
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Shafer Tower bells toll in memory of Atlanta shooting victims

A 21-year-old man was arrested and charged with eight counts of murder March 17, 2021, after he allegedly shot and killed eight people in two different Atlanta massage parlors, according to the Associated Press. Ball State President Geoffrey Mearns sent out a campus-wide email March 19 saying the bells of Shafer Tower would toll on Monday for the victims of the Atlanta shootings.


BYTE

Justin Bieber releases mediocre album ‘Justice’

‘Justice,’ however motivational and heartfelt it is, comes easily in second place when it comes to its predecessor. There’s passion here, but the album is a return to the common ground after being on the peak so long. The album is a phenomenon of transition and change from someone who was once in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons now on his way to redemption.



BYTE

Wrapped Up S1E7: Controversy swarms WAP

  Welcome back to another episode of Byte's news podcast, "Wrapped Up"! In this episode, Blake Chapman reports on the controversy surrounding Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's performance of WAP at the Grammy awards show, Facebook's plan for new artificial intelligence technology, Sony's new Playstation VR, and a short film from Animal Crossing New Horizons. Host: Blake Chapman Edited by: Blake Chapman Graphic by: Emily Hanes



VOLLEYBALL

Kia Holder's impact goes beyond the court

 This was a repeating occurrence on senior weekend, as Holder played her last two matches at Worthen Arena. Women’s volleyball split its weekend series against the Chippewas, winning Friday night 3-2 and losing  3-1 Saturday afternoon.  


The theme of Women's Week 2021 at Ball State is "What’s next?: moving forward after a year of political transformation, increased calls for social and racial justice, and an uncontrolled pandemic.” Betsy Kiel, Photo Provided
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Ball State Women's Week 2021 schedule

Ball State’s Department of Women’s and Gender Studies will host its annual Women’s Week March 22-26, 2021. The theme for this year is “What’s next?: moving forward after a year of political transformation, increased calls for social and racial justice, and an uncontrolled pandemic.”








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