Jim Lowe, associate vice president for facilities and planning management, presents a slide showing a sketch model of the Brown Family Amphitheater at the Board of Trustees virtual meeting Dec. 11, 2020. The board approved a $3.15 million budget for the amphitheater's construction. Grace McCormick, Screenshot Capture

Ball State Board of Trustees approves amphitheater budget

Ball State’s Board of Trustees approved the budget for a $3.15 million construction project to build an outdoor amphitheater in the footprint of the Emens parking structure at its meeting Dec. 11, 2020. The $3.15 million includes the costs of building materials, theatrical equipment and technology.

The SGA Senate looks over the proposed partnership between Ball State and Rent College Pads at the Dec. 9 Zoom meeting. The partnership resolution passed 28-3, with seven abstentions. Maya Wilkins, Screenshot Capture

Ball State SGA passes Rent College Pads resolution

On Dec. 9, the Ball State Student Government Association (SGA) held their weekly meeting over Zoom and voted to pass the resolution for a partnership between Ball State University and Rent College Pads that was introduced at the Dec. 2 meeting.

President-elect Joe Biden puts his finger on his ear as reporters shout question to him as he arrives at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. Biden announced key appointments to his health team Monday as he hopes to build a national response to the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Five national stories of the week

A hospital in Kansas runs out of regular full-time staff, the Trump administration fully restored DACA protections after a federal judge's order, the House of Representatives voted to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, the FDA announced its plan to review the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine and Joe Biden's health team seeks to handle the coronavirus methodically and transparently in a federal response.

Tigranyan men and women who fled the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region, wait in line to receive aid, at Umm Rakouba refugee camp in Qadarif, eastern Sudan, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

Five international stories of the week

China prepares coronavirus vaccines, Moscow opens vaccination centers, Ethiopian refugees flee to Sudan, the European Union debates ways to strengthen ties with the US and a gene-editing treatment shows promise for sickle cell patients make up this week's five international stories.


History Of: Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes’ cover of “As Long As You Love Me” brought his name into fame that would later lead to three studio albums with an incoming fourth album, Wonder, hitting shelves Friday, Dec. 4. The singer’s career has been crafted with bridges, scars, and love that only furthered his path to continue forward instead of turning back.


Remixed S5E9: From the eyes of a musician

Welcome back to another episode of Remixed! Tune in as we discuss underground music from more of a musical perspective, music theory, and the life of a musician! What underground artists deserve more limelight? Why is being a musician so hard? Stay tuned as our hosts discuss their personal favorite underground artists and more! Hosts: Sam Shipe & Grace Marshall Edited by: Shwetha Sundarrajan Graphic by: Kellyn Harrison

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