Protesters clash with deputies of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department during protests following the death of Dijon Kizzee on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in Los Angeles, Calif. (AP Photo/Christian Monterrosa)

Five national stories of the week

Louisiana residents return to damaged homes after Hurricane Laura, Los Angeles sheriff's deupties kill a black man who dropped a handgun, Black former McDonald's franchisees sue for discrimination, appeals court to hear arguments for the release of President Donald Trump's tax returns and a Florida man self-named "the Antifa hunter" gets three years in prison for online racist threats.

FILE - In this May 14, 2020 file photo, schoolchildren raise their fingers to answer their teacher Sandrine Albiez, wearing a face masks, in a school in Strasbourg, eastern France. France's government is admitting that not all classrooms can safely reopen Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020 as planned. A persistent rise in virus infections is jeopardizing the government’s push to get France’s 12.9 million schoolchildren back into class.  (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias, File)

Five international stories of the week

France accuses Britain of delaying post-Brexit talks, Australia’s deadliest day of the pandemic, obstacles to reopening schools in France, riots in Sweden and a strike leader detained in Belarus make up this week’s five international stories.

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In Between the Lines: Partying needs to change

The beginning of the school year brings a whirlwind of activity, including “Welcome Week.” This blanket term is a series of events organized by Ball State every fall to help students begin acclimating to campus and making new connections. With these new connections made, students off campus often throw parties the first week of school to kick off the beginning of the year. The scent of alcohol in the air, crowds of people and pounding music are just a few things I have experienced at college parties, but there is a hidden side of college partying many don’t consider. 


Ball State COVID-19 dashboard numbers

As of 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 26, a total of 64 students and four employees have been tested for coronavirus at IU Health, according to the Ball State website. Of the students tested, 33 have had positive cases. Only one of the four employees tested had a positive case. 

Main image: Protesters march Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Lafayette, La. Trayford Pellerin was fatally shot by police Friday night in Lafayette. Police have said Pellerin was carrying a knife and was shot when he tried to enter one convenience store in Lafayette after causing a disturbance at another. (Scott Clause/The Daily Advertiser via AP)

Five national stories of the week

Kenosha law enforcement delaying use of body cameras, the Postmaster General denying “sabotaging” the election, California wildfires still burning from a lightning storm, New Orleans protests of police shooting of a black man and environmental lawsuits against the Trump administration’s attempt to allow oil and gas drilling in Alaska refuge make up this week’s five national stories. 

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