A Deeper Passion

Video posted December 8, 2015 in News by Emily Brozyna


Siobhan Brier says her passion for singing began when she was in the first grade and her class performed a show about the solar system. Shortly after her parents heard their daughter perform a song about Saturn, they enrolled her in voice lessons. As the years went on, Brier says she got involved with musicals, choirs, and competitions.

Brier says that singing ‘fell by the wayside’ when she got to college because she wasn’t majoring in it. She then decided to join NOTA, an acapella group at Penn State. Brier says she can’t imagine life without NOTA. The members are her family at college. Brier says that singing is more than just an activity to her – it’s a way to release emotions and bring her fulfillment. She says that nothing could be better than making music with people she loves.

About the Contributors

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Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Emily Brozyna is a senior at Penn State, majoring in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in International Studies.

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Hannah Brown

Junior / Broadcast Journalism

Hannah is an enthuasitic broadcast journalism major at Penn State University. She will attend the Penn State Hollywood Program as part of the first class ever this Spring.  She plans to graduate in December 2016 with a Baccalaureate degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Spanish.
She has gained valuable experience though her internships at WETM 18 News, the NBC affiliate in Elmira, New York and with ESPN Radio 1450 in State College, Pennsylvania. She shadowed reporters and anchors at WETM-TV, who gave her many opportunities to grab the mic herself and practice. She even stepped up on the Fourth of July holiday when all of the other reporters in the office took the day off, and created and aired her own package which aired in the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. shows. She learned how to use and input information into ENPS and how to write, edit, record, and produce VO, VOSOTs, Natpacks, Packages, and more. This valuable experience helped guide her to decide that she loves news/entertainment and wants to focus on feature stories and segments. In addition to her television experience, she worked closely with Steve Jones and Brian Tripp and had her own “Tweet of the Week” segment on their show from 1-3 p.m. on Thursdays. She gained experience here by obtaining direct on-air experience from skilled professionals. She has also been writing for The Odyssey online newspaper for Penn State since freshman year, where she contributes weekly entertainment articles.
Upon graduating Hannah would love to work in the entertainment realm of broadcast journalism. Whether that be a morning anchor for the news, or an entertainment reporter, Hannah is up for anything that will allow her to share and build her passion for storytelling.