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Author: Ava Brendgord

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Ava Brendgord

Ava is a senior from Houston, TX majoring in broadcast journalism. She loves coffee and bagels, traveling, and keeping a healthy balance between watching the news and reality television. Follow her at @avabrendgord on Instagram or email her at [email protected].

Student Life

Never Say ‘No’ To Yourself: Ava Brendgord’s Senior Column

"If I had said "no" to myself four years ago, I would have never made the jump to become the person I am today."

Penn State York Student Creates All-Inclusive Dating App For Bisexual Individuals

"One single app can change public perception...That's what we want to do with bisexuals."


Bellisario Student Travels To Estonia, Interviews Prime Minister For International Reporting Course

Student journalist Hannah Markovich had the trip of a lifetime when she traveled to Estonia to report on women's empowerment.


The Phyrst To Host Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration March 17

The Phyrst will host its annual St. Patrick's Day celebration beginning at 7 a.m. this Friday, March 17, featuring drinks, food, and live entertainment.


Meet Adam & The Armadillos: The Country Band Rocking Through State College

The downtown State College music scene was desperate for a good old-fashioned country music band...then Adam & the Armadillos came along.

Student Life

Penn State Introduces New Fashion Journalism Course

The course, focused on all things fashion beat writing, is the first of its kind at Penn State.

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