Author Archives: Lee Vest

Eclipse 2017: Oak Grove light-and-shadow show

By The HawkEye staff INDIANA — The entrance to Weyandt Hall, home to the natural sciences at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, became an impromptu outdoor astrophysics lab on Monday afternoon as students and faculty members observed a partial eclipse of … Continue reading

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IUP’s per-credit tuition policy: a first-year review

A Civic Project story By Cara Mehalek INDIANA — In August 2013, Colleen A. Rorke, a petite, soft-spoken political science major from Tamaqua, Pa., transferred to Indiana University of Pennsylvania. To pay for her last two years of college, Rorke … Continue reading

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‘Never seen it this bad’

Staff report INDIANA — Dallas “Ray” Wood stood on the bank of the small stream he calls White’s Run. It flows south across Clymer Avenue toward the homes he owns in the out-of-the-way “little mining town” he calls Cicero. His … Continue reading

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Postcard from Cuba: People connect, governments disconnect

By Laurie S. Miller HAVANA — Sitting in his walker, waiting on his luggage at the Havana Airport, David Hiebert of Lawrence, Kansas, was looking forward to his second trip to Cuba – this time with six family members in … Continue reading

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The Russian connection: Macedonian politics, U.S. news

An Analysis By Benjamin Shultz and Snezhana Stefanovska Shultz Macedonia is in a part of world that is often overlooked. Approximately the size of Vermont and with a population of around two million, the country is impoverished, landlocked, and isolated … Continue reading

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Airport festival attendance soars

By Alexandria Mansfield INDIANA – The annual aviation festival that landed last weekend at the Jimmy Stewart Airport  drew the largest crowd in the event’s two-decade-long history, an airport official said Tuesday. “There were more people here this weekend than … Continue reading

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What compensation for a wrongful conviction?

A Civic Project story By Nathan Zisk INDIANA – At his August 13, 2015, release from state prison after serving 34 years for a crime he did not commit, Lewis “Jim” Fogle said he wanted nothing more than a steak … Continue reading

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The Snapchat photo, revisited and reconsidered

A Civic Project story By Emilee Larkin INDIANA — Katelyn J. Hecei was a freshman at Indiana University of Pennsylvania on Dec. 8, 2015, when her roommate took a photo of a group of African-American students in the Stapleton Library, … Continue reading

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IUP Punxsutawney’s racist past and present

A Civic Project story By Alexandria M. Mansfield PUNXSUTAWNEY –- On a Friday night in early April, students at this Indiana University of Pennsylvania branch campus do not roam the streets looking for their next party. No, students at this … Continue reading

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A talisman for public-school teachers

An Opinion By Whit Watts INDIANA — Years ago I was given a talisman in the form of a Saint Christopher medallion. At the time, I had no idea who Saint Christopher was. I was told the medallion would protect … Continue reading

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