Sergey Poberezhny, as you can see, has a very long last name. That must mean one thing: he is foreign. For those of you who guessed that, give yourself a star. Sergey was born in Sevastopol, Ukraine. A place so small and unknown that he would just tell people he was born in Moscow to make things easier. He left Ukraine when he was 4 years old to travel across Europe. His parents joined him on his adventure. A wrong bus ride in Switzerland caught him by surprise because in 1989 he arrived in New York City. Sergey didn't know it at the time, but it seemed as if fate was bringing him closer and closer to PRS. He did not start off at the University Park, but instead he chose another campus: Penn State Erie, a campus that was smaller and further away. Spending his time with a variety of activities - hiking, volunteering at a historical society, crashing frat parties, he never imagined getting interested in the paranormal. After several nights of watching shows about the subject, he took it upon himself to find out if the paranormal existed. Getting into his '94 Sentra at midnight, he ended up driving around Erie, looking for ghosts and taking photos. While he did get some amazing photos, he did not get any ghosts. He put the paranormal behind him until he arrived in University Park. Transferring from another campus meant he had to start fresh in finding friends. After looking through the organizations the main campus had to offer, he found three that he joined: Finance Club, Billiards Club, and Paranormal Research Society. That year, Sergey was still a member in but one of those three clubs. PRS has had a huge impact on Sergey's life and he hopes it will continue to do so. Outside of PRS, you can find Sergey practicing the art of photography, hiking... doing what all regular people do.
Katrina Weidman is a senior at Penn State earning a dual degree in Integrative arts with an emphasis in music production and Theatre with an emphasis in performance. She originally wasn't going to attend college, but after dropping a friend off at University Park and seeing the campus, she knew it was where she belonged. The next day she signed up for classes at Bucks County Community College, which she attended for two years before transferring to Penn State University Park in 2004. Besides being an investigator for the Paranormal Research Society, she's been a member of the Penn State Snowboard club since 2004. In 2005 she joined The Lion 90.7 fm as a co-host for a variety of shows and voice over work. She was born and raised in Bucks County, PA along with an older sister and a younger brother. She was born into an artistic family - both of her parents perform in their spare time and her mother writes original musicals for local playhouses. Some of her earliest memories are watching her mother and father tap dance together on stage; this also coincides with some of her strangest memories of her father dressed in drag for multiple shows. "Either way, my parents helped to shape my love and appreciation for performance art, which is why I'm a performer; I guess you could say it's in my blood." "As long as I can remember I've had an interest in the paranormal," says Katrina. "I knew Penn State was a perfect fit, not only did they offer majors that fit my wants and needs, but they had a paranormal club. I joined the club in 2006 and went through extensive training to become an investigator. I absolutely love every minute of what I do. I get to help people, learn about the paranormal, work with amazing people, and now that we have a show with A&E I get to work in the entertainment world as well. "
It's Halloween and time for the annual RA scavenger hunt. Steven, Mitch, and Alexis race across campus in an attempt to solve all the clues while Christi has to help Daniel get to the medical care center before the team finishes the hunt!
I made my first stop on the Grid Iron tour and felt like I was back in college. The tailgating, the women, the beer games and the food were all great. Oh yeah, and I think the football game went well, too.