Ball State Cardinals senior guard Ishmael El-Amin passes the ball Feb. 16, 2021, at John E. Worthen Arena. The Cardinals lost to the Falcons 62-75. Madelyn Guinn, DN

Ball State loses to Akron, drops second game in a row

 The Cardinals went into the break leading 36-30 and held the Zips’ offense to just 34 percent shooting from the field and 33 percent from deep. Ball State held Akron’s leading scorer Loren Cristian Jackson to zero points in the half. In spite of this, Ball State lost the game 88-79. 



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Muncie police investigating three deaths

 The Muncie Police Department put out the following statement: On Feb. 19 at approximately 11:35 a.m., the Muncie police received a call advising that deceased subjects were located at 2533 N. Elgin St. Apt. 3. Officers responded to the scene and discovered that three subjects were deceased. The investigation is currently ongoing and more information will be available at a later time.



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Cardinal Esports Club focuses on community

A club on Ball State’s campus continues to strive through the pandemic. Cardinal Esports is a club for competitive and recreational gamers. Despite being competitive, President Nathan Valdez described it as more of a community than a varsity sport.


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The Coven S7E8: Representation matters

Welcome back to another episode of the Coven! On this very special Black History month edition of the Coven, join us as we talk about stereotypes of black women in media, the representation of black women, and what can be done to improve representation for black women. Tune in for all this and more on this week's episode of the Coven! Hosts: Shwetha Sundarrajan & Tierra Harris Edited by: Lia Weisbecker-Lotz Graphic by: Shwetha Sundarrajan



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Ball State provost, students react to increase in online learning

With classroom desks socially distanced and stickers signifying unavailable chairs, professors and students have made many changes to the ways they usually learn on campus. As the world still grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, Ball State’s course modalities show one clear way of how the pandemic has affected campus and academics.



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Top 10 ‘Soulcalibur’ Characters

One of the best and longest-running video game franchises, Soulcalibur continues to show players what it means to strive toward a goal—and their destiny—through the means of using unique weaponry. No two characters have the same weapon or moveset, so I always experience new ways to combat enemies. The game itself is incredible, and it seemed only appropriate to rank the top 10 best Soulcalibur fighters/characters.


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Why ‘Black Panther’ should be recast

During the Marvel Studios presentation, Marvel President Kevin Feige revealed that they weren’t going to recast Black Panther's role, nor use CGI to bring the character back. Instead, the Black Panther sequel will be focusing on the other characters from the first film, and further develop the world of Wakanda. While it’s understandable that Marvel wants to respect Chadwick Boseman as much as they can, not recasting the role is a major mistake.








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