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Student Blogger Nicole Schneidman

Nicole Schneidman

Hi everyone! My name is Nicole and I am a Senior here at Penn State. I am a student in the School of Communications and I am a Media Studies Major with a minor in Psychology. Some interesting facts about me are that I am a sister of Delta Gamma and last spring semester I studied abroad in Barcelona. I hope that my blog posts are helpful.


How to fulfill those pesky gen-ed requirements
Scheduling classes can be stressful for any student, but when you are new to Penn State it can seem even more intimidating. You do not know what any of these classes are and in reality what is best to take. … Continue reading
Penn State dining
Let’s face it, college campuses are not exactly known for their gourmet food options. When you think of a dining hall, you think of a few different buffet style options that you get bored of after a few weeks. Penn … Continue reading

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Niccia Griffin-McKinney

Welcome to Happy Valley! My name is Niccia and I’m a senior print journalism student at Penn State enrolled in the College of Communications. At Penn State, I’m heavily involved with the College of Communications Student Council as an Executive Board member. I work closely with the dean of the College of Communications, as well as with my adviser Stephanie Fuss in assistance with recruiting and admissions events. I will graduate in May with the goal of coming back to Penn State as an Admissions Recruiter. I am also the THON Co-Chair for the College of Communications Student Council.


Senior year bucket list: Go to one last Blue-White game
As I finish up my senior year at Penn State, there are events and things I have to do one last time. Going to the Blue-White game is one of those events! The Blue-White game is the official kick-off to … Continue reading
Do you want to be an RA? (In my Frozen voice)
As a student at Penn State, you have the opportunity to meet a lot of fun and interesting people. During your freshman year, and possibly during your entire time at Penn State, you have the opportunity to live in the … Continue reading

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Yarianne Aquino

I am currently a junior majoring in journalism from Puerto Rico. At school I’m a member of the Epsilon Sigma Alpha service organization and the Penn State Philanthropy Council. I love to cook and at home I spend most of my days reading on the beach. I hope my journey here at Penn State will give you insight into what this wonderful school has to offer!


With finals slowly creeping in on us, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity for some exam tips. We all know that as the semester comes to an end we get lazier by the second and procrastination takes charge. … Continue reading
From Penn State to Hollywood
  For this week’s post I decided to interview Hannah Kerby, an econ major here at Penn State who ended up working for the entertainment company Lionsgate this past semester in a co-op. It was an internship that took her all … Continue reading

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Sophia Fox

I am a sophomore majoring in communications from Harrisburg, PA. I am a member of the Rules and Regulations THON Committee and a part of Greek Life. I love to read all different kinds of books, bake cookies, be outside (when the weather is nice) and play tennis. I hope that my Penn State story will inspire you to be apart of our #unrivaled family!


Penn State football is back (for the weekend)
Like fellow intern Niccia (, I too planned on experiencing Blue & White weekend! Even though I am a sophomore, this was my first time participating in the festivities of Blue & White weekend. With the return of many alumni … Continue reading
Why Special Living Options at Penn State are awesome!
To make your transition to living in campus dorms easier, Penn State offers first year students the option to participate in Special Living Options (SLO). While I did not do SLO myself, I wish I would have known more about … Continue reading