Students Lend a Helping Hand in Puerto Rico

By Eric Bennardo

UPPER BURRELL, Pa—Several Penn State New Kensington students spent their spring break performing community service and outreach in Puerto Rico during spring break 2015.

Students working in Puerto Rico mixing dirt and planting mangroves on the alternative Spring Break (Photo Courtesy of PSNK Student Life)

Students working in Puerto Rico mixing dirt and planting mangroves on the alternative Spring Break. (Photo Courtesy of PSNK Student Life)

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Job Fair Student Perspective

By Eric Bennardo

MONROEVILLE, Pa. – Spring break 2015 proved unforgettable for me, as I attended the Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Job and Internship Fair (WESTPAC) in search of my first professional job. It was both a stressful, but exciting experience.

Jamie Simms giving the welcome speech on how to rock a job fair (Photo by Ryan McLaughlin).

Jamie Simms giving the welcome speech on how to rock a job fair (Photo by Ryan McLaughlin).

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Green Floods Downtown Pittsburgh for St. Patty’s Day Parade

By Paige Owens

PITTSBURGH, Pa.—St. Patrick’s Day was celebrated early this year, as the annual St. Patty’s Day Parade commenced on Saturday March 14 in Downtown Pittsburgh. Although the skies were grey, and the temperature peaked in the upper 40s, paradegoers stayed dry and warm under tents, umbrellas, and sipping on coffee.

Photo courtesy of pixabay.com

Photo courtesy of pixabay.com

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To Infinity and be THON’d

By Paige Owens

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — The Bryce Jordan Center (BJC) at Penn State University Park erupted with thousands of cheers and vibrant T-shirts from students, volunteers, and families during THON Weekend 2015, which took place starting at 6 p.m. Feb. 20 through until 4 p.m. on Feb. 22.

PSNK dancers Alex Pedder and Brooke Churma enjoy time with Theresa Bonk and Churma’s DRCM, Derek Stufflet (Photo by Darren Myers)

PSNK dancers Alex Pedder and Brooke Churma enjoy time with Theresa Bonk and Churma’s DRCM, Derek Stufflet (Photo by Darren Myers)

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Help a Child One Bag at a Time

By Darren Myers

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. – Penn State New Kensington (PSNK) clubs are mandated to fulfill a community service requirement each semester. A popular project that clubs are working on this semester is “Children Moving Easier.”

Photo by Free Illustration

Photo by Free Illustration

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Tough as Steel, Heart of Gold: Introducing Local UFC Fighter

By Nico Regoli

LOWER BURRELL, Pa. -Industrial employee from Ambridge and 27 year old mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, Chris Dempsey gets a second chance to become a star as he returns to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Octagon this April.

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Chris Dempsey demonstrates a headlock on Nico Regoli after an interview. (Photo by Eddie Vincent)

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Steel City Slam League Keeps Poetry Alive

By Sarah Steighner

EAST LIBERTY, Pa. –The Pittsburgh Poetry Collective is at the forefront of the Pittsburgh poetry scene, offering opportunities for self-expression and the arts to thrive in the community.

Danielle Ramsay (center) wins the Steel City Slam Poetry night at the Capri Pizzeria & Bar on March 10, 2015

Danielle Ramsay (center) wins the Steel City Slam Poetry night at the Capri Pizzeria & Bar on March 10, 2015 (Photo By Lori Beth Jones)

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