The Counseling Center Self-Care Challenge includes weekly emails for a month with short activities suggested to help decrease stress among participants. At the end of each week, an email survey asks for feedback so Aubrey Driscoll, staff therapist and co-coordinator of group programming at the Ball State Counseling Center, can improve the program. Unsplash, Photo Courtesy

Ball State Counseling Center staff therapist discusses the Self-Care Challenge and stress coping mechanisms

Tests, essays, projects, work and social activities — the list goes on. College students deal with a number of things that can cause stress every day, and pressures from school are among the top reasons for stress, according to the Jed Foundation. As these responsibilities begin to build up, it can be hard for students to find ways to care for themselves. 

Junior outside hitter Natalie Mitchem spikes the ball past Northern Kentucky's blockers in Worthen Arena Sept. 18. The Cardinals beat out Northern Kentucky in 5 sets in the final game of the double header. Jacy Bradley, DN

Mitchem leads Ball State past Toledo in 4 sets

 Ball State Women's Volleyball defeated Toledo in four sets on Oct. 19 at Worthen Arena. Both the Cardinals and the Rockets were sitting in the top three of the Mid-American Conference (MAC) West Division, but Ball State left the match in first place.  

Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam prepares for tip-off against Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodola during Game 2 of the 2019 NBA Finals June 2, 2019. The Warriors appeared in five consecutive NBA Finals from 2015 to 2019, earning three championships. Chensiyuan, Photo Courtesy 

Roundtable: Daily News Sports 2021-22 NBA predictions

As the National Basketball Association (NBA) begins its 75th regular season Oct. 19, our sports staff gave our predictions for this season. Each staff member predicted conference standings, player awards and the two teams who will represent each conference in the 2022 NBA Finals. 

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The graduation parachute

 As students, we need to be aware of the possibility of the picture-perfect portraits of our futures falling apart, and we need to ask for the right instruction from our universities to combat that possibility. 

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