Basket Bingo is a Huge Success for THON

PSNK Basket Bingo Benefiting THON Raises nearly $4500 to fight Pediatric cancer.

By Scott Sinclair 

“Fourth Day” Promo for PSNK

The Nittany Pride was recently featured as part of a “12 Days…” promotion of local businesses and non-profit groups. Enjoy!

PSNK Expands Police Department

Shauna Potts
Staff Writer

PSNK Police Officer Jim Lane.

UPPER BURRELL, Pa. – Even though Penn State New Kensington was rated the safest campus in Pennsylvania in 2017, a new officer and a patrol car were added to preserve the campuses safety.

According to, a Pittsburgh based municipal ranking site, “The 2018 Safest College Campuses ranking is based on key statistics and student reviews using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Top-ranked colleges offer a safe and healthy environment with little or no campus crime, drugs or alcohol usage.”

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PSNK THON Team Working Hard For The Kids

By Janet Surma 
Staff Writer

Jonathan Schofield, President of PSNK THON, laughs as members play a fun singing game at a recent meeting.

UPPER BURRELL, Pa. – Penn State New Kensington students discussed their goal of wanting to raise $35,000 with the help of many participants and events at a THON meeting held in the art gallery early in November.

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Men’s Basketball Team Enjoys Warm-Up Against Alumni

By Calle Zmenkowski  and Scott Sinclair

The Men’s Basketball team held a fun scrimmage against some alumni players to celebrate the tip off of the 2018-19 season.


Jon McCabe: Making Your Vote Matter (Part 1)

By: Nico Regoli
Staff Writer & Reporter

Interviewing Jon 2

PSNK graduate turned PA House candidate, Jon McCabe, discussing his campaign. (Photo courtesy of Nico Regoli).

UPPER BURRELL, Pa. – On May 15, 2018, 10 days after graduating from Penn State New Kensington, Jon McCabe won his Democratic Primary race for a 54th District seat in the PA House of Representatives. On September 19, he returned to his alma mater to aid the club he helped found – PSNK’s My Vote Matters – in preparation for the new semester and upcoming election season. Continue reading

“The Corner” to Participate in Sustainability Project

by Ryan Pawloski 

Staff Writer and Reporter

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. September 17—-A sustainability project will be occurring in downtown New Kensington on September 27 at the Corner, which is revitalizing the city.

A sustainability poster, created by Abigail McCormick, Kylie Meyer, Erika Finn, Ryan Pawloski, and Joshua Miller, that focuses on LED lighting.

The project will be focusing on how to bring attention to sustainable energy in the area with energy sources such as recycling, LED lighting, and more. This is another project in the overall goal of revitalizing New Kensington, with Penn State spearheading the program. The workshop will last from 8 a.m. till 4 p.m.

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