What’s Your Favorite Candy?

By Omer Sanchez


Michael Kozik


Nesconset, N.Y.

Favorite candy: Skittles


Nicole Kemerer

Chocolate of any form,

Environmental Studies, Bedford, Pa


Alphonso Leblanc

Beef Jerky(He claims it’s candy)


Irvington, New York


Rylee Duck

Candy Corn,

Mifflintown, Pa,

Elementary Educations


Skyler Narcisse



Pocono, Pa


Thomas Sullivan


Chemical Engineering,

Lewisburg, Pa


Mary Nicole Brown

Health Bar


Altoona Pa,


Annie Ruggles

Hollidaysburg, Pa

Peanut Butter M&Ms


Ling Ling Li

Computer Science

Sour Patch Kids

Queens, New York


Aaron Burggraf



Regensburg, Pa


Colin McEleney

Security and Risk Analysis


What is your biggest fear?




Richard Carey

Milton, DE

Sophomore studying Kinesiology







Kaylah Thompson

Dundalk, MD

Senior studying Criminal Justice






Falling off a boat and drowning

James Mays

Dyer, IN

Senior studying Communications







Ceara McGill

Philadelphia, PA

Junior studying Psychology







Grace Veltri

State College, PA

Junior studying Accounting






Being buried alive

Cooper Wills

Mechanicsburg, PA

Senior studying Political Science







Marina Zimmerman

Lancaster, PA

Sophomore studying Nursing







Harry Kang

Seoul, South Korea

Freshman studying Business Management







Fear itself

Collin Delsite

Sunbury, PA

Freshman studying Political Science








Mackenzie Gardner

Watsontown, PA

Senior studying Nursing

Aspects of becoming an resident attdendent


                                                                                                                           By Milan Ramson


Interpersonal communication is a fancier way of performing skills that help others reach their highest potential. Noah Kingler, a sophomore at Penn State Altoona, recently went through a  transformation that taught him the basics of understanding other perceptions and concerns.While finishing up his freshman year, Kingler took matters into his own hands that helps him earn money for college, experience real work experience, and have a unforgettable leadership role on campus.

Klingler’s transformation began his second semester of freshman year. He went through the training process of becoming an resident assistant (RA). He first sat in on a meeting, he took a three credit course that helped him develop the necessary skills to communicate effectively and affectively, and he tested out that course and become a R.A in Oak Hall.


“The best thing to do is to get involved,” Kingler said. He evaluated himself in a short time frame and decided that he wanted to aim for success using a different mechanism.

“I witnessed people not being involved and that what really urged me to be a leader in my community,”he said.

He wants to make Penn State Altoona the starting ground for new and former students. He did this by following through on the process that it took to become R.A and kept his discipline and now is earning money for college and maintaining great grades. For example, after not doing so well in classes first semester Freshman year Kingler has devotes more time and efforts into his academic work. Which leaves him with obtaining A’s and B’s, for which he states, “our grades as an (RA) is the most important.

Although he misses the freedom from freshman year, he said, “Personally, I have been able to grow into a better person, my grades are so much better, and R.A. job corresponds with what I want to do in life for my future career.”

He is happy with the decisions he has made as a young man moving forward. The R.A. job has helped him to mature and has helped him find a better version of himself. Being able to take himself out of his own body and look at the person he was before and comparing it to this new version, he and others on campus are impressed.

Being a model for people, whether it is two or five people, it is a great feeling and one that many should be proud to have. Leadership qualities doesn’t come natural for people, but is something that is practiced and rediscovered. For Kingler, walking into this position with no work experience and no self representation, has helped him make a great contribution to the Altoona campus.

Hold On To Your Keys Students

By : Milan Ramson

Britni Akers and Destiny Turner have been locked out of their shared apartment twice in less than one month since entering Penn State Altoona on Sept. 5, 2018. The incident occurred  again but this time in a whole new way.

Turner laughed and said, “This time it was left in her bedroom.”


Brittany Akers, a freshman at Penn State Altoona, has locked herself out the house twice in a week. The first lockout occurred when the two roomies wanted to get dinner at a local restaurant in Altoona (Red Lobster). It was not until Brittany arrived to her house and got into the main door that she noticed that she did not have her key to her bedroom door. Although she did not go into shock, Destiny could tell that Brittany was about to have a BF (B***h Fit), she said.

Before she could react. Brittany thought about her last place she had had her keys which was at Red Lobster. Brittany called the restaurant and asked if there were any keys left behind. The host who answered the phone said, “yes, but we will be closing soon.”

Brittany grabbed her phone and requested an Uber to the restaurant. Once she arrived, she was relieved that she made it just before closing time and  she knew for sure that she did not have to sleep on a hard couch instead of her fully padded bed. Plus, she knew she was in the clear and would not have to pay a lockout charge to PennView for her lost keys.  


                                                      Flash Forward

One would think that Brittany had learned her lesson about keeping her keys close to her but this freshman is apparently is going to learn things the hard way. On Sept 8, 2018, Brittany had a couple of friends over for dinner and wanted everyone to be in one location. Brittany decided to close off all the rooms in the house that no one was in. The doors that were shut included her roommate’s room, Brittany’s own room and both of the bathrooms. Not knowing that her bedroom door has been twisted so that it would lock, she closed her door.

By the end of the night when everyone was packing up to leave, Brittany tried to enter her room. But her room door was locked and her key was locked inside of the room.

“I can’t believe I did this again,” she said as everyone around her started to laugh.

Thinking, Brittany said, “You know what – we have a long porch and I think I can climb through my window.”

Brittany and two other people rushed to the back of Penn View and saw that a climb would be her only option to get back into her room for the night. Brittany took the screen out and entered through the window feet-first. Next, she slid her head through. Once her whole body was through the window,  she plopped onto the bed. She retrieved her keys.

Brittany has decided to keep her keys around her neck.

Penn State’s Toughest Teams Coming Up

By: Omer Sanchez

Photos by: Omer Sanchez

Joel Nelson, Communications, Senior    “I believe Ohio State is going to be the toughest this year. They’ve always had quality defensive players and their running back J.K. Dobbins is a very flashy athlete.


John Kunig, Criminology, Sophomore “Michigan, mostly because it will be a road game, so there could be that extra motivation for them.”


Ben Newmiller, Finance, Freshman, “To me,it has to be Ohio State.”

Rick Herbert, Finance, Senior. ” Michigan, it’s on the road in a hostile environment in the big house, most likely in prime time. Last time we were at Michigan, we all know what happened.”