CREDIT: Tribune News Service- People gathered outside of Tops market embrace on May 15, 2022 in Buffalo, New York. Yesterday a gunman opened fire at the store, killing ten people and wounding another three. Suspect Payton Gendron was taken into custody and charged with first degree murder. (Scott Olson/Getty Images/TNS)

WILLIAMS: 2022: A time of crisis

WILLIAMS: In the wake of the shooting in Uvalde, Texas, that killed 19 people, among a reported 245 other shootings in 2022, a change must be made to the current gun control laws.

Junior jumper and sprinter Charity Griffith earned a share of the Mid-American Conference (MAC) Most Valuable Performer award at the MAC Indoor Championships Feb. 25-26. She set a new personal best in the pentathlon with a score of 4099 points. Photo Credit: David Dermer, Ball State Athletics

Smiling through the pain: Ball State Track & Field athlete Charity Griffith heads to the 2022 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships viewing her injury with optimism

Ball State Track & Field junior Charity Griffith is headed to the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon to compete in the Women's high jump final June 11 at 2 p.m. (pacific). She will do so with a torn meniscus, an injury she has looked at with surprising optimism.

Andrew Gustin, owner of Ameliorate Records and curator of "Two Minutes in Indiana" poses with his guitar Jan. 17, 2022. Gustin played his own track called "Willow Tree" on the album alongside individual compositions from 19 other Indiana musicians. Laura Hergenroether, Photo Provided

Music artists share original compositions on living in Indiana

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.”

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