August 29, 2016
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Two-hour marathon: Is it possible?

      The world’s greatest runners have made great strides in marathon finish times in about 100 years and they now approach an important milestone: […]
August 24, 2016

Parade of nations: The top 10 stylish team uniforms of the 2016 rio opening ceremony, team apparel sales, and closing ceremony insider expectations

This is the moment the entire world was watching, the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympics. A chance to have the honor of representing a […]
August 21, 2016

Havaianas considered a “symbol of Rio”

On a warm Sunday at Copacabana Beach, Brazilians and tourists alike cover the sand after days of colder weather. The Brazilians are fairly easy to spot […]
August 21, 2016

Journalism students from Ball State, Mackenzie join to tell stories in Brazil

Landing on a different continent, speaking a new language, roaming through a foreign city: It was a lot for 35 Ball State journalism students to absorb. […]
August 21, 2016

Samba is more than a dance for Brazilians

Situated on the top floor of a samba school’s production facility in Rio De Janeiro, Ana Cláudia Azevedo uses a glue gun to attach purple and […]
August 21, 2016
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Pin trading creates an Olympic culture

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 […]
August 21, 2016
Stephanie Amador | Ball State at the Games

Bikini Styles of Rio de Janeiro

Beach life to Brazilians is far different than compared to American beach life. In Brazil, everything a person needs to go to the beach is already […]
August 21, 2016

Carmen’s travel guide tips

It seems to be always at the least expected time, in the least expected place, I find the most inspirational people. Here I was in São […]
August 21, 2016

Surrounded by Athletes at Dawn, Surrounded by Guns at Dusk

Imagine waking up every morning when the sun hasn’t begun to even rise. It takes two hours by public transportation to get to your job, and […]
August 21, 2016
The Cantagalo-Pavão-Pavãozinho favela houses around 20,000 people in Rio de Janeiro. Around one-third of Rio de Janeiro's population lives in favelas located around the city. Rachel Brammer | Ball State at the Games

How Favelas Help Themselves

When first entering Rio, one sees beautiful, colorful buildings built into the side of the mountain. These are the dangerous homes many suggest not entering. From […]
August 20, 2016
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VIDEO: Olympic Park Trip

August 20, 2016
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VIDEO: Ipanema Sunset

August 20, 2016
Jardim Botanico do Rio De Janeiro has a varity of plants and animals in the garden. There's about 6,500 species such as sloths or tucans.  Stephanie Amador | Ball State at the Games

GALLERY: Plants and Animals of the Botanical Garden