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The spring semester has begun and so has the time to discover new study habits. Check out these five ways to stimulate your senses this semester. Unsplash, Photo Courtesy
LISTICLE

Five ways to stimulate your senses to achieve your academic goals this semester

The new year and a new semester have begun, and many college students are looking for new ways to start it off strong. Some may try out new studying tools they discovered or make changes in their routine. However, for other students, these changes might only stay in place for a couple of weeks before being cast away to the island of forgotten semester goals. If you’re looking for ways to start off your semester strong that you may actually stick with, consider these five tips you may have not considered  — each involving your five senses.








Rustic Rebels Geode and Crystal Mine opened in October 2021 in the former location of ScreenBroidery, which moved a few doors down on West University Avenue last year. Along with other business updates in the Village this school year, there is construction at the old Two Cats Cafe location. Eli Houser, DN
NEWS

New and established Village businesses share the inspiration behind opening their doors

The Village wasn’t always as lively as it is now. After the 2008 recession, many buildings sat vacant while landlords tried to find buyers. While some businesses, including Village Green Records and White Rabbit Used Books, survived 2008, the recession coinciding with the COVID-19 pandemic saw some businesses move out of the Village and others move in. Jack’s Donuts and Rustic Rebels Geode and Crystal Mine are two businesses that just opened last semester, with ScreenBroidery also moving its location.









A demonstrator holds a sign during the annual Slut Walk hosted by Feminists for Action and Alliance for Disability Awareness Sept. 23, 2016. The group has not hosted the event since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. Samantha Brammer, DN File
NEWS

Feminists for Action begins its return to campus

Rachael Smith, assistant lecturer of women’s and gender studies, wishes there was a club like Feminists for Action when she was in college. As a 22-year-old freshman and commuter student, Smith wasn’t involved much in extracurriculars.



Senator Ozzie Kazarian, a new applicant of the Off-Campus Caucus, gives a presentation to the Ball State Student Government Association over Zoom Jan. 19, 2022. Kazarian was previously a part of the Organizational Caucus. Richard Kahn, Screenshot Capture
NEWS

Ball State SGA welcomes four new senators

Ball State's Student Government Association (SGA) had its first meeting of the spring 2022 semester Jan. 19. Four new senator applicants were voted on in the meeting. The applicants were Ozzie Kazarian, Trent McKenzie, Clarrisa Carrigan and Shelby Alexander.



Andrew Gustin, owner of Ameliorate Records and curator of "Two Minutes in Indiana" poses with his guitar Jan. 17, 2022. Gustin played his own track called "Willow Tree" on the album alongside individual compositions from 19 other Indiana musicians. Laura Hergenroether, Photo Provided
NEWS

Music artists share original compositions on living in Indiana

Eric Salazar knew after a high school jazz band bass clarinet solo what he wanted to do with the rest of his life. After his Brownsburg High School band director Joe Vrabec credited him as the reason the band won a judge’s choice award from a 2007 Purdue University jazz competition, he said he wanted to become a music performer to “help people feel their feelings and help people through music.”


Freshman center Payton Sparks (5) shoots a free throw against Buffalo on Jan. 14, 2022, at Worthen Arena in Muncie, IN. Sparks was 8-9 in free throws during the game. Amber Pietz, DN
BASKETBALL

3 takeaways from Ball State's loss to Toledo

 Ball State Men's Basketball traveled to Toledo and lost 83-70 for its third consecutive loss against Mid-American Conference opponents. The young Cardinals have been tested early on in conference play, as they have gone against three top teams in the MAC. 


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