Attendee of the ACLU Rally to Protect Trans Youth holds up a sign at the Indiana State House on April 1. The rally was held in relation to SB 480. Olivia Ground, DN
SB 480

OPINION: Indiana politicians back out when it counts

When Senate Bill 480 goes into law, this life-saving care will become unavailable for all trans Hoosiers under the age of 18 in the state of Indiana. Many of our legislators have decided to go against the advice of medical professionals to ensure their bigotry becomes the standard by which all Hoosier parents must abide.

How to Make It Through Cold and Flu Season Without Getting Sick

Ah, cold and flu season. It's that time of year again! The dreaded coughs, sneezes, chills, and headaches all make their way back into our lives with the changing of the seasons. For most people, this is an experience that they would rather avoid altogether. 

7 Tips for Releasing Your Music as an Independent Artist

Releasing your music as an independent artist can be an exciting but challenging experience, especially if you’re new to the music world. Knowing how to upload music to Spotify, how to market it, and how to make it successful doesn’t always come naturally. You want your music to reach as many people as possible, so here are some tips that may help you navigate the process.

Tips for Effective Clothes Shopping

Shopping for clothes can be a fun experience, but it can also be overwhelming and frustrating if you don't know what you're looking for or where to start. Here are some tips for effective clothes shopping.

Redshirt-sophomore McKayla Timmons throws a ball in a game against Notre Dame April 4 at Mellisa Cook Stadium in South Bend, Ind. Timmons went 0 - for - 3 at the plate. Brayden Goins, DN

Ball State falls to Notre Dame, suffers fourth loss in a row

On Tuesday evening, Ball State softball looked to get back in the win column after being swept by Ohio. This time, they traveled to South Bend to tangle with the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. But after the lights were shut down and Melissa Cook Stadium went silent, the Cardinals (16-17, 6-5 Mid-American Conference) hopped on the bus with another loss.


Ball State competes at the Colonel Classic

Ball State finished 15th out of 16 at the Colonel Classic in Richmond, Kentucky. The Ball State’s five-person lineup consisted of freshman Madelin Boyd, freshman Jasmine Driscoll, freshman Sarah Gallagher, sophomore Payton Bennett and graduate student Peyton Broce. 


Severe threat tomorrow

Weather Forecaster Rachel Sherfey tracks the incoming severe weather threat and breaks down the primary hazards and timing of it all.


Searching for a new home

 “We have fifty members apart of our club and we have a lot of fun,” Walsh said. “They are working hard to make a difference in our youth, and they are enjoying it. He is an extraordinary male dog that loves to play, run, and be loved on.” 

Danielle’s Popcorn owner Danielle Jernigan holds out popcorn from the popcorn tumbler on March 22 in Muncie Mall. Ella Howell, DN

Danielle’s Popcorn motivates K-5 students in Muncie Community Schools through her Pop Open a Book and Read Program

The unmistakable crunch and warm, buttery smell of the common movie snack has been a staple for thousands of years, and people have since found that it is also a great base for diverse flavor combinations.   The Muncie Mall is home to a variety of shops, and beginning the weekend before Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a new business opened bringing with it a strong but familiar aroma.  Danielle’s Popcorn is attracting growing attention due to their variety of gourmet popcorn flavors. It has options for people with a sweet tooth as well as those whose palettes lean toward a more savory experience.  


Severe weather mid-week

Assistant Chief Oliver Moster is expecting more storms for Central Indiana as well as a cool down for the coming week.

Senior infielder Haley Wynn bats in a game against Northern Illinois March 28 at the First Merchants Ballpark Complex. Wynn had two hits during the game. Katelyn Howell, DN

Cardinals get swept in weekend series against Ohio

After taking over first place in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) last week, Ball State Softball looked to hold that position. But after being swept by the Ohio Bobcats in Athens, Ohio, the Cardinals are  now in fifth place while the Bobcats top the conference. 

The Ball State Women's Tennis teams cheers when a point is scored in a MAC Championship doubles match against Toledo May 1, 2022 at Cardinal Creek Tennis Courts. Amber Pietz, DN

Cardinals defeat Eastern Michigan, complete weekend sweep

The Cardinals (15-3, 4-1 MAC) picked up a hard-fought 5-2 win, putting them in a good spot at the midway point of the Mid-American Conference (MAC) regular season. They’ve won four out of their five matches in conference play, and remain just one game behind the Toledo Rockets for first place in the conference.

Ball State Men's Volleyball Head Coach Donan Cruz watches the game against Lindenwood March 25 at Worthen Arena. The Cardinals won 3-0 against the Lions. Mya Cataline, DN

Cardinals win both of final regular season road matches

In what was their final road stretch of the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (MIVA) portion of their schedule, Ball State Men’s Volleyball won both of their matches. First, the Cardinals won in straight sets (25-18, 25-21, 25-20) over McKendree on March 30, followed by a five-set (25-22, 25-19, 21-25, 17-25, 15-12) thriller against Lewis Saturday. 

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