Freshman middle blocker Lauren Gilliland blocks the ball Feb. 12, 2021, in John E. Worthen Arena. The Cardinals lost to the Falcons 0-3. Madelyn Guinn, DN
VOLLEYBALL

Ball State falls to Syracuse in 3 sets

Ball State women’s volleyball was swept by Syracuse in three sets in their final match of the Cy-Hawk Series Tournament. The Cardinals dropped the first set 25-16 and could not recover, going on to lose sets two and three by scores of 25-18 and 25-13 respectively.  



Junior defender Lexy Smith does a header April 11, 2021, at Briner Sports Complex. The Cardinals beat the Eagles 2-1 to become the Mid-American Conference West Division champions. Jaden Whiteman, DN
SOCCER

Xavier stays perfect, beats Ball State 1-0

 The lone goal came from junior forward Emma Marcus, who received a pass from freshman forward Chloe Netzel and put it in the back of the net in the 22nd minute for her first goal of the season. Despite 23 total shots, 14 by Xavier and nine by Ball State, Marcus’ goal was the only one that found its way behind the keeper. 


NEWS

Multicultural Center launches new book club

Ball State has a new club, courtesy of the Multicultural Center. The Multicultural Center Book Club held its first meeting Wednesday, Sept. 8 in the center’s multipurpose room. While attendance was low, attendees and organizers were excited for the group’s potential.




Illustration, Kamryn Tomlinson, DN
OPINION

Fine Print: What was it all for?

Unlike our millennial predecessors, very few people my age can remember what 9/11 was like, much less describe the way it made us feel. We were, however, left to grapple with its effects from the moment we were able to form memories.


Nathan Vannatter (left), Mike Fleck (middle) and Lance Scholl (right) stand next to a police car near the site of where two planes crashed into the World Trade Center Sept. 11, 2001. Nathan Vannatter, provided.
GOLF

Golfing near ground zero: Ball State Men’s Golf head coach and former golfers reflect on visiting Manhattan a month after 9/11 attacks

 It was Tuesday morning. Ball State Men’s Golf head coach Mike Fleck was driving to meet a friend who was doing embroidery work for his team. He was driving to a Hardee’s in Pendleton, Indiana, and he had Q95’s “The Bob & Tom Show” playing on his radio when, all of a sudden, the usual lighthearted show turned serious.  


The historical cover of the Sept. 12, 2001, edition of The Ball State Daily News was on display in the Newseum in Washington, D.C., and included in a collection of front cover pages created by the Society of Professional Journalists. The staff of The Daily News reworked the cover more than half a dozen times before sending it to the printer. Ball State Digital Media Repository, Photo Courtesy
CAMPUS

Former Daily News staff reflect on reporting the events of Sept. 11

Tom Gubbins woke up earlier than usual that Tuesday morning. It was before 9 a.m., and his radio was on and set to his typical station, one that would normally play “The Bob & Tom Show.” But, instead of the satirical humor he was used to listening to while getting ready, Gubbins heard announcements from CNN Radio, a station he didn’t know existed.


Afghan women take part in a protest march for their rights under Taliban rule, in the downtown area of Kabul on Sept. 3. The Taliban has a history of oppressing women by only allowing them in public while dressing modestly and being escorted by a male relative. Hoshang Hashimi/AFP via Getty Images/TNS, Photo Courtesy
NEWS

Muncie community members reflect on personal experiences in Afghanistan, future of the country under Taliban control

When she was just 13 years old, Bibi Bahrami saw her home become a place too dangerous to live. Her friends and family had to evacuate the Behsood district of eastern Afghanistan to live as refugees in Pakistan after the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan in 1979. Bahrami witnessed death and devastation, as she lost a brother, three cousins and her grandfather.







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