BREAKING NEWS: Winter Graduation Pushed Back to Afternoon

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. – To the attending families, friends, and colleagues of Penn State New Kensington’s Winter Class of 2016’s graduation ceremony, the official turning of tassels and receiving of diplomas will be taking place later than previously scheduled.

Earlier today (December 16, 2016), PSNK Chancellor, Dr. Kevin Snider sent out a Facebook post to inform the Penn State New Kensington community that tomorrow’s graduation ceremony (December 17, 2016) is being postponed until 1:00 P.M. due to concerns of early morning ice and snow.

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Remembering Florence Henderson: Beloved “Brady Bunch” Actress Passes Away at 82

by Monica Fiore (Staff Writer and Reporter) 


Florence Henderson (Courtesy of Flickr)

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa.- “Here’s the story of a lovely lady” could not be a more perfect first line for the intro to the late 1960s, early 1970s show, The Brady Bunch, which featured a close-up shot of Florence Henderson playing mother Carol Brady, who has three girls, Marcia, Jan, and Cindy, because even though Henderson played a lovely lady on television, in reality, she truly was one.

Henderson, who was most known for her Brady Bunch role, passed away November 24 at the age of 82, due to heart failure.

The Brady Bunch first aired in 1969 and depicted two widowed parents, each raising three children, who were going to become a family of eight, due to marriage. Alongside mother Carol Brady and her three girls, Marcia (played by Maureen McCormick), Jan (Eve Plumb), and Cindy (Susan Olsen), the opening theme song showcased father Mike Brady (played by the late Robert Reed) and his three boys, Greg (Barry Williams), Peter (Christopher Knight), and Bobby (Mike Lookinland), as well as the housekeeper, (the late Ann B. Davis).

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“Do It For the Vine” One Last Time: Video App to Be Discontinued

by Monica Fiore (Staff Writer and Reporter)


The Vine logo (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.)

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa.- As the saying, “do it for the vine” was once made popular on the video app that carries its name, “doing it for the vine” is no more.

October 27 was a sad day for fellow users of Vine, a video app which allows you to create short videos up to six seconds long called “vines”, as it was announced by the Twitter and Vine team on Medium that the app would soon be discontinued.

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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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