People work on equipment at a farm in Albany, Ind. Jessi Haeft and Emily Placke, Photo Provided

Ball State professor shares how she encourages others to celebrate Earth Day and protect the environment

Sand, clay, silt, peat, chalk and loam. All are different types of soil. According to ISRIC World Soil Information, soil filters rainwater to help prevent flooding, it helps plants grow and acts as a buffer against pollutants, which helps improve groundwater. Without soil, human life would be difficult.  The science of soil has always been a passion of Ball State University Assistant Professor of Natural Resources, Jessique Haeft,  growing up in California. Since 2014, she has been sharing that passion with her students, teaching them valuable ways to care for the environment.


Ball State pitcher towers over others

“I didn’t really play a ton in high school, I was still growing. Struggled with commands so I didn’t get too many playing opportunities, but that’s sort of when I first fell in love with baseball,” Jacobson said.

Abbi Mastagh poses for a photo in her MiddleTown Property Group rental April 18. Jacy Bradley, DN

Tenants raise concerns about property management company

The three tenants didn’t know one another. Canaday, Cameron and Mastagh didn’t live in the same apartment building, and the severity of their problems were different. But their situations were connected. They are among dozens of people who rented from the same property management company — MiddleTown Property Group — and they are among dozens of people who have had problems.


Seasonal switcheroo on its way

 From possibly record temps to rain chances and a weekend forecast that has a semi-wintry feel, Weather Forecaster Ryan Hill tracks it all in his full forecast.


Women’s Golf prepare for postseason

“Golf is a really hard game. The swing comes and goes. There are good days and there are bad days. But what you ultimately build your game on is how consistent you are with your process."

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‘Atomic Heart’—An atomic heartbreak

Despite taking influence from gaming titans like Prey and Bioshock, Atomic Heart doesn't grab player with its world or characters. Even with fun gameplay and a promising development, the game seems to come up short.

Everything You Need to Prepare for Your Master's Degree

A master's degree is one of the most advanced forms of education you can receive, and there are high-level positions that will require you to have it before you're eligible to apply. In this article, we'll provide you with everything you need to prepare for your master's degree.


Cool down to come

Weather Forecaster Rachel Sherfey tracks incoming rain showers and cooler temperatures to end the week. 


Muncie firefighters under investigation

 In a statement, city officials say some Muncie firefighters are under scrutiny over personal conduct that “occurred without the knowledge or permission of the Muncie Fire Department or the city of Muncie.” 

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