Landing the Trick
Zak Kilgore, senior business major, likes to get away from all the main stressors of life. Everyone has to find that happy place in times of extreme stress. Kilgore found his in skateboarding. While some people find this to be an incredibly difficult extreme sport, Kilgore finds it peaceful and relaxing. Going outside and riding around on his skateboard can be something that takes his mind off anything.
“Some people like listening to music. Me? I like cruising around,” Kilgore said. He will be creative at times, involving other objects such as benches or stumps to hop over. While he doesn’t always need to do tricks, he says it’s all about practice. Repetition is what he feels can allow anyone to be good at skateboarding.
While Kilgore has studying to do nearly every night just like any other student graduating this May, he is still able to find the place that keeps his mind on cruise control.
About the Contributors
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.”