When customers first walk into Fresh Market Treats, the doorbell chimes behind them as their eyes meet shelves stocked full of candy-filled bags and Ball jars.
Ball State students have previously known the first week of March to be their spring break, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the university adjusted its academic schedule this semester.
On a Thursday night in June 2020, Mali Simone Jeffers, a 2004 Ball State alumna, and her partner, Alan Bacon, brainstormed ways to support artists and entrepreneurs who are “people of culture” in Indianapolis.
By February, 80 percent of people don’t continue with their New Year’s resolutions, according to U.S. News and World Report.
Matt Mullins said he discovered film literature through “a series of happy accidents.”
As students open the front door to their residence hall, letting the cold winter air rush in behind them, they walk past the front desk, scan their ID and head up to the warmth of their dorm.
“‘You make me feel so empowered.’” It’s rewarding every time Brittany Scott hears this phrase from one of her clients after a workout to rebuild connections between their minds and bodies.
When I shared I’d be spending my summer on an island with a grizzly bear every square mile, I told everyone, “I hope this doesn’t turn into one of those stories of ‘Whatever happened to …’ and I get eaten by a bear.”
Looking out their windows this winter, students can only see bare tree branches, brown grass and frosted fall leaves.
After graduating from Ball State, Ann Heintzelman and her husband were looking for their first home when her grandmother gifted her three 20-year-old tropical plants — a snake plant, a spider plant and a philodendron.
As cold temperatures and snowy days continue to appear in the weather forecast, students can cozy up with a piping mug of hot chocolate.
After spending nearly two months at home due to an adjusted fall and spring academic calendar in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, some students may be feeling unmotivated to pick up their pencils and open their textbooks again as they’ve returned to Ball State’s campus this semester.
On a windy, late spring day in Chicago, Jacob Barnes met fellow Ball State alumnus Mason Pippenger for lunch at Montrose Beach, overlooking the waters of Lake Michigan.
Throughout the fall semester, sophomore music education major Aiden Cangany brought his trombone, music stand and sheet music to Ball State’s parking garages for a wide, open area to practice.
Every winter, most college students must leave campus after finishing their fall semester.
Wearing shorts, a T-shirt and a face mask in the summer heat, Brandon Townsend, 2018 Ball State alumnus, spent nearly three months in his hometown of Connorsville, Indiana, loving every minute behind the camera filming “Smokestack.”
In the David Owsley Museum of Art’s (DOMA) galleries, Lillian McClung, a senior ceramics and art history major, and Robert LaFrance, director of the DOMA, set up Toshiko Takaezu’s ceramics, the pattern glaze matching the pattern of Perle Fine’s painting “Impact” hung on the wall.
An hour before the David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA) opens to the public, senior art history and studio art major Marie Dickison arrives to flip on all the museum’s lights across its galleries.
As someone who’s been writing for as long as she can remember, Mia Marrero, senior creative writing major, said one of her biggest challenges when writing is trying not to think about others’ opinions.