A Utah high school senior stirred controversy over her choice in prom attire. Keziah Daum wore a traditional Chinese dress to prom even though she is not Chinese. She posted prom photos on Twitter and received backlash from other Twitter users. One said, "My culture is NOT your goddamn prom dress." This incident added to the conversation about the fine line between culture appropriation and appreciation.
Ball State University's chapter of Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) hosted a "second-chance" prom for students from the College of Communication, Information and Media. The dance took place in Ball Gym on April 12 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Sophie Gordon, SPJ president, said the event was held "in an effort to unify the college." It also acted as a fundraiser so that SPJ can continue to host events similar to this one.
College campuses are often known for their architecture, and Ball State University is no exception. Using the hashtag #architecturebsu, students discuss their favorite architectural structures around Ball State's campus.
Enrollment numbers of ethnic minorities have been on a steady incline over the past five years at Ball State University. Although these percentages are still relatively small, Ball State's undergraduate program is on track to continue to grow more diverse.
The first day of a season's weather does not always live up to expectations. It might feel unseasonably warm or cold. This graph examines the first day of winter in Muncie, Ind., over the course of five years.