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November 30, 2017

The Caring Place – Childhood Grief Awareness Day

The event at The Caring Place taught us future counselors a lot about how children grieve. Each child needs reassurance as they continue to experience the spiral of grief.

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July 14, 2017

Where Passion and Honor Collide: The Role of Respect in Geriatrics

"Stand up in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God. " - Leviticus 19:32.

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June 27, 2017

5 C.S. Lewis Quotes that Really Hit Home

C.S. Lewis sat at the desk in his study and wrote some of the most famous Christian books of all time. His words are powerful proclamations of Jesus Christ to a people and a world that continue to need a Lord and Savior. Here are 5 quotes that make you think.

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June 5, 2017

Restoring Our Vital Connection to Nature on World Environment Day

As Christians we know God has given us dominion over the earth. World environment day gives us an opportunity to remember the responsibility and reinforce our role as a sacred steward of God’s creation.

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May 31, 2017

Moving and Motivating on National Senior Health and Fitness Day

The 24th Annual Senior Health day gives us an opportunity to serve our elders. Whether it is taking a brisk walk with them or cooking a meal, we take this day to honor those who made it possible, with the approval of the Lord, to be here today.

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May 18, 2017

A Practical Perspective from a Workaday Scientist

The Preface of the book In Global Warming We Trust: Too Big To Fail by Anthony J. Sadar, Geneva College Part-time Faculty and Meteorologist, and Stairway Press.

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April 26, 2017

Six Tips to A Winning Resume

We all are looking for ways to stand out from the crowd. Although adding unconventional fonts, colors, and formatting seems like a great idea, is that what a recruiter is looking for? Here are some helpful tips for a winning resume.

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April 21, 2017

Ten Remarkable Facts About Our Planet

With the 47th Earth day soon approaching, we take a moment to appreciate and be reminded of our duty as Christians to conserve and properly steward the creation freely given to us.

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March 7, 2017

One in Five: The Campaign to Change Mental Health

One in five adults experiences a mental health disorder in a year. Can you just imagine that every one out of five people you pass are experiencing a mental health disability? If this is the case, why are we not doing anything to help?

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February 22, 2017

Job Fairs near You!

In just a few months we will have the opportunity to implement all that we learned through the school year at various jobs and internships. There is one vital component to making summer plans though… actually landing a job or internship.

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February 10, 2017

What Made George Washington Such a Great Leader

As we celebrate President’s Day this month, let's focus on a remarkable man and a great leader, George Washington. There are clear lessons to be learned from Washington’s leadership that apply to leaders today.

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February 8, 2017

Job Scamming

Many scam artists are targeting college students looking for jobs specifically because they know we lack resources to thoroughly research a company before communicating with them and so, many of us get caught in the trap. Here are some tips to avoid being the victim of job scamming.

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February 3, 2017

Tips for Keeping a Healthy Heart

February is American Heart Month, so it's a great time to talk about keeping a healthy heart? Heart health is very important for people of all ages, and should not be taken lightly. Here are some simple tips to taken care of the ol' ticker.

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January 30, 2017

5 Keys to Building Stronger Friendships In Adulthood

Making friends usually comes pretty easy when you’re young. Making and continuing friendships can be more challenging as you grow older and go through changes. This blog will teach ways to make strong friendships in adulthood

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January 23, 2017

Useful Strategies For Sticking to Your Goals

A new year presents a new beginning and a new opportunity to chase after your most ambitious dreams. Goal setting is only natural when a new year arrives, but unfortunately, most people find it equally natural to ditch their goals after a few weeks or months. A report from the University of Scranton indicates that 92 percent of those who set New Year's resolutions fail to achieve them. With the right approach, however, you can be part of the hallowed 8 percent of people who actually achieve their resolutions.

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December 26, 2016

How Geneva Prepares English Majors for Success

Few academic endeavors match the satisfaction of analyzing a complicated work of literature or writing a perfectly phrased essay. In addition to delivering a personal feeling of accomplishment, these skills also translate to success in the workforce, as indicated by a recent survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers, which examined the starting salaries of several different college majors.

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December 22, 2016

Celebrate Cherished Christmas Traditions While Creating 10 New Ones of Your Own

Maybe it’s attending midnight church service on Christmas Eve with the whole family, or the one-person-at-a-time gift-opening ritual the next morning that warms your heart the most. The holiday season is infused with traditions -- customs passed from generation to generation because the of the invaluable significance they hold for us.

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December 19, 2016

10 Most Popular Christmas Movies

With Christmas being such a huge holiday in our culture, there are numerous Christmas movies. I have done my research and compiled a consensus list of the most popular Christmas movies of the current time and the past below in descending order.

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December 17, 2016

A Winter Break Checklist

You've been working hard all semester, pushing through exams until you are finally ready for winter break. This is your time to unwind before you head back to the books for your next semester of study. How can you use your time both profitably and ensure you get enough R-and-R for the coming semester? Here's a checklist of great ways to spend your time on winter break.

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December 13, 2016

5 More Off-Campus Things to Do at Geneva College

Last month we gave our first list of five off-campus things to do around Geneva College. In the spirit of the season, we're making a list of 5 More Off-Campus Things to Do at Geneva College, and this one is just for fun. Keep these special locations in mind and give them a try when you can... so worth it.

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December 7, 2016

Make 2017 a Year-Long Random Act of Kindness

We just never know when a warm smile or a comforting touch could be the very thing that turns a person’s day around. When one compliment, delivered with compassionate authenticity, can lift them out of a dark funk into the light.

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December 5, 2016

Why Just About Everyone Should Get a Flu Vaccination

Being in close contact with other students and people on a daily basis can put all of us at a risk of contracting the flu. Getting a flu vaccination (flu shot) is a very important step to take when attempting to stave off the flu.

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November 30, 2016

5 Off-Campus Things to Do at Geneva College

There is more to do at Geneva College then just attending all the Student Engagement activities on campus. There is a whole community surrounding Geneva with opportunities for college students.

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November 28, 2016

Why Christians Are Called to Volunteer During the Holiday Season

It's surprisingly easy for even the most well-meaning individuals to get caught up in the consumerism of the modern holidays, focusing on Black Friday and December discounts instead of honoring Christ and meditating on the real reason for the season. If you're looking to break free of this trap, consider putting your faith in practice through volunteering.

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November 18, 2016

Spotlight On Criminal Justice: Why Seek a Criminal Justice Degree?

If you are interested in making a difference and helping communities in desperate need of safety and security, you are a great candidate for the Criminal Justice degree program at Geneva College. While enrolled in this program, you will gain a faith-based understanding of the current criminal justice system, as well as insight from some of the industry's most influential figures.

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November 17, 2016

Your Body Is a Temple

As Christians, we are reminded by Paul that we were bought with a price, that we are not our own, and that our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit. Smoking is a hard habit to break but it is worth it to ourselves, our loved ones, and God.

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November 8, 2016

(De)voting or Devoting

It’s Election Day in the United States of America. After a particularly unappealing campaign and with early voting taking place in over 30 states, in some since September, is Election Day still a big deal? In the words of one famous, former politician, “You betcha’!”

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November 6, 2016

Saving Time

During this weekend when we say goodbye to daylight savings time, we had an extra hour to spend – an hour of value. Time is the only commodity that no one is making any more of, from a human perspective. Once you spend it, it is not coming back. We can’t make our lives any longer than what God has ordained, but he's at work redeeming our time as well.

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October 21, 2016

STEM Major Consideration: Reasons To Pursue an Education and Career in STEM

Job prospects are promising for STEM graduates, but as with any college major, it is not wise to blindly stumble into STEM just because you think you'll have an easier time landing a job. Your major is an important decision that deserves a lot of thought. That being said, if you have an appreciation for math, engineering, or applied science, STEM may be the way to go. Keep the following considerations in mind as you make your final decision.

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October 19, 2016

How Ought Christians to Use Free Speech?

Just because we have the freedom to say what we want, doesn’t mean we should abuse that power. The more we do this, the more worthless and pointless words become. In addition to using our words correctly, Christians need to let the truth be heard.

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September 21, 2016

Academic Success Coaches: Faith-Based Support At Geneva College

Whether you're a first-time student or intend to return to college after a break, online classes for Adult Degree Programs can help you reach your academic goals as you continue to handle work and family responsibilities. Unfortunately, time conflicts, financial concerns, and the realities of family life make online education a struggle for many. Geneva College seeks to address these obstacles through its revolutionary Academic Success Coach program, which gives Adult Degree Program students the support they need to succeed.

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August 14, 2016

Theses on Raising Children in the Lord

Theses on Raising Children in the Lord

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July 21, 2016

Reaching Your Audience Through Blogging: What to Do and Not to Do

Blogging continues to be one of the best resources individuals have today for reaching an audience. Whether your blog is for personal needs or you are developing a professional blog for a company, it's essential not only to create a blog but also to craft one that has the foundation for true success. How do you do that? How do you get your message out to readers in an effective manner?

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June 21, 2016

Program Spotlight: Sport Management

From Little League to college athletics, sports have had a huge impact in your life. Your athletic pursuits have taught you the value of perseverance and teamwork -- and kept you in peak physical shape. Now, you're eager to help others achieve athletic glory, all while pursuing an exciting career in sports management.

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May 24, 2016

Program Spotlight: Business/Aviation

If you're looking to combine your interest in aviation with a well-rounded business education, your best bet is Geneva College's Business Aviation program, which provides the business education needed to broaden an otherwise narrow career path. The dual-degree program is run in partnership with the Community College of Beaver County (CCBC), which is home to the nation's top aviation program. Enrolled students emerge with a thorough understanding of aviation technology, as well as a more comprehensive business background that can be used to transition into a variety of rewarding career fields. All this is done with the distinctively Christ-centered perspective that is the bedrock of a of a Geneva education.

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May 19, 2016

How to Stay Motivated

When the weather is gorgeous and you have a serious case of spring fever, it can be very difficult to stay inside and study. Unfortunately, while you had your parents there to whip you into shape in high school and a supervisor to do the same at work, you're all on your own when it comes to college coursework. If you're struggling to stay motivated, try implementing these tips into your study routine.

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May 17, 2016

Resume Must-Haves

If you’re just starting college or you’ve been “around the block” for a few years now, chances are you’ve done a bunch of really awesome things that have shaped you into the person you are today. Pretty soon you’ll be thinking about finding a long-term job and you’ll need a resume to highlight all of the awesome things you’ve done so that the awesome company you want to work for knows how awesome you are.

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May 9, 2016

Surviving Summer School

Summer courses can give you the time you need to focus on a specific subject matter, certification or skill, provided you choose the right schedule and don’t become overwhelmed. A careful look at your goals and the other things you wish to do this summer – from working to helping out at a Vacation Bible School or even a mission trip – can help you make the right decisions about summer course work.

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April 26, 2016

4 Essential Tips For Making the Most of a Career Fair

A college degree is a great tool for landing a job, but college delivers far more than a mere piece of paper to hang on your wall. The college career fair is one of the most useful, yet underutilized tools available to job-seeking students. Few other environments offer such easy access to top employers willing to overlook a lack of career experience.

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April 22, 2016

Thanking the Parents of Geneva College

Dear Mom and Dad, College is a time where we learn what commitment really is. And we have you to thank for so much of that success.

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April 21, 2016

Celebrate National Kindergarten Day!

We know that children are a gift from God, and so their instruction is important at all ages. And then you have kindergarteners. Charming, curious and full of sass, they are a delight to teach. Not everybody's cut out to launch energetic groups of youngsters on their educational journeys, but those with that special touch can leave an indelible imprint on impressionable young students.

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April 8, 2016

How Can You Be a Better Leader?

Are you a leader? Many people believe being a leader is something you are either born to do or not. That’s not the case. In fact, even those who have a natural talent to lead others consistently need to work to improve those skills and enhance their ability to continuously lead in a positive and even Christian manner. What can you do to become a better leader?

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March 23, 2016

The Ultimate Guide to Being Thrifty in College

Do not feel like in order to attend college, you must live off of instant ramen and Cheese Whiz! Those who make wise financial choices are typically able to live comfortably, though maybe not in the lap of luxury. Whether you need a financial overhaul or simply desire to cut back in a few places, the following ideas can help you achieve your financial goals – all on a college student's budget.

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March 17, 2016

Find Your Calling

Years of reading reports about the lower unemployment and higher wages of college graduates have convinced you that higher education is a worthwhile pursuit. Unfortunately, while you recognize the value of a college education, you still have absolutely no idea what you want to study or how you want to use the skills you gain in the professional world. The typical advice given to students in your position is to follow your passion, but if this is not possible or advisable, you may benefit more from discerning where your true talent lies -- and using that knowledge to find your calling at Geneva College

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February 29, 2016

Celebrate Your Most Memorable Leap Day Ever

Leap Day is upon us again. It feels like only four years ago that it was all the buzz. The history of Leap Year goes way back, involving such notable historic figures as Julius Caesar, Pope Gregory XIII and Roman Emperor Caesar Augustus. Bottom line? Because it takes our Earth 365.2422 days to complete a full orbit around the Sun, every four years we add an extra day to balance out the math.

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February 24, 2016

Geneva College Receives High Honors for Value, Academic Excellence and Beauty

Our Christ-centered academic community’s mission is to provide a comprehensive education that equips students for faithful and fruitful service to God and neighbor. Geneva is honored to be recognized for our efforts with several recent commendations.

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February 19, 2016

Patriotism at Geneva

Geneva’s activity in assisting in the war effort during WW II should inspire the college community today to be aware of what the men and women of Geneva have sacrificed. These sacrifices were made so that we might have an incredible, Christ-centered education. For the veterans studying alongside us in the classroom, thank you for your service and for being a part of the history that makes Geneva proud to continuously support the armed forces.

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February 17, 2016

Honoring Veterans

We are incredibly fortunate to live in freedom. And as an active member of society, I care a lot about those who protect the country. I am honored to be a part of a Christian college that cares about supporting veterans and invites those who have served in the military to be a part of a community that protects and serves them.

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February 16, 2016

Program Spotlight: Biomedical Engineering

Were you born with a fascination for scientific research coupled with natural technical aptitude? Do you intend to make a powerful difference in the lives of many people by using your God-given gifts to create groundbreaking and life-saving technologies? If you’re nodding your head an enthusiastic “Yes!” – biomedical engineering might be a perfect fit for you.

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February 1, 2016

What Seniors Should Be Doing This Semester

It’s the last semester of your senior year, and if you’re anything like the majority of your senior classmates, reality is raising its cold hand in preparation to slap you in the face when it comes to what you’re going to do after you graduate. You may have already started looking for jobs and attended a job fair. But if you want to avoid moving back into your parent’s basement post tassel-turn, here are a few tips to get you on the right track toward success.

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January 28, 2016

Why the World Needs More Women in STEM

Devoted parents to two very intelligent and savvy teenage girls, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are passionate about breaking down barriers to attracting girls and retaining women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Fostering a diverse scientific community strengthens the United States both domestically and internationally, while the trickle-down benefit has broad implications for our society.

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January 25, 2016

A Closer Look: Exceeding Expectations Award for Geneva

Geneva College's passionate students have long appreciated the school's Christ-centered approach to post-secondary education, but now, the college's exceptional academic atmosphere has been recognized by Christian Universities Online, which recently granted Geneva College a sixth-place spot on its 2016 list of Top 50 Christian Colleges Exceeding Expectations. This list focuses on the quality of the liberal arts education offered at each of the included institutions. Each of the schools featured on the list surpassed predicted graduation rates, thereby proving that students received the academic support needed to achieve success in a challenging college environment.

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January 15, 2016

Being an International Student at Geneva College

Being an international is a lot of fun, but it comes with its own set of challenges. Geneva College makes sure that I assimilate into the student body, but also gives me a chance to meet with other students who come from similar backgrounds. They try (and succeed!) to fill in the blanks that so many of us international students arrive at Geneva with, for which we will thank them in as many languages as we know for years to come.

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January 13, 2016

Career Development through Your College Years

Many students do not know the valuable resources the Career Development Center has to offer. I have to admit that until I was interviewing to work for the office I was unaware of what Career Development entailed. Many students may only see the office as something to use for job search in their senior year, but the office offers resources to be used in every level of your college years.

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December 21, 2015

Preparing for the Professional World

College is an incredibly important time in your life. You leave home for the first time with the hope of walking across that glorious graduation stage, taking your hard-earned diploma in hand and diving head first into your lifelong career. Academic success is important, but the experience you accumulate in college is much more important to launch your professional life. Here are four ways to make the most of your college experience.

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December 18, 2015

Making the Most of Christmas Break

The average Christmas break is somewhere around three weeks long (give or take a few days), which is a TON of time for a college student (yet, strangely, never enough). Here are some ways to make the best of the time off!

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December 17, 2015

Top TED Talks to Listen to Over Winter Break

Time to put away your thinking cap until the New Year, right? Not so fast! If you want to head into 2016 with a re-charged brain – and more importantly, a renewed spirit – consider listening to some truly inspiring TED Talks over your winter break.

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December 1, 2015

Loving Winter in Pittsburgh

As the days get shorter and your tab at the local coffee shop gets longer, you and many other college students are gearing up for the long winter ahead. It’s time to pack up those shorts and flip flops and pull out your winter gear. And here are the top seven ways to enjoy the snowy weather that’s on its way.

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November 18, 2015

Top 10 Reasons International Students Consider Geneva

International students find that Geneva College has a lot to offer. Here's a list of the Top 10 reasons why international students consider Geneva. And we also know that international students have a lot to offer our community. At Geneva, our mission is to integrate faith and learning as we serve God and love our neighbor. We value the contribution of international students to this aim as learners who bring vibrancy, diversity and a multitude of perspectives to Geneva’s classrooms, lunch tables and residence halls.

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November 12, 2015

Where to Get Help for Depression

Forty-four percent of American college students report feeling symptoms of depression. Geneva's Health and Wellness Center provides students free, confidential counseling services conducted in a manner consistent with the Christian philosophy of the college. Services include assessment, crisis intervention, individual and group counseling, referral and advocacy, and training and consultation.

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November 11, 2015

All About Veterans Day

American people love heroes: soaring superhumans, stand-out civilians, and—most of all—stalwart soldiers. Each and every day, the United States is indebted to the legion of people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. And, on one specific day, the country honors every single one of those brave heroes. That day is Veterans Day. Every year, Veterans Day is held on November 11th; it also happens to coincide with two other global holidays that reflect on wars and the people who fight in them—Remembrance Day and Armistice Day.

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November 2, 2015

Service-Work Projects

The term “service-work project” is used as a blanket term for plenty of different things. Community service, humanitarian aid, mission trips: all of these things could be considered service-work projects. I spent one spring break participating in a service-work project in Washington D.C. I felt like I was being incredibly helpful. I was being productive with my time. More importantly, I had a fantastic learning experience, including why it’s great to participate in a service-work project over spring break!




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