The independent voice of the students of Penn State Harrisburg

The Blue & White Journal

The independent voice of the students of Penn State Harrisburg

The Blue & White Journal

The independent voice of the students of Penn State Harrisburg

The Blue & White Journal

Local fisherman spending time at his favorite spot

The Unpredictable Weather of Pennsylvania and it’s Effect on Central PA Fishing

Marco Alicandri, Staff Writer April 9, 2024

     As spring slowly starts to sprout across the landscape of Central Pennsylvania, local residents who like to fish are looking forward to the start of the fishing season. However, this year, the...

Overlook of presentation

Empowering Change

Anthony Alviani, Staff Writer April 9, 2024

Activist and public speaker Omar Mussa visited the campus on Thursday, January 11, to provide insight into the history of Palestinians for students and visitors. The event was held in the Kulkarni Theatre...

The Band Performs Catchy Tunes

Bonfire Brings the Heat to Campus

Matthew Wynkoop, Editor-in-Chief February 6, 2024

Penn State Harrisburg brought the heat on October 4, 2023, with its annual Bonfire in the ‘Burg. The bonfire was hosted by the Office of Student Engagement and was held on the lawn next to the power...

Three Mile Island Unit 2

Three Mile Island: Beginning of the End

Mitchell Carson, Staff Writer September 27, 2023

Throughout the 1950s to the early 1960s, Americans were told that nuclear power was a perfect energy source and viewed as a cheaper source of energy to produce electricity than oil and coal. The original...

Lockers on 3rd Floor of Olmsted Building

Lock, Lock, Who’s There?

Matthew Wynkoop, Staff Reporter April 11, 2023

The lockers throughout campus are a very useful resource for students who want to have a secure space to keep their belongings throughout the day. However, despite being available for any student, the...

AP College Boards African American Studies Course Overview

African American Studies Programs Challenged

Anaya Milligan, Staff Reporter February 2, 2023

Last week, Florida’s Department of Education (DOE) stirred up some controversy after rejecting an Advanced Placement course focusing on African American Studies. “As submitted, the course is a vehicle...

Old Main

A PSH Student’s Guide to University Park

Shaina Maclaren, Editor in Chief October 13, 2022

With the start of fall comes the beginning of college football season. Even if you’re not a football fan, it can be fun to keep an eye on Penn State’s scores. But witnessing a Penn State Football game...

Road closed for construction

Caution! Construction Ahead!

Matthew Wynkoop, Staff Writer October 13, 2022

Take caution when entering campus! The intersection of College Avenue and O Street will be under construction. The parking lot to the EAB will still be open, but students will need to enter from the College...

CL Lindsay speaks at the Kulkarni Theatre

Awkward Conversations: Sex and the Law

Shaina Maclaren, Editor in Chief October 13, 2022

Penn State Harrisburg hosted an event at the Kulkarni Theatre on September 13 about how sexual matters apply to local law. The event was hosted by CL Lindsay, an attorney who is an expert on legal matters...

WSPD Flyer

Students Paint to Raise Awareness on Suicide Prevention

Matthew Wynkoop, Staff Writer September 15, 2022

Last Friday, students got the opportunity to paint as a way to express themselves in regards to suicide and to raise awareness on prevention. Through art, students illustrated their feelings visually....

Welcome to Campus!

Welcome to Penn State Harrisburg!

Shaina Maclaren, Editor in Chief August 25, 2022

Welcome to Penn State Harrisburg! August 22, 2022 marked the first half of the 2022-23 school year and the first day of classes for the Fall semester.   Penn State Harrisburg is one of Penn...

Buccaneers coach Lori Locust (right) joins ABC-27’s Allie Berube for a sit-down conversation at Kulkarni Theatre.

NFL Coach Visits Campus to Discuss Her Career Path

Christopher Palm, Sports Staff April 12, 2022

50 years ago, Title IX of the Education Amendments was passed and signed into law, prohibiting discrimination against women and girls from education programs or federally funded activities. Penn State...

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