Connor Smith, assistant sports editor, attends the Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees baseball game Aug. 2, 2019, at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. Smith has visited 12 of the current 30 MLB ballparks. Connor Smith, photo provided.
OPINION

Past the Press Box: More than a game

 I miss the ballpark, the food, the fans and the uncertainty that comes with every game. It was tough not relying on something that got me through many summers. While I miss the ballpark and can’t wait to return, I was able to take a step back and appreciate some of the little things in life, from dad’s steak on the grill to long hikes with my mom.  




BYTE

Artist of the Month: Rina Sawayama

Despite the alarming number of assignments congregating on my to-do list and the mountains of textbooks piled on the desk in my tiny dorm room, I scrolled through Tik Tok. I did this because it is the only thing that drags me from the pull of schoolwork and gives me a break from the pressures of being a sophomore in college. Most of my feed includes memes and music, so I am used to people on the platform recommending me new music. But it was the dreamy and up-beat sound used as a dramatic parallel to the heavy references including systematic racism and generational trauma that drew me to Rina Sawayama. 


BYTE

Possible ‘Sons of Anarchy’ works

During its seven-season run, Sons of Anarchy became one of, if not the most, successful series on FX, gaining a massive following along the way. With the popularity of the show, it is no surprise that a spin-off series, Mayans M.C., was put into development. Season three recently premiered on FX, however, the original creator of the Sons of Anarchy universe, Kurt Sutter, was fired after Disney took over the brand. Before his departure, Sutter had other projects in the works that now possibly won’t come into fruition. 



BYTE

Agree to Disagree: Godzilla vs. Kong

There have been countless “versus” movies where studios pin two popular characters against one another. Aliens vs. Predator, Freddy vs. Jason, and Batman vs. Superman are some of the most notable ones, with Godzilla vs. Kong being added to that ever-growing list. Between these two titans, who is the reigning champion?


BYTE

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
NEWS

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.


WEATHER

Spring time sunshine

Weather Forecaster Adam Feick is has the latest on the beautiful weather today and is tracking the next round of cloudy skies.


NEWS

Landscape Architecture students bring their skills to Muncie neighborhood

Since its closure in 2017, Halteman Pool has sat empty through seasons of harsh Indiana weather. No more is the neighborhood filled with the sounds of splashing water, lifeguard whistling and kids yelling. Time and weather may have affected the appearances of the pool deck, concession stand and locker rooms, but it has not eroded the neighborhood's memory of the location. 







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