Kwesi Rogers speaks on stage at the walkout 11 a.m. Jan. 28. 2020, at University Green. Rogers questioned on stage why he and other members of the Black community have to demand respect when they deserve it. Demi Lawrence, DN
OPINION

Black Curtain: Being a black man in America

But what happens when that classroom is no longer a safe zone? What happens when black men are met with the same scenarios as being on the streets? Sultan “Mufasa” Benson, a Ball State senior and business administration major was faced with that exact situation.



Jacob Musselman, DN Illustration
OPINION

Caffeinated Conversation: Resisting the straw

I know it’s hard to quit a bad habit cold turkey, but when you go to get your grande iced caramel macchiato tomorrow morning, ask yourself if you need a plastic straw or if you can pick up a wooden stir stick and use it for its intended purpose, hence the name.



Female Intelligence soldiers near the southern Israeli border. Flickr, Photo Courtesy
OPINION

In Between the Lines: Times of war

As a college student, I should not have to deal with the economic fallout from another war, a potential war with Iran, and neither should anybody else — not to mention the fact that war is immoral.



Redshirt freshman Mitchell Carter stands with his teammates Oct. 19, 2019, at Scheumann Stadium. Carter plays fullback for the Ball State Cardinals. Jacob Musselman, DN
OPINION

MitchSlap: Turning the tides

Now, don’t get me wrong, I love being a man, and I’m not ashamed to be one. I am ashamed, though, of the way society has pushed men toward false ideas about emotions, mental health and acceptable behavior. 








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