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Amy’s Pet Spa opens in Muncie to pamper your pet

On the corner of South Cherry and West Adams, husky howls and barking can be heard in the air, though usually only for a few minutes. On that corner in downtown Muncie, sits Amy’s Pet Spa.  Owner Amy Shears has been busy since she opened in November 2022, and her business is only growing. Kelley Stewart, Shears’ neighbor and owner of Sit-Stay-Play Pet Grooming Kelley Stewart, recently broke her wrist, leaving Shears to help Stewart’s clients in the midst of a pet grooming shortage. 

Five gym etiquette rules to follow when working out

With 52 percent of Americans’ New Year’s resolutions being to exercise more, according to Statistica, and 12 percent of new gym members starting in January, according to RunRepeat, gyms have been filling up. This means new people to fitness centers, some who don’t know the “unwritten rules” of the gym. Here are five rules of gym etiquette for all those visiting the gym.

The top 10 study abroad locations offered by Ball State

For the last couple years, COVID-19 has been an excuse for dismissing travel plans due to borders being closed and high chances of getting sick. Though COVID-19 is still a problem all over the world, life is beginning to return to normal, and with that, more study abroad opportunities are opening.

A look into the world of dietetics and nutrition for Ball State athletes

Matt Corn interns with the Ball State Athletics Department and manages the fuel station at Worthen Arena. The fuel station, a dedicated space that supplies food and tips for athletes, is adjacent to the gym, so students can easily get nutrition help and refuel after their workout. Corn provides Gatorade, chocolate milk, protein bars, fruit and other foods designed to help them recharge. 

'In a Galaxy Far, Far Away'

The 3rd annual Astronomy Slam takes place Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. Presentation’s for this year’s Astronomy Slam include a tour of the night sky, the scale of the universe, the life cycle of stars and searching for another earth.

Art and All Its Forms

Ball State students in the Ceramics Lab work with lots of different kinds of clay, and for lots of different reasons. Two art students and a ceramics professor share their stories with the Ball State Daily News and reveal what the medium means to them.

Protest held Sept. 10 against BSU Rentals

A protest against BSU Rentals and MiddleTown Property Group was held on Sept. 10 in front of BSU Rentals in the Village. The protest was organized by the Muncie Chapter of the Party of Socialism and Liberation (PSL).