Ball State Baseball players and coaches line up for the national anthem for their game against Indiana April 23 at Victory Field in Indianapolis. The Cardinals fell to the Hoosiers, 9-3. Zach Piatt, DN

Hansen: Normalcy in sports brings clarity to life

Little did I know it would be my last Major League Baseball game for over a year. Little did I know it would be the last time I would get to have the summer tradition with my dad where we try to hit as many MLB stadiums as possible. 


6 local women to be honored in Women's Equality Day celebration

The Coalition of Women’s Organizations will host its 29th annual Women’s Equality Day program at 5 p.m. Aug. 25, 2021 in the Muncie City Hall auditorium to honor the achievements of women who fought for the right to vote and the successes of today's community leaders. Women’s Equality Day celebrates the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.

Ball State Cardinals redshirt senior quarterback Drew Plitt drops back for a pass in the first half of a game against the Central Michigan Chippewas Dec. 5, 2020, at Kelly/ Shorts Stadium in Mount Pleasant, Mich. The Cardinals beat the Chippewas 45-20. Jacob Musselman, DN

‘Run it Back’

 After last year's success, Ball State Football is entering 2021 with the same exact goal as last season: repeat as Mid-American Conference (MAC) Champions. 

Prepared doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine sit on a table April 7, 2021, at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. Jaden Whiteman, DN File

FDA issues full approval to Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine Aug. 23, moving it up from it's emergency-use authorization the vaccine has had since Dec. 11, 2020. The Pfizer vaccine is fully authorized for use for citizens ages 16 and older, and still under emergency-use authorization for those older than 12, according to an FDA press release.

Amanda Loper finishes reading her poem on sugar cream pie Jan. 26, 2020, at The Cup. Cuplets at The Cup is a scheduled monthly event in Muncie currently hosted on Facebook during the COVID-19 pandemic. Taylor Smith, DN File

Community arts calendar

Being a college town, Muncie has plenty of opportunities for students and community members to create and enjoy the arts together. Here’s a list of upcoming and ongoing events to enjoy the local art and music scene.

Madeline Grosh, DN File

Campus involvement

As campus sees the return of a few more in-person events this fall, there will be plenty of opportunities to get involved. Here are some major student organizations on campus students need to be aware of.

Thrift shopping at local stores like Attic Window can help save money on clothes. Unsplash, Photo Courtesy

Look good on a budget

Living on a college budget can be tricky when it comes to clothes shopping. Here’s a list of thrifty stores to shop at if you’re trying to save some money.

Cast members rehearse Cinderella April 23, 2018 at University Theatre. The Department of Theatre and Dance produces a combination of well-known and niche shows each season. Leslie Gartrell, DN File

Department of Theatre and Dance’s show lineup for the fall 2021 semester

Ball’s State Department of Theatre and Dance always has a packed schedule of performances at each of the three theaters on campus. Chances are, you’ll be required to see a few performances if you take a THEA 100 course. Whether you’re going for class or just for fun, these performances are an affordable form of entertainment for students.

Kristen Olson and Taylor West play Jenga in Charlie Town Sept. 22, 2018, before Ball State played Western Kentucky in football. Charlie Town is a tailgating opportunity, and takes place before every home football game. Eric Pritchett, DN File

Having fun on campus

Although it’s nice to get off campus from time to time, there are several events happening on campus. Some happen every week and others happen once a year. Here’s a list of some on-campus events Ball State has to offer.

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