Second-year political science major Payton Glesing (left) and second-year nursing major Elena Mazzei (right) browse in the dress section of the Goodwill on Hessler Road Dec. 1 in Muncie, Indiana. Ella Howell, DN
GRADUATION

Looking professional is affordable, thanks to services both in the community and on campus

With Fall Commencement comes a great deal of ceremony: cap and gown, “Pomp and Circumstance” and the speeches of proud faculty and peers. It’s a thoroughly fancy affair – a dignified send-off to four long years of hard work and memories. While it marks the end of the class of 2023’s college years, it’s only the beginning of a life of formalities.


Twin Archer Brewpub is pictured Sept. 15. The restaurant is open Tuesday through Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Jacy Bradley, DN
LOCAL BUSINESS

Five hidden gems to visit in Muncie

Muncie has more to offer than just fast-food chains and department stores. The city has made its downtown and surrounding areas a great place to explore and try new things. While every city might have a Walmart and a Taco Bell, not every city has the following places that make Muncie what it is: home.



Fourth-year journalism major Terra Konieczny paints on the nails of fourth-year speech language pathology major Brianna Santos in her home studio Aug. 17. Jacy Bradley, DN
MANICURES

Self-taught senior provides one-on-one manicures for students from the comfort of her home

The expectation of nail appointments consists of searching for parking in a crowded strip mall to wait for a nail tech’s availability. Once the appointment has begun, you’re sat between strangers for an hour before you leave and have to repeat the process in a couple of weeks. In contrast, pulling up to a home with a brick exterior in a serene residential area might offer a better chance of relaxation than traditional nail salons. 


A YART Artists' vendor booth, where handmade items are sold
for under $40 in Muncie, Oct. 6, 2022. Ashton Connelly, DN
MUNCIE EVENTS

Wandering through ArtsWalk October

Muncie Downtown Development Partnership hosted ArtsWalk October, where local artists, performers, food vendors and attendees transformed Walnut St. into a marketplace. Muncie YART, PrimeTrust FCU's Soup Crawl and a variety of live entertainment were all a part of said event.


A tent and bus are set up at Payless in Muncie, Indiana, Sept. 17, 2022, for a Hunger Awareness food drive held by the Muncie Soup Kitchen, Panther Pantry and Cardinal Kitchen. The event was from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kyle Smedley, DN
HUNGER AWARENESS MONTH

A Constant Need

The Soup Kitchen of Muncie, Panther Pantry and Cardinal Kitchen teamed up for their food drive Sept. 17, "Stuff-A-Bus". While the three organizations serve three different segments of the Muncie community, they all aim to address hunger and food security.