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Ball State cheers for their fellow teammates as they perform floor March 23 at the Mid-American Championship at Worthen Arena. Ball State scored second in floor overall. Andrew Berger, DN

Ball State places second in Mid-American Conference Gymnastics Championships; Cardinals take home three individual awards

Despite the loss, Ball State had many highs at the MAC Championship, including winning a handful of individual awards, as senior Suki Pfister was named MAC Specialist of the Year for the third season. Sophomore Zoe Middleton left with four awards: first for beam, first on floor, third on vault and first for all-around with 39.525 total points. Head coach Joanna Saleem won MAC Coach of the Year.

Photo of Larry Ivy by Randy Heavenridge.

A Systemic Song: Black artists in Muncie reflect on disparities and progress in the music industry

Black Lives in Music found that white artists in the UK average about $300 more than Black creators, and 43% of Black female creators said they feel they need to change their appearance because of their race. Black artists reported being called “aggressive,” “too outspoken” and “ungrateful,” among other labels. A USC Annenberg study of 70 major music companies revealed that 4.2% of them were Black. 

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