Ball State Daily News Photo and Visuals Editor Amber Pietz takes photos at a men's volleyball MIVA Quarterfinals April 16 at Worthen Arena. Pietz is a freshman photographic storytelling and journalism graphics major at Ball State. Jacy Bradley, DN
SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY

A journal from a photojournalist: My first year

The more I shot sports, the more I seemed to find myself. When I came to college I felt lost. Not because I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life, but because I didn’t really know who I was anymore. I lost myself in high school and being at the Daily News helped me find my place and my people.


OPINION

OUR VIEW: Striving for what?

The editorial board hopes the RISE ticket can further the progress Strive has made and cement itself as SGA leadership that listens to the student body, however, with Strive’s term ended, we must assign the previous slate an incomplete grade.


(From left to right) Tina Nguyen, Chiara Biddle, Jacob Bartolotta and Nita Burton of the Student Government Association (SGA) Strive slate stand together Feb. 10, 2021. Bold was the SGA executive slate during the 2021-22 school year. Jacob Musselman, DN File
OPINION

OUR VIEW: The Daily News' point-by-point analysis of Strive's year in office

When campaigning to become the 2021-22 Student Government Association (SGA) executive slate, Strive promised to concentrate on four different focuses. Strive was the first slate to successfully be elected on focuses rather than platform points, earning 460 votes, or about 70 percent of student voter support, with the remaining votes going to the no confidence option.



Taylor Smith, Photo Provided
OPINION

Happily Ever After

After years of believing I didn’t deserve to lead this paper, I am proud to say my story has a happily ever after, because now, I finally believe I deserved it all along.


Rylan Capper, DN
OPINION

The Curtain Call

It’s never too late to get involved with student media, but my one regret is that I didn’t do it sooner, especially since I am graduating in three years instead of four.


Rylan Capper, DN
OPINION

Choosing Gratitude

The pandemic has unfortunately become so ingrained into everyone’s experiences that I think a lot of us would rather not think about how life could have gone without it.



Kamryn Tomlin, Alex Hindenlang, DN Illustration; Freepik, Photo Courtesy
OPINION

Single-Use Planet

Single-use plastics make our lives easier and more convenient, and that’s why we love them, but it’s important not to lose sight of why corporations love them. It’s not for the same reason we do. 


Josie Santiago, DN Illustration
OPINION

A Love Letter to Mother Earth

While the past 52 years have pushed some waves of environmentalism ashore, those who celebrate you  will always inevitably be squandered by the overwhelmingly selfish population. 



Amber Pietz, DN Design
OPINION

No Confidence

 The fact that we have allowed SGA’s reputation to sink this low is embarrassing, disappointing and infuriating.  


Rylan Capper, DN Photo; Amber Pietz, DN Design
OPINION

Cruelty is the Point

What is the “Don’t Say Gay” bill supposed to show kids in America? That the things we don’t want to talk about will go away if we shove our heads in the sand?  


Bracken Library hosted the "Human Library" event Feb. 27, 2019. Fifteen students volunteered to be books readers could check out for 20 minutes. Unsplash, photo curtesy
OPINION

Unbound

To the administrators, parents and government officials in charge of making these decisions: banning books does more harm than good.  







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