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Voices of Central Pennsylvania September 2015
In This Issue: September Public Meetings Calendar | Moral Hazard and Big 10 Climate Commitments | Superlatives overtake the airwaves | Yemen a hotspot in US-Iran power struggle | LAGuide to PetEuphoria | Jewelweed - A Gem in the Marsh | Poet of the Month ~ Julia Spicher Kasdorf | Musician Profile: Tyne Palazzi | Winter Outlook | Local Home-Scale Photovoltaic Solar | Finding Made-in-USA products | An Uncommon Fall Visitor | Advice to agripreneurs | PSU Should Apply Whole Systems-thinking | A Tale of Two Nittany Theatres | Ways Ferguson Township Can Protect Water

Vote for One: How Pennsylvania’s closed primaries lock out independent voters and limit voter choice

How Pennsylvania's closed primaries lock out independent voters and limit voter choice

COVER STORY: Surviving the Internship Economy: How companies abuse interns for free labor

How companies abuse interns as free labor sources

PAGE TWO: Election day is upon us!

As I write this I’m surrounded by the telltale signs of autumn. The leaves are parting ways with the trees, the temperatures are dipping below freezing (much to my dismay), and Twitter is once again full of obnoxious photos of pumpkin spice lattes. And here at Voices, it’s every newspaper editor’s favorite time of year: election season! (That’s my one exclamation point for 2013. Savor it.)

The November 2013 issue of Voices of Central Pa

Are interns the new slave labor? Surviving the Intern Economy. Read more »

Mental illness and the second amendment.

 by Jamie Campbell

The second amendment says, “A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”

It says absolutely nothing about the mental state of those owning those weapons.

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20 Years of Voices - reflections from the founders of State College's only surviving independent free press.

20 Years of Voices

By Art Goldschmidt

On Thursday, October 14, 1993, a small pickup truck came into State College, carrying about twenty thousand copies of Voices’ first issue. They came as bundles of fifty copies, each bundle being bound by a plastic cord. One of my Middle East history students stood beside me when they arrived. He taught me an old newspaper boys’ trick: Always turn over the cord. Then you can separate the ends and, presto, the papers are unbound.

Ben Farahani, wherever you are now, thanks! I have turned and separated cords for twenty years.

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Retailers, Water Authority to discuss College Ave construction

STATE COLLEGE – Downtown business owners will face heavy construction on College Avenue next summer as the State College Borough Water Authority repairs and replaces a downtown water main.

A representative of the Downtown State College Improvement District (DSCID) went door-to-door today, distributing a lett Read more »