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2013.04.14
This is my last weekly post of photos as a temporary staff photographer for the Journal & Courier. I had a lot of fun at the paper, I learned new things and I reinforced what I learned at the IDS. I'm still slotted to shoot two freelance assignments for the paper this week, so all isn't over with them, fortunately.

Enjoy the last week of photos. Be warned, though: If you aren't a fan of bugs, or you get easily grossed out, tread gingerly through photos two and four through six. Creepy-crawly things abound. If, however, you are entomologically inclined, then have fun!

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Shelby Allen reacts as Gracie Russell puts a cricket in her mouth during the cricket spitting competition at Purdue University\'s Bug Bowl on Saturday, April 13, 2013, on the Purdue campus. Shelby Allen reacts as Gracie Russell puts a cricket in her mouth during the cricket spitting competition at Purdue University's Bug Bowl on Saturday, April 13, 2013, on the Purdue campus. Alex Farris
Jared Barker spits a cricket for distance during the cricket spitting competition at Purdue University\'s Bug Bowl on Saturday, April 13, 2013, on the Purdue campus. Jared Barker spits a cricket for distance during the cricket spitting competition at Purdue University's Bug Bowl on Saturday, April 13, 2013, on the Purdue campus. Alex Farris
Mia Blacker, 7, chooses a sticker as Simon Mao, 6, looks up from his coloring during Purdue University\'s Spring Fest on Saturday, April 13, 2013, on the Purdue campus. Mia Blacker, 7, chooses a sticker as Simon Mao, 6, looks up from his coloring during Purdue University's Spring Fest on Saturday, April 13, 2013, on the Purdue campus. Alex Farris
Cockroaches crawl inside the foyer of a roach motel built by Ph.D. student Adam Salyer for Spring Fest\'s Bug Bowl, on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 in Purdue University\'s Smith Hall. Cockroaches crawl inside the foyer of a roach motel built by Ph.D. student Adam Salyer for Spring Fest's Bug Bowl, on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 in Purdue University's Smith Hall. Alex Farris
A making-of shot of Adam putting the roaches in position. I used Pocket Wizards to fire the flash you see at the bottom and another, held by voice-activated light stand Lauren Sedam, the reporter for the story. I used the pictured flash to bounce all around the white walls, and I used Lauren\'s to light the outside wall. A making-of shot of Adam putting the roaches in position. I used Pocket Wizards to fire the flash you see at the bottom and another, held by voice-activated light stand Lauren Sedam, the reporter for the story. I used the pictured flash to bounce all around the white walls, and I used Lauren's to light the outside wall. Alex Farris
A Chilean rose tarantula shows its fangs to entomology professor Tom Turpin on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 in Purdue University\'s Smith Hall. Purdue\'s Department of Entomology celebrated 100 years of work at this year\'s Bug Bowl, part of Spring Fest. A Chilean rose tarantula shows its fangs to entomology professor Tom Turpin on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 in Purdue University's Smith Hall. Purdue's Department of Entomology celebrated 100 years of work at this year's Bug Bowl, part of Spring Fest. Alex Farris
Student counselor Jennifer McVeigh stands in front of information for students on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, outside her office at Schleman Hall of Student Services at Purdue. The National Student Employment Association recognized student employees like McVeigh during National Student Employment Week, from April 7 to April 13. Student counselor Jennifer McVeigh stands in front of information for students on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, outside her office at Schleman Hall of Student Services at Purdue. The National Student Employment Association recognized student employees like McVeigh during National Student Employment Week, from April 7 to April 13. Alex Farris
Spanish teacher Piedad Corredor-Sanchez finishes work in her empty classroom during the final E-Learning Day of the school year on Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Attica High School. On this and three other E-Learning Days, Attica High School students stay home and use school-provided laptops to complete lessons their teachers prepared beforehand. The next day, students apply those lessons in the classroom, a reversal of the traditional method of learning in the classroom and applying through homework. Spanish teacher Piedad Corredor-Sanchez finishes work in her empty classroom during the final E-Learning Day of the school year on Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Attica High School. On this and three other E-Learning Days, Attica High School students stay home and use school-provided laptops to complete lessons their teachers prepared beforehand. The next day, students apply those lessons in the classroom, a reversal of the traditional method of learning in the classroom and applying through homework. Alex Farris
Elanco president Jeff Simmons speaks to attendees at the Hunger Knows No Bounds event on Monday, April 8, 2013, at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette. Elanco president Jeff Simmons speaks to attendees at the Hunger Knows No Bounds event on Monday, April 8, 2013, at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette. Alex Farris
Attica (Ind.) High School baseball coach Rich Stoll watches sophomore Liam Dobbels pitch during practice on Thursday, April 11, 2013, in Lambert Memorial Gymnasium. Stoll, from Attica, pitched for the University of Michigan and was a first-round draft pick for the Montreal Expos. Attica (Ind.) High School baseball coach Rich Stoll watches sophomore Liam Dobbels pitch during practice on Thursday, April 11, 2013, in Lambert Memorial Gymnasium. Stoll, from Attica, pitched for the University of Michigan and was a first-round draft pick for the Montreal Expos. Alex Farris
Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity driver Zach Miller works on the clutch of his Yamaha motor during practice for the Purdue Grand Prix on Friday, April 12, 2013, at the Grand Prix track. Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity driver Zach Miller works on the clutch of his Yamaha motor during practice for the Purdue Grand Prix on Friday, April 12, 2013, at the Grand Prix track. Alex Farris

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