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Amirah Haweit

Freshman strives for social justice through her sorority

November 5, 2021

By Harley Lumley Amirah Haweit had a hand in social justice on campus before she even attended her first class at Purdue. During freshman orientation,…

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Cameron Matthews

Junior finds himself by leaving the country

November 5, 2021

By Sydney Burkhart Last spring, Cameron Matthews earned the best grades of his college career. Part of the reason, he explained, was because of a…

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Mia Brann working in a lab

Working with students and fungi help plant sciences major grow

November 5, 2021

By Kayla Sweatland DNA extractions and polymerase chain reactions (PCRs) are just a couple things that Mia Brann, a junior majoring in plant sciences from…

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Maya Fulton in Owen Hall

Sophomore strives to provide some kind of normal

November 5, 2021

By Corynn Christjansen As a freshman, Maya Fulton enjoyed spending her free time with the students on her residence hall floor and attending dorm-sponsored events.…

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Erin Sukala

Food Science student finds purpose in quality

November 5, 2021

By Hannah Walker Titratable acidity, standard operating procedures, microbiology, spoilage, color, texture. These are the thoughts that run through Erin Sukala’s mind whenever she monitors…

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Jackson Smeltz pitching

Pandemic just the latest event to sideline pitcher

November 5, 2021

By Macey Orme Jackson Smeltz was gathering up his gear last March with the rest of the Purdue men’s baseball team when the coaches walked…

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Saving small towns has a big appeal

November 5, 2021

By Madison Hire If you ever want to get Mason Gordon talking, just start asking him about small towns. “You go through so many small…

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Engineers keep cool while managing projects

December 19, 2019

by Courtney Maxwell It was a busy day in the Bechtel Innovation Design Center on Purdue’s campus. Immediately after walking in the door, the sound…

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Student cadet serves double duty

December 19, 2019

by Kristen Lansing When the early morning light just began to peek through the windows of Lambert Fieldhouse, Ryann Laky stood at attention in her…

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Staff: Volume 24, Number 2, Fall 2019

December 19, 2019

The Destination Purdue staff for Volume 24, Number 2 were the Spring 2019 students of YDAE 460 (Agricultural Publishing): (Back row from left) Audrey Halsey,…

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A Word from the Editor

December 19, 2019

by Kendell Combs Choosing a college can be intimidating. I know this firsthand, because I applied to nearly 15 colleges during my senior year in…

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Students on the Street

December 19, 2019

Sum up your Purdue experience in two words.   “Caffeinated and memorable.” Sydneigh Berenda Biochemistry, senior, Rensselaer, Indiana “Diverse and challenging.” Noah Rider Animal sciences:…

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Program helps home-schoolers learn about agricultural sciences

December 19, 2019

by Sheradan Hill Twenty students from ages 8 to 14 gathered in a classroom last spring buzzing with excitement. They evaluated the bacteria growing in…

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Junior looks forward to growing family farm

December 19, 2019

by Kendell Combs Abby Holstine always thought she would return to the family farm. Her fondest memories are full of farm moments. She remembers riding…

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Even small actions make a big difference

December 19, 2019

by Peyton Keller Every summer, Ashley Dittman and her family traveled from their home in Lafayette, Indiana, to Ponce Inlet, Florida. When she arrived, Dittman…

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Competitive spirit helps chop down barriers

December 19, 2019

by Courtney Maxwell Imagine a forester. There’s probably a lot of flannel, a big bushy beard, an athletic build, and you’re probably picturing a man.…

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Growing plants about nurturing potential

December 19, 2019

by Audrey Halsey If you stepped inside Brittany Weerts’ greenhouse, the first thing you would notice is how beautiful, colorful, and organized the plants look. …

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Researcher taking the fight to cancer

December 19, 2019

by Kristen Lansing Christopher Roberts peers into the eyepieces of a microscope and rolls the knobs back and forth until the specimen on the slide…

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Jared Forgey in pasture overlooking cattle

Wide-open spaces fuel cowboy dreams

May 29, 2019

by Carley Myers At the Solid Rock Red Angus ranch in Limon, Colorado, Jared Forgey marveled at the sight of 1,200 head of cattle stretching…

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Alum journeys from barnyard to boardroom

May 29, 2019

By Derek Berkshire Regardless of what his day brings, Wes Davis lives by a simple motto: Don’t be afraid to chase what you really love.…

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