Do’s and don’ts when taking senior pictures

With graduation quickly approaching, you’ll find many students dressed in navy blue caps and gowns strutting around campus last-minute. With the overwhelming emotions consuming seniors, the stress of finding the perfect photographer and coordinating a time that works for everyone can be another unnecessary stress contributor. My advice: plan ahead. First, I find holding off…

Seniors head to Café for 55 Days

As students returned from spring break, many seniors headed to Café 210 West to kick off the 55 Days celebration on Monday night. The event has created a tradition among graduating seniors as “55 Days” represents the final stretch before commencement. March 14 marks the first of 55 consecutive days where patrons can purchase an…

Penn State Hillel will soon be operating from downtown

Penn State Hillel, the largest Jewish college club in the country, will soon offer a student-friendly environment that is more accessible to students living downtown. The new Hillel will be located at the corner of West Beaver Avenue and Garner Street and will be open to people of all faiths, according to Hillel’s Executive Director…

The Daily Collegian (08/27/15)

Here is a page I designed while working as Copy Desk Editor at The Daily Collegian. A closer look at the news page can be found here.

What is better, living in a house or apartment?

Choosing who to live with is important but choosing where to live can prove to be even more crucial. The structure of your living arrangements can greatly affect the overall experience of your college years. It’s important to do some research to know what kind of living arrangement you’re getting yourself into before signing a…

Popular Valentine’s Day venues share specials

With the most romantic day of the year quickly approaching, some students may struggle finding the perfect Valentine’s Day date venue, especially if couples are trying a restaurant out for the first time. Before booking a reservation, students may want to do a little research first. Allen Street Grill, located at 100 W. College Ave….

Phyrst offers free cover to THON dancers

In preparation for the Penn State Interfraternity Council/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, many dancers have gone weeks without visiting the local bars which may lead to a big celebration come Monday night. To show its gratitude to the dedicated dancers, the Phyrst will offer cover-free admittance for all participating dancers the week after THON. In order to…

Rainy Day Fund — short story excerpt

Here is an excerpt from my short story, “Rainy Day Fund” which was published in Penn State’s 2015 Kalliope.  I have to work today which sucks because I’m still hungover from last night plus today’s my birthday. The shift feels incredibly long and my feet permanently hate me from wearing heels the night before a…

“Knitivism” – a knitting club of activists at PSU (sans audio)

FEATURE WRAP: KNITIVISM CIARA O’CALLAGHAN APRIL 9, 2015 WRAP TRT- 1:30 (ANCHOR) KNITIVISM, AN ORGANIZATION OF PENN STATE ACTIVISTS THAT SHARE AN INTEREST IN KNITTING, ARE CURRENTLY PLANNING UPCOMING EVENTS WHERE STUDENTS CAN PURCHASE HANDMADE YARN CRAFTS. COMRADIO REPORTER CIARA O’CALLAGHAN GAVE US AN INSIDE LOOK ON THE ORGANIZATION. TAKE Knitivism WRAP——————————————————————————————————————- RT: MEMBERS OF…