Twenty-nine-year-old Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant stands in the dock at the Christchurch High Court for sentencing after pleading guilty to 51 counts of murder, 40 counts of attempted murder and one count of terrorism in Christchurch, New Zealand, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. More than 60 survivors and family members will confront the New Zealand mosque gunman this week when he appears in court to be sentenced for his crimes in the worst atrocity in the nation's modern history. (John Kirk-Anderson/Pool Photo via AP)

Five international stories of the week

Survivors from the March 2019 New Zealand mosque shooting confront the gunman at sentencing, the south Philippines experiences its worst extremist attack this year, updates on Russian dissident Alexei Navalny’s condition, a stampede in a Peru disco and Belarus activists detained for protesting their authoritarian leader make up this week’s five international stories. 




FILE - In this June 27, 2019, file photo, then-Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., listens to questions after the Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Art in Miami. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
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Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate, first Black woman

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete on a major party’s presidential ticket and acknowledging the vital role Black voters will play in his bid to defeat President Donald Trump. 



Grocery shopping can add up but taking coupons and a shopping list can help keep the cart from weighing more than the wallet. Photo Courtesy, Unsplash.
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How to save on groceries

Growing up comes with a lot of new experiences. One of them is shopping for groceries. Ever wonder how mom put so much food on the table? Here are eight tips to save money when buying groceries.



Ball State’s Recreation Services will be open under certain guidelines this semester including the suspension of towel and laundry services. DN FILE PHOTO SAMANTHA BRAMMER
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Recreation during the pandemic

Ball State’s Recreation Services reopened its locations, hours and programming July 6 based on available staffing and with certain guidelines and restrictions for the fall semester.


Dining options are put in containers when made to-go. All food options will be available to-go for the semester. Rebecca Slezak, DN.
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Dining Services during the pandemic

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ball State's Dining Services released a reopening plan which includes steps like promoting physical distancing, making all meals available as a to-go option and regularly cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces.


University Libraries will reopen in phases, phase two lasting until August 15. The general public is able to use the library during phases two and three and regular hours will be in place as of August 16. Brooke Kemp, DN
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Libraries during the pandemic

Ball State University Libraries is reopening in phases culminating in full, on-site support for returning students and faculty at the beginning of the fall 2020 semester, according to the Ball State website.


Dining halls on campus offer a variety of options from ramen to all you can eat buffets. Many are located in residence halls. Suzanne Clem // Photo Provided
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Food court varieties

First-year students who live on campus have a meal plan and that means becoming familiar with the dining options Ball State has to offer.


Erin Simons moves in during Welcome Week Aug. 18, 2018, at Woodworth Complex. This year students were asked to  select a move in time to reduce the number of people moving in at a given time. Rebecca Slezak, DN File
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Housing during the pandemic

In light of the COVID-19 global pandemic, Ball State Housing made some adjustments to the housing options available for students living in residence halls, according to its website and emails forwarded to residence hall students.


Blake Williamson, DN file.
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Places to stay in town

Note: COVID-19 might affect availability of amenities and rooms among other things. Prices reflected may vary. Check individually with hotels to confirm prices and details.







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