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Embracing Technology in the Classroom
November 18, 2014
As society continues to adapt to the ever-changing world of technology, education may be one area that is impacted the most. From overhead projectors to LED digital projectors, to the chalkboard and the Smartboard, education seems to quickly be embracing the shift from traditional learning to more technology-based learning. Recently, professors from different academic departments have responded to how technology has both assisted and hindered education.
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Poetry and More Poetry
November 18, 2014
Within the past few years the English Department has been doing an event called Pennsylvania Poets Series, which occurs once a year. These events are organized by Peter Goldstein, professor of English, who agreed to answer a few questions about the series.
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Do you Even Lift?: Student Exercise Habits
November 18, 2014
Exercise has always been seen as a key to a healthy lifestyle. However, recently many studies show that exercise can stimulate minds as well. Unfortunately, many primary and secondary schools nowadays take away recess and lack proper Physical Education classes which is not only physically unhealthy for students, but also in this sense could be inhibiting potential mental growth. We asked five students about their exercise habits and what role those activities play in their respective lives.
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Honoring Juniata's Own Veterans
November 18, 2014
In honor of Veteran's Day, which was this past Tuesday Nov. 11, we asked current Juniata employees who have previously served in the military to speak about their experiences. We asked them what branch of the military they served in, if they were deployed anywhere, what their favorite military experience was, and how the military helped advance their education.
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Humor: Does Vulgarity Equal Media Attention?
November 18, 2014
Humor is an influential aspect of society and every day people are exposed to many different styles and forms of humor in the media. Unfortunately, the degeneration of humor into jokes notable for vulgarity over time has caused a turn for the worse. Media is hungry for the audience's attention and humor is used at every cost to gain clicks or ratings. Recently, Donna Weimer, professor and chair of communication, sat down to discuss how the media has adopted humor styles to reach their target audiences.
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The Ebola Obsession: Psychological Effects
November 10, 2014
Throughout history, Americans have had a tendency to overreact when illnesses or viruses have spread quickly through the States. With Ebola being the most recent of these cases, it is interesting that so many Americans are concerned about Ebola when the death toll in America due to Ebola is miniscule compared to even the numbers of deaths resulting from things like unhealthy diets and smoking cigarettes. In order to further understand why the uproar over Ebola is occurring, Ron McLaughlin, professor of psychology, to help us further understand some of the psychological reasons why Americans might be obsessed with Ebola.
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Secular Student Alliance Gives Students Forum to Discuss, Debate Ideologies
November 10, 2014
The Secular Student Alliance is a newly organized club on campus that offers secular identifying students a community, and a chance to discuss and debate their ideologies and beliefs. This week, the Secular Student Alliance had their first meeting of the year, and president, Jaylene Brown, a junior from Chambersburg, Pa., talked with us about what the club is all about.
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Election Day Musings: Juniatians Vote
November 10, 2014
Every two years, the nation goes to polls to vote in the elections for the U.S. House of Representatives. Last Tuesday, members of the Juniata campus community voted in the midterm elections, which ultimately ended in GOP control of Senate, among other things. We asked Juniata students: Did you vote and why or why not?
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Celebrating Our Differences: Juniata Students Show Their Pride
November 10, 2014
This November, we are celebrating another Juniata tradition: Pride Week. Every year, the club "All Ways of Loving", better known as AWoL, hosts a week full of events that celebrate those in the LGBTQ+ community including Str8 Talk and Coming Out chalk messages outside of Ellis Hall. Quinn Westlake, a sophomore from Albuquerque, N.M. and co-president of AWoL, answered a few questions about this yearly tradition.
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Pitching a Tent: A Juniata Tradition
November 5, 2014
Madrigal is right around the corner. This mean that Tenting is coming sooner than most students realize. Unfortunately, no one knows exactly when Tenting will occur. However, that does not mean that we cannot begin to prepare for what is coming. The Juniata students planning the event, Kiah Mahy, a senior from Silver Spring, Md., and Stephanie Farfan, a senior from Sunshine, Fla., , collaborated to give us some insight on not only on how to prepare but what Tenting is overall.
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