Members of the Ball State Code Red Dance Team perform their routine to an almost-empty Emens Auditorium April 14, 2021. The recording of Air Jam was closed to the public, only allowing media members and participants. Jacob Musselman, DN
NEWS

Ball State annual Air Jam competition continues with pandemic adjustments

At first, there is silence. Several performers stand like statues on the stage, waiting for the first beat of music to signal the start of their dance. As their breath quickens from nerves, they might be tempted to look out into the crowd, where their friends would normally be cheering them on. However, this year is different — there is no cheering crowd. 



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Best of 2021 Reader’s Choice Award Winners Are In!

Thank you to everyone who voted in our Readers Choice contest, Best of 2021! We heard your favorites, loud and clear, and we are excited to share who our winners are. If your business has won, you will receive EXTREME bragging rights, an official winner's certificate, and a window cling so customers know when entering your establishment that you are the Best of 2021. 


BYTE

Wrapped Up S1E11: Spiderman swings onto Disney+

Welcome back to another episode of Byte's news podcast, "Wrapped Up"! In this episode, Kellyn Harrison reports on this year's Academy Awards, updates on Discord's deal with Microsoft, future Mortal Kombat movies, and Spiderman swinging onto Disney+. 



OPINION

Toadstool: Behind her mask

I grew up admiring Jennae — everything she did, everything she tried to hide. I thought homosexuality was a societial norm, and, because of the a progressive and inclusive generation I am a part of, it has always been hard for me to understand why some of the people closest to me, including my aunt, didn’t acknowledge her sexuality. 


BYTE

Input 2 S9E5: The OG Mortal Kombat movie is a flawed victory

Welcome back to another episode of Input 2! In this episode, join us as we discuss the good, bad, and ugly Mortal Kombat movies. What was good about them, what could've been better? What are some things to hope for from the newest iteration of the Mortal Kombat film? Tune in for all this and more on this week's episode of Input 2! Hosts: Dylan Walter & Blake Chapman Edited by: Dylan Walter Graphic by: Taylor Sheridan


BYTE

One lesson I have learned from my six favorite teen dramas

I watch teen dramas because they offer so much more than just a TV show to watch—they offer a lifestyle. They make you feel like you are living the character’s lives with them as they teach you lessons about love, strength, weakness, friendship, forgiveness and life in general. I have compiled a list of lessons that I have taken away from my top six favorite teen dramas; working my way up to my favorite lesson.








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