December 1, DWNTWN Muncie hosted their last First Thursday event of 2022, showcasing local business and a featured holiday kick-off event called "LIGHT UP DWNTWN".
With a legacy of classic games, Game Freak returns with Pokémon Scarlet/Violet. While the gameplay and atmosphere are some of Pokémon's best work, the performance issues that plague the game drag what could have been one of Game Freak's best into mediocrity.
Ball State welcomes a new chapter of Active Minds, a mental health advocacy organization founded in 2003, with Kelsey Dunn at the helm as president. She and her fellow members discuss what drew them to the organization and how they hope to give back.
After 32 games, a regular season championship, an appearance in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) tournament championship and an appearance in the NCAAtournament, it is over. Ball State was swept in straight sets by the no. 4 seed in the Texas Quarter of the bracket, Marquette University.
“We really are desperate for people who are interested, so if people have ever thought about being a foster parent, now is really the time that we need you. There’s a lot of children being placed and then removed from foster home to foster home and they need those services right now,” said Heath.
Ball State University’s Health and Promotion Advocacy (HPA) and Multicultural Center held a World AIDS Day event in Park residence hall Dec. 1 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., the first time Ball State has held such an event.
The Senate moved quickly Thursday to avert a rail strike that the Biden administration and business leaders warned would have had devastating consequences for the nation’s economy. The Senate passed a bill to bind rail companies and workers to a proposed settlement that was reached between the rail companies and union leaders in September. That settlement had been rejected by some of the 12 unions involved, creating the possibility of a strike beginning Dec. 9.
$26,942,849. That’s Ball State University’s Athletic Department budget. The next Ball State Athletic Director will be in charge of $26,942,849. With Beth Goetz leaving for Iowa, Ball State University officials are now in the process of searching for the next athletic director to lead the department.
First Thursday started in 2001 and will have its 21st anniversary with its upcoming December event. The December 2022 event will have a variety to showcase, including musical acts, such as the Muncie Community Schools elementary choir.
Muncie Central led Guerin Catholic by eleven points going into the fourth quarter. But after multiple baskets, including a fast-break slam dunk, they found themselves only up one with 2:19 remaining. After a back-and-forth minute, the Bearcats used their ability to drive in and draw fouls.
Special Interest is a sonic sucker punch to the stomach. Quickly barreling out of the New Orleans DIY music scene is knockout vocalist Alli Logout, guitarist Maria Elena, bassist Nathan Cassiani, and sonic soundmaker Ruth Mascelli. Together, the group deftly crafts an explosion of dance grooves and post-hardcore noise into complementary waves of glitzy sound. These artists are hot off the release of their 2022 album Endure which cemented their influence as revolutionists of a new sound and social consciousness.
These were the three features the newly voted-in Ball State Student Government Association (SGA) Elections Commissioner, Chaney Scott, described herself as.
“We're running out of asphalt season, and we're told by the asphalt company that they expect to stay open again next week and then the plant will close and then we can't get the asphalt," said Ridenour.