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New beauty shop celebrates grand opening on Seventh Street By ALEXANDRIA MANSFIELD


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Josie Augustine, a cosmetologist from Somerset, has recently moved her microblading salon to Indiana. Beauty Coven, located at 24 S. Seventh St., is described on Facebook as a beauty, cosmetic and personal care business. Q: What is Beauty Coven? A: We are a studio that offers microblading, but we hope to offer more aesthetic services in the future. Q: What is microblading? A: It’s a semi-permanent makeup that provides the appearance of simulated eyebrow hair using cosmetic tattoo pigments. Q: Is microblading the same as tattooing? A: What makes it different is that you only go into the epidermis of your skin rather than the dermis. This makes 12 to 24 months, with touch-ups recommended every nine to 12 months, rather than being permanent like a tattoo. Q: How much does microblading cost? A: It costs $350, but students get $75 off the total price with their IDs and $25 off for follow-up sessions. The price includes the pre-draw, color match and consultation. Consultations are $25, which will be applied toward their final price. Q: Will you be running any specials like what you offered at the grand opening? A: We’re running a special for the rest of the month for anyone who couldn’t make an appointment at the grand opening. The special [for this month] will be to book for $214, with the touchup included. We will periodically be running specials on Instagram and Facebook, too. Q: Do you expect your clientele base to be primarily students? A: Yes and no. It’s definitely geared more toward the younger

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(Whatmiasaw Photography) Josie Augustine, is the owner of Beauty Coven, a new beauty salon on Seventh Street in Indiana. The shop opened on Saturday.

crowd because they have a tendency to know what microblading is. Q: What services do you hope to add to your salon in the future? A: We are looking to make daily routines easier with permanent makeup services, techniques for eyebrows and some retail services. Right now, we just offer Viral on the retail end, which is a shampoo that puts fun colors in your hair on a semi-permanent basis. I used to be a hairstylist, though, so I want to focus on hair health for retail, too, and holistic health with essential oils, sugar scrubs – that kind of stuff. We will hopefully know soon about the licensing for other treatments.

Q: Is there anything else you think I should know about Beauty Coven? A: We still have a lot of work to do here. I want to make this a cool, relaxing environment that people just want to come to to hang out. Augustine has a crew of two other employees in her studio: Brooke Holtz, another certified microblade technician, and Sara Robinson (senior, fashion merchandising), Beauty Coven’s receptionist. With so many students interested in modern beauty routines, this new business in town is working to fill a role that has been empty in Indiana’s more traditional personal care scene.

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Students suggest ideas for Valentine’s Day dates on a budget By KATRINA ZELLNER

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Many people think Feb. 14 is just about buying overpriced chocolates with an oversized teddy bear or roses. However, some students believe it to be much more. Liam Noble (freshman, communications media) said he doesn’t think a date should be determined by the amount of money spent. “My philosophy is as long as you’re with someone special while doing something special, it can be considered a date,” Noble said. “Whether it’s from watching TV in your dorm to just

walking through the park talking about life… a date is about the memories shared and the time spent with the right person.” Rachael Forbes (freshman, art) is looking forward to the holiday and sees it as a way to celebrate her relationship. “From someone who’s in a long-distance relationship during that day while in college, it’s really the little things that count,” Forbes said. “My boyfriend is coming up to IUP for a weekend after Valentine’s Day, and that’s all that I could ask for. “No gifts are needed, nothing fancy. We’re going to order takeout and watch Netflix for the day.” Some students plan on going

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sweet and simple. Nathan Shirley (senior, kinesiology health and sport sciences) suggests “two-for-one hot dogs from Sheetz and a Harry Potter marathon” for a low-key Valentine’s Day date. With flu season, you may not be in the mood to go out. A safe option is to “stay home with a movie and a can of soup,” McHale Baden (theater and dance) said. If just one day isn’t enough, another option is to hit the grocery store Thursday for halfpriced candy. Whether you’ve been saving up for the day or just winging it, there’s no wrong way to celebrate.

FBI wants to tear down its headquarters, rebuild at same site By JOSEPH TANFANI

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After years of trying to move, the FBI wants to tear down its vast headquarters building and construct a new command post on the same site in downtown Washington. The bureau has worked for years to replace the 45-year-old concrete behemoth, which was named for FBI founder and longtime director J. Edgar Hoover. The building is beset by crumbling concrete, outdated infrastructure to accommodate digital technology and numerous security vulnerabilities. As part of the budget and infrastructure proposals it unveiled Monday, the White House said it will ask Congress for about $2.2 billion for a new FBI headquarters, adding to about $1.1 billion already budgeted for the project, according to Justice Department officials who outlined the Trump administration’s budget proposal. The FBI outgrew its downtown headquarters long ago and has employees scattered in office buildings around the Washington region. The government spent years scouting for a new location, spur-

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• An unattended vehicle may have been damaged sometime between Jan. 21 and Feb. 9 in the 1000 block of Nixon Avenue, according to borough police. Anyone with information about the incident should contact borough police.

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• James Douglas, 55, of Ligonier, reportedly visited a restaurant and left without paying for services rendered between 7 and 9 p.m. Jan. 27 in the 500 block of Philadelphia Street, according to borough police.

Drug violation

• Jacob Myers, 19, of Mount Wolf; and Desta Ricketts, 19, of Pittsburgh, were charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and underage drinking at 9:40 p.m. Feb. 7 in Southern Suites, according to IUP University Police.


• Najah Alexander, 19, of Philadelphia; and Brianna Triplin, 21, of Philadelphia, were cited with harassment at 5:18 p.m. Feb. 5 in Wallwork Hall, according to university police.

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ring a heated competition from local governments. In 2014 it settled on three possible candidates in the Washington suburbs – one in northern Virginia and two in Maryland. The idea was to do a property swap, and trade a major developer for the rights to build on the valuable downtown property, which is about halfway between the White House and Capitol Hill. It not only sits across from the Justice Department, but is near the Trump International Hotel, the

president’s favorite. But that plan was scrapped last year when Congress didn’t come up with the $3.5 billion required. The General Services Administration now says tearing down the old headquarters, and building a new one, would cost less – about $3.3 billion. It said it would relocate FBI agents and other employees during the construction. Neither the FBI nor GSA said when the construction might start, or how long it would take.


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Senators prepare for messaging and uncertainty from immigration debate By JOE WILLIAMS CQ-Roll Call TNS

Senators say they are ready for what Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to give them this week: a return to regular order. But that does not mean it will be easy. The Senate is preparing to launch what is expected to be a bruising and at-times bitterly partisan deliberation on the future of a program that covers the so-called Dreamers, young undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children. The chamber will take the first step Monday to proceed to a floor debate on how to address the pending expiration of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program, which protects Dreamers from deportation. President Donald Trump has set a March 5 deadline for the program to end. McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, has pledged to launch the DACA debate on a clean playing field: an unrelated bill that has no underlying immigration policy in it. While members praised the “neutral” approach, some Republicans criticized the decision not to use a base bill that reflects more conservative priorities. “When you are in the majority, you ought to set the agenda. Which means you ought to be setting what the base bill is. To abdicate that just doesn’t seem like the right approach,” said Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, the chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Heading into this week, lawmakers were unsure exactly what the process would look like, including what kind of time agreement would be placed on the debate and whether McConnell would allow members to offer unlimited amendments, similar to the Senate’s voting marathons last year. Such a process would require consent from the chamber as a whole. While members are expected to float several serious proposals – such as legislation from Arizona Republican John McCain and Delaware Democrat Chris Coons – those could be overshadowed by partisan measures intended to serve as so-called messaging bills. “You know it’s an election year?

(TNS) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke as President Donald Trump looked on during a celebration of a tax bill’s passage with members of the House and Senate on Dec. 20.

It’s going to be full of messaging amendments. There’ll be more messaging amendments than substantive amendments,” Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill said. “The majority of amendments that’ll be offered will have no chance of passage.” McCaskill is arguably the most vulnerable Democratic incumbent this year. The DACA debate will present senators with a relatively unfamiliar approach to a floor vote – no one has any idea what the end product will look like. “That’s the interesting thing about regular order. When you move into that, you can only directionally have a view of where you want to go. The process is gonna take you where 60 votes can take you,” North Carolina GOP Sen. Thom Tillis said. Regular order refers to the rules and customs that make for an orderly and deliberative policymaking process. This stands in stark contrast to the past year, when the two major bills taken up by the Senate – the tax overhaul and

an attempt to repeal and replace the 2010 health care law – were heavily influenced by McConnell’s office. “There will be tough votes that we have to take, but we have to get back to some form of transparency and open and regular order,” Iowa Republican Joni Ernst said. For newer members, such as Democrats Doug Jones of Alabama and Kamala Harris of California, this will be their first glimmer at regular order, a process not too familiar to most junior senators. “It’s a whole new experience for me,” Jones said. “I’m just kind of looking and talking to other folks who have done it before. There’s not as many people here who have gone through it.” But the upcoming DACA debate will not be a true return to regular order. No bill advanced through the Senate Judiciary Committee, an increasingly common trend in the chamber. “This is regular order-lite. It’s an episodic example of regular



order,” Tillis said. Instead, members have engaged for weeks in a hodgepodge of ad hoc working groups to try to develop some sort of consensus heading into the floor action. Lawmakers who have taken an active role in those groups could introduce their own proposals. “There’s not an agreement to say everyone on this group is on board with this and there’s not even agreement that there will only be one proposal. There may be several,” Sen. James Lankford said. “The conversation is, let’s get some things on paper and then everyone can say whether they agree or disagree.” The Oklahoma Republican is a member of the self-describe Common Sense Coalition, a bipartisan group of senators who have been

meeting since the January shutdown to try to come up with an immigration solution. “There’s not a sense of consensus to say everyone’s on the same page on all the issues,” he said. It is possible that some members will introduce legislation based on the framework released by the White House last month. That plan – which would provide a path to citizenship for many undocumented immigrants but would also include dramatic cuts to legal immigration – was rejected by both Democrats and House conservatives. The DACA debate promises to be a grueling battle, one that members hope yields some sort of bipartisan compromise in the end. “It’s what we used to do all the time. It’s actually fun to legislate,” Maine Republican Susan Collins said, overhearing a separate Roll Call interview. “People are going to have to work hard to get 60 votes for their amendments,” McCaskill said. “Very hard,” Collins added. Lawmakers say the issue, which is historically contentious and evokes a wide variety of passionate viewpoints, has also served to bring a renewed sense of bipartisan spirit, even among the most strident opponents. But while the Senate is set to return, at least momentarily, to a resemblance of regular order, not everyone is dusting off their rule books to study procedure. “I’ve read a lot about the rules but I will tell you most of them seem to have been written right about the time of Moses and nobody completely understands them,” Louisiana Republican Sen. John Kennedy said.


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A VALENTINE’S DEBATE Do you wear your heart on your sleeve? Or are you cold-hearted? By CODY MINICH Staff Writer

This article contains opinion. Feb. 14 is Valentine’s Day, and you know what that means. Crowded flower shops, candy stores with empty shelves and a full house at the movie theater for the rom-com of the year. While this may sound pessimistic, I’m actually a big fan of Valentine’s Day. One could argue that Valentine’s Day is just another one of those hallmark, corporate holidays. Who decided that one particular day in February we need to show extra appreciation and affection for our significant others? Shouldn’t we be affectionate and appreciative toward our spouses or partners all year around? The answer is yes, we should, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t embrace the holiday as an opportunity to go above and beyond.

For comparison, think of Christmas. For many of us, the Yuletide season brings feelings of cheeriness, warmth and, of course, love. Streets are lined with replicas of candy canes; wreaths are hung vibrantly on doors until January; all the malls in America play the same classic Christmas music on repeat. Valentine’s Day is similar in the way that we can foster a feeling for a certain time of the year. Instead of the streets being lined with candy canes, we see people passing by with hands full of heart-shaped boxes of chocolates. We see lovers carrying bouquets of roses and various other flowers. And instead of hearing “Jingle Bells” on repeat, the radio is full of sappy love songs and sensitive ballads. In the same way that Christmas crafts a sort of cheery feeling for that time of the year, leading up to Valentine’s Day, a feeling of love is in the air. ABC News reported that last year, Americans were projected to

spend $18.2 billion dollars during the Valentine’s Day season. The same report indicated that 54 percent of Americans celebrated the holiday and 20 percent of consumers were expected to buy jewelry, spending a total 4.3 billion dollars. If romance isn’t your thing, you’re probably not the biggest fan of Valentine’s Day. However, it cannot be denied that the holiday brings a lot of business to flower shops, jewelers and candy stores. The economic benefits of Valentine’s Day are another reason to appreciate the day. However, the more important message of Valentine’s Day is to love and appreciate the people for whom we are thankful.



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This article contains opinion. The website for Hallmark Cards, Inc., informs me that I can send flowers, chocolates, greeting cards, stuffed animals and any combination of the aforementioned items and more to anyone, anywhere, starting at $2.99. Given that the National Retail Federation (NRF) estimates that 190 million cards exchange hands on Valentine’s Day, Hallmark can make quite a pretty penny on Feb.14. This outpour of funds does not count the reservations that will made, the jewelry that will be bought, the tacky door decorations that will be purchased and so on, until the NRF estimates that $18.2 billion will be spent on Valentine’s Day alone. It seems that this holiday thing is a lucrative business. Personally, I would be happy to do away with Valentine’s Day in favor of “College Loan Forgiveness Day.” It seems like love is cheapened a bit when it is made so expensive. The fact that America feels the need to spend approximately $136.57 per person in order to prove love sounds a bit like an overcompensation. A kind gesture, a loving glance and a genuine laugh are infinitely more valuable and more indicative of love than a bouquet of already-wilting roses. Does an expensive restaurant meal mean that I love my significant other any

more than if we spent the time together to make our favorite meals for each other? Besides, any kindness or gesture done on Valentine’s Day is not earned, or freely given, but expected. If you do nothing for the day, you are a disappointment, but if you fulfill your duties, you are really doing only what you are informed you must do by every advertisement, commercial and card. I would appreciate flowers more if they were picked from the side of the road than if they were a Lover’s Deluxe Edition Edible Arrangement. I would love to be treated to a good meal out when it’s apparent that I’m stressed from work, or for no reason at all, then to go out with all the other schmucks to eat a meal that’s been marked up 10 percent for Feb. 14. And I would rather be shown I was loved in the small gestures of day-to-day existence than be given something in a cardboard box, as if spending money was a good way to show someone love. A real sacrifice for people is dropping everything to be with their significant other, doing something completely selfless for with no expectation of something in return — and not because they were told they should. Lightening your wallet and going along with the crowd is not much of a loving sacrifice. Slavoj Zizek, a Slovenian continental philosopher and a senior researcher at the Institute for Sociology and Philosophy at the University of Ljubljana, said “Love means that you accept a person with all their failures, stupidities, ugly points. And nonetheless, you see perfection in imperfection itself.” I don’t think that sentiment can be captured on a greeting card, and I don’t think it can be expressed on a single day. Love is something we have to struggle toward every moment. It is a complex, rich and wonderful thing that gives a whole life meaning. If I thought that my love could be best represented by chocolates, on which I spent the low, low price of only $5.99, my love would be very poor indeed.


holiday is kind of stupid).

I don’t think couples should treat Valentine’s Day different than any other day. Couples love to partake in the same clichés: dinner, flowers, chocolates and big teddy bears. Instead, go buy some Chipotle, watch a good movie and hit the hay by midnight. Sounds like an ideal night to me, probably because I do it most nights. Yes, I’m single.

2. Managing Editor, Alexandria Mansfield

Valentine’s Day will always be my least favorite holiday, but in the last few years, I’ve learned to hate it less for its obvious ploy to get couples to spend money they don’t have on each other. Instead, now I think about it as an excuse to slow everything down in today’s rapid whirlwind of work and school to really take some one-on-one time to cherish my significant other and just put the cell phones and assignments down.

3. Copy Editor, Nathan Zisk

I always forget Valentine’s Day exists until someone mentions it. It’s not an overbearing holiday like Christmas – Christmas music blasting in stores, Salvation Army heckling you for donations, cold weather. It’s just another day in the books for me. The only holiday that really counts is Halloween. Dress up as a monster and give me candy and maybe I’ll care about the existence of Valentine’s Day.

4. News Editor, Katie Mest

Honestly, I would be equally as happy sitting alone eating candy and binging chick flicks as I would going on a romantic date. But since my boyfriend will read this, I guess I should say that Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to celebrate the joy he’s brought me (even if the

5. Culture Editor, Seth Woolcock

I believe that Valentine’s Day is a scam created by the flower and greeting card business. With that said, I will be enjoying the scam of a holiday with my beautiful girlfriend.

6. Sports Editor, Sean Fritz

I am indifferent about Valentine’s Day. I am happily single and don’t plan to celebrate it with anyone special. So, there really isn’t a reason for me to have negative feelings toward the holiday. If other people are celebrating it with someone special, I hope they enjoy the day with their loved ones.

7. Photo Editor, James Neuhausel

I personally like the day after Valentine’s Day more because everywhere has candy on sale.

8. Graphic Designer, Michael Hull

My dad’s birthday is on Valentine’s Day, so I end up having a candlelit dinner with him and my family at some crowded restaurant surrounded by couples.

9. Digital Media Editor, Katie Williams

It’s a great excuse to buy chocolate and wine and pretend you’re going on a fancy date, but then you eat it alone on the couch because love is a hoax and chocolate and wine is all you really need in life.




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(Facebook) Streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime have made it easy for couples to enjoy films from home.

Stream your way through Valentine’s Day with these top love movies By LAITH ZURAIKAT Staff Writer

This article contains opinion. Dinner and a movie is the quintessential Valentine’s Day date. There’s a reason why this combination is a classic. Who doesn’t love food and a solid flick to cap off the night? However, while going to the theater to see a movie certainly has its perks, sometimes it’s better to hang out at home with that special someone. Thanks to Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and other streaming services, there are plenty of great stay-at-home movies from which to choose. Here are some of The Penn’s favorite date-night movies avail-


able to stream:

“Ratatouille” (Netflix):

OK, this isn’t your traditional romance movie, but any movie that is about food, and is set in Paris, is a good choice.

“Hitch” (Netflix, Hulu):

The issue with a lot of romantic comedies is that they are heavier on the romance than they are the comedy. “Hitch” does a great job being a legitimately funny movie while still hitting all the elements of a romantic movie.

“Breakfast at Tiffany’s”:

Starring Audrey Hepburn in her iconic role, despite being an older film, this movie does a good job holding up over time, thanks in part to Hepburn’s performance as a freespirited, off-beat New York socialite

who develops a potential romance with the writer who moves into the apartment above her.

“Before We Go” (Netflix):

Chris Evans, aka “Captain America,” plays a musician in Boston who decides to help a young woman who has her purse stolen. Featuring a solid soundtrack and an interesting mystery, this movie is an underrated pick.

“Safe Haven” (Netflix):

No Valentine’s Day movie list is complete without at least one Nicholas Sparks-based film. Julianne Hough plays a young woman who moves to a small North Carolina town to escape her dark past of abuse. While trying to start her new life, she falls for a a local widower (Josh Duhamel), only to have her

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past come back to haunt her.

“50 First Dates” (Hulu):

Back when Adam Sandler was actually making funny movies, he took a shot at the rom-com genre starring as a guy with commitment issues who falls for Drew Berrymore, a girl who has short-term memory loss, forcing him to try and win her over again, and again and again.

“Me Before You” (Hulu, Amazon Prime):

Emilia Clark plays a quirky, small-town girl who is hired to take care of a brooding paralyzed former banker who has been forced to live at home following his accident. Despite their opposite personalities, the two eventually start to fall for each other. Fair warning, you may want to keep the tissues nearby.

“Amelie” (Hulu):

Nominated for five Academy Awards, this film is for those looking for something a little different than the typical, run-of-the-mill romance movie. Starring Audrey Tautou, this charming French film more than justifies the effort required of reading subtitles.

“The Big Sick” (Amazon Prime):

Based on the real-life relationship of comic-actor Kumail Nanjiani, and produced by Judd Apatow, “The Big Sick” tells the story of how Nanjiani met his wife, only for her to fall into a lifethreatening coma right as their relationship starts to develop. “The Big Sick” also stars Ray Romano and is easily one of the funniest movies of the year in any genre.


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Lovestruck or lonely, this playlist sings for itself try. Love or hate her, there’s no mistaking that the foundation of Swift’s success is built on heartbreak, whether it’s in the recording studio or in her personal life.


This article contains opinion. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, many people make plans to celebrate with their sweeties, lament being single or just go about their days. No matter the plans, it seems like there’s always that one song a person can relate to when the heart candy and stuffed teddy bears hit the shelves. Capturing the excitement of new love or lamenting a heartbreak, here are nine IUP student and faculty selections to which even Cupid could sing along to:

“She Keeps Me Warm” — Mary Lambert Many people recognize Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s hit, which uses Mary Lambert’s voice to embellish the emotional stanzas that preach love and equality. Many people, though, don’t know that Lambert originally penned the song in 2013. Mary Retterer (senior, psychology) said she especially likes the music video and that the ballad about a lesbian couple has a great storyline that portrays body-positive messages as well.

“L-O-V-E” — Nat King Cole

This timeless swing-jazz tune was first released in 1964 and went on to be a recognizable song in the 1998 remake of “The Parent Trap.” When Nat King Cole rerecorded the song for international audiences, he sang in Japanese, French, Italian, German and Spanish, proving that love really is a “very, very extra-ordinary” experience.

“Perfect” — Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran has been the ginger heartthrob of the U.K. since he found fame with his 2011 album “+.” Since then, Sheeran’s boyish smile and romantic lyrics captured national attention. As a part of his worldwide trip supporting his latest album, Sheeran will start touring the U.S. this August.

“Lonely” — Akon

Bobby Vinton’s doo-wop dirge

“Lit Up” — Buckcherry

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upgraded to its fast-paced, hiphop counterpart in 2005. While Vinton’s voice sounds more like Alvin Chipmunk, Akon’s tenor smooths over the almost-comical backdrop with plenty of soulful lyrics to boot.

“Marry Me” — Thomas Rhett

“She wants to get married, but she don’t wanna marry me.” While this slow-building chronicle of two

childhood friends ends on a bittersweet note in the music video, don’t expect a happy ending in the song itself. Rhett rose to fame just like his father, Rhett Akins, who enjoyed most of his success in the ‘90s and early 2000s.

talgic walk in the park for grunge fans. Weiland wrote the song about the tumultuous relationship he and his first wife shared, which ultimately ended in divorce. Fun tip, ‘90s fans: If you’re into Buffy, watch the music video.

“Sour Girl” — Stone Temple Pilots

“We’re Never Getting Back Together” — Taylor Swift

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“I’m all lit up again. I love the cocaine,” Josh Todd said in this ‘90s gem. While romancing the white powder isn’t necessarily on Kyle Valada’s (senior, psychology) mind, Valada said he likes to steer away from the typical love song anyone else would pick. And who can blame him? Sometimes the high of a new relationship can’t be coined in the mainstream.

“Like I’m Gonna Lose You” — Meghan Trainor ft. John Legend

Encompassing all kinds of love, from the motherly to the romantic, Meghan Trainor and John Legend sing a powerful duet that slowdances across your heart. Typically an upbeat artist, Trainor didn’t disappoint when the song was released in 2015.


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Apolo Ohno skates into Olympic broadcasting spotlight By RICK BENTLEY Tribune News Service TNS

NBC has pulled together a small army of 89 commentators who will help provide more than 2,400 hours of coverage of the XXIII Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, on NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, USA Network, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, the NBC Sports app and The roster of commentators includes Olympians who have won a combined 46 Olympic medals (14 gold, 19 silver and 13 bronze). They have taken home so much Olympic hardware that the broadcast team would have placed first in the 2014 Sochi Olympics medal count ahead of Russia, Team USA and Norway. Among the past Olympians on the broadcast team is eight-time U.S. Olympic short track speed skating medalist Apolo Ohno. His last Olympics as a competitor was in 2010 in Vancouver, where he took home a silver medal in men’s 1500m plus bronze medals in men’s 1000m and men’s 5000m relay. If NBC had not hired him, Ohno

(Facebook) Apolo Ohno, 2-time Olympic gold medalist, hung up his skates and joined NBC’s broadcast team for the 2018 Olympics.

still would have kept a close eye on what happens this year. “Speed skating has given me so much and I’m glad to still be connected with the Games. I love the sport of short track speed skating and would have watched religiously watched all of the competitions,” Ohno said. “Being on the other side of the lens is kind of fun and interesting. “It also gives me a chance to talk about things that we didn’t hear talked about us when I was competing. No matter what I am doing in my life, the Olympics is part of my bloodline. I am happy to be part of the NBC Olympic

family.” Ohno sees his job as being the person to deliver an enthusiasm and passion for the sport while also presenting technical knowledge. The other elements he will examine have to do with the personal stories of the competitors. “No matter what sport it is, everyone has kind of their own trials and tribulations they’ve gone through. Some kind of sacrifice along the way that is more than just that one specific athlete,” Ohno said. “And with the global world being so connected, I have access to all these different athletes and their stories about why

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they’re competing, what they’re doing, and what their real hopes and dreams are.” What Ohno also will be watching closely is how well a very young USA team of speed skaters does in this largest of all venues for his sport when it comes to chasing their hopes and dreams. He knows what that’s like, as Ohno was only 20 when he competed in his first Olympics where he two home a gold and silver during the games in Salt Lake City. He’s relatively certain he could have made the team for the 2014 Games and even been part of this year’s squad. But, Ohno doesn’t regret his decision to retire. What Ohno decided was that it was time to make a change and find the next big challenge in his life. So far, that has meant writing a book, becoming a philanthropist and winning the fourth season of “Dancing with the Stars.” His days of skating are behind him, and now he’s taking on the job of being one of the team reporting on the Games. He wants to bring what he learned facing all of the journalists during his years competing to how he handles his reporting duties. “Every Olympic athlete views media as a distraction. That’s the reality,” Ohno said, “They would rather just be focused on doing what they do. Later on in my career, I understood that without the media there would be no coverage of short-track speed skating. “So, I welcomed the press with open arms, smiled and gave them my best as they did to me. Without that, our sport would be miniscule and stay unheard of and unknown. We are a stick-and-ball country where everyone watches basketball, football, baseball.” Ohno’s point of view is media is critical for all sports, but especially

those that don’t tend to get a lot of coverage outside the Olympics. Having Ohno as part of the NBC broadcast team for the Games originating from South Korea does take on a little broader scope than just talking about who skates the fastest. Over the years, some of Ohno’s most heated battles were with members of the Korean teams. There was a time when Ohno was the second most-hated person in Korea behind Osama bin Laden. Toilet paper was produced that had his face on it. He’s heard all the talk about the politics of the rivalry, but for Ohno, it was always about trying to beat a very talented group of athletes from a country where speed skating is seen as their marquee sport. “Political agendas always creep into the sporting world whether it’s 2018 or 1940. Sports is one of the few things that can cross all boundaries no matter what kind of issues countries are having,” Ohno said. “All I know is that without them, I would have never reached the level of performance that I was at. We needed each other and it made for a great story.” Among the other Olympians handling broadcast duties for NBC includes: 2006 U.S. Olympic ice dance silver medalists Ben Agosto and Tanith White; four-time track and field medalist Ato Boldon; three-time U.S. Olympic speed skating medalist Joey Cheek; 2014 U.S. Olympic snowboarding gold medalist Kaitlyn Farrington, 1984 U.S. Olympic figure skating gold medalist Scott Hamilton; 1998 U.S. Olympic figure skating gold medalist Tara Lipinski; and 1992 U.S. Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi. Mike Tirico makes his debut as NBC’s primetime Olympic host.

February 13, 2018



Cook something special for that someone this V-Day

(Facebook) Food can often be a great way to impress your loved one.


This article contains opinion. While Valentine’s Day should be about celebrating relationships, trying to make the day special can get overwhelming. One of the key parts of the day is the Valentine’s Day meal. In an effort to eliminate a little bit of the day’s stress, here are some ideas for that meal. Whether you’re looking to go out or want something homemade, The Penn has you covered.

Steak and Green Beans:

The key to cooking steak is to remember that less is more. Salt, pepper and garlic are all you need

for seasoning. Heat up some olive oil, sear the steak for 3 minutes on each side, finish it off with 10 minutes in the oven and then let it rest. The biggest mistake people make when cooking steak is cutting it right after it finishes cooking, resulting in all the juices and flavors of the meat being lost. Make sure to leave your steak untouched for 5-6 minutes before digging in. Maybe you don’t feel like eating out but still don’t want to cook. In that case, check out Romeo’s Pizzeria and Mediterranean Kitchen’s special on Valentine’s Day — a heart-shaped, large pizza with two toppings for $13.99.

Spaghetti with Homemade Sauce:

Anyone can open a can of premade sauce and heat it over the stove. What’s more impressive is someone who can make homemade spaghetti sauce, which is surprisingly simple. Simmer diced tomatoes, onions, salt, pepper, some chopped garlic, a little sugar and whatever other herbs and spices you want for 20 minutes, and you’re good to go. The secret is to is to stir in 3-4 tablespoons of butter once the sauce is simmering to make it creamy. Finish it off with some fresh basil, noodles and a protein. Voila! Don’t feel like making pasta but still want to recreate the iconic scene from “Lady and the Tramp”? Make a reservation at Donatello’s Downtown Carmel. It might be a little pricier than usual, but you’re guaranteed to have a traditional, romantic experience that you’ll be hardpressed to find elsewhere in town.

Red Velvet Cookies ‘n Créme Bars: Valentine’s Day lends itself to

red-themed desserts. However, baking a whole cake for two may not be ideal. Instead, use a box of red velvet cake mix to make a dessert that is a bit more manageable. Follow the instructions on the box to make the batter, but before baking, add a layer of Oreos by placing them in the batter. While the bars are cooking, melt down some Hershey’s Cookies ‘N Créme candy bars to put on top of the cooked base. Then, put the bars in the fridge to solidify for 20 minutes, and top it off with a drizzle of chocolate for an upgraded take on the red velvet cake.

Garlic Rosemary Chicken:

While Indiana doesn’t have an Olive Garden, there’s no reason you can’t copy one of its best non-pasta dishes. Cut the top off a head of garlic, drizzle it in olive oil, wrap it in foil and cook it in the oven for an hour. Use the same pan you cooked your chicken in to sauté your mushrooms and make your sauce (butter, chicken stock, salt, pepper, cooked garlic and a little white wine). Once you’ve reduced your sauce and added the chicken back in, as well as a couple sprigs of fresh rosemary, if you’re feeling fancy, add spinach on top of every-



thing for 2 minutes until it wilts without becoming a soppy mess. Add a little lemon juice to top it all off and serve with mashed potatoes. It wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without dessert. If baking isn’t your thing, then Roseanne’s Everyday Gourmet has you covered. Located on the plaza just past Starbucks, Roseanne’s has a variety of pastries all baked fresh in-house every day.




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Dominant fourth quarter propels Crimson Hawks over Pitt-Johnstown By JARROD BROWNE Lead Sports Writer

The IUP women’s basketball team defeated Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) foe University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown (UPJ), 57-47, last Thursday. The win came from a fourth quarter 14-0 run that allowed the Crimson Hawks to pull away from the Mountain Cats. IUP’s run opened up from two layups from guard Halle Denman (senior, food and nutrition). IUP continued to pull away from UPJ as guard Carolyn Appleby (junior, safety sciences) added seven consecutive points for the Crimson Hawks right before forward Megan Smith (senior, management) hit a 3-pointer to give IUP a 10-point lead with less than a minute remaining in the game. The Crimson Hawks found themselves in a tightly contested game before heading into halftime. IUP had just a 29-24 lead before UPJ tightened the gap to 38-37 before the start of the third quarter. Appleby led the way for the Crimson Hawks with 16 points while shooting 54 percent from the floor. Smith had 13 points, while guard Lauren Wolosik (redshirt junior, business) had 12 points while shooting 3-for-5 from 3-point range. The Crimson Hawks also had a strong night on the defensive end of the floor.


(IUP Athletics) Brittany Robinson (junior, education)

The team forced 24 total turnovers with forward Brittany Robinson (junior, education) creating four turnovers with two blocked shots and 10 rebounds. With the win, IUP recorded its fourth straight 20-win season in just five seasons under head coach Tom McConnell. Not only has it been another milestone season for McConnell and the women’s basketball program, but it has been a recordbreaking season. This year ties the fastest pace to 20 wins in program history, joining the 2014-15 season and the 200708 season. Moving forward, the Crimson Hawks will play three road games, which started Monday night with a double-header against Gannon University to make up a game that was previously canceled due to weather. Following the Gannon matchup, IUP will travel to Clarion University for a game at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday night before returning home to take on PSAC rival California University of Pennsylvania on Saturday. IUP currently sits in second place in the PSAC West standings at 15-2, while Edinboro University holds the top seed at 16-2. The two PSAC West leaders will face off Feb. 21.

IUP women’s basketball head coach Tom McConnell has led the Crimson Hawks to their fourth straight 20-win season.

(IUP Athletics)

(IUP Athletics) Guard Carolyn Appleby (junior, safety science) was the leading scorer for the Crimson Hawks with 16 points against the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown on Thursday.

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February 13, 2018


IUP men’s basketball team’s win streak snapped with loss to Pitt-Johnstown

(IUP Athletics) Forward Jacobo Diaz (junior, economics) recorded a double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds in Thursday’s loss against the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.


The Crimson Hawks’ sevengame win streak came to an end Thursday night at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex (KCAC). The game was scheduled for Wednesday but was postponed due to weather conditions. The game came down to the last shot, as University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown’s Drew Magestro hit a 3-pointer with 6 seconds to play. It looked as though IUP had the game well in hand with just a few minutes to play, holding a 63-56 lead with 1:38 to play. From that point on, the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown scored the last 9 points of the game. Senior guard Dale Clancy for UPJ took the game over, scoring and assisting on the final 9 points. He went right down the court and drilled a 3-pointer to bring the Cats within four. On the next possesion, Clancy drew a foul shooting a 3-pointer and knocked down all three free throws. With 30 seconds to play, IUP guard Anthony Glover (senior, marketing) missed the first free throw

on a one-and-one attempt. That allowed UPJ to call a timeout to draw up a play. Clancy found his teammate Magestro wide open for an easy 3 to seal a 65-63 win over the Crimson Hawks on the road. Glover had another 20-point performance in this game, his 13th of the year, scoring 23 points and knocking down five 3-point field goals in the process. Jacobo Diaz (junior, economics) had another strong outing with his 11th double-double of the season, scoring 15 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. Both teams struggled offensively and had to work for every shot, as they shot less than 40 percent (IUP at 36.8 percent and UPJ at 37.7 percent). It came down to the last shot, and UPJ made one more play to win it. The loss also ended a streak of 31 straight home wins against Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) West opponents, which dates to December 2014. The Crimson Hawks are now 18-6 and 14-3 in the conference and remain in first place in the PSAC West division. The Crimson Hawks will now hit the road, where they have won seven straight, to take on Gannon and Clarion universities.

(IUP Athletics) IUP guard Anthony Glover (senior, marketing) was the leading scorer for the Crimson Hawks with 21 points against UPJ. Glover is the leading scorer for the Crimson Hawks this season, averaging 19.5 points per game.


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(TNS) Duke University’s Marvin Bagley is one of the projected top picks in the 2018 NBA Draft this summer. Bagley is averaging 21.2 points per game and 11.4 rebounds per game in his freshman season with the Blue Devils.

March Madness approaching for college basketball teams By STEVEN LANGDON Contributing Writer

This article contains opinon. The college basketball season is in the home stretch, and conference championships are approaching. By now, many who follow the sport have an idea of which teams are near the top of the polls, but this is arguably the most open National Championship race in years. The question is which teams are contenders, pretenders and dark horses as the tournament begins in a month.



Duke University: It would not be a list of teams that could win a championship without the Blue Devils. Some fans might be looking to next year with the top

three recruits committed to attending, but why look to next year when there is a projected top-five pick in Marvin Bagley. Duke could win its sixth championship this year. West Virginia University: The Mountaineers are consistently a nightmare for their opponents’ offense. The team may not be as good as last year’s, who went to the Sweet 16, but is usually a contender come March. It retained three of the five starters from the team. With the likes of Kansas University, Texas Tech University and Oklahoma University also in the conference, there should be more of an idea about this team before selection Sunday.

Pretenders Auburn University: The Tigers are ranked in the top 10 but have not had many difficult teams to play against.

They have played against only two teams currently in the top 25: the University of Tennessee and Texas A&M University. The University of Kentucky will play the Tigers on Wednesday. Although Kentucky has had a rather off year, they are still a highly talented team. Time will tell if this team is as good as it is cracked up to be. Michigan State University: The Spartans are one of the best teams in the country. The thing that is most worrying is how long Miles Bridges can continue to play as well as he has. Their three losses have been to quality teams in Duke, the University of Michigan and Ohio State University. They are expected to be either a No. 1 or No. 2 seed in the tournament. Expect them to be in the Sweet 16, but after that could

be tough to get through.

Dark Horses Saint Mary’s College: One of the most surprising teams this season is Saint Mary’s. Like Auburn, it has not played tough competitions, which could be a negative. This team should not be overlooked as it has been one of the more dominant offenses in basketball this year. There is a reason it is ranked so high this season. University of Rhode Island: It was an 11 seed in the tournament last year, upsetting Creighton University in the first round. Currently undefeated in conference play, the Rams are a team that teams would want to play least. Thirteen of the 20 victories have been by double digits. Look for them to make a splash come March.

February 13, 2018


IUP men’s hockey waits for playoffs

By BRAD O’HARA Staff Writer

With the IUP men’s hockey team’s win over Temple University on Saturday, the Crimson Hawks’ regular season officially came to an end. The Crimson Hawks had a rough year, going through ups and downs throughout the season – the low point being a six-game losing streak. However, IUP was resilient and continued to push through its low points to land big wins, including sweeping the season series against West Virginia University. A large part of the success for the Crimson Hawks was their goaltending. Chase Stanford (freshman, sports medicine) ended the season third in the division with a goalsagainst average of 3.20. Three of his four wins came within the conference and accounted for all but two of IUP’s conference wins. Fellow goalie Tyler Kurtz (sophomore, criminal justice) also had a solid season, ending the regular season with a .877 save percentage and a goals-against average of 4.04. Kurtz was also responsible for more than half of IUP’s wins this season, holding a record of 6-10. The issue the Crimson Hawks faced throughout the season was a weak spot in their defense. IUP’s defense gave up 34.75 shots per game, including a 55shot game that forced Stanford to make 51 saves in an overtime loss

to Robert Morris University. The weakness on defense translated to a soft spot in penalty-killing. IUP also struggled with its offensive consistency and was averaging 0.3 fewer goals per game than the division average. However, the IUP offense did heat up at times and go on shooting sprees. There were seven games this season where the Crimson Hawks scored more than five goals, including an 11-goal win against Lehigh University. Another five-goal victory came on Senior Night in IUP’s last regular-season game against Temple. The 5-0 shutout was a symbol of all of the hard work that seniors Christopher McCambridge (senior, marketing) and Danny Formica (senior, management) have given to the program in their time at IUP. “Danny and Chris brought an energy and level of competition to our team that we expect from our seniors,” head coach Joe Ford said. “Their dedication to the team has been unmeasurable. It has been a pleasure watching both of them grow and play over the past few seasons.” Yet, the seniors’ time with the program is not done just yet. The Crimson Hawks will be playing in the College Hockey MidAmerica playoffs Feb. 23 at the Mercyhurst University Ice Center in Erie. With the regular season over, IUP’s only focus is the playoffs. “We are going to put our focus into playoffs these next two weeks and hope to come home Sunday with three wins,” Ford said.


US picks up opening win

(TNS) United States women’s hockey player Kendall Coyne, left, celebrated with teammate Hannah Brandt, right, after Coyne’s second-period goal in the team’s 3-1 win over Finland to open the 2018 Winter Olympics on Sunday. With the win, the U.S. women’s team improved to 6-0 all-time in Olympic openers.

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