Students guide a trolley to the entrance of Brayton/Clevenger hall August 14, 2019, outside LaFollette Complex. Students under the premium plan were the first to move in to their residence halls. Rohith Rao, DN

Odds and Ends: A freshman year fable

As I begin my second year at Ball State it is clear to me now that these stressors never truly evaporate, but that does not mean tactics to repress them are nonexistent. So for any freshman out there currently flying by the seat of their pants without a semester plan, you are not alone. Relax, sit up straight and do not take this advice with a grain of salt, it might just save your education or even your health.



This time series shows carbon monoxide associated with fires from the Amazon region in Brazil from Aug. 8-22, 2019. Made with data collected from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite, the images map carbon monoxide at approximately 18,000 feet (5,500 meters) altitude. Each "day" in the series is made by averaging three day's-worth of measurements. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech
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Open-Minded: The Amazon is not in its prime

The Amazon is on fire, as most people know by now. However, most people are completely unaware that these fires have been happening all year — in fact, there have already been 70,000 individual fires, according to National Geographic and Brazil's National Institute for Space Research. 


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Unspoken: The other white meat

Getting your protein from animals is just so 2000s nowadays, and Burger King is keeping up with this trend. On August 8, the fast food chain announced it would start serving a meatless, plant-based patty called the Impossible Whopper for a limited time at more than 7,000 locations across America. I decided to try this new plant-based patty out.


Sophie Nulph worked as an intern for Current Publishing in Hamilton County, Indiana during the summer of 2019. She wrote news and features about various cities around the county, such as Westfield, Carmel and Fishers. Sophie Nulph, photo provided.
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Open-Minded: Critical currents

Growing up in Westfield, Indiana, I knew we had a newspaper but I never read it. I usually just watched the local news in Indianapolis – which I don’t really constitute as “local” – and read about global events online.  But, this summer I had the amazing opportunity to intern for one of those newspapers I never really read – the Current. 




Rohith Rao
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Unspoken: Summertime blues

This summer, I decided to go into the great unknown, and in all honesty, it sucked. But I learned more than ever that it is the small, redeeming moments you have to latch onto to make the mundane, everyday moments seem a little more worth it.



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Unspoken: Homophobia in the archdiocese

On June 23 a letter posted to the Cathedral High School website by the school’s Board Chairman Matt Cohoat and President Rob Bridges explained that after 22 months of discussion with Archbishop Charles C. Thompson, it would be no longer employing a teacher in an open, same-sex marriage.








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