Sophomore journalism and telecommunications major Maya Wilkins gets the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine April 7, 2021, at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. An Indiana state press release said more than 5.4 million Hoosiers are eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19 after the state opened eligibility to people ages 16 and older. Jaden Whiteman, DN Illustration
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Ball State students discuss receiving COVID-19 vaccines

Only five hospitals and clinics in Indiana had received doses of COVID-19 vaccines the week the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for emergency use in December 2020. Nearly four months later, more than 400 vaccine clinics have opened in the state.





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Indiana 529 college savings plans increase in 2020

As many college students worry about paying off student loans, the average cost of college tuition in the United States has consistently risen at two to three times the rate of inflation each year, according to the College Savings Plans Network. The majority of federal financial aid comes in the form of loans, which increases the burden of student loan debt for graduates and families.


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One Ball State Day returns in 2021 with a new twist

Plush cardinals will be scattered around campus, cardboard cutouts of deans will stand in their colleges and organization members will strategize what times to ask people to donate to their crowdfunding projects. This is what One Ball State Day will look like April 6.


The Ball State Young Democratic Socialists of America’s Instagram page is pulled up on a phone March 31, 2021, outside of the Atrium. The new political organization has used social media for outreach early in its development. Jaden Whiteman, DN Illustration
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Ball State students found Young Democratic Socialists of America chapter

If you were to ask Eddie Osburn what they thought of the Biden administration's first 100 days, they’d probably express some disappointment. Osburn, junior English creative writing major and chair of the newly formed Ball State chapter of Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA), founded the chapter with some help from fellow speech team member and sophomore political science and English rhetoric major Parker Abrell.








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