Books that are popularly known for being banned stacked on Sept.29 in Bracken Library. "Eleanor Park,” "Gender Queer: A Memoir" and “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,”are not pictured, as they were checked out or not owned by the library. Ella Howell, DN

8 books to read that have been banned and challenged

With recent news of books being banned in public schools, academic libraries and public libraries, the majority of the books targeted for bans are stories by and/or about people of color and LGBTQ individuals. With these books leaving classrooms and shelves, here’s a list of banned books to read.


Muncie September 2023 weather recap

September 2023 was a dry and warm month, especially after a wet and cool August. Precipitation was nearing record level dry conditions and much of the state was in abnormally dry conditions and moderate drought towards the end of the month.

Meghan Holt, DN Illustration

5 steps to helping someone in a mental health crisis

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC), there were 49,449 deaths by suicide in 2022. In 2021, there were 1.7 million suicide attempts reported by the CDC. The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (NAASP) and the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline suggest five steps to help support those considering suicide. 

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