A visitor fills a cup with coffee at Bracken Library's newly-opened contemplation space Sept. 29, 2021. The opening of the area was celebrated with snacks and speeches from university faculty. Hannah Amos, DN
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Bracken Library hosts opening of new contemplation space

The contemplation space had its formal opening on the second floor of Bracken Library Sept. 29. The opening drew a small group of people in the northeast alcove on the second floor. Faculty, including Matthew Shaw, dean of University Libraries, and Marsha McGriff, associate vice president for inclusive excellence, attended the event.


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‘Donda’ vs. ‘Certified Lover Boy’

Donda and Certified Lover Boy amassed a great deal of attention when they dropped—for these are two of the most prominent artists of our generation. Both albums came out within four days of each other, with Kanye West releasing Donda first. West and Drake have famously been in a feud for years, so it’s only fair to ask the question: Which album is better?


The Kentucky Headhunters and Flynnville Train Sept. 30 concert will kickoff Muncie's Ironman weekend. Other events include extended hours for local businesses, the Ball State vs. Army football game and a celebration the day after the race. Melissa Jones, Photo Provided
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Muncie’s attractions for the Ironman weekend

As approximately 3,500 athletes and their supporters migrate to Muncie Oct. 2 for the Ironman Triathlon, the city is planning a variety of related events to welcome business to the local area. Here’s a schedule of events leading up to the race.



Delta senior quarterback Brady Hunt celebrated with Delta junior running back Parker Faletic in the third quarter against Wayne High School Oct. 30, 2020, at Delta High School. The Eagles beat the Generals 49-18. Jacob Musselman, DN
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Delta High School dominates homecoming

Delta High School had their homecoming game this past weekend against New Castle. Delta, who has struggled in conference games all year until this point, finally grabbed that elusive conference win, 49-12. 


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Working for an inclusive campus

Ball State University is working toward creating an inclusive campus. Many efforts have been made like Day of Dialogue, moving the Multicultural Center to the center of campus, highlighting cultures at the David Owsley Museum of Art and more.  



Ball State President Geoffrey Mearns stands June 4, 2020, at Muncie City Hall. Mearns announced everyone must wear masks indoors on campus via email Aug. 4. Jacob Musselman, DN File
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Socializing through half of the face

Since the spring of 2020, people have been socializing with only half their face in public. This is due to the Covid-19 pandemic beginning, and at this point, not ending yet. How does this type of cover-up affect one's ability to socialize and teach? 



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Artist of the Month: Alvaro Soler

It is National Hispanic Heritage Month and that means that the Spanish music on my playlists will be played nonstop to celebrate. The artist on the top of my playlists is Alvaro Soler. 


The "Securing the Vote: Women's Suffrage in Indiana" exhibit from the Indiana Historical Society provides a statewide view of the women's suffrage movement. It is one of two exhibits the Delaware County Historical Society is holding through Sept. 29 focusing on local figures influential to the U.S. women's suffrage movement. Joey Sills, DN
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Delaware County Historical Society honors local suffragists in new exhibit

The word that comes to mind when Karen Vincent, board president of the Delaware County Historical Society, thinks of feminism is “recognition.” She said she wants to recognize the women involved in the decades-long U.S. suffrage movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries through the Historical Society’s current exhibit, “The Suffragists of Delaware County.”







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