Russell Frank’s columns for StateCollege.com won first place in the column-writing – non-daily category of the 2021 Society of Professional Journalists Keystone Pro Chapter Best in Journalism contest. The winning columns: On the Waterfront, a Mysterious Fate; Hakuna Matata in Thessaloniki; The Names of the Lost. A collection of Frank's columns, titled “Among the Woo People: A Survival Guide for Living in a College Town," is available from the Penn State University Press. Frank is a member of the journalism faculty at Penn State. Before launching his academic career, he worked as a reporter, editor and columnist at newspapers in California and Pennsylvania. He is, by academic training, a folklorist (Ph.D., UPenn), which means, when you strip away the academic jargon, that he loves a good story. His views and opinions do not necessarily reflect those of Penn State University.