By Sarah Steighner
Penn State New Kensington’s 34th annual 5k Turkey Trot race was held on Saturday, Nov 9. 115 students, friends, and community members participated in the race.
Registration started at 9:30 a.m. Participants signed in and registered while receiving their race bibs and free t-shirts. The race officially started at 10 a.m. Runners started on the brisk morning outside the Penn State New Kensington Athletic Center, past the front of the school, and headed down Myers Drive. Continue reading
By Sarah Steighner
Lou Reed once sang “There’s a bit of magic in everything, and then some loss to even things out.” Considering the magical music of the Velvet Underground, this lyric seems rather prophetic now with the loss of Lou Reed.
The iconic American musician of the Velvet Underground died recently at the age of 71. Lewis Allan Reed was born on March 2, 1942 in Brooklyn. He died from liver disease on October 27 in his home in Amagansett, New York. Reed filled his life with many accomplishments, produced numerous albums, and inspired many. Continue reading
By Casey Domski
NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. – Penn State New Kensington students are learning the basics of multimedia design in one of the campuses newest classes, multimedia production.
The comm 270 class, which is open to all students of the New Kensington campus, teaches students how to use a variety of multimedia programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office Publisher, and even advanced programs such as Adobe Dreamweaver.
Throughout the semester, students are asked to complete a variety of projects that relate to the basic principles of design and effective media writing. The final project focuses on building a fully interactive website with the skills that students have acquired throughout the semester. Multimedia is an increasingly large part of society, so it’s important that students learn these skills before entering the workforce. Continue reading
By Alexandra Smith
UPPER BURRELL, Pa.—According to Penn State New Kensington librarians, many students may be underutilizing the resources and services the library offers such as the ability to check out laptops and use the new quiet study lounge.
Penn State New Kensington’s Elizabeth S. Blissell Library contains a wide variety of books, textbooks, CDs, and DVDs. The campus librarians also offer students assistance with research projects. Continue reading
By Ryan McLaughlin
Adjunct Instructor in English Rebecca Mertz teaches students at Penn State New Kensington.
UPPER BURRELL, Pa. – A Penn State New Kensington instructor is advocating for better pay for adjunct professors after a Duquesne University adjunct professor died in poverty.
Rebecca Mertz is an adjunct professor of English at both Duquesne University and Penn State New Kensington. She did not know Margaret Vojtko, the adjunct who died in poverty after working for 25 years, but she said she understands the hardships that adjuncts can go through just to make ends meet. Continue reading
By Alexandra Smith
Photo courtesy theiflife.com
UPPER BURRELL, Pa.—As final exams and the holiday season approach, many students may feel stressed out due to a larger homework load, lack of sleep, and other personal problems related to family life and school.
According to Leslie Bonci, Pittsburgh-based registered dietician, students may neglect healthy eating habits due to their busy schedules as the semester ends and the holiday season begins. Continue reading
By Krista Murray
“Delivery Man” opens November 22nd. Photo courtesy of DreamWorks Studios.
Plenty of us have been in a situation that we didn’t want to be in. Either you were in the wrong place at the wrong time, or even the right place at the wrong time, but this situation scarred your emotionally awkward instability for life. For me, it was in the summer of 2009, but that is a story for a different time. On the bright side, it turns out movie characters seem to have more of an awkward existence than our own, and that is something to be thankful for when Thanksgiving comes around. I don’t know about you, but finding out that you have fathered 533 children through an anonymous fertility clinic is one of those awkward situations. Ah, the movies.