Destination Purdue

Art and science of food offer junior a feast for his mind

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

By Khyleigh North Be ready to learn more about your food than you ever imagined if you have lunch with Dylan Morton. And if you’re lucky enough to have him make that lunch, his artistry is going to wow you with a combination of flavors you never imagined. The junior from Indianapolis knows all about…

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Endangered Species Club: Freshman seeks to make a difference for endangered animals

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

By Natalie Korniak Few things animate Camille Vann quite like the topic of the illegal ivory trade. When she describes how poachers kill endangered African elephants just to sell their tusks, you can see the anger on her face. “It’s pretty ridiculous and sad to know that there are so many elephants a day killed…

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Sister plays career matchmaker for food science major

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

By Khyleigh North Deklin Veenhuizen is excited to start his career in a few months with Diageo, a wine and spirits company. The work will allow him to help people in a way he never imagined he would. His job will also allow him to explore different areas of the food science industry. “While I’ve…

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Love for animals takes her halfway around the world

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

By Katlynn-Ann Douglass Aishwarya “Ash” Chitnis finds herself assisting veterinary clinicians and assistants during procedures of the animals that often walk in and out of the veterinary clinic. She also examines the animals by looking into their mouths and ears, and ensuring they are ready for surgery. It’s clear by watching her that she cares…

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A storm brews in unique student

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

By Rachel Flanders Mary Rose Mangan is unique. In a forecasting class that takes about 10 hours of her time each week, she’s the only senior majoring in applied meteorology and climatology at Purdue. Although she’s one-of-a-kind in her class, her love of weather actually comes from a place anyone can appreciate. Mangan’s passion for…

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Staff: Volume 23, Number 2, Fall 2018

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

The Destination Purdue staff for Volume 23, Number 2 were the Spring 2018 students of YDAE 460 (Agricultural Publishing): (From left) Emily Marsh, staff writer; Laine Barth, staff writer; Hunter McGraw, staff writer; Caitlin Yoder, staff writer; Katlynn-Ann Douglass, staff writer; Allie Abney, staff writer; Morgan Hasler, staff writer; Rachel Flanders, staff writer; Natalie Korniak,…

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A Word from the Editor

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

By Natalie Korniak Agriculture has always played a big role in my life. Both of my grandfathers are farmers, and I grew up idolizing their handiwork. I was amazed that they helped feed the world. From the day of my first tractor ride, I knew I wanted to make a difference and work in the…

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Students on the Street: What is an unexpected thing that you learned about living on your own?

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

Sam Evens Agribusiness: agribusiness management, sophomore, Lafayette, Indiana “I learned that cooking is hard, cleaning sucks, and finding enough room to fit all of the groceries in the refrigerator is hard!” Grant Knobloch Agricultural systems management, junior, Wolcott, Indiana “I am a surprisingly decent cook. I make a mean sirloin.” Agribusiness management, sophomore, Auburn, Indiana Christine…

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Dog breeding business brings joy, helps pay hefty college expenses

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

By Natalie Korniak Leah Hefty believes there is nothing quite like the good feeling puppies bring. The feel of those furry bellies, cold noses, and wet kisses; the sound of excited barks; the sight of wagging tails and never-ending smiles. Hefty loves them and can’t wait to share the joy with others. Hefty, a sophomore…

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Sophomore brings pet tarantulas to campus

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

By Hunter McGraw Spiderman. Bug kid. Tarantula keeper. Nick Cazzaniga could be called all these things. He shrugs it off. When you have more than two dozen pet tarantulas like he does, nicknames come with the territory. “They’re my beloved pets but also part of my passion and my career,” Cazzaniga said. “They’re something that…

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