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Political Backfire: Giuliani's Extreme Comments
March 3, 2015
It is not uncommon to see tense moments, unnecessary political slander, and political libel in the media from time to time. However, many people do not expect to hear respected politicians like Rudy Giuliani make comments towards President Barack Obama questioning whether or not President Obama loves his nation. This week, Dennis Plane, associate professor of politics, discussed why men of high political stature make extreme comments and the individual's reasoning for the comments.
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Too Dependent on Telephone Service?
March 3, 2015
Recently the service in and around Huntingdon for AT&T and Verizon users has been very spotty and many students on campus and people in town are being affected. Several students are unable to make or receive calls, texts, or access the Internet if not connected to a Wi-Fi network. In a world where we communicate via large network systems controlled by large telecommunication companies, we are reliant on them and cannot conceive the idea of the network crashing randomly. So in order to gather insight on how students feel about these random network failures we asked five students how it affected their lifestyles.
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Suicide Prevention & Perseverance: Graham Moore
March 3, 2015
This year's Oscars presented the media with a fantastic and emotionally driven acceptance speech from one of its winners, Graham Moore, Oscar winner for writing the screenplay of "The Imitation Game." The acceptance speech was about Moore's suicidal feelings as a teen and was aimed at young kids struggling with everyday life. He assured them that he was just like them, and he has accomplished something great. Michelle Baker, assistant professor of communication, spoke about the implications of the speech.
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Bailey Oratorical Finalists Speak Out about Preparation
March 3, 2015
On Saturday, February 21, Juniata held the preliminary round to determine who would participate in one of Juniata's most important traditions, the Bailey Oratorical, March 3. Afterwards, seven out of 30 participants were chosen to move onto the final round. Five of these seven finalists were available to answer the question, "What are you doing to prepare for the final round of the Bailey Oratorical?"
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Racism Explored: Investigating the Roots of the Problem
February 26, 2015
Many people today are convinced that the age of racism is long gone. However, because of the many recent accounts of racism-related incidents, there are clear signs that racism is still very prominent in our society. Last week, Jeanine Staples, a professor of education from Penn State University, came to Juniata and talked about modern-day racism.. She claimed that racism stemmed from ontology and that it is imperative that we find a way to stop it. In order to enrich our understanding of why this racism still exists, we asked Daniel Welliver, professor of sociology, more about this topic.
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Social Media: A Platform for Change
February 24, 2015
Social media is changing every day, and some believe that one site or app is dominating how people interact over the Internet and on social media sites. However, Hannah Bellwoar, assistant professor of English, does not agree. Here's her take on the changing dynamics of social media.
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Drawings to the Silver Screen: Ins and Outs of Animation
February 24, 2015
This week Patricia Howard, assistant professor of art, speaks with us about how computer animation is done and the possibility of Juniata creating an animation course.
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"Open Opportunities": Staying Safe Online
February 24, 2015
In recent news, a group of hackers managed to invade a bank's online network security, stealing millions of dollars along with passwords and confidential information. Many people, like the banks, are not adequately protecting their valued online information. Anne Wood, assistant vice president and chief information officer, sat down to discuss the importance of online security and how Juniata keeps students, faculty and staff safe online.
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Saturday Night Live: Forty Years of Laughter
February 24, 2015
On February 15, 2015, Saturday Night Live celebrated its 40th anniversary by having a star-studded, three-and-a-half hour live show. This show was graced with the talents of former stars such as Jimmy Fallon, Justin Timberlake, Alec Baldwin and many more. We tried to gauge Juniata's appreciation for the late night comedy show by interviewing a few students on their favorite or least favorite SNL skits.
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Integrity in the News: The Brian Williams Scandal
February 16, 2015
NBC News anchor Brian Williams was recently accused of telling false stories. These stories include embellished stories about being shot down in a helicopter while in Iraq and witnessing dead people float in the streets during Hurricane Katrina. These stories are currently under investigation by NBC. To try and find a reason as to why someone would do this, we interviewed Anne Gilman, professor of psychology, to get her take on the subject.
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