Major Change in 2017-2018 Penguins Roster

By Monica Fiore (Copy Editor)

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. – June 11 brought great pleasure to Pittsburgh fans as the Pittsburgh Penguins went on to defeat the Nashville Predators in Game 6 of the 2017 Stanley Cup Finals, claiming their fifth Stanley Cup and second consecutive win of the Cup. However, little was it known that many players raising the Stanley Cup would not be returning to the Penguins’ bench for the 2017-2018 season.


Former Pittsburgh goalie Marc-Andre Fleury raising the Stanley Cup with the Penguins one last time. (Courtesy of Google Images)

Nick Bonino – The 29-year-old center who played for the Anaheim Ducks 2009-2014 and with the Vancouver Canucks 2014-2015 left as a free agent and signed a four-year $16.4 million contract with the Nashville Predators after two seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Matt Cullen – The 40-year-old center who has been a member of many teams, including the Anaheim Ducks, the Minnesota Wild, and the Carolina Hurricanes is not only returning to a previous team, but his home state as well to play for what is believed to be his final year before retirement. The father of three, who was known as “Dad” by Penguins fans, signed a one-year contract with the Minnesota Wild on August 16, 2017.

Trevor Daley – The 33-year-old defenseman, who played with the Chicago Blackhawks for the 2015-2016 season and the Dallas Stars 2003-2015, signed a three-year $9.534 million contract with the Detroit Red Wings on July 1. Daley played with Penguins for two seasons.

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The Military Industry’s Dirty Secret

By Nathan Traini

Online Managing Editor

Is the US military spending your money wisely and do they use it only to do what’s best for the American people? The short answer is no, on both accounts, and very easy to prove. The military, and the industries that support it, have gotten out of hand and nothing has been done to reel in their unchecked waste and power.

In Dwight D. Eisenhower’s farewell address he highlighted one point which stood out from others in his speech. He warned of a new partnering between a permanent industry of war and military. A marrying of private interests and public interests in the arena of war was never done on the scale America did it, at that time. He was worried that if the citizenry wasn’t “alert and informed” the military industrial complex would overstep its democratic constraints.

“In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought by the military industrial complex,” said Eisenhower.

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Equifax Data Breach; Serious, Unknown Problems

By: Broderick Gerano

Staff Writer

On July 29th  of this year, data experts at Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting agencies in the U.S., noticed something peculiar. Traffic from their online website was deemed suspicious, and shut down the questionable webpage immediately. A quick investigation showed a vulnerable portion of the site’s code left a hole for potential hackers to enter, leaving open information for more than one-hundred million Americans.

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PSNK Student Helps Harvey Victims


By: Kierstin Flickinger

Staff Writer

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. – Jackie Rearick, a sophomore Biomedical Engineering major at Penn State New Kensington, said that she couldn’t just sit around while thousands were devastated in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

Rearick and her mom decided to make what they called ‘Texas Totes’ in order to help the victims in Texas.

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It’s Never Too Late To Get More Out Of College

By: Isabella Bordonaro

Editor In Chief

As a college student at a commuting campus, it can be really easy to get into the routine of just coming to campus for classes, and nothing else. What many students, including myself, fail to realize is that there is so much you can get involved in on campus that can enrich your personal and academic life.

Even at a small campus like PSNK, there are several clubs you can join, and student life plans events for almost every day of the week. Continue reading

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Orientation 2017 prepares incoming students for college life at Penn State New Kensington

By: Scott Sinclair

Staff Writer

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa.- Most events are said to “start off with a bang”, but thanks to Red Pride Leader Jeff Lang, New Student Orientation (NSO) 17 had one right in the middle.

NSO is an opportunity for new students to get acclimated to their college life through various events over three days; such as meetings with faculty advisors, team building exercises, and games of both the physical and mental variety.

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Penguins’ Fleury Makes Subtle Retaliation Towards Capitals’ Niskanen After Crosby Injury

By Monica Fiore (Copy Editor)

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. – When a nasty cross-check on Sidney Crosby not only resulted in a concussion, but came from former teammate, Washington Capitals’ Matt Niskanen, things got personal for Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender, Marc-Andre Fleury.


Fleury’s special helmet. Notice the tape, where Niskanen’s name was once shown, at the top of the helmet, horizontal James Neal’s name. (Courtesy of Marc Dumont.)

Marc-Andre Fleury owns a special helmet that honors teammates he has played with along the years. Former teammates include Nashville Predators’ James Neal, Calgary Flames’ Deryk Engelland, retired player Ruslan Fedotenko, retired player Craig Adams, unrestricted free agent Matt Cooke, Penguins’ assistant general manager Bill Guerin, and Washington Capitals’ Matt Niskanen. Or at least it used to. Fleury started wearing this helmet during the Heinz Field game against Philadelphia in February.

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