A Simple Passion

Video posted April 29, 2014 in News by Edited by Rainier Lopez, Footage by Shawn Vengoechea


Aaron Mackley studies psychology at Millersville University in Lancaster, PA. During his downtime, he doesn’t play video games, or watch TV. Instead, he simply draws.

Drawing is a simple passion. All one needs is a pencil, an eraser, and a piece of paper. Mackley likes the idea of how drawing has no plot. You can “just go for it” instead of trying to get it perfectly right.

He explains his keen interest for futuristic works in the video.

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Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Rainier A. Lopez hails from Lancaster, PA and is currently a senior at Penn State University. He found his calling in radio while a sophomore at Penn State Harrisburg. He transferred to Penn State’s main campus in State College following the 2011-2012 academic year. He is 22 years old.

Rainier joined The LION 90.7 FM’s SportsBlitz in the summer of 2012 and became the Director of Finance for the station in December 2012. Since being at The LION, Rainier has called five Penn State home football games and several Penn State men’s basketball games and baseball games. He also hosts a weekly show Thursday nights on The LION from 6-7pm EST.

In April 2013, Rainier was elected President & General Manager of The LION 90.7FM. His job is to maintain relations with the University, the Penn State student radio alumni, and other clubs & organizations. He oversees the general station operations and makes decisions on the direction the station goes throughout the academic year.

Rainier is slated to graduate in May 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism with a concentration in sports broadcasting. He is minoring in Communication Arts & Sciences.

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Shawn Vengoechea

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Shawn found his passion early in high school after taking a journalism course. Realizing he could combine sports and writing together, he decided to make this a career goal. Working for WOYK 1350 in York, Pennsylvania, Shawn was able to obtain experience in radio writing/reporting by covering high school basketball games.

Deciding to attend Penn State University, Shawn is currently completing his bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism. Participating in ComRadio fall 2012, he did several play-by-plays for State College High School. Taking courses that teach broadcast skills and multimedia skills, Shawn has gained practical experience for his future career.

Goals for the future include working for a sports broadcasting company such as ESPN, Comcast Sports, or Fox Sports. Continuing to build his resume, he plans on learning even after college is over. Working with sports in any capacity is something he would not only excel in, but enjoy doing. At a young age he was told, “shoot for the moon, because even if you miss you’ll land amongst the stars.”