Fit For Fall

By: Aleigha DiDonato

Staff Writer and Reporter

It’s that time of year again. The leaves are changing, pumpkin flavoring has taken over, and the struggle to fit into your jeans becomes harder by the day.

We all know what it’s like to wake up on a rainy fall day and fight the urge to get out of bed. Even more difficult than that is saying no to the constant sweet treats being shoved in our faces every two seconds. We trade in our swimsuits for sweaters and hope for the best at the end of the season.

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Generations of Strength

By Isabella Bordonaro

Managing and Online Editor

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. – Three women of the same family represent the hard reality that breast cancer does not discriminate against generations.

Jane DiDonato, of Lower Burrell, was the beginning of the breast cancer journey for the DiDonato women.  The matriarch of the DiDonato family was born in November 12, 1932 and grew up in Ambridge. She married Frank DiDonato in 1954, and had three children; Frank Jr., Billy, and Gina. She worked as a secretary.

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Diplomatic Discussion

by Nathan Traini

Staff Writer and Reporter

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. – Local politicians came to Penn State New Kensington to answer questions, in a panel format, put forth by a group called My Vote Matters on Oct. 4, 2016.

My Vote Matters is a non-partisan student run organization which put the Diplomatic Discussion together. The leader of the group is Millie Brasser, an immigrant from Peru who is passionate for democracy in action.

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Alle-Kiski Job Fair Welcomes New Opportunities to PSNK!

By Jay Wu

Staff Writer and Reporter

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. – On October 6th, the Alle-Kiski job fair was held at Penn State New Kensington.

The job fair provided students an opportunity to search for jobs or an internship for their majors within the area.

Jessica Logston, a senior in Information Sciences and Technology (IST), stated that job fairs are important.

“They help the students network with potential employers, and help build greeting skills,” she explained.

Juan Rodriguez, a senior at Penn State New Kensington, stated that job fairs are important for individuals who are searching for internships or job options.

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Penn State New Kensington Welcomes New Faculty Members

by Monica Fiore

Staff Writer and Reporter

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. – Every semester, Penn State New Kensington opens its doors to welcome new students. However, students are not the only new people received at the campus each semester.

The campus also acquires new faculty and staff members. This fall semester, two professors have joined the faculty at Penn State New Kensington; Dr. Penelope Morrison, a professor of Biobehavioral Health, and Professor Nick Petrucci, a professor of Mechanical Engineering.

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Harry Potter and the 15 Year Anniversary

by Kierstin Flickinger

Staff Writer & Reporter

On October 13th, 2011, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone debuted in theatres all around the United States, meaning that this month marks the 15 year anniversary of the beginning of the very successful franchise that is the Harry Potter series.

Harry Potter follows the protagonist of the same name after the magical discovery that he is a wizard. At the famous Wizarding-school called Hogwarts, Harry Potter meets his best friends, Ron and Hermione, and goes on many adventures. Sometimes they are exciting, but most of the time, they are due to the unfortunate prophecy placed upon Harry Potter as a young child by Lord Voldemort, also known as the darkest wizard of all time.

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Tick Tock, There Goes the Clock

By Nicole Ruffner

Contributing Writer & Reporter

As college students, time management is one of the most important things we can learn.  Time management is not something that can just be done; it is a process learned over time. It is better to learn a few skills early then later down the line.

One of the most important aspects of time management is getting organized and balancing your time. A lot of people use an agenda or their phone calendar.  It honestly depends on the person you are. I personally like the paper agendas. I pay close attention to the agenda, how it is set, and it’s something I enjoy using.

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