Ball State alumnus Qais Faqiri gives a lecture titled "Centralization of Power and the Collapse of Afghanistan" Oct. 20. Faqiri escaped Afghanistan on a U.S. military evacuation flight Aug. 23. Joey Sills, DN

Ball State alumnus discusses history and politics of Afghanistan

Students gathered in the Burkhardt Building Oct. 20 to attend a lecture by 2014 Ball State alumnus Qais Faqiri. The lecture, titled “Centralization of Power and the Collapse of Afghanistan,” was hosted by the Global Studies Association (GSA) and focused on the history of Afghanistan leading up to the evacuation of U.S. troops Aug. 30, as well as Faqiri’s own flight from the country Aug. 23.


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Here at The Spot Smoke Shop, we believe in friendly energy and good vibes. Every customer that walks through our doors is greeted with a big smile and helpful staff. We believe that every customer deserves the best experience when they visit, and if you’re new to the scene, we will be more than happy to enlighten you about our products. 

The Counseling Center Self-Care Challenge includes weekly emails for a month with short activities suggested to help decrease stress among participants. At the end of each week, an email survey asks for feedback so Aubrey Driscoll, staff therapist and co-coordinator of group programming at the Ball State Counseling Center, can improve the program. Unsplash, Photo Courtesy

Ball State Counseling Center staff therapist discusses the Self-Care Challenge and stress coping mechanisms

Tests, essays, projects, work and social activities — the list goes on. College students deal with a number of things that can cause stress every day, and pressures from school are among the top reasons for stress, according to the Jed Foundation. As these responsibilities begin to build up, it can be hard for students to find ways to care for themselves. 

Junior outside hitter Natalie Mitchem spikes the ball past Northern Kentucky's blockers in Worthen Arena Sept. 18. The Cardinals beat out Northern Kentucky in 5 sets in the final game of the double header. Jacy Bradley, DN

Mitchem leads Ball State past Toledo in 4 sets

 Ball State Women's Volleyball defeated Toledo in four sets on Oct. 19 at Worthen Arena. Both the Cardinals and the Rockets were sitting in the top three of the Mid-American Conference (MAC) West Division, but Ball State left the match in first place.  

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