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Home Delivery
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Home Delivery

photos and text by Haley Galliano The first order I ever shopped for was at the start of the state-wide shut down in Pennsylvania. I got in the tan 2015 Toyota Sienna I currently drive and decided to take on a job delivering groceries to support myself after the restaurant where I waitress was forced…

A New Normal
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A New Normal

Photos and text by Lily LaRegina The most frightening and uncertain event that Carol LaRegina has lived through before the current COVID-19 global pandemic was the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant’s partial meltdown in March, 1979. But that situation came under control and all threats were cleared within three days. Children continued going to…

Caring for Mr. Frantz
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Caring for Mr. Frantz

While life in quarantine looks different for many people, for Bob and Nancy Frantz, it looks a lot like their normal, daily life. ~ photos by Lexi Elder It’s been very restrictive that I can’t get out and get my own errands done. I’ve had lots of people from family and even the drug store…

Mom Guilt
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Mom Guilt

by Amelia Alexander Angela Alexander walked through the doors of Penn State Brandywine with a bump in her belly, feeling ashamed and defeated. Three years later she walked out motivated and empowered with a nursing degree in her hand.  “I was so embarrassed because of the stereotype surrounding young pregnancy. But once I had a…

Stretching the Supply
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Stretching the Supply

by Jenny Leader On March 12, 2020 the first patient with COVID-19 in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania was 55-year-old, Carmine Fusco. Six days later, his death would be the first recorded COVID death in Pennsylvania.  As of April 28, 2020, there have been 4,470 COVID cases in the valley and 105 deaths from the virus….

Down the Middle
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Down the Middle

Bergen County voters have been willing to vote for both Democrats and Republicans in both presidential and gubernatorial elections over the past 40 years. by Jake Aferiat Karen Kosch was born and raised in northern New Jersey, taught in northern New Jersey and still resides in northern New Jersey. So it makes sense that the…

Notes to Themselves
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Notes to Themselves

Learning new skills while trapped at home is difficult for any student. For photojournalism students there is the added hurdle – how do you practice documenting the lives of people when it isn’t safe to get close to them? For this assignment, students were asked to produce their first video using themselves as a subject….

Parenting in a Pandemic
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Parenting in a Pandemic

by Jenny Leader 4.8.2020 On Monday, April 6, 2020, Erin Forney had five Zoom meetings on her calendar, but only one of them was for her work. Her 4-year-old son had a call with his preschool class, her 6-year-old daughter had a call with her kindergarten class as well as two calls with her dance…

Voting in person
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Voting in person

Voters were required to cast ballots in person today at the Grand Chute Town Hall proceeds after Gov. Tony Evers’ attempt to postpone the election was blocked by the Wisconsin’s Supreme Court. With only two polling places open in Grand Chute, the Town Hall saw a regular stream of people coming in and out, only…

At This Moment
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At This Moment

Last week seems like an eternity ago. Last month was a different time history. How will today look to our future selves? Penn State journalism students are recording how they are feeling in the moment during the week of March 22nd. They will return to reflect on what has changed in their lives in a…

Homeward Bound
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Homeward Bound

Oliver Jimenez moves out of his friends’ apartment in State College, Pa., on Sunday, March 22, 2020. Jimenez’s family picked him up to take him back home to New Jersey, where the senior will finish his Penn State courses online. Jimenez’s family refused to step inside the apartment while his belongings were being packed, and…

Sudden End
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Sudden End

Penn State Men’s Lacrosse captain and Connor Darcey honoree Nick Cardile reacts to the canceling of his senior season and the next steps in his playing career. Noah Chast reports.