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Author: Mackenzie Cullen

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Mackenzie Cullen

Mackenzie is a junior majoring in English and is one of Onward State's associate editors. She is from Minersville, PA, and is always trying to explain exactly where that is. Send all compliments to [email protected] or @MackenzieC__ on Twitter.

Student Life

From Penn State Grad To Online Sensation: Jess Val Ortiz Finds Success As TikTok Star

Penn State alumna Jess Val Ortiz has become a social media star on TikTok and boasts over 1.6 million followers.

Student Life

What Do Penn Staters Wish They Told Their Freshman Year-Selves?

From putting yourself out there more to living in the moment, Penn Staters gave their freshman year-selves some pretty valuable advice.


SPA To Host Kesha For Virtual Concert April 2

Kesha's performance will begin at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 2.


Mandatory 10-Digit Dialing Required In 814 Region Beginning April 3

Starting on Saturday, April 3, all phone calls in the 814 area code will use 10-digit dialing.

Student Life

What Advice Would You Give Your Freshman Year-Self?

Study smarter? Party harder? Get out of your comfort zone? We want to hear your advice for your freshman year-self.

Student Life

Penn State Working On Implementing Zoom Pronoun, Preferred Name Features

“We are working to create a culture of belonging by allowing people to be their authentic selves in their place of work or learning, whether that is digitally or in-person."

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