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Campus Cats

A soft meow is probably the last thing you would expect to hear walking down a dorm room hallway, but it’s not uncommon at Juniata. Emotional support animals are welcome on campus, and two towers of East have even been opened as pet-friendly housing for next year.

I got my cat Dante when he was a baby, and with the help of the Student Accessibility Services, I was able to bring him to campus as my emotional support animal this past semester. Living with Dante has been a joy, and he has done wonders for my mental health! Dante encourages me to get up for class, usually because he needs breakfast, and gives great cuddles in times of need.

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Being a Juniata Athlete

Juniata is the perfect place to be a student-athlete! I have been on the cross country, indoor, and outdoor track teams here for all four of my years in college. Being an athlete here has helped me develop as a learner and as a runner. At JC, around 35% of the student body participates in a DIII Varsity sport. We have so many different teams from basketball to volleyball to track and cross country, which is what I do! There are lots of cool activities here to celebrate student-athletes and our accomplishments like DIII week and our Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Additionally, each individual teams have their own silly traditions.

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The best campus study spots

Let’s be honest – your dorm room isn’t always the best place to study. The temptation to hop into bed and nap or turn on Netflix is powerful, and if you’re anything like me, it will get the best of you. That’s why I like to leave my room before starting my homework.

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A House Full Of Hope

Friday, February 22nd, 8:00 AM. I groggily turn off my alarm and stumble out of bed. My first thought: “I did not get enough sleep last night.” I got myself ready and headed down to Ellis Hall to meet a student who would take me to Bear Paw Lodge, about five minutes down the road from campus. I was tired, but optimistic. I was honored that my fellow students had invited me to be part of this exclusive retreat, and I wasn’t about to sleep through it. My girlfriend greeted me with coffee and kisses, and I said goodbye to her. When I arrived at the lodge, I was in awe. Who knew a beautiful modern log cabin with enough sleeping room for 26 would be hiding in the woods of Huntingdon, PA?

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Tenting Takeover

If you’ve been on campus lately, you’ve definitely noticed the swarm of tents that suddenly appeared on the Quad. No, it wasn’t an evil camping magician that sought vengeance on Juniata students. No, it wasn’t Laughing Bush (our outdoors club) practicing for their next outing. It was actually a Juniata tradition called – yep! you guessed it! – tenting!

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