By Nathan Traini
Online Managing Editor
Is the US military spending your money wisely and do they use it only to do what’s best for the American people? The short answer is no, on both accounts, and very easy to prove. The military, and the industries that support it, have gotten out of hand and nothing has been done to reel in their unchecked waste and power.
In Dwight D. Eisenhower’s farewell address he highlighted one point which stood out from others in his speech. He warned of a new partnering between a permanent industry of war and military. A marrying of private interests and public interests in the arena of war was never done on the scale America did it, at that time. He was worried that if the citizenry wasn’t “alert and informed” the military industrial complex would overstep its democratic constraints.
“In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought by the military industrial complex,” said Eisenhower.
By: Broderick Gerano
On July 29th of this year, data experts at Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting agencies in the U.S., noticed something peculiar. Traffic from their online website was deemed suspicious, and shut down the questionable webpage immediately. A quick investigation showed a vulnerable portion of the site’s code left a hole for potential hackers to enter, leaving open information for more than one-hundred million Americans.
By: Kierstin Flickinger
NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. – Jackie Rearick, a sophomore Biomedical Engineering major at Penn State New Kensington, said that she couldn’t just sit around while thousands were devastated in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
Rearick and her mom decided to make what they called ‘Texas Totes’ in order to help the victims in Texas.
By: Isabella Bordonaro
Editor In Chief
As a college student at a commuting campus, it can be really easy to get into the routine of just coming to campus for classes, and nothing else. What many students, including myself, fail to realize is that there is so much you can get involved in on campus that can enrich your personal and academic life.
Even at a small campus like PSNK, there are several clubs you can join, and student life plans events for almost every day of the week. Continue reading
Orientation 2017 prepares incoming students for college life at Penn State New Kensington
By: Scott Sinclair
NEW KENSINGTON, Pa.- Most events are said to “start off with a bang”, but thanks to Red Pride Leader Jeff Lang, New Student Orientation (NSO) 17 had one right in the middle.
NSO is an opportunity for new students to get acclimated to their college life through various events over three days; such as meetings with faculty advisors, team building exercises, and games of both the physical and mental variety.
By: Isabella Bordonaro
Managing and Online Editor
Each year Penn State New Kensington holds a Research and Creative Expo where students have the opportunity to do research on things they find interesting, and share them with faculty, students, and members of the community.
As an honors student, I am required to submit a project based on one of my classes, and share it at the Expo.
This year, I am taking a media ethics class with Abhinav Aima, Instructor of Communications at PSNK. In the class, we talked about how elections are covered, and how sometimes the practices that journalists use are not what would be considered ethical, according to the SPJ codes, which is basically the 10 Commandments for journalists.
By Sam Elliot
Staff Writer & Reporter
LOS ANGELES, Ca. – Born out of the darkness and into the light, an insult comic to brighten up life, has passed away at the age of 90, will be forever missed, that is true, therefore Don this one’s for you.