Bacteria are a bit like alien invaders. But can invaders ever be a good thing?

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Cornell College sophomore Jonathan Azenon from Culpeper, Virginia, a biochemistry and molecular biology and French double major, wondered if bacteria could be trained to fight for the good side.

"I'm looking at this new bacteria, a predatory bacteria, called Bdello, or Bdellovibrio, and what Bdello is doing is it likes to eat other bacteria. It's really cool. It's kind of like an alien," Azenon said.

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Theatre attracts performers. But can it be a career for people who avoid the spotlight? 

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Cornell College graduate Maggie McClellan from Waukee, Iowa, wondered about a theatre career that was out of the spotlight. She took on the role of stage manager for a variety of shows at Cornell. Now, she’s pursuing graduate studies in theatre with the goal of working as a stage manager on Broadway when she is done.

"Being a stage manager is nerve-wracking but it’s so exciting and so rewarding. I really feed off of the vibe and energy that I get from the audience," said McClellan.

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Quiz Time!

At Cornell, students take only one class at a time with a professor who is solely focused on their one class. What kind of college calendar allows for this kind of flexibility?

A) Block plan

B) One Course At A Time

C) Semester

D) Trimester

The correct answer is A) the block plan, which here at Cornell has the nickname of B) One Course At A Time or One Course. We would accept either one or both as a correct answer!

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