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Cecil Cooper, of Tioga, receives his diploma from Scott Barton, MU interim president.

Mansfield University celebrates commencement

MANSFIELD — Two hundred thirty three students received degrees at Mansfield University’s 153rd Commencement recently at Decker Gymnasium. “Your Mansfield degree coupled with your Mansfield experience will help you achieve things you only dreamed about before arriving here,” Scott ...

Honor rolls

Warrior Run High School First marking period Distinguished Honor Roll Grade 9 — Amber Axtman, Malachi Boop, Zackary Bristow, Kyia Brouse, Isaiah Derstine, Caden Dufrene, Emma Ernst, Ruby Giffin, Ethan Hartman, Alyssa Hoffman, Sydney Hoffman, Justin Hontz, Jessica Hudson, Rain ...

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Shown is Lock Haven University graduating senior, Amiyra Brodie, right, with Lavender Graduation keynote speaker, Sue Marshall.

Lock Haven University holds Lavender Graduation

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University recently held Lavender Graduation in the Parsons Union Building. A small group of students, administrators, faculty and staff got together to celebrate LGBTQ students and their academic successes. “LHU’s President’s Commission on LGBTQ Affairs has ...

Colors in the Wind

Color guard originated from the Civil War. When soldiers were on the battlefield during war, they would often be accompanied by a small band to keep a beat to walk to. Along with the band was a person who would carry the “colors” referring to the American flag. Since then, color guard has ...

Is high school as fun as it once was?

When I was in middle school getting ready to become a freshman, I pictured high school as an amazing experience. I imagined class hallways decorated with blue and gold streamers on game days, lockers stamped with posters about upcoming events, and previews of musicals and band concerts that ...

Mini-Thon

Regular-sized marathons are time-consuming, tedious and require massive levels of physical fitness in order to even compete. If doing a whole marathon seems daunting, maybe a Mini-Thon would be more your cup of tea. In fact, Mini-Thons don’t even involve any running at all. Instead, ...

Streaming websites take the media

Over the past few years, streaming websites, such as Netflix and Hulu, have completely taken over the television industry. With Netflix now having over 89 million users, the cable rates have gone down drastically. Since streaming websites now have more selections to choose from, no one really ...

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Gavin Blanksby, third grader, reads to Ellie, the therapy dog, as Pat Peltier, outreach counseler and therapy dog handler, sits by during the Biscuit Buddies event at Central Elementary School in South Williamsport recently.

Biscuit Buddies

South Williamsport Area School District students get help or simply get practice learning to read to therapy dogs during an activity called Biscuit Buddies at Central Elementary school. Once a month, therapy dogs come into the library during lunch. Students are able to eat their lunch in the ...

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Performing in the Penn State Blue Band are locals Amy Winder, of Montgomery, Rilynn Temple and Joshua Fry of Hughesville. The trio just discovered that they will be making the trip to Arizona for this year’s Fiesta Bowl where the Nittany Lions will play Washington on Saturday.

High Steppers: Former area students are part of Blue Band

STATE COLLEGE — A whistle blast, followed by a drum cadence, call band members to attention at Penn State University. Proud to be in the Blue Band are locals Joshua Fry and Rilynn Temple, of Hughesville, and Amy Winder, of Montgomery. The trio just found out that they will be making the trip ...

A student’s story

It’s that time of year again. The day we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived. Presents are being opened, time is being spent with family and friends and kids everywhere are ecstatic to be home from school. For the students at Hughesville High School, today isn’t just Christmas, ...

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Alicia McNett, instructor of computer information technology at Penn College, guides a high school student in programming an Ozobot. The workshop was part of an “Hour of Code” event hosted by Penn College and attended by several high schools. It is part of an international initiative to encourage interest and confidence in the skills needed to join the computer science workforce.

College joins global ‘Hour of Code’ to inspire future programmers

Pennsylvania College of Technology recently hosted about 130 high school students as part of the international “Hour of Code” initiative. Hour of Code is a global movement by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org, reaching tens of millions of students in more than 180 countries ...

Honor rolls

Muncy High School First quarter Honor Roll Grade 7 — Braden Beaver, Avery Bigelow, Lydia Bitler, Alaina Brelsford, Cierra Charles, Sophia Cole, Mia Edkin, Branson Eyer, Ross Eyer, Michael Fry, Lucas Gruver, Isabelle Gush, Alexus Hadzinikolov, Conner Harer, Warren Hopfer, Kylee Jacobs, ...

In this recent photo, Bloomsburg University Clinical doctorate of Audiology program student Bethany Noll, who has traveled to several third world countries through the Entheos Audiology Cooperative, an audiology cooperative that promotes best practices and giving as a part of modern hearing healthcare delivery, poses in Bloomsburg, Pa. (Keith Haupt/Bloomsburg Press Enterprise via AP)

Hearing loss leads to calling for doctoral student

BLOOMSBURG (AP) — Bethany Noll’s parents knew something was wrong with her hearing by the time she was three. Their daughter sat too close to the television, and her speech was delayed. “I wouldn’t respond when they said they had candy,” she said. At four she was fitted with her ...

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The Best of Show recipient in Penn College’s Fall Food Show was prepared by students Kelsie F. Thomas, left, of Darby, and Ashley R. Potrzebowski, of Williamsport, as part of their Advanced Garde Manger course. They were tasked with creating a cold platter and charcuterie board.

Fall Food Show winners announced at Penn College

Pennsylvania College of Technology announced winners of its Fall Food Show, held Dec. 1 at the college. Earning the Chef Eugene Mattucci Best of Show Award was the student duo of Ashley R. Potrzebowski, of Williamsport, and Kelsie F. Thomas, of Darby, for their “Beer & Pub Style ...

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Award recipients are shown with Lock Haven University health and physical education faculty and administration. Front row from left, are Dr. Paul Ballat, Dr. Kyoko Amano, Justin Rowand, Amanda Fuschetti and Dr. Michael Fiorentino, Jr. Second row, from left, are Dr. Kim Everhart, Dr. Cengiz Yakut and Michelle Eaton. Back row from left, are Dr. Brett Everhart, Dr. Tom Gioglio and Dr. Cathy Traister.

LHU health and physical education students earn top honors at state convention

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University again can boast having two seniors receiving top honors at the recent Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance state convention, held Nov. 16-18 at the Valley Forge Casino Resort, King of Prussia. LHU student ...

Bucknell receives Clare Booth Luce Award to assist women students in STEM

LEWISBURG — Women make up half of the total U.S. college-educated workforce, but only 29 percent of the science and engineering workforce according to 2016 National Science Foundation statistics. Bucknell University will try to provide greater support for women in those fields through a new ...

Studying tips for middle school students

1. Make academics a focus in your life. Studying takes time and effort. Get organized, ask for help and put forth effort aimed at improving your study habits now. The lessons taught in middle school are building blocks for high school and college. Starting good study habits now will help ...

Faculty member’s baseball research published in economics journal

Recent research by a Pennsylvania College of Technology faculty member shows the importance of non-game entertainment in drawing fans to minor league baseball games. The findings, published in Volume 23, No. 2 of the Pennsylvania Economic Review, were the result of six years of research by ...

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A team of Penn College construction management students placed first in its category at the recent ASC Student Competition in New York state. Shown, from left, are Thomas D. Roberts, Pittsburgh; Andrew S. Welsh, Chadds Ford; Lauren S. Herr, Lititz; Carl A. Zimmerman, Hunlock Creek; Chekota J. Newhart, Troy; and Calen B. Heeter, Emlenton.

Construction Management students top regional competition

A team of six construction management majors from Pennsylvania College of Technology finished first in the pre-construction division of the 28th annual Associated Schools of Construction Student Competition held Nov. 9-11 in Albany, New York. In their competition category, held by Rhode ...