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GALLERY: Pumpkin Frolics 2019 Fri, 01 Nov 2019 17:09:25 +0000  


COMIC: Trick or Treat Thu, 31 Oct 2019 12:05:48 +0000 National Cat Day: A Brief History Tue, 29 Oct 2019 16:47:56 +0000 About 10,000 years ago, cats began to stand beside humans as animal companions. Slowly but surely, they slinked their way into our hearts and became something more than just a pet. About 30% of Americans own a cat, however there are still plenty left in shelters or on the streets. The ASPCA estimates about over 3.2 million cat’s enter shelters every year. While less than the previous years, that’s still hundreds of cats without warm and loving homes. 

National Cat Day was founded in 2005, Oct 29th by animal enthusiast Colleen Paige. Along with founding National Cat Day, National Puppy, Mutt, and Dog Day have also found their place on our calendar thanks to Colleen. Colleen founded National Cat Day in honor of our cat companions, and used it as a day to give people the opportunity to volunteer or donate to their local animal shelter. 

Every October 29th, cat lovers from around the country gather to appreciate their feline friends and spoil them (more than they already do). National Cat Day is also a great opportunity for those looking for a new pet. Perhaps instead of buying from a breeder online, consider adopting from your local animal shelter and save a cat today! Not in the market for a feline friend but still wish to support your local animal shelters? Consider making a donation; many non-profit organizations rely on donations from the public to keep their shelters and continue their life-saving work.

Local Animal Shelters: 

Country Critters Veterinary Hospital

The Animal Protection League Inc., Indiana

Muncie Animal Shelter

Indianapolis Animal Care Services

GALLERY: Students Create Art with Recycled Bottles Thu, 24 Oct 2019 16:59:06 +0000
Turning Tides of a Small Town Tue, 22 Oct 2019 20:30:31 +0000 It is quite often said that kids today spend far more time in their rooms than they spend with people. The accusers frequently blame the Internet for this development. While it is an undeniable fact that the Internet has made today’s youth more introverted, society as a whole has begun to adopt this trend. This is exemplified through the growth of communities focused on similar likes, values, and hobbies. This trend can be traced to the Internet’s ability to bring people from all walks of life together. This is an overall positive for the majority, but the sense of community one used to feel by living in a particular town has evaporated. It is as if the Internet tore down a virtual Berlin Wall between state, national, and continental borders. One small town seeks to revive the small town vibe. It is a little town few have heard of called Daleville.

Daleville was long affected by the internet culture, creating a town with citizens as distant as the stars. Who knew it would only take one town project to bring everyone together. The central park of Daleville was recently completely transformed into a hub buzzing with activity at any time of day. I can remember, as a kid, always avoiding the park due to the negative feeling it gave. The playground equipment was rusted, and if someone drove down Walnut, they might think the town was abandoned. With the building of a state of the art splash pad, completely new playground equipment, a full service stage, and a snow cone shop the park is always busy. There are often music events on Thursdays, and various weekend events to attend. Daleville is really starting to feel like a lively town again, which may speak to where American society as a whole is headed. 

The Internet will always be there for those looking to connect with people from other places, but with Daleville being the premier small town in the area I know where I will be spending my time.

End the Stigma Thu, 26 Sep 2019 17:02:18 +0000 Suicide is a sensitive subject for most and something not many people feel comfortable discussing freely and openly. However this discussion is necessary. September is known as the National Suicide Prevention Month, where advocates for suicide prevention unite others among the common cause to bring light to such a pressing and common issue.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has found that suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US, and has cost over $69 billion in some of the most recent years. According to SAVE, another suicide prevention group, states that depression is the leading cause of suicide worldwide, and nearly 800,000 people die every year due to suicide; that’s nearly 1 person lost to suicide every 40 seconds. However there are people working against this. Many organizations such as SAVE or AFSP fight for discussion and recognition over the topic of suicide awareness.

While Suicide itself is not a mental illness, it is the lasting affect or consequence caused my many treatable mental illnesses. Some warning signs may include a lack of sleep, withdrawal (especially from activities they use to be formally or heavily involved with), a feeling of hopelessness, or a sudden calmness, suggesting one may have already made the decision to end their life. To learn how to recognize more symptoms, go to Recognizing Suicidal Behavior by WebMD.

If you or someone you know is in need of help from any of the organizations, you can refer to or call 1-800-273-8255, to talk to someone who can help and understand what you’re going through. 



1-800-273-8255 – Available 24 hours everyday

For those who don’t wish to call, there is an online chat option, where they can talk with someone through text about what they’re experiencing:

College GO Week Thu, 26 Sep 2019 13:57:20 +0000 This week, September 23rd through the 27th, is College GO Week in the state of Indiana. It started in 2009 and was designed to give all Hoosiers the information and support they need to apply and prepare for college, if college is a part of their future. This event always takes place during the last full week of September. 

There are several universities in the state of Indiana that waive their application fees during this week. Those universities are Wabash College, Indiana University Southeast, University of Southern Indiana, Indiana University Fort Wayne, Purdue University Fort Wayne, Indiana University South Bend, Indiana University Northwest, Indiana University Kokomo, Indiana University East, Indiana State University, and Vincennes University. There are also some colleges that have free applications all year round. 

Senior Shyann Murdock plans to take advantage of the free applications this week. She will be applying to Indiana University Kokomo which has waived there application fee for the week. She also plans on applying to Indiana University Bloomington although there is still a fee to submit her application. 

College Applications typically ask for very basic information like your name, address, what you are interested in studying, your extra curricular activities, as well as if you have a job outside of school. The universities also require you to self report your course work, GPA, what type of diploma you will be receiving, and some also request letters of recommendation and an essay. The average college application takes anywhere from 30 minutes to a couple hours. According to Mr. Wiemer “The piece that takes the most time is the essay because there is a process to writing an essay, making sure it is presenting what you want to present.”

A New but Familiar Face to Daleville Sat, 21 Sep 2019 17:05:19 +0000 Miss Fouch, a familiar face to Daleville, from the girls varsity basketball coach to the new PowerSchool specialist.  She decided to pursue her education at Taylor University a private, interdenominational, evangelical Christian college where she played four years of college basketball. After graduating college, she moved to Dallas for a year to coach college basketball before coming to Daleville in the fall of 2017, as we needed in the need of a new girls basketball coach. When the opportunity came up to take the job as the PowerSchool specialist, she took it. Fouch was also a marketing director making advertisements for construction companies from making floor plans to rendering , she describes it as “differently different.”

“The opportunity came so that’s why I got hired on, and now I’m here I’m really thankful and blessed [to be] here. I love it”

Miss Fouch can relate to students; from her love of spending time with friends to going to bonfires and hanging out with her family.  She also has a Golden Retriever named Dallas which she named after Dallas, TX when she moved there for a year. 

A familiar to some, but new to others let’s all welcome Miss Fouch!

“Barking” at the Seams Sun, 15 Sep 2019 17:36:23 +0000 Pets bring us love, joy, comfort, and lifelong companionship. Some people, however, are not yet prepared for the responsibility they bring. Many animals, because of this lack of commitment and a variety of other factors, end up in shelters. The Muncie Animal Shelter has been over capacity for the last few months due to many strays and abandoned animals coming in. 

The Muncie Animal shelter is a no-kill facility, which is one of the biggest reasons for the over population. They are in need of supplies such as cat and dog food, cat litter, blankets, paper towels and many other pet-related items and are taking donations at all times.

The shelter is taking volunteers 18 years of age and older to come and help out not only the staff but the animals as well. In addition, they have lowered the price of cat adoptions to $10 and dogs to $30 in hopes that these furry friends will be adopted. If you are interested in volunteering or adoption, stop in between 10-12pm or 1-5:30pm or contact the Muncie Animal Shelter at  (765) 747-4851.