“Thank You, Chester”: Beloved PSNK Security Guard Retires

By Ryan Fiore (Copy Editor)

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. – March 29 was a bittersweet day for staff, faculty, and students as Chester Howell, one of Penn State New Kensington’s beloved security guards, began a new chapter of his life: retirement.

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Myself and Chester (Courtesy of Ryan Fiore).

“We can’t thank you enough for your dedication to serving this campus,” said SGA President, Raven Brunner, to Howell during his retirement party. “On behalf of the entire Student Government and the entire student body, I would like to let you know that we value your time on our campus and it won’t be the same without you.”

Faculty, staff, and students gathered in the Cafe 780 that Thursday evening to celebrate Howell’s retirement.

“One of the things we’re really gonna miss is that [Chet] would make his rounds around the campus when he came in for the beginning of his shift,” Pat Hollinger, Director of Continuing Education, addressed the audience at Howell’s retirement party. “The thing that signaled us was that when we saw Chet, it was almost time for us to go home.”

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The Chance of a Lifetime

By: Rachel Queck

Staff Writer & Reporter

Have you ever had one of those moments where you just think “wow, I can’t believe this just happened to me?!” Well, I had that moment when I came back from winter break.

Originally, I had no idea that it would be possible for me to do all of these amazing things, especially since I am anything but financially well off.

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Happy Birthday President Washington

By: Ashton Caldwell

Staff Writer & Reporter

I would like to take this time to honor the birth of a man who truly had the heart of a patriot and played a major role in forming the United States. That man is the “Father of Our Country,” George Washington. The article is meant to highlight some of his major accomplishments throughout his life. Continue reading

Gerrymandering: How it Affects Congressional Lines in PA

By: Ashton Caldwell

Staff Writer & Reporter

The words politics and corruption are usually closely intertwined with one another. It is the view of the American people that politicians and the whole government for that matter are corrupt. Many feel that our congressmen both at the state and the federal level do not properly serve the needs of the people.  

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How Students at PSNK Feel About the Florida Shooting

By: Ashton Caldwell

Staff Writer & Reporter

Parkland, Florida, Wednesday, Feb. 14- 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas HIgh School. The suspect, according to a Fox News article by Madeline Farber was “identified as 19-year old Nikolas Cruz.” His weapon of choice, “a semi-automatic AR-15 assault rifle.”

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The Mystical Magical Month of March

By: Rachel Queck

Staff Writer & Reporter

The month of March is definitely a unique one. Not only do we welcome in the beginning of spring, but there are many other exciting and important events that have happened and are happening in March.

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PSNK Student Runs for PA House

By: Kierstin Flickinger and Nico Regoli

Staff Writers & Reporters

UPPER BURRELL, Pa. – Senior Psychology student Jon McCabe is running for the House Representative 54th District Seat. On Tuesday, Feb 20, he hosted a campaign event at Woodpeckers, a popular bar next to the New Kensington campus.

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