September 18, 2017

This article originally appeared in Ball Bearings magazine

For those who are transgender, maintaining their health requires additional care cisgender people may not consider.

Jordan White was in high school when he first came out. He was in the car with his sister and had been debating whether he should...

August 13, 2017

During my time interning with PATTERN Magazine, I had the opportunity to interview and write about some incredibly interesting and talented people from around Indianapolis.

Breaking Gender Norms in a Conservative Community

This story focuses on two men in Indianapolis and the challenges they face as male...

April 4, 2017

This article originally appeared in Ball Bearings magazine.

In death, we live on through social media as loved ones preserve accounts and cope with loss in new ways.

As we become more dependent on the Internet, and find ourselves constantly connected through apps and social websites, we are beginning to...

November 7, 2016

This article originally appeared in Ball Bearings magazine

“Stairway to Heaven” played backwards supposedly sounds like a satanic message. Rachel Kraus, a sociology professor at Ball State University, grew up in a time when this theory was new. Parents didn’t allow their children to listen to heavy meta...

August 26, 2016

Eighteen-year-old Tara Adkins attended her first Olympic Games in Barcelona in 1992 with her mom and aunt. One of the days there, they split up and agreed to me

April 18, 2016

This article originally appeared in Ball Bearings magazine

At 5 p.m, Serria Thomas got up from her desk and walked to the office kitchen. The work day was winding down at Derris & Company, a public relations firm in New York, and Serria knew she would be in the office for at least another hour. In the k...

February 29, 2016

This article originally appeared in Ball Bearings magazine

“I accidentally fell in love with this town,” Carolyn Case thought as she tried to figure out her post-grad plans. “I kind of don’t want to leave.”

Throughout her time as an undergraduate and as a graduate student at Ball State University, Caroly...

December 7, 2015

This article originally appeared in the Ball State Daily News

Nineteen years ago, a 22-year-old Scott Wise embarked on a risky journey. He opened his own restaurant, Scotty’s Brewhouse, in Muncie—his hometown. 

Wise now owns 13 Scotty’s locations in Indiana. He announced in November that the chain would...

November 15, 2015

This article originally appeared in the Ball State Daily News

Stephen Lang has been an actor so long he doesn’t remember how he got into it.

He always felt a calling to be one, and no one ever tried to talk him out of it, he said.

This calling is bringing him to Ball State Nov. 16 to perform his one-man s...

November 7, 2015

This article originally appeared in the Ball State Daily News

Miller Kern is a sophomore journalism major and writes "Milling it Over" for the Daily News. Her views do not necessarily agree with those of the newspaper. Write to Miller at mskern@bsu.edu.

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