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New clown-seeking club assembles at IUP

Katie Mest Staff Writer K.A.Mest@iup.edu This is a satirical news article. Calling all adrenaline junkies and adventure-seeking clown-haters: a new club is coming to IUP. Juniors Eric Thompson (criminology) and


Hurricane Matthew is a powerful reminder to be alert

This is a satirical news story. If you are reading this, chances are you’re on the way to class, stopping for coffee or maybe even resting in your room. Many

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Why objective moderators are important to political debates

The Penn Staff Last night, two fierce, trash-talking, badly bruised rivals went head-to-head in a brutal battle for domination. For those of you who were busy watching the Saints and


Clowning Around: We just hope this whole thing’s a sick joke

The latest phenomenon to hit the nation – and the East Coast in particular – has been what many have referred to as “the clown sightings.” Initially, this makes many


Not in our house: It’s time to set aside differences, come together

It’s early morning, and you and your brother get into an argument over one of you finishing the milk. This argument lasts into the afternoon as you both are sitting

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What the cool kids are doing: Hating Hillary Clinton

The Penn Staff the-penn@iup.edu   In the current political climate, it’s easy to find yourself bewildered and asking questions. How did we get here? What will happen next? Who is

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PASSHE: Stand up for free press

In response to presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s revocation of The Washington’s Post’s credentials to cover his events, The Penn has decided to stand with The Post and other banned news sources.


A letter to the delinquents, by Michael Kiwak

11 days. That number holds personal significance beyond it being the amount of days before college graduation. 11 is also the age I consider as my crash course to the


The dangers of anonymity on social media

Yik Yak, an anonymous social media application available for Android and iOS, is used on many college campuses as a means of casual communication between anyone in the immediate area.


IUPolitique: Sifting through the candidates a necessary step in ugly 2016 race

  The following is an opinion. Day by day, state by state, America creeps closer to a presidential election that unfortunately finds itself driven by heaping portions of distaste and


Awards show right to tackle #OscarsSoWhite

The Academy Awards had no shortage of stars grace the Dolby Theatre stage Sunday, and host Chris Rock didn’t hesitate to make mention of the Oscars’ infamous lack of nominee

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Editorial: Valentine’s Day isn’t just for lovers

  It is easy to see Valentine’s Day as a time to be bitter about love lost, love lacking or love fleeting. We find the aisles of our local supermarkets