The federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) began as the food stamps program in 1939. Traditionally, students would only be able to receive SNAP benefits if they met certain exceptions, but eligibility has been temporarily expanded to students during the COVID-19 pandemic for those with financial need. Wikimedia Commons, Photo Courtesy

Ball State community shares resources available for relieving food insecurity

Like most other Americans following the sharp increase of unemployment rates during the COVID-19 pandemic, Lilyana Salazar’s work situations have changed. Salazar, senior biology major, is the executive director of Cardinal Kitchen, which has expanded its operation hours to provide students with food and toiletries as more people rely on food banks and federal assistance to get the help they need.



WEATHER

Spring time sunshine

Weather Forecaster Adam Feick is has the latest on the beautiful weather today and is tracking the next round of cloudy skies.


NEWS

Landscape Architecture students bring their skills to Muncie neighborhood

Since its closure in 2017, Halteman Pool has sat empty through seasons of harsh Indiana weather. No more is the neighborhood filled with the sounds of splashing water, lifeguard whistling and kids yelling. Time and weather may have affected the appearances of the pool deck, concession stand and locker rooms, but it has not eroded the neighborhood's memory of the location. 




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This is Your Sign to Get That Tattoo!

It can be hard to find a tattoo shop you trust for your next piece. There’s a lot to consider, including price point, sterilization, and ability of the tattoo artist. If you’re looking for the best place for your next tattoo or piercing, look no further- we’ve got you covered!


BYTE

Remixed Minisode: Lil Nas X stirs up controversy

  Welcome back to another minisode of Remixed! In this episode, join Sam as he discusses the controversy surrounding Lil Nas X's new single, MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name) and Sam's thoughts on it! Tune in as we discuss all this and more on this week's minisode! Hosts: Sam Shipe Edited by: Sam Shipe Graphic by: Emily Hanes



BYTE

Wrapped Up S1E9- Despite COVID-19 E3 doesn't flee

Welcome back to another episode of Byte's news podcast, "Wrapped Up"! In this episode, Kellyn Harrison reports on E3's return after a year of COVID, Jimmy Fallon's AmongUs charity stream, and what to expect for Record Store Day 2021. But that's not it! Listen in on the latest news regarding Twitch's new misconduct policy and the U.S's stance on the 2022 Beijing Olympics! 


BYTE

‘My Hero Academia’ Season 5, Episode 3: “Clash! Class A vs. Class B!”

This episode makes viewers take a moment to reflect just a little bit more on how far the students have come following the premiere episode of this season. Even though the show was a little slow-building, there were gorgeous visuals, long-awaited introductions, and humor mixed throughout to make up for it. It was just as entertaining and wholesome as always. Overall, setting up for the next episode where the students will go head to head in their joint training exercise.








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