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Validating the value of volunteering

Mar 20, 2014

Why do we volunteer? As a student at Ohio Northern, I've asked this many times. ONU is very good at connecting with the surrounding community and volunteering as much as possible in that community, but this makes me question its value for the communities being served and for myself. What good does volunteering actually do?

Here is my background in volunteering: A lot of it hasn't been official, but I still volunteered, nonetheless. My parents have always loved helping people. I remember doing countless projects with my dad for others. 

Letter to the Editor from March 20, 2014

Mar 20, 2014

Dear Campus Community,

Thanks to everyone who helped make the 2014 Winter Career and Graduate School Fair such a success.  Held in the Field House on February 26, 2014, organizations were present to meet ONU students for the purpose of hiring full-part time positions, internships/co-ops and for admission to graduate and professional schools.  Targeted areas were Arts & Sciences, Business Administration and Engineering.

Here is a recap of the event:

111 organizations attended (34% increase over last year!)

221 recruiters attended

What it means to be Polar Bear Strong

Feb 26, 2014

I dislike quite a few things about our school.

Honestly. There are some qualities of Ohio Northern that make me furious: murderous swans, how our school chooses to polish sidewalks instead of clear them and the fact the C-Store gets bleaker and emptier each time I visit it. 

I hate Pharmacy majors when they are studying, and therefore I hate myself just about 98% of the time. It drives me crazy when I eat chicken for more than one dinner at Mac a week, or when all of the printers seem to be broken. 

Future of fracking fleshed out

Feb 19, 2014

The use of natural gas as a fuel has expanded rapidly during recent years. Within this industry, a notably promising and controversial advancement has surfaced: high-volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing, or, more simply put, fracking. This unconventional technique has allowed for massive amounts of previously unreachable fuel deposits to undergo extraction; it involves pumping a highly pressurized mixture of water, sand and chemical additives into buried sedimentary rock in order to free and capture trapped natural gas. 

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