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About the Beacon

 The Behrend Beacon, which was founded in 1948, is Penn State Behrend's official student newspaper. The weekly newspaper is written, designed, edited, and produced entirely by the students of Penn State Behrend. With each new issue, published every Tuesday, the Beacon strives to accurately and fully cover the activities of the students, faculty, and administration at Penn State Behrend, and to give our readers the information they need to make informed decisions without bias.


The Beacon Staff

Cassandra Wuerstle




Karrie Bowen

Faculty Advisor



Alicia Lint

Business Director



Sydney Shadeck

Opinion Editor



Alex Bell

Managing Editor


Tresslyn Froehlich

Lifestyles Editor


Mason Bennett

S&T Editor 


Dave Skarupski

Sports Editor 


Brendan Derry

Business & Tech Editor



Ethan Sailor

Creative Director & Website Manager


Jeremiah Hassel

News Editor

jlh6775@psu.edu &


Francesco Corso

News Editor


Aria Meixel 

A&E Editor 


David Skarupski

Sports Editor


Evan Ferguson

Sports Editor


Mission Statement

We are the newspaper of the Penn State Behrend campus, serving the students, administration, faculty, staff, and visitors of our campus. We vow to inform all of our audiences, and we will strive to make each issue better, so that we remain a vital part of the Penn State Behrend experience. We also pledge to be professional, and to follow the highest standards of quality journalism as set forth by the Society of Professional Journalists and their Code of Ethics.


Advertising Policy

Any student, club, organization, corporation, or business is eligible to purchase space in the Behrend Beacon. The Editor-in-Chief reserves the right to deny any advertisement.

All individual students are eligible for one free advertisement, and subsequent individual advertisements are available at a discounted rate. Student-run clubs and organizations are encouraged to purchase ad space in The Behrend Beacon to promote their organization and its activities, and funding from SAF / SGA for such advertisements which will be honored.

Ads must be submitted to The Behrend Beacon offices by 5 p.m. on the Friday before publication to be printed. The Behrend Beacon reserves the right to resize any ads as needed to fit within the space.


Payment must be recieved by the date given on the invoice. Any payments not received by then are subject to a penalty payment.


Advertisement questions, comments, or concerns can be directed to Editor.psu.edu.


Additional copies of The Behrend Beacon can be purchased with permission of the Editor-in-Chief for $1.50 each.


Letters to the Editor Policy

The Behrend Beacon welcomes its readers to share their opinions regarding content and current events by writing letters to the editor. Letters should be 300 words or less, and all letters are subject to verification and editing. The Behrend Beacon does not publish anonymous letters or form letters from organizations that contain multiple signatures.

All letters should include the author's name, street address (only the city or township is printed) and a phone number or email address, which will be used only for verification purposes.

Letters can be submitted by sending an email to: Editor@psu.edu, or through standard US mail to Letters to the Editor, The Behrend Beacon, Penn State Behrend, Reed Student Union Rm 003, 4701 College Dr., Erie, PA 16563.


Editorial Freedom

The Behrend Beacon is editorially independent from the Pennsylvania State University system. The Behrend Beacon operates with funding support from both the Student Activity Fee and from generated advertising revenue. The paper is published every Tuesday during the academic year, except before and during scheduled vacations, with the exceptions for special issues. The schedule is subject to change at the Editor-in-Chief's discretion.

The Editor-in-Chief has the final authority on editorial decisions, including, but not limited to, all columns, editorials, and letters to the editor. Complaints or comments regarding coverage of school events should be directed to Julia Guerrein, Editor-in-Chief, at Editor@psu.edu.