Through Inbound programs and growing community service projects, Juniata students are becoming acquainted with Huntingdon. Juniata students either embrace Huntingdon or they don’t. Students comment on when and why they go into Huntingdon:
Harris Dunlap ’13, Kirkland, Wash.:
I go into Huntingdon a lot. I head down the hill for food from Standing Stone and to go grocery shopping. When it is warm out, I ride my bike through Huntingdon on my way out to less-trafficked country roads. I also pop down to Rothrock Outfitters to pick up bike stuff and talk shop with Evan (the head mechanic and ex-Juniata student).
Emma Ruggery ’13, Duncansville, Pa.:
I go to Standing Stone, Mimi’s, and OIP for dinner a lot. I go for runs throughout the town and occasionally go tanning. I wish that I had more time so I could volunteer around the community. I feel that it is important for college students to give back to the community that gives them so much in return.
Yekaterina Urtecho ’12, Enola, Pa.,
My friends and I go to Standing Stone most often, but I’ve also been to Boxers a few times. When the weather is warm, we also like to take walks around town and “explore” because the people are really interesting and some of the houses are really unique. Plus, it’s nice to get off campus for a little bit.
Kyle Clemmer ’14, Coopersburg, Pa:
I go to Walmart and that’s about it.
Cara Mayo ’13, Silver Spring, Md.:
I go into Huntingdon a few times per week. My main reasons are to do community service with Westiminster, Humane Society, Stone Church and Mifflin County Adult Recreation Center. Other times I will go to Standing Stone or OIP to eat, do work or attend events. I think that Huntingdon is a community that has a lot to offer and I hope to get to know it better over the course of this next year.
-Erin Kreischer ’13, Online Journalist