Student legal services can provide help with housing inspection forms or waivers for organization-run events. Unsplash, Photo Courtesy

Legal help on campus

Student Legal Services (SLS) is a free resource offered to Ball State students with services ranging from criminal to civil law, according to the Ball State website. It can provide students with documents such as roommate agreements and housing inspection forms.

The Health Center can help students experiencing pneumonia, sinus infections, abdominal pain and more. There are several on-campus centers that specialize in specific areas to help students. DN file

What’s the ______ center?

Whether you need help with something academic or have a health issue, Ball State has a variety of centers that can help with almost anything a student may need.

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Tips for class schedules

Scheduling can be overwhelming sometimes, especially with several factors contributing to decision-making. Here are some tips to make the process a little bit easier.

Students looking for a house or apartment for the next year or semester will be able to sign leases soon if not already. Alison Carroll, DN File

How to move off campus and sign a lease

Some call it “adulting,” some call it “frightening,” but most would agree signing a lease is one of the first grown-up things you can do as a college student. This guide explains the steps in landing an off-campus pad.

Ball State's campus has a variety of parking garages and lots for student and staff use with parking passes. Jaden Whiteman, DN File

Where to park on campus

Classes that are an hour and 15 minutes long and meters that only last for an hour? Parking Services does what it can to make money — but don’t worry. There are a variety of ways to avoid parking tickets. Below is a list of parking colors, what they mean and enforcement hours, according to the Ball State website.

Students moving into residence halls will have the opportunity for drop-off appointments before their assigned move-in days. Rohith Rao, DN FIle

What to bring to college

Soon you’ll be packing your bags for your first year of college. Many freshmen arrive with massive boxes and suitcases only to discover they brought too much or forgot something important. Don’t be that person. It can be a little scary at first, but here’s a guide on the do’s and don’ts of what to pack.

Junior theater major Emma Grow runs on the treadmill Feb. 22, 2021, at the Jo Ann Gora Student Recreation and Wellness Center. While social distancing will not be observed as strictly as in the 2020-21 school year, people will still be required to wear masks on campus in indoor facilities regardless of their vaccination status. Jaden Whiteman, DN File

Students share their thoughts on Ball State’s indoor mask mandate

Though Ball State’s campus is returning to mostly in-person learning, activity fairs, sporting events and club activities, the COVID-19 pandemic is still taking its toll on the usual operations of the university. While fully vaccinated students and staff will be free to socialize without keeping their distance from each other, face masks will be required for everyone indoors.

Traders work during the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on March 16, 2020 at Wall Street in New York City. (Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)

Five national stories of the week

California drought takes a toll on the world's top almond producer, the U.S. is shipping 488,000 vaccine doses to Rwanda, Wall Street lower as retail sales post steep drop in July, Fred drenches the U.S. Southeast and Americans spent less in July as COVID-19 cases surged makes up this week's five national stories.

Pedestrians, motorists ended up in a traffic grid lock as the Afghans rush to safety with the uncertainty and rumor swirling that Taliban enter the city and take over, Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021. (Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Five international stories of the week

The Taliban sweep into the Afghan capital after the government collapses, the death toll of power earthquake in Haiti soars to 1,297, an ex-Khmer Rouge official appeals a genocide verdict in Cambodia, Trudeau triggers Canadian election and lava streams from Indonesia's Mount Merapi in new eruption makes up this week's five international stories. 

The City of Muncie is holding an opening ceremony for the Cooley Park splash pad Aug. 13. A city press release said Mayor Dan Ridenour wanted to open the newly-renovated splash pad before the summer season ended. Unsplash, Photo Courtesy

City of Muncie to open Cooley Park splash pad

The City of Muncie will hold an opening ceremony for the splash pad at Cooley Park on Aug. 13 at 4 p.m. Muncie Mayor Dan Ridenour will give remarks along with other administration officials and then, they will turn on the park’s splash pad.

Senior marketing major Brad Freidburger plays "beersbee" before the football game against Colgate University on Aug. 30, 2014 at the tailgate. The Scheumann Stadium overflow lot and the lawn of the Alumni Center are popular spots for tailgaters. Alaina Jaye Halsey, DN

Tailgating 101

With six home football games scheduled at Scheumann Stadium this fall, Ball State Football will be ready to welcome fans back to the stands and students will have multiple opportunities to enjoy food and games before kickoff. Here’s some tips to enjoy tailgating.

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