Post Holiday Health and Fitness

By Darren Myers

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. – Face it, you ate a little too much over the holidays – everyone did. But the weather is warming up and rather than hiding behind baggy T-shirts and oversized towels all day, now is the time to start thinking about your summer body.

Working out at home is a simple thing to do; all it takes is some initiative and motivation. (Photo by Jimmy Meyers)

Working out at home is a simple thing to do; all it takes is some initiative and motivation.
(Photo by Jimmy Meyers)

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For All of Those That Cupid’s Arrow Missed

By Paige Owens

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. – Valentine’s Day is the one day of the year that couples think they have the privilege to crowd at restaurants taking up tables that are reserved for “couple’s only,” and pack themselves into the movie theatre. Valentine’s Day often feels like “Single’s Awareness Day,” and perhaps is only most real to the greeting card companies. Don’t get me wrong though, I’m not bitter about Valentine’s Day. I just strongly dislike annoying couples and red, frilly decorations hanging in every restaurant, supermarket, and clothing store.

Photo courtesy of flickr.com

Photo courtesy of flickr.com

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Queen of Hearts: Date Night Fashion

By Paige Owens

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. — Date nights and Valentine’s Day do not necessarily mean a gal needs to lavish herself in girly, and semi-cliché, reds and pinks. Although the classic, dangerous feel of wearing red and the soft, feminine look of pink never go out of style; up and coming trends create sexy, and chic styles that  are redefining date night attire.

Laura Gensamer is photographed in a lace Valentine’s Day, date night outfit. (Photo by Paige Owens)

Laura Gensamer is photographed in a lace Valentine’s Day, date night outfit. (Photo by Paige Owens)

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Penn State New Kensington Sports Round-Up

By Casey Cavanaugh

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. — Penn State New Kensington’s (PSNK) spring 2015 semester comes in with an action packed lineup of sporting events.

Freshman Guard, Dorian Broadwater, attempting to convert a free throw after being fouled. (Photo Courtesy of PSNK Athletics)

Freshman Guard, Dorian Broadwater, attempting to convert a free throw after being fouled. (Photo Courtesy of PSNK Athletics)

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A Look: “Into the Woods”

By Paige Owens

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. – This spring semester, students in Bill Mitas’ Production Practicum course, the Penn State New Kensington Drama Club, and local Pittsburgh actors and actresses are teaming up to accomplish an outstanding performance of “Into the Woods.” “Into the Woods” made its stage debut in San Diego in 1986 and again on Broadway in 1987. A film adaption of this musical was released in late 2014 by Disney.

Bill Mitas works with students at auditions for "Into the Woods" (Photo by Jon McCabe)

Bill Mitas works with students at auditions for “Into the Woods” (Photo by Jon McCabe)

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Pro-Life Activists March for the Unborn

By Sarah Steighner

WASHINGTON D.C. – Gregorian chants, prayers, and enthusiastic pro-life mantras could be heard ringing throughout the streets of Washington from the National Mall to Capitol Hill for the  annual March for Life. The 42nd anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade court ruling prompted hundreds of thousands of pro-life activists to rally in protest of abortion.

Pro-life activist marching to Capitol Hill at the 2015 March for Life.  (Photo by Sarah Steighner)

Pro-life activist marching to Capitol Hill at the 2015 March for Life. (Photo by Sarah Steighner)

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President Obama’s State of the Union Address

By Eric Bennardo
NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. — While President Barack Obama discussed many different issues in his Jan. 20, 2015 State of the Union Address to Congress, three specific issues stood out to me the most. These issues included: the economic statistics mentioned in his introduction, comments on ISIS, and his thoughts on education and new job creation.

President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union  address on Jan. 20, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address on Jan. 20, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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