Freshman Alex Wu always knew music would play a fundamental role in his life ever since he fell in love with the cello 13 years ago.
Is the glass half empty, or is the glass half full? Previn Martin, a rising sophomore in Penn State’s Eberly College of Science, challenges himself to go beyond merely saying this phrase, but instead living each day and every day by these words.
Through drag, Castro met Hexxa — the drag queen who helped him radiate confidence and comfort in his own skin.
Jana Brcek’s Penn State story is like no other. A senior double majoring in biology and physiology with a minor in chemistry, Brcek’s area of study was defined by moments in her upbringing that formalized her goal of spreading love and peace within the world.
Christina Tentilucci has always felt like she wanted to save the world.
Varna Jammula’s passion for the brain started at age seven when she wanted to find a cure for her chronic migraines. At Penn State, Jammula majored in biobehavioral health because she hopes to care for patients and do research as a physician in her future career.
Law school is notorious for being difficult and, for some, extremely overwhelming. But for Penn State Law student Taylor O’Toole, her commitment to herself helps to manage those feelings.
Elizabeth Fernandez radiates positivity the moment you talk to her. For her, it is all about being independent and fearless, but at the same time she says she feels as though she is on a “mission to inspire people.”
Penn State University is known for many things: football, school spirit, great academics and, of course, its ice cream. People from all over the world travel to State College to sample PSU’s famous Berkey Creamery sweets.
In a time when divisiveness has become so prominent in nearly all aspects of life, Talia Chiariello simply talks through it.
Growing up in a rough neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Jibril Washington always knew that there was more for him.
Being one of the thousands of students at Penn State, it can be easy to feel like your voice is lost in the crowd. No matter how small of an impact you may think you have, each voice counts, and it’s important to always stay true to yourself and strive for what you believe in.
Melissa Lopez’s Penn State experience has been anything but traditional, yet this path has brought her social, academic and philosophical challenges in order to feel “fully herself.”
“My sense of humor was born in middle school,” says senior Kellie Hahn, “I was on the yearbook committee and we came across a problem when the same four people in our school won all of the superlatives. So my friends in the yearbook club just wrote me in as funniest, and ever since then I thought I had to live up to the title.”
For junior Leo Massey, film takes on more meaning than just something he chose to major in. Instead, Massey sees film as a medium that can transcend race, religion and sexual orientation, messages his upcoming project aims to tackle.
Jenna Maida – an incredible human being who has so much to be proud of. They are non-binary, and partially deaf with anxiety and depression, yet they don’t let those facts slow them down in their incredible and inspiring involvement on and off campus.
For Kaly Schwartz, “kill ’em with kindness” is more than just a pop culture phrase or saying. This sophomore kinesiology major has made kindness a part of her personality and lifestyle. To those around her, she constantly radiates positivity through all that she does.
With 220 subscribers on her YouTube channel, Brooke Martinez is following her passion for beauty and fashion. She is a senior at Penn State, and…
Stella Makris, just like every child (and many college students), was not always sure what she wanted to do with her life. She was born…
For many college students, finding time to get involved in different activities and organizations can be a struggle, especially while juggling what’s already on your…