Voted Muncie’s ‘Best Hidden Gem,’ ‘Best Local Attraction,’ ‘Best Event Center/Venue,’ and ‘Best Museum/Gallery’ in the Reader’s Choice Best of 2020 survey - Minnetrista offers so much more than meets the eye. It was built on the legacy of a four-year study of the cultural needs of East Central Indiana by the Ball Family. In 1988, the Minnetrista Cultural Center opened its doors as a state-of-the-art facility to preserve East Central Indiana’s cultural heritage.
The new year and a new semester have begun, and many college students are looking for new ways to start it off strong. Some may try out new studying tools they discovered or make changes in their routine. However, for other students, these changes might only stay in place for a couple of weeks before being cast away to the island of forgotten semester goals. If you’re looking for ways to start off your semester strong that you may actually stick with, consider these five tips you may have not considered — each involving your five senses.
Ball State Track and Field head coach Adrian Wheatley knew freshman Joan Easter was talented, but her first career victory in the Michigan Invitational Jan. 22 reaffirmed what he knew.
Sakbun took first place in the 50 freestyle with a time of 23.88, while freshman Gracey Payne won the 100 freestyle with a time of 52.62. Agnew said he was ecstatic for Payne and believes her victory shows a glimpse of the future of the Cardinals.
Ball State Women’s Basketball is comprised of a mix of players who have been with Ball State for years like senior Thelma Dis Agustsdottir, players who have experience elsewhere and now make an impact for the Cardinals like graduate transfer Chyna Latimer, or freshmen such as Ally Becki and Marie Kiefer.
Latinx Student Union (LSU) held their annual variety show, Latinxpalooza, in the L.A. Pittenger Student Center in Cardinal Hall on Jan. 21. Latinxpalooza was a part of Ball State’s 2022 Unity Week. LSU was in charge of planning for the event, but the Multicultural Center helped host the event.
The Village wasn’t always as lively as it is now. After the 2008 recession, many buildings sat vacant while landlords tried to find buyers. While some businesses, including Village Green Records and White Rabbit Used Books, survived 2008, the recession coinciding with the COVID-19 pandemic saw some businesses move out of the Village and others move in. Jack’s Donuts and Rustic Rebels Geode and Crystal Mine are two businesses that just opened last semester, with ScreenBroidery also moving its location.
Two months into his freshman season, Sparks said he knew he could achieve success at this level. He is averaging 11.4 points and 6.5 rebounds per game and has recorded double-doubles in three consecutive games.
The Housing and Residence Life Association collaborated with the Student Action Team (SAT) to host an event called Boxes and Walls for Unity Week in the L.A. Pittenger Student Center Jan. 20.
Ball State diving was able to defeat IUPUI in both the men’s and women’s 3-meter dive in a friendly at the IUPUI Natatorium. The Jaguars took both the men’s and women’s one-meter dive to tie with the Cardinals.
Dark blue clouds cover the sun as the October wind picks up the coconut logs outside of 713 E. Willard St. The light sprinkle is a relief to the grime and sweat but can be bad news for the hog’s pen in place of a front yard.
Rachael Smith, assistant lecturer of women’s and gender studies, wishes there was a club like Feminists for Action when she was in college. As a 22-year-old freshman and commuter student, Smith wasn’t involved much in extracurriculars.
Junior Sydney Freeman missed a 3-point attempt with no time remaining in the fourth quarter after gradute student Chyna Latimer stole the ball with three seconds left.
Ball State's Student Government Association (SGA) had its first meeting of the spring 2022 semester Jan. 19. Four new senator applicants were voted on in the meeting. The applicants were Ozzie Kazarian, Trent McKenzie, Clarrisa Carrigan and Shelby Alexander.
Eric Salazar knew after a high school jazz band bass clarinet solo what he wanted to do with the rest of his life. After his Brownsburg High School band director Joe Vrabec credited him as the reason the band won a judge’s choice award from a 2007 Purdue University jazz competition, he said he wanted to become a music performer to “help people feel their feelings and help people through music.”
Ball State Men's Basketball traveled to Toledo and lost 83-70 for its third consecutive loss against Mid-American Conference opponents. The young Cardinals have been tested early on in conference play, as they have gone against three top teams in the MAC.
Freshman center Payton Sparks recorded his third consecutive double-double with 17 points and 14 rebounds. Sparks said he is more concerned about helping Ball State win than his individual performance.