LIFESTYLES


Second-year political science major Payton Glesing (left) and second-year nursing major Elena Mazzei (right) browse in the dress section of the Goodwill on Hessler Road Dec. 1 in Muncie, Indiana. Ella Howell, DN
Second-year political science major Payton Glesing (left) and second-year nursing major Elena Mazzei (right) browse in the dress section of the Goodwill on Hessler Road Dec. 1 in Muncie, Indiana. Ella Howell, DN

Graduation 12/7/2023, 10:00am

Looking professional is affordable, thanks to services both in the community and on campus.

Graduates can feel more confident starting their careers while also saving money.

With Fall Commencement comes a great deal of ceremony: cap and gown, “Pomp and Circumstance” and the speeches of proud faculty and peers. It’s a thoroughly fancy affair – a dignified send-off to four long years of hard work and memories. While it marks the end of the class of 2023’s college years, it’s only the beginning of a life of formalities.


Natural Remedies 11/20/2023, 10:00am

5 easy home remedies to use for your health

Herbs, spices, roots and other plants started modern-day medicine, and they are still beneficial and used today. These five plants and remedies listed below can help you feel better when you feel a little under the weather. 


Cheap Dates 11/11/2023, 10:00am

5 low-cost dates in Muncie

It’s common that college students aim to be cautious with money. Finding ways to save while maintaining your social life can be hard, but when you are conscious of your spending, you can save a lot of money in the end. 


Disability 11/4/2023, 10:00am

5 Things Not to Say to Someone Who is Disabled

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and despite the month coming to a close, here are some good reminders for what to, and not to, say to a disabled person—whether cognitive or physical—and tips for what to say instead:


Ball State Alum 10/31/2023, 10:00am

Summer Clayton, the @yourprouddad creator, talks about becoming an influencer and building online connections.

In the year following his graduation from Ball State University in 2020, Summer Clayton discovered a need for online content from a father-figure. He began posting videos giving advice and teaching his viewers how to do tasks, like a father would. Whether he is answering a question left in his comments or sitting down to share a virtual meal with his followers, the videos he creates are appreciated by many. 


Plant Care 10/24/2023, 10:00am

6 tips to help dorm plants thrive in the winter

Plants can be great companions for college students, especially low-maintenance ones such as the snake plant. However, it is often forgotten that houseplants need differing care during the winter, just like their outdoor counterparts.


Banned Books: 10/3/2023, 12:47pm

8 books to read that have been banned and challenged

With recent news of books being banned in public schools, academic libraries and public libraries, the majority of the books targeted for bans are stories by and/or about people of color and LGBTQ individuals. With these books leaving classrooms and shelves, here’s a list of banned books to read.


Mental Health 10/3/2023, 10:00am

5 steps to helping someone in a mental health crisis

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC), there were 49,449 deaths by suicide in 2022. In 2021, there were 1.7 million suicide attempts reported by the CDC. The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (NAASP) and the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline suggest five steps to help support those considering suicide. 


Mental Health 10/1/2023, 10:00am

Animals provide support to eligible students in campus housing

Returning to your dorm room/apartment with a companion there waiting can be very comforting. On days students are stressed and struggling with their mental health, being able to cuddle with a furry cat, get out to run with a playful dog or even watch your fish swim can offer immense support and dissolve the outside pressures students often struggle with.


Mental Health 9/27/2023, 12:00pm

6 reasons to go to therapy

Therapy can be very beneficial to individuals struggling with mental health and conflict in their day-to-day lives. There are a wide variety of reasons that someone would attend therapy to improve their quality of life.