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A Letter to First Time Dog Owners

Dear first time dog owners,

You are not crazy, you’re just a concerned new parent.

On July 1, 2016 my boyfriend Anthony and I adopted our 4 year old bundle of joy, Chance. He’s an energetic, loving, 65 pound American Bulldog mix that swears he’s a lap dog. He has a smile that lights up a room and sassy personality, specially when you wake him up early. I’m only a few sentences into this post and I already refer to him like a human. We grew up around dogs but Chance is the first living creature Anthony and I are completely responsible for.

Since adopting Chance I began to notice a few new traits come out of both Anthony and I that could easily put us in the crazy dog owner category.

  1. You refer to your dog as a child.
  2. You disagree about dog parenting styles
  3. You can’t go to a store without buying something for your dog
  4. You worry about every sneeze, cough, or itch your dog has
  5. Cuddles are more important than work, homework, and life itself
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4 Easy Ways to Help the Environment

The election season and the recent protests at Standing Rock have brought global warming and helping the environment back into the spotlight. The big debate is whether we should still be relying on fossil fuels or start moving towards sustainable energy. While the rest of the world tries to figure that out, here are a few easy ways you can start helping the environment every day. Continue reading


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Escaping ISIS: An Inside Look from ISIS Defectors

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The International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, otherwise known as ISIS. A terrorist organization that has been terrorizing the lives of millions across the world. Responsible for an estimated 143 attacks in 29 countries, including the United States, that claimed the lives of over 2000 people and injuring thousands more.

Mostly concentrated in the Syrian/Iraqi area, ISIS is able to recruit fighters/supporters from around the world through social media. Their mission: to create an Islamic state called a caliphate by implementing Islamic practices known has Sharia Law. Continue reading


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A Community Affair Gets FIT

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Photo by Kyle Thomas

There are tons of things a person can do to make a difference in their community. Whether it be picking up litter, volunteering at a local animal shelter, or feeding the hungry, there’s always something that can be done. Now you can even make a big difference in a person’s life through exercise.

The Get FIT Program began at Rowan University in 2008. It was created to provide physical education to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. According to The Arc, there is an estimated 4.6 million Americans that have an intellectual or developmental disability. For many with IDD, exercise can have many benefits including improving their health and social behaviors. Continue reading


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Rowan Radio at the Democratic National Convention

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Hillary Clinton gives her speech. PC: Alyssa Compa

Rowan Radio was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to cover the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia from July 25th-July 28th. As the Public Affairs Director for the station, I was one of the few that was able to attend. And what an experience it was.

Having never even been close to an event of this magnitude, it was incredible. From the protests and the speeches to the infamous balloon drop, it was an experience that I will cherish for a lifetime. Continue reading


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What to Expect at the Democratic National Convention

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Despite the set back caused earlier this week by the wiki email leak , the Democratic National Convention is set to begin tomorrow afternoon. After the scandalous events that took place last week at the Republican National Convention, it will be interesting to see what will happen at the DNC in Philly.

Here’s what’s going on each day this week at the convention: Continue reading


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What to Expect at the Republican National Convention

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Over the next two weeks presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will be taking the stage in their biggest events of the election, the National Conventions.

The republicans are up first kicking off the Republican National Convention today. It began at 1 p.m in Cleveland, Ohio and will continue through Friday, July 22. The theme of the week’s events tie in with Trump’s slogan “Make America Great Again.” Each day of the event will focus on specific issues in America.

Here’s what’s going on each day this week at the convention: Continue reading