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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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Air Sickness or Sick of Flying: The Experiences of Flying
April 20, 2015
Commercial flying has proven to be one of the most convenient and accessible modes of transportation. However, a recent study on CNN shows that 2014 had some of the lowest ratings in regards to convenience, timeliness, and ability to effectively transport people and cargo from destination to destination in the air. A few students contributed their opinions about flying, as well as their experiences both in the airport and in the air.
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Ready for Hillary?: Clinton Solidifies Bid as 2016 Candidate
April 20, 2015
Hillary Clinton has just released her potential election slogan that says, "It's your time." This personable slogan is short and reaches out to anticipated voters in saying that the future is theirs and it is what they make of it. To discuss the candidate's slogan we asked Jim Tuten, Professor of History for his take on the potential slogan.
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Journalistic Code of Ethics: Anatomy of Bad Reporting?
April 20, 2015
On April 6, 2015, it was announced that a fraternity at the University of Virginia is suing Rolling Stone magazine for publishing an article detailing a rape at the University that was later proven to be inaccurate.. The fraternity claims that some statements in the article were not straightforward. The Columbia Journalism Review published a review of the decisions made in the Rolling Stone article, outlining what actions should be taken when something like this occurs for any publication. William Dickey, assistant professor of English, provided further insight into these questions.
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Ethics Behind Action: Rightful Use of Force
April 20, 2015
In the past few years and in the history of authoritative groups who oversee countries for security, there have been many times when force was used unnecessarily which led to avoidable casualties or injuries. The Michael Brown and Eric Harris incidents are both examples of recent times when force was used to a much greater extent than necessary and an otherwise preventable situation occured. These situations bring up questions of how officers are actually trained to do their job. In order to retain a better understanding of what kind of training officers that keep the peace must undergo, we asked Jesse Leonard, head of Juniata College Public Safety about the process.
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Social Media: The Poignant Stories of the Afterlife
April 15, 2015
With the recent release of "Fast and Furious 7," many people mourn the death of Paul Walker due to his tragic death a year and half ago. Recently, messages resurfaced from Walker's memorial page, sparking interest and resurgence in his life. How does social media serve as a sort of "afterlife" for people? Don Braxton, J. Omar Good professor of religion, sat down to discuss the afterlife of social media and his personal connection to similar tragic events.
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