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David Pencek, Town&Gown

David Pencek is editor of Town&Gown magazine, Town&Gown's Penn State Football Annual, and Town&Gown's Penn State Winter Sports Annual.

Articles by David Pencek, Town&Gown

Letter from the Editor Letter from the Editor
4 days ago - Town and gown
The incredibly handsome photo you see on this page might fool you into thinking that I’m some sort of fashion expert. Let me dispel that rumor quickly — I am not! I feel unqualified to even be writing about fashion, but it goes well with this month’s issue that includes Jodi [Read More]
Q&A with Matt Jordan of College Town Film Festival Q&A with Matt Jordan of College Town Film Festival
6 days ago - Town and gown
For the past few years, members of the Penn State and State College communities have looked for ways to end State Patty’s Day, the student-created event centered around drinking, or at least lessen the negative effects of it. This year comes THAW Festival, a sort of Arts Festival in winter. [Read More]
A Diamond Among Us A Diamond Among Us
5 weeks ago - Town and gown
When Craig and Tiffany Benner of Bellefonte took their son, Noah, to Hershey in 2012 for the first of what has turned out to be three surgeries to remove tumors from his brain, they watched their 7-year-old son skipping down the hallway with the neurosurgeon who would be performing the [Read More]
Letter from the Editor Letter from the Editor
5 weeks ago - Town and gown
I can’t recall if I read this somewhere or someone told me, but I believe it’s a great point. It’s the fact that we go to school, take classes, become interns, and basically do whatever we can to prepare us for whatever career each of us wants to pursue, yet, there’s really [Read More]
Letter from the Editor Letter from the Editor
9 weeks ago - Town and gown
In your hands, you are holding the 589th issue of Town&Gown — or, to put it another way, this is the start of the magazine’s 50th year! The first issue of Town&Gown was published in January 1966. It was 14 pages that featured mostly listings of “Where to Eat,” [Read More]
Letter from the Editor Letter from the Editor
13 weeks ago - Town and gown
I debated whether to use this space to write about all the recent developments with the NCAA and its e-mails and how it handled Penn State more than two years ago, or to write about something more in tune with this time of year. I chose the latter — and I’m not bluffing — [Read More]
Letter from the Editor Letter from the Editor
17 weeks ago - Town and gown
To set the record straight, I hate shopping. I rarely go shopping for something for myself, unless I have finally convinced myself that I absolutely need to buy a particular item. When that happens, I put a plan in place to hit the store, buy the item, and get out as quickly as possible. And [Read More]
Six Pack for the Week Six Pack for the Week
20 weeks ago - Town and gown
Highlights for the weekend and coming week in entertainment, sports, and more: Fall Festivals Continue: It’s the middle of October and there are still plenty of fall festivals to enjoy. Way Fruit Farm has its Fall Festival on Saturday. Bellefonte has its fall festival at Talleyrand Park [Read More]
Six Pack for the Week Six Pack for the Week
22 weeks ago - Town and gown
Highlights for the weekend and coming week in entertainment, sports, and more: First Friday: Downtown State College hosts its monthly First Friday events. A nice way to kick off the weekend. This month’s features include dancing performances, bakeware demonstration, the unveiling of the [Read More]
5 Questions with Seth Bockley, director and co-adaptor of Basetrack Live 5 Questions with Seth Bockley, director and co-adaptor of Basetrack Live
22 weeks ago - Town and gown
For some, members of America’s military can be seen like Superheroes. They defend this country and serve it in some of the most dangerous places in the world. But while these men and women do extraordinary things, there is also the “human” side. They have families back home who [Read More]
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