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Artist of the Month: Black Punk Bands

February is Black History Month and for a while now, I’ve wanted to write about Black punk bands. Punk has always been a community meant for those angry at the world, for screaming for change, for the chance to be heard, and most importantly, to be able to be themselves without backlash. Even so, after my last article on female punk bands, I realized that punk has not been so perfect at making sure everyone is heard and appreciated. But it’s the groups that aren’t as heard that are the most important to listen to. Black punk bands help spread not only a form of education as to what the Black community is going through, but also offer each other a sense of belonging in a largely white community. 




Maggie Getzin, DN
OPINION

Bold Type: Eating disorders don’t discriminate

The logic that one can only have an eating disorder if they look a certain way, are a certain gender or weigh a certain number is stereotypical and discourages those who do not fit the societal criteria from seeking help for serious disordered eating.


BASKETBALL

The bigger picture: After etching his name in Indiana high school basketball record books, Al Gooden knows his coaching has a larger purpose

 In his seventh season as head coach of Lawrence Central High School boys’ basketball, Al Gooden made history. He became the first African American high school boys’ basketball coach in Indiana to reach 500 wins when the Bears defeated Decatur Central 58-38 in the Marion County Tournament Jan. 12.  



Ball State Cardinals sophomore guard Sydney Freeman catches a rebound Dec. 2, 2020, at John E. Worthen Arena. Freeman scored 11 points against the Eagles. Jacob Musselman, DN
BASKETBALL

Bred into a winning culture: Sydney Freeman has brought her winning ways from Central Noble High School to Ball State

 Freeman is most remembered for her involvement in the turnaround of Central Noble High School Girls’ Basketball. The Cougars had not won more than five games since the 2009-10 season, but Freeman took the team from one of the worst in the state to one of the most dominant teams, beginning with her arrival in 2015. The Cougars finished 18-7 her freshman season before going 23-5 her junior season and 27-1 her senior season.  


Kennedi Barnett, DN
OPINION

Letter to the Editor: Black Ball

The story of Black students at Ball State is one of perseverance — it is a story of the Black students’ tenacity and faith in themselves, each other and the university.






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