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College Fiscal Life: Understanding Business at Juniata
March 30, 2015
College is the first time many students and young adults are exposed to fiscal responsibility. Whether it is student loans, buying textbooks or just paying for the next tank of gas, college students are constantly engaging in activities that involve investment and fiscal responsibility. Many students do not fully understand the importance of fiscal responsibility and what classes Juniata has to offer to teach students about these topics. Recently, Brad Andrew, professor of accounting, business and economics, sat down to discuss the business classes Juniata offers and how students can learn about business, economics and fiscal responsibility.
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A Turning Point: Selma's historical impact
March 30, 2015
On March 25, 2015, Martin Luther King Jr. lead over 2,000 people from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery, Alabama. This march represented one of the major changing points for the fight for equality among both black and white men and women. However, the full understanding of Selma's importance to the marches and Civil Rights Movement has not always been clear. Recently, Jim Tuten, professor of history, discussed the broad aspects of Selma and the importance Selma held in the struggle for equality during the Civil Rights Movement.
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Social Media and the Effects it has on Careers
March 30, 2015
In the wake of the anti-feminist comments on Twitter from a Bloomsburg University baseball player regarding little league pitcher Mo'Ne Davis, many people began thinking about the effects social media can have on people's careers. The Bloomsburg student was let go from his team for his remarks, so for a better perspective on how social media can affect your future and career we interviewed Tammy Stuber, assistant director of career services, for her take on the subject.
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Mercy! The Anniversary of 'Pretty Woman'
March 30, 2015
March 23 marked the 25th anniversary of the release of the movie "Pretty Woman," a retelling of the Cinderella tale starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. In "Pretty Woman," a prostitute, played by Roberts, falls in love with a wealthy man, played by Gere. The whole movie explores their relationship as well as how Roberts; character becomes a classy young woman. In order to celebrate the 25th anniversary, we asked five students their opinions on the film.
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Eating Healthy at Juniata College: How Easy?
March 24, 2015
The combination of limited availability of healthy food choices and the opportunity to eat all you want in Baker can make it very difficult for many Juniata students to maintain healthy eating. College is the first time that many students are away from their parents, and even though eating what they want may not seem like a big deal, students must actively think of how to fill their plates with food that is nutritious. To see how students deal with their daily nutrition, we asked five of them to discuss some of their habits.
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Celebrating 50 Years of "We Shall Overcome"
March 24, 2015
March 15, 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson's "And We Shall Overcome" speech. This speech was famous because it used the line from the song, "We Shall Overcome," which was considered the Civil Rights movement's anthem. This speech shocked the nation and greatly influenced the outcome of the Civil Rights Movement. David Hsiung, chair of the history department, answers questions on the effects of the speech as well as how it evolved from the song.
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March Madness: Basketball's Marketing Tool
March 24, 2015
Every year, people from around the country and around the world crowd around the television to watch college basketball's best battle it out in the NCAA tournament. "March Madness" features Cinderella stories and powerhouse schools advancing far into the tournament. To gain a marketing perspective on the event, we interviewed Randy Rosenberger, professor of accounting, business and economics.
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Marx in Soho: Play Comes to Juniata
March 23, 2015
On March 3, Bob Weick went onstage at Juniata College to perform the role of Karl Marx, author of "Das Kapital," and the "father of communism." In the play, Marx temporarily returns to earth to muse about his past and critique our present in the play "Marx in Soho." Sponsored by the Baker institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, the play was written by the late historian Howard Zinn, author of "The Peoples History of the United States." Weick talked about his role and its significance:
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Luck of the Irish: The Religious History of Saint Patrick
March 16, 2015
Every year on March 17, the world celebrates Saint Patrick's Day, recognizing a religious icon who saved Ireland. However, St. Patrick has a very mysterious past, which many historians and religion scholars still are trying to uncover. Recently, Robert Miller, Rosenberger Chair of Christian and Religious Studies, sat down to discuss the religious myths and facts behind Saint Patrick and his religious impact on Ireland.
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Controversy in Russia: The Murder of Boris Nemtsov
March 10, 2015

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