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Open Up: Prospective Students are Here
October 20, 2014
Every year students discuss that prospective students are everywhere on campus. Usually, students know when an open house occurs because of the flags that appear around campus. We see these flags and understand that an open house may be occurring, but students do not really know what goes on behind the scenes or why the flags are only used during this event. Therefore, we asked Sarah Diane Sadowsky, assistant dean of enrollment, and Terri Bollman-Dalansky, senior associate dean of admissions, to enlighten us about some of the choices made by the Admissions Office before open houses.
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Spooky Beginnings: Origins of Halloween
October 20, 2014
With Halloween approaching, one might stop and wonder why exactly we make Jack-o-lanterns, dress up in costumes, paint our faces and put on masks for this holiday. Bob Miller, Rosenberger Chair of Christian and Religious Studies and professor of World Religions, tries to shed some light on how Halloween became one of the many holidays most Americans, and others all around the world, celebrate.
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Absolute Success: The "Ideal" Environment for Studying
October 19, 2014
As midterms and examinations are quickly approaching, every member of the student body at Juniata is feverishly studying notes in order to pass the exams. Creating the perfect study environment, though, differs from person to person. The diverse necessities included in some of these "ideal" study areas may be surprising. Juniata students recently shared what they believe to be their "ideal" study environment.
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Backstage Pass: The Production Behind the Show
October 13, 2014
Theater has always been a means of entertainment for the masses. While the onstage aspects are the memorable moments of the production, a great deal happens during the pre-production and behind the scenes. Neal Utterback, assistant professor of Theatre Arts,
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Tinder: 'Matchmaking Mobile App' Hits College Campuses
October 13, 2014
The matchmaking mobile app, Tinder, was first launched in May 2011 This app connects users who provide pictures and their age for other users to view in the U.S. and all over the world. The company claims that users match with each other nearly 4 million times each day, and swipe nearly 350 million times a day. That means that every second, 4,000 people around the world are swiping on Tinder.
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Binge Watching: TV on Overload
October 13, 2014
As students, we all have those moments when we should be studying but instead, Netflix takes priority. This week, Juniata students give their opinions on what shows they prefer to binge watch.
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The Title Says 'Queer' but Do Not Fear
October 12, 2014
For a while now, the English Department been going through several changes to allow room for more flexibility within the POE as well as to introduce new courses into the curriculum. One of these new classes is called "Queer Literature." The class is taught by Amanda Page, assistant professor of English. Page provides insight into this new course in hopes that other students will be able to understand the content and encourage students to take the class in the future..
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Comparing Educational Systems: Finland and the United States
October 12, 2014
Educational systems are constantly evolving, and since the 1980s the Finnish school system has made a notable improvement. The Finnish school system is famous for their unusual, yet very effective schooling techniques. While America ranked as below average in many national tests administered to determine the quality of a country's education system, test results forFinland is in the top five for most areas. In order to find out more about why Finland has such a successful school system compared to the American school system, Kathleen Jones, associate professor of education and chair of the department, describes how these two school systems differ and what makes each unique.
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One Click Video Production
October 7, 2014
One Click Video Production
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New iPhones: Mind Bending?
October 7, 2014
The release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus has resulted in a lot of discussion and controversy, especially surrounding what seems to be an overlooked problem with the design of the new, lightweight casing. Many customers have complained that the new product bends and point out the impracticality of the overall design. Juniata students who own, will own, or don't own the newest Apple phenomenon comment on its durability.
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