Molly Ellenberger does the warrior pose Feb. 11, 2020. The warrior pose is suppose to improve focus, balance and stability. Jacob Musselman, DN Illustration

Indiana Scones: Unrolling tensions

Have you ever looked at the clock, see it says 11:58 p.m. and realize you somehow forgot to turn in the essay that is due in one minute? Well, let me tell you, you're not alone — we've all been there at some point.



Taylor Smith got her first typewriter for Christmas when she was 15. She got her second one as a gift when she was 17. Jacob Musselman, DN Illustration
OPINION

Bold Type: Keypsakes

My mom had a typewriter in her old office. I would sit at the desk in the back corner and type my name over and over again until I reached the end of the line, and then, I would push the lever on the left-hand side until I was back to the beginning — just one line lower — and type, “mommy” below my name.



Kwesi Rogers speaks on stage at the walkout 11 a.m. Jan. 28. 2020, at University Green. Rogers questioned on stage why he and other members of the Black community have to demand respect when they deserve it. Demi Lawrence, DN
OPINION

Black Curtain: Being a black man in America

But what happens when that classroom is no longer a safe zone? What happens when black men are met with the same scenarios as being on the streets? Sultan “Mufasa” Benson, a Ball State senior and business administration major was faced with that exact situation.



Jacob Musselman, DN Illustration
OPINION

Caffeinated Conversation: Resisting the straw

I know it’s hard to quit a bad habit cold turkey, but when you go to get your grande iced caramel macchiato tomorrow morning, ask yourself if you need a plastic straw or if you can pick up a wooden stir stick and use it for its intended purpose, hence the name.



Female Intelligence soldiers near the southern Israeli border. Flickr, Photo Courtesy
OPINION

In Between the Lines: Times of war

As a college student, I should not have to deal with the economic fallout from another war, a potential war with Iran, and neither should anybody else — not to mention the fact that war is immoral.







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