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JCEL: Entrepreneurship and Start-ups at Juniata
June 15, 2015
Located in the Sill Incubator on Moore Street, the Juniata College Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (JCEL) houses both student and community businesses. JCEL is an environment for students to explore, create, and be inventive. Director of JCEL Terry Anderson, assistant professor of business, took the opportunity this week to stress that students should be aware of the resources they have on campus regardless of their POE.
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Human Rights and African Immigration
May 19, 2015
In recent news, there has been a surge of migrants immigrating to Europe from regions of Africa, mostly North Africa. These immigrants, using corrupt smugglers and unseaworthy ships to reach their destinations, are faced with major issues in their home country and flee to safety for a better life. The countries they left are often in social and economic chaos. The countries they are fleeing to often are not capable of handling the number of immigrants arriving on their shores. In order to gain more insight on this topic, we asked Alison Fletcher, associate professor of history, for more information.
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Summer Relaxation: Five Great Books to Read for the Summer
May 7, 2015
As summer quickly approaches, many students at Juniata will be heading off to work at summer jobs, to complete internships, to volunteer, or to just relax after a heavily involved year of college. For everybody who is relaxing this summer, a good book is the great way to use this time. Recently, Mark Hochberg, Charles A. Dana Professor of English, sat down to discuss his five best recommendations for books to read this summer.
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Said What? Quotes Propelling The Lives of Students
May 7, 2015
John Green once said, "Maybe our favorite quotations say more about us than about the stories and people we're quoting." At times students use quotes to keep them inspired and motivated to handle the obstacles of life. Therefore, we asked five students to name their favorite quotes and why.
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Freddie Gray: Protests in Baltimore Call for National Attention
May 7, 2015
Baltimore has been in the national newsas the media covered the riots that were spraked by the death of Freddy Gray, a Baltimpore resident, while in police custody. Students have had varying opinions on the subject. Some say that the media has given too much attention to the police side of the protests, while other media focuses on the argunments presented by the protesters. We interviewed Cynthia Merriweather-deVries, associate professor of sociology to get her views on the events occurring in Baltimore.
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May Day Events
May 2, 2015
Hope Yu Zhong, a volunteer and Environmental Media POE at Juniata, talks this week about the upcoming May Day celebrations and her role in organizing them. Hope volunteers at the Student Activities Center and is also the Student Committee Chair.
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Dr. Seuss's Work is Making a Comeback
April 28, 2015
Year's after Theodore Geisel's death, Random House Children's Books is publishing a new Dr. Seuss book titled, "What Pet Should I Get?" The manuscript was found in 1991, rediscovered in 2013, and is now finally being published. "To keep up with demand, the book's first printing was increased from 500,000 to 1 million copies," Barbara Marcus, president and publisher of Random House Children's Books said in a news release Monday. Carol Peters, director of the Writing Center and College Writing Seminar, provides insight on why Dr. Seuss is considered timeless and popular.
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E-Cigarettes: How Safe is the Newest Addiction?
April 28, 2015
Within the last few years, a new trend has appeared among teenagers and young adults: e-cigarettes. However, there is little known about the new form of nicotine addiction that is drawing the younger crowd away from traditional cigarettes. CNN produced a report stating that, "In just one year, the number of teens and tweens who say they've tried e-cigarettes has tripled, according to the CDC." Recently, Dr. William Olstein Jr., DO and resident doctor at the Juniata College Health and Wellness Center sat down to discuss the e-cigarettes and their health risks.
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Belt of Borscht: Russian Dinner Examined
April 28, 2015
Molly Adler, senior and president of the Russian club who has also studied abroad in Russia, discusses one of the Russian club's biggest events each year: The Russian Dinner. She mentioned that she couldn't have done it without the help of all the members of the club. She also extended a special thank you to those who cooked for the event and helped her peel 40 pounds of potatoes for the hearty Russian meals.
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The Saga Continues: Reflection on the New 'Star Wars' Film
April 28, 2015
The second trailer for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" came out this month and incited a flurry of positive buzz. I talked to Peter Goldstein, John Downey Benedict professor of English, who teaches a class on Science Fiction, in order to examine Star Wars as a phenomenon.
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