The scramble light is a intersection on campus that occasionally allows pedestrians to cross from any direction all at once. Jaden Whiteman, DN

What does that mean?

Ball State has its own words and abbreviations, which can be confusing to new students. Here is a list of the most commonly used Cardinal terms:



Making some money can be easy as donating plasma or selling old clothes. Photo Courtesy, Unsplash.
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Alternative ways to make money

On and off-campus jobs aren’t the only ways to make some spare cash while in college. There are plenty of options for those who want more money, but not a full-time job.


Thrift shopping at local stores like Attic Window can help save money on clothes. Photo Courtesy, Unsplash
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Look good on a budget

Living on a college budget can be tricky when it comes to clothes shopping. Here’s a list of thrifty stores to shop at if you’re trying to save some money:


Lucina Hall is where you can find the Career Center, where students can apply for jobs and get more information on employment opportunities. Samantha Brammer // DN File
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Landing a job on campus

Everyone knows looking for a job can be somewhat difficult and time consuming. Luckily, Ball State makes getting a part-time job as easy as possible, which allows students looking to pay off college debt while keeping up with their schoolwork to do so. 


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Where do i park

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 not to 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.



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Meal swipes: Best practices

If you live on campus, you have a meal plan, per your room and board fees. Ball State dining has now changed its rules so you can now use two meal swipes in one purchase. Here are some ways to effectively use your meal plan at any on-campus locations:


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.
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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.


Lucina Hall is where you can find the Career Center, where students can apply for jobs and get more information on employment opportunities. Samantha Brammer // DN File
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The Career Center: How to make use of this campus resource

Ball State’s Career Center, located in Lucina Hall, is full of a variety of resources for all students to take advantage of until graduation. According to the Career Center’s website, students who use its programs gain exposure to more jobs and land more jobs than competitors from similar universities.


Amazing Joe's restaurant Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 909 Wheeling Ave in Muncie, IN. Michaela Kelley, DN file.
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Food around Muncie

Say what you will about Muncie, but people here know how to eat awesome food without breaking the bank. If you don’t sample these local offerings by the time you graduate, you may want to consider graduate school.



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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
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How to 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.



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

Student Legal Services is a free service 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.


President Donald Trump signs an executive order during a news conference at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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Trump allows some unemployment pay, defers payroll tax

Seizing the power of his podium and his pen, President Donald Trump on Saturday bypassed the nation’s lawmakers as he claimed the authority to defer payroll taxes and replace an expired unemployment benefit with a lower amount after negotiations with Congress on a new coronavirus rescue package collapsed.








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