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Hudson Tsang smiles at the camera. A small drone sits on the table in front of him.
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How one student’s backup plan became his calling

Hudson Tsang had been interested in becoming an airplane pilot for as long as he could remember.

Ashley Bird stands in front of a plane in a green flight suit decorated with patches.
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Inspiring Tomorrow’s Aviators

Air Force flight instructor Ashley Bird found a springboard for her military career in Purdue’s ROTC.

Elise Doan and Audrey Williamson are shown side-by-side, divided by a diagonal line. Both are shown smiling and looking off-camera.
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LGBTQ at Purdue: Pride in community and self

Elise Doan and Audrey Williamson share how LGBTQ students can find a vibrant and uplifting community at Purdue.

Krupa Patel, a piccolo player in the Purdue “All-American” Marching band, poses with her instrument in her uniform.
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Playing a part in an Indy 500 tradition, year after year

As a member of the Purdue “All-American” Marching band, Krupa Patel enjoys coming back to the Indy 500, a tradition held for over 100 years.

Nikeytha Ramsey, a Black Boilermaker, holds a box of containing one of her Junobie storage bags.
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Purdue alumna Nickey Ramsey takes on ‘Shark Tank’ with an innovative solution for busy parents

Like all good ideas, Junobie was created out of necessity. As a traveling working mother of two, Nickey Ramsey became frustrated with the few options available at the time to store her breastmilk — or, as she calls it, “liquid …

Golden Girl Amanda Coy has performed with the Purdue “All-American” Marching Band at the Indianapolis 500 since her freshman year as the Girl in Black. (Photo by John Underwood/Purdue University)
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Seeing a community come together for race day

It’s the coolest moment when we turn the corner of the Indy 500 track, and you see all of the people in the stands lined up, and you are the first thing they’re all looking at.

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Combining student leadership and showmanship at the Indianapolis 500

At the Indy 500, a lot of the drum major’s role is the showmanship of it all — wearing the big, tall bear hats, leading the band through the parades, but there is also the logistics.

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A Boilermaker wedding

When Brooke and Marc Conner were planning their wedding, Purdue quickly became their top choice as a venue. “Most of our time dating had been spent at Purdue. It was a home for us for so long. We just wanted to …

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Boilermaker super fans: A Purdue memorabilia buff

Purdue super fan Eddie Keister shares some of his favorite pieces of Purdue sports memorabilia In the mid-90s, Eddie Keister kept himself entertained while working at Bruno’s Pizza by looking at the enormous amount of Purdue memorabilia in Big O’s …

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Boilermaker super fans: Ambulance turned tailgate icon

Purdue super fans Andy and Betsy Eibling reflect on what it takes to turn an emergency vehicle into a tailgating hub When Andy and Betsy Eibling bought their second ambulance, one of the first orders of business was painting all …

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Boilermaker super fans: Leader of the Ross-Ade Brigade

President of the Ross-Ade Brigade and Purdue super fan Maddie Barondeau shares what it means to become a Boilermaker for life, even if you weren’t born into a Purdue family Growing up in a family of die-hard Mizzou football fans, …

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Purdue Ranked #5 nationally for most STEM graduates

According to rankings announced by Forbes on August 20, 2021, Purdue ranked fifth nationwide for the most STEM undergraduate degrees awarded during the 2019-20 school year. The ranking further reinforces Purdue as Indiana’s STEM school and a national driver for innovation, committed to enhancing …