Senior creative writing major Ian Roesler poses for a photo April 7, 2021, in the photojournalism studio. According to data from a 2019 YouGov poll, 12 percent of Americans like pineapple as a pizza topping. Jaden Whiteman, DN Illustration

The Gaggle: Pineapple-beration

 Pineapples are good. Pizza is good. Combined, however, they are not. It’s a culinary aberration, the likes of which has been normalized in Western society and ingrained itself into the hearts and young minds of impressionable individuals.  



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NEWS

Ball State hosts fourth peace conference

Ball State is hosting its fourth Benjamin V. Cohen Peace Conference April 9-10. The theme this year is "Building a Beloved Community," and will feature presentations, dance performances and opportunities for networking. 


BYTE

New York Rapper-Actor DMX dead at 50

The Yonkers-born recording artist, famous for songs like “X Gon’ Give It to Ya,” “Ruff Ryder’s Anthem,” and “Where The Hood At,'' was rushed to White Plains Hospital in New York early April after suffering a heart attack following a potential overdose, which remains unconfirmed. Soon thereafter, he was reported to be in critical condition and placed on life support.




North West Residence Hall is under construction April 5, 2021, near the Duck Pond. North West will feature a computer lab, study lounges, semi-private bathrooms and a MakerSpace. Jaden Whiteman, DN
NEWS

Ball State plans for new residence hall to be hub for education, humanities majors

LaFollette Residence Hall was a key structure in Ball State’s campus skyline just two years ago, casting a large shadow over the two-story Carmichael Hall close by. Now, the majority of LaFollette and all of Carmichael Hall is gone, and in their place stands the North residential neighborhood, which includes North Residence Hall and North Dining. The new residence hall will open in fall 2021.



Harold Hogue, CoSpero Consulting managing partner, talks with his business partner Lauren Coppedge. CoSpero Consulting, Photo Courtesy
FOOTBALL

Collective hope: Former Ball State Football player Harold Hogue created his own business inspired by his experience as a Cardinal

 He graduated college in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science and is currently using his life skills he learned from his football career to run his own Dallas-based business, CoSpero Consulting. According to its website, CoSpero Consulting works with clients ranging from local food pantries to multimillion-dollar entities to help those organizations find ways to help people in need. 


SPONSORED

Why Lowery’s is the Best Sweet Shop Around!

Lowery’s has been creating the best handcrafted candies to the people of the Muncie community since 1941. Because of our dedication to the originality and fresh ingredients, we are the go-to sweet shop for the Muncie community. Best of 2021 is just around the corner, be sure to keep these reasons in mind when voting for the number one sweet Shop/Candy choice.


Sophomore journalism and telecommunications major Maya Wilkins gets the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine April 7, 2021, at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. An Indiana state press release said more than 5.4 million Hoosiers are eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19 after the state opened eligibility to people ages 16 and older. Jaden Whiteman, DN Illustration
NEWS

Ball State students discuss receiving COVID-19 vaccines

Only five hospitals and clinics in Indiana had received doses of COVID-19 vaccines the week the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for emergency use in December 2020. Nearly four months later, more than 400 vaccine clinics have opened in the state.








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