Vera Mae's Bistro is located in downtown Muncie, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, Muncie, Ind. (Katie Catterall/Ball Bearings Magazine)
BALL BEARINGS MAGAZINE

Thank You Neighbors

COVID-19 changed what the word “normal” meant. Even when normal changes, you can always rely on your community to have your back, cook you a nice meal, and wave to you on the street.



BYTE

The Coven S8E3: Women in journalism

Welcome back fellow witches to another season of The Coven! This episode, Ball State Journalism professor, Kate Elliot, discusses what it like to be a woman in the journalism industry today with our host Shwetha! How are women faring in the journalism industry today? What are some new challenges arising? What can aspiring journalists expect once entering the workforce?


NEWS

Local Muncie beauty school gives back to community

Local Muncie owner of the Chameleon College of Beauty School, Krista Sides, has been working in hair salons ever since she was 14 years old. With so much experience under her belt, she devoted her time and effort to give back to the Muncie community and make connections with other local businesses.



BYTE

How It's Played S5E1: Nintendo directors shake expectations with Mario casting

Welcome movie-watchers to another season of Input 2! At the start of the season, Nintendo directors, Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic, announced the voice acting cast of the new Mario movie set to release December 2022. While some of the castings started fans, others enhanced the excitement for the new video game movie. What are some concerns for the movie? How will it fare in comparison to other video game movies? Tune in for all this and more on this week's episode of Input 2!


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Storytelling Across Cultures and Disciplines

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BYTE

How would your favorite horror villains fare in a faceoff?

Who would beat who in a fight? Now you have the chance to help decide who would win in a fight in the metaphorical boxing ring of horror villians. This is a breakdown of all the statistics for the featured villians. Your votes directly relate to who moves on in the bracket.


BYTE

Christian girl autumn turned grunge

One thing’s not quite the same this season—there’s no trace of infinity scarves, thigh high boots, or cream-colored sweaters. Have the days of “Christian Girl Autumn” finally been eclipsed? Why did it exist in the first place? And do darker days lie ahead?  







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