Indiana Education Savings Authority, Photo Courtesy
NEWS

Indiana 529 college savings plans increase in 2020

As many college students worry about paying off student loans, the average cost of college tuition in the United States has consistently risen at two to three times the rate of inflation each year, according to the College Savings Plans Network. The majority of federal financial aid comes in the form of loans, which increases the burden of student loan debt for graduates and families.



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NEWS

One Ball State Day returns in 2021 with a new twist

Plush cardinals will be scattered around campus, cardboard cutouts of deans will stand in their colleges and organization members will strategize what times to ask people to donate to their crowdfunding projects. This is what One Ball State Day will look like April 6.



The Ball State Young Democratic Socialists of America’s Instagram page is pulled up on a phone March 31, 2021, outside of the Atrium. The new political organization has used social media for outreach early in its development. Jaden Whiteman, DN Illustration
NEWS

Ball State students found Young Democratic Socialists of America chapter

If you were to ask Eddie Osburn what they thought of the Biden administration's first 100 days, they’d probably express some disappointment. Osburn, junior English creative writing major and chair of the newly formed Ball State chapter of Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA), founded the chapter with some help from fellow speech team member and sophomore political science and English rhetoric major Parker Abrell.



WEATHER

Cold start to april

Weather Forecaster Adam Feick has the latest on the cold start to April and when you can expect to see the return of sunshine and temperatures back up into the 70's.


BYTE

Underrated Female Video Game Streamers

Growing up playing a lot of video games, I noticed the lack of female representation to be a regular issue in the gaming community. Even now, a majority of gamers that I watch are men, and I hate that.  There are a lot of women who play video games but aren’t often given the opportunity to be seen without judgment— or at all. I want to start trying to change not only the lack of support for female gamers but the idea that it’s so easy for them to be successful. Therefore,  here is my list of underrated female streamers in the gaming community.


BYTE

The Coven S8E1: Fighting back against stereotypes

Welcome back to another episode of the Coven! On this special Women's History month episode, join us as we discuss Asian women in the media, the fetishization, and stereotypes of Asian women, and how this plays into the recent string of hate crimes against many Asian Americans. Tune in for all this and more on another episode of the Coven! Hosts: Shwetha Sundarrajan & Lizzie Nguyen Edited by: Shwetha Sundarrajan Graphic by: Taylor Sheridan







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