Redshirt sophomore running back Vaughn Pemperton gets tackled during a rushing attempt against Kentucky Sept. 2 at Kroger Field in Lexington, Ky. Pemperton would be helped off the field immediately following the play and would not return for the remainder of Ball State’s 44-14 loss to the Wildcats. Daniel Kehn, DN

'Bumps and Bruises'

After suffering four injuries, including two that left players out for the rest of the game, against Kentucky, Ball State football is gearing up to face another Power Five opponent in No. 1 Georgia. Will this stiff competition continue to adversely affect the Cardinals health? 

Drummers take their cues for rehearsal from team leaders at Music For All Summer Symposium, June 27, 2023. Several hundred students from across the country converged on Ball State's campus for the weeklong event that included not just musical instruction, but games and other team-building events. Madelyn Moore, DN

More than just some “Swag”

 At the Music For All Summer Symposium, held on Ball State’s campus June 24 through July 1, there’s a team of people called SWAGs behind every practice session, every fun activity, or even group transportation around campus. 

Third-year business administration major Hope Churchill poses for a photo outside the Bracken Administration Building Aug.19. Grayson Joslin, DN

Hope Churchill begins term as Ball State’s student trustee

For Ball State, the student trustee must be a resident of Indiana and have a 2.5 or better grade point average at the time of the application. The position includes $50 for each meeting and Commencement attended, a 10% discount at the Ball State bookstore, and an all-access parking pass, among many things.

In this Feb. 5, 2020, file photo the White House is seen in Washington. The coronavirus pandemic and the nation's crashing economy are scrambling the themes both political parties thought would carry them to victory in this November's elections. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

The crumbling division of church and state

Today, we are faced with a religious enthusiasm that seeks faith to serve a foundational role in government. Politicians and judicial leaders are more heavily interweaving their beliefs into places they don’t belong. There is no religious test to hold office, so why allow religion to intersect with the crucial legislative action that affects every citizen?

Caden Johnson speaking with Ty Bryant after Ball State's 44-14 loss to Kentucky Sept. 2 at Kroger Field. Johnson went to Fredrick Douglas High School in Lexington, Kentucky, with Bryant. Mya Cataline, DN

“It looks good on us”

Caden’s girlfriend, Kiara Henderson, grew up with Caden in Lexington, but now attends the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky. After making multiple five hour drives to visit Caden at Ball State, she said the two-hour drive to their hometown to support her partner felt like nothing. 

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