Destination Purdue

Marta Martin

Golfer sees more than just a playing surface on the course

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

By Caitlin Yoder “Golf teaches you how to relax in those moments when everything is stressful and you feel like it’s going to be the end of the world, and you’re nervous,” said Marta Martin, a senior turf science major from Madrid, Spain. “I think that it teaches you how to be calm and relaxed…

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Career takes root in starting new plants

Monday, April 9th, 2018

By Hannah Tucker Chelsea Maupin is obsessed with plants, but you need to see her apartment to believe it. Small succulents perch on the windowsills. A bookcase in the living room is dedicated to green things of all shapes and sizes. Potted plants line the perimeter of her deck. Perhaps this obsession is hereditary. She…

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Plants are patients for this aspiring doctor

Monday, April 9th, 2018

By Leah Jones “Oh, I have always been a little nerd,” said LeAnn Lux. “I grew up playing with beakers and test tubes, and I would be upstairs and would mix anything I could with water and I would show my family my potion to show them how scientific it was.” Lux still enjoys working…

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Alumnus cultivates career from internship

Monday, April 9th, 2018

By Hannah Tucker At the beginning of his senior year at Purdue, Kole Kamman’s phone rang. The call was from an unknown number, but he answered anyway, expecting a telemarketer. Instead, the caller offered him a job after graduation. Although a surprise, the call came from a company he knew: John Deere, where he had…

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Sweet idea combines love of food, science

Monday, April 9th, 2018

By Danae Baskin Lauren Hibbler always loved food. But it was candy that captured her imagination. “My favorite candy is Snickers — I love how Mars puts so many ingredients in one chocolate bar,” said the senior from Indianapolis. “The peanuts add the crunch, the caramel is smooth, and the nougat dissolves in your mouth…

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Students on the Street: What should every Purdue student experience before graduation?

Monday, April 9th, 2018

Leeza Kuo Animal sciences: pre-veterinary medicine, junior, Los Altos, California “Staying up late to cram for an exam. I’ve never pulled an all-nighter, though. I usually try to get at least two hours of sleep.”     Amber Wampler Agribusiness: food marketing, senior, Rockledge, Pennsylvania “Every student should experience lunch from the farmers market.”  …

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Special tradition keeps him right on track

Monday, April 9th, 2018

By Leah Jones “I feel like a little kid at Disney when I am in the Boilermaker Special,” said Quinn Toole, a senior agricultural economics major from Coatesville, Indiana. The Boilermaker Special, a modified vehicle that looks like an old steam locomotive, is the official mascot of Purdue University. As the Special’s co-pilot, Toole is…

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Senior explores other cultures and finds inspiration visiting Colombia

Monday, April 9th, 2018

By Emma Martin Vincent Finnell stays extremely busy, like most college students. But after his trip to Cartagena, Colombia, he makes sure to take the time to stop and appreciate all the different cultures around campus. “Taking time to just stop, look around, and take in all the culture on campus is something we take…

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A Word from the Editor

Monday, April 9th, 2018

By Hannah Tucker I didn’t always want to study agriculture. Growing up on a small farm instilled a respect for the industry in me, but I had other careers in mind during high school. I wanted to be a marine biologist. I have always been fascinated by ocean life, and I was hooked on the…

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The Destination Purdue Staff: Volume 23, Number 1, Spring 2018

Monday, April 9th, 2018

The Destination Purdue staff for Volume 23, Number 1 were the Fall 2017 students of YDAE 460 (Agricultural Publishing): (From left) Leah Jones, staff writer; Hannah Tucker, managing editor; Karl Grossniklaus, staff writer; Emma Martin, staff writer; Danae Baskin, staff writer. (Not pictured) Kevin Leigh Smith, instructor; Tim Thompson, design advisor; Chuck Wineland, editorial advisor.

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