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Celebrating 100 years of The Daily News

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Celebrating 100 Years of the Ball State Daily News

Nearly 100 years ago, in March 1922, the student newspaper called The Easterner, a “live paper from a live school,” was born. 

Times have changed, of course. The “Normal School” that the Easterner served is now Ball State University. And The Easterner has become the Ball State Daily News.

But over the course of the past century, one thing that hasn't changed is that Daily News staffers tell the stories that matter to students, staff and faculty. 

They travel to cover history-making sports events, including the 2020 Arizona Bowl win by the Cardinals football team.

Students break campus news and dig into issues relevant to the Ball State and Muncie communities, like the first-of-its-kind Partnership Project, an effort by the Ball State Daily News team to tell the stories of Muncie Community Schools’ parents, students and teachers, and that team’s work with the university toward a shared future. 

Additionally, in recent years, the team follows stories that take them beyond the borders of campus and Muncie to wherever the news is happening. From a conversation with former first lady Michelle Obama, to visits to the Hoosier state from Vice President Mike Pence and President Donald Trump, to covering major university sporting events including an appearance by the Cardinals at Lucas Oil Stadium, the Daily News team tries to go where the stories take them, getting a full immersive learning experience that helps these student journalists gain valuable on-the-job training.  

These students are recognized individually and collectively as being among the best in the country, consistently winning some of the nation’s top awards. And our students, once graduated, are sought-after employees around the state and across the nation. 

With your support we can continue to provide these valuable immersive experiences for students to travel to the places where the news is happening. 

We’re seeking $3,000 to fuel a fund that students can use to support these important opportunities. We need your help to continue to offer the world-class educational experience for which the Daily News is known and celebrated. 

And we thank you for your support.

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Temporary tattoo thank you

Ed board video editor Adele Reich will wear a silly temporary tattoo as a way of saying thanks for participating in our drive for each $100 donation.


Pies for Presidents

Donate $200, and assistant lifestyles editor Grace Duerksen will take a pie to the face.


Tik-Tok Time

Each $300 gift will activate DN staffers trying out a safe but fun Tik-Tok trend; then share the video to share the fun.



DN editors John Lynch and Maya Wilkins will accept the Bean Boozled challenge for a $400 donation. The jelly beans have truly unfortunate tastes including Liver and Onions. Of course photos and videos will be made.


Cartwheels for cash

DN EIC Taylor Smith will do 15 cartwheels in a row, while thanking our donors. This treat gets unlocked with a $500 donation.


Makeup money

DN editors Taylor Smith and Maggie Getzin will allow some of the folks on the staff who don't wear makeup to "help" them with theirs. Photos to be shared for sure.


Superhero appearance

DN sports editor Ian Hansen will don a superhero costume, and visit the Atrium handing out the week's paper.


Benny swim

DN social media editor Rylan Capper will take a dip in Frog Baby's fountain for $800.


Dye for dollars

DN copyeditor Maya Wilkins will dye her hair pink or purple for a $900 gift.


Cut for cash

DN news editor Grace McCormick will let another staff member cut her hair for a $1000 gift to the fund.

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