A Wire Self-Portrait made by Rachel Baker sits at the Art Exhibit Aug. 18 in the Art and Journalism Building. The Self-Portrait was made in ADS 102, 3D Foundations during the Spring 2022 semester. Amber Pietz, DN

The “Beginnings” of a story

As students return to Ball State’s campus, art at the Ned and Gloria Griner Art Gallery in the new exhibit, “Beginnings,” showing art from 2021 freshman students in the School of Art, welcomes them. Work from the exhibit is scheduled to be displayed from August 23-26 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and a reception, with refreshments, is scheduled for 4-6 p.m. August 24.  



Fire Up DWNTWN featured many things including murals, hot air balloons, vendors of local businesses, bands and anything in between. This event took place August 6, 2022, from 1-10 p.m. in Muncie, Indiana. (Kyle Smedley/DN)
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"I love Muncie": Fire Up DWNTWN was a step in helping rebuild Muncie by bringing people together and supporting local businesses

Though it didn’t go exactly to plan, Fire Up DWNTWN took over Walnut Street and the rest of downtown Muncie, Indiana, August 6, 2022. Hot air balloons still briefly took the skies, local businesses set up shop under tents, food trucks lined the street and countless other events ran from 1-10 p.m., prompting Muncie’s community to show out in full form. 


Art on the side of two buildings in downtown Muncie, Indiana, pictured the morning of July 19, 2022. This art not only showcases the artists' ability but promotes the local businesses inside the building the art is featured on. (Kyle Smedley/DN)
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Art of downtown Muncie: Part 2

Art on the side of two buildings in downtown Muncie, Indiana, pictured the morning of July 19, 2022. This art not only showcases the artists' ability but promotes the local businesses inside the building the art is featured on.



A series of photos taken July 12-13, 2022, feature art in downtown Muncie, Indiana. Some photos include art that showcase love for the Muncie area and some simply show art itself. (Kyle Smedley/DN)
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Art of downtown Muncie: Part 1

A series of photos taken July 12-13, 2022, feature art in downtown Muncie, Indiana. Some photos include art that showcase love for the Muncie area and some simply show art itself. (Kyle Smedley/DN)


With a cattle farm, slaughter facility and meat packaging facility in central Indiana, Munsee Meats provides its community with an alternative to the grocery store deli case. 
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Munsee Meats

Local company, Munsee Meats, provides Muncie with locally raised beef, where photo-journalist Rylan Capper took photos.




On their final day in Los Angeles, student journalists Amber Pietz and Daniel Kehn explored the UCLA campus and the surrounding area in search of postcard worthy photographs. Their goal was to accurately convert their experience while on the West Coast.
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Postcards From L.A.

Daily News staffers Daniel Kehn and Amber Pietz traveled to Los Angeles, California, and the surrounding areas with Ball State Men's Volleyball as they earned a spot in the NCAA Men's Volleyball Tournament.







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