Rhonda Ward, MCS director of diversity and assistant principal at Muncie Central High School takes a phone call in her office April 14, 2021, at Muncie Central High School. Ward was born and raised in Muncie and found herself moving back after graduating from Tennessee State University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Jacob Musselman, DN
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Rhonda Ward makes strides in promoting diversity in Muncie Community Schools

At the bottom of every email she sends, Rhonda Ward closes with a quote from Vice President Kamala Harris: “Our unity is our strength, and diversity is our power.” As assistant principal of Muncie Central High School and Muncie Community Schools’ (MCS) newest director of diversity, Ward starts every day with the power of diversity pushing her forward and the goal to ensure equality and equity for all MCS community members. 





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Ball State Esports Center Walkthrough

Ball State Esports recently opened their new competition and broadcast facility in the Robert Bell building. Take a look around as Director of Esports Dan Marino shows Blake Chapman what new technology can be found inside and how it will be utilized by athletes and students in the future.


The federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) began as the food stamps program in 1939. Traditionally, students would only be able to receive SNAP benefits if they met certain exceptions, but eligibility has been temporarily expanded to students during the COVID-19 pandemic for those with financial need. Wikimedia Commons, Photo Courtesy
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Ball State community shares resources available for relieving food insecurity

Like most other Americans following the sharp increase of unemployment rates during the COVID-19 pandemic, Lilyana Salazar’s work situations have changed. Salazar, senior biology major, is the executive director of Cardinal Kitchen, which has expanded its operation hours to provide students with food and toiletries as more people rely on food banks and federal assistance to get the help they need.






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