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The Presidential Pardon for Turkeys

by Sarah Berry

Considered the least favorite holiday of the year (for turkeys at least), for two turkeys the holiday is worth celebrating, thanks to a presidential pardon. Headed by the National Turkey Federation, two turkeys are selected for pardoning based on their appearance and temperament.

Afterwards, the birds reside on a farm for the remainder of the lives. Often though, the turkeys only live one to two years due to their breeding and care prior to being pardoned. For example, the diet of factory farm turkeys is designed to fatten them, which strains their organs and wears on their bone structure.

While organizations like PETA have voiced concern over these farming practices and White House ceremony, the National Turkey Federation has remained staunch in its support of the event.

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Prior to the presidential turkey pardoning, turkeys were pitched by Benjamin Franklin to be the national bird of the United States.

 

Thus, President Obama will be pardoning the final two turkeys of his presidency this week, before the turkeys are moved to Virginia Tech where they will be chaperoned by a poultry immunologist from the college’s Agriculture and Life Sciences Department.

To learn more about the presidential turkey pardon, check out the links below:

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The Keystone News highlights the Rohrbach Library’s zine display

by Sarah Berry

Check out the article by Gabriela Laracca at The Keystone News on the Rohrbach Library’s Zine display!

The Keystone News

By Gabriela Laracca

On Oct. 5 at 3:30 p.m., the Rohrbach Library hosted the opening of KU’s Zine Library with a zine debut by senior Shannon McCarthy. The Zine Library, which is displayed across from the library’s café on the main floor, was created by KU senior, Jesse Warner.

McCarthy’s zine was an interpretation of Wolfgang Borchert’s German play, ‘The Man Outside,’ originally known as ‘Draußen vor der Tür.’ McCarthy created her zine for German professor Lynn Kutch’s German graphic novel class.

This zine was one of many hosted at the Zine Library. By definition, a zine (pronounced zeen,) is a DIY publication that is self-published and released on a small scale with usually less than 100 copies created.

Due to the nature of a zine’s publication, authors/artists are free to explore the vast possibilities of what their zine can be about, what it could look like and the tone…

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New Early American Databases

By Robert Flatley

Coordinator of Electronic Resources, Interlibrary Loan and Periodicals

The Rohrbach Library is pleased to announce the addition of Early American Newspapers Series 6 & 7 to our e-resources collection.

Early American Newspapers, Series 6 & 7 includes more than 320 significant 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century newspapers, including titles of unique historical significance, regional weeklies and big-city dailies.

Series 6 includes many new titles of singular importance, including the Detroit Plaindealer, Detroit’s first successful black newspaper; The Colored American, which provided detailed coverage of the Amistad revolt; Argus of Western America, an early Kentucky paper and a strong supporter of Andrew Jackson; and the Arkansas Gazette, one of the first papers west of the Mississippi. Other significant titles include the Kalamazoo Gazette, Kansas City Times, Northern Standard, Oregon State Journal and many more.

Series 7 includes many new titles of singular importance, including New Orleans’ Times-Picayune, established in 1837 and one of the South’s most prominent newspapers, and The Oregonian, founded in 1850 in Portland and still the state’s largest daily.

This marks a major addition of primary source materials to the library’s collection.

You can access all the library’s e-resources at: http://www.kutztown.edu/library/er.


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