Archive for November, 2008
Each year, Coldwell Banker ranks the affordability of towns that have major colleges. Stanford University and the University of Akron are each frontrunners on different spectrums of the home price ranking, holding titles of the most expensive and most affordable college towns, respectively. An average home in Palo Alto, Calif., costs approximately $1.74 million while […]
Congratulations to the 2008-09 Big Ten Rhodes Scholars Mr. Abdulrahman M. El-Sayed (Michigan) Ms. Anna Yermakova (Northwestern) Ms. Ashley L. Nord (Minnesota) Ms. Mallory A. Dwinal (Northwestern) Highlights of their bios after the jump. Find out more information about Rhodes Scholars here. All information taken from Rhodes Trust press releases.
Sometimes the grey lady can be so cruel. In a recent article, based upon the Chronicle of Higher Education’s annual survey of college President compensation levels, the author neglected to mention that our own President Spanier recently announced a commitment to donate $700,000 to Penn State. The story was reported on Penn State Live and […]
Tussey Mountain opened today, it’s earliest opening in 10 years, says the Centre Daily Times. I guess they haven’t heard about global warming yet. Or I just don’t understand it. “Well we started making snow last weekend and that was the earliest we’ve made snow in 10 years,” said Aaron Weyman, director of sales for […]
Just in time for the Holiday season, Masik, a company based in Harrisburg has filled a gap in the Penn State merchandise market. Haven’t you always wanted to smell like State College? I know I have. Only, I imagined it would smell something like hot pizza and stale beer. Masik has a different olfactoric vision. […]
As campus becomes populated again, the tail tale of the Lion mascot who got a DUI will surely spread. It’s a safe bet that this story will be in the Collegian on Monday. But is this the first time that we’ve had a flighty feline? A quick search of the archives says no. In the […]
As the first of what we hope will be a recurring feature on Onward State, we’d like to present the first mention of Joe Paterno in the New York Times. The article was published on November 7, 1943, and the headline was POLY ELEVEN BOWS TO BROOKLYN PREP Loses 13-0 Game to Brooklyn Foe for […]
James D. Sheep (’09), Nittany Lion extraordinaire, has been charged with Driving Under the Influence. The very unmascotlike charges are the result of an incident on Curtin Rd. last Saturday. Sheep’s future as the Nittany Lion is currently up in the air. The Collegian, who initially printed the article, were unable to contact the head […]
My travels back to Philadelphia and then to New Jersey have made me realize a few things that I’m thankful for at good old State: The water pressure in Simmons. Truly, it’s like a little slice of heaven. I went back into my bathroom at home and wished I could teleport to the dorm shower, […]
Penn State Live is reporting that the 1st Thirty series (can we even call it a series?) will be shown on the Big Ten network in early December. Wondering what 1st Thirty is? “1st Thirty” is the true story of four strangers, living together by chance, who have their life videotaped. A student camera crew […]
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The Onward State team would like to wish you and yours a happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy the food and family. We might put a few things up today, but we’ll definitely be back tomorrow.
Well, Thanksgiving is upon us, and Penn State Athletics have much to be thankful for. Football: Big Ten Champions! Headed to the Rose Bowl to play against the champion of the Pac-10 (Hopefully not against Oregon St. Wouldn’t that be boring?) Women’s Volleyball: Big Ten Champions! Undefeated. Have not dropped a set. Own the longest […]
Did you know that President Spanier has a blog? He keeps it on the Chronicle of Higher Education website. We’d like to post two lists from his blog that are quite interesting. He asked one of the on-campus convenience store managers to provide him with the the top ten best selling non-drink items and the […]
Wow! Sometimes our tips are just great. For instance, we just got a tip from Brittany on Twitter telling us about the Penn State Basketball Team’s edition of Pimp My Room. (And the girl who got her room pimped is in my seminar! score!) It gets a little cheesy at times, but it is enjoyable.
This fall, as we were planning the launch of Onward State, we did a thorough investigation of the other blogs in, well, the Penn State blogosphere. We thought that you might like to see what else is out there. We’re going to do half of the blogs today, and the other half hopefully tomorrow. Penn […]
Graham and Sandra Spanier have pledged an additional $700,000 to the University, for a grand total of $1,000,000. To put that figure into perspective, in five years that money would accumulate enough interest to annually provide full scholarships for seven students. Their gift’s impact will only grow over time. This gift is not their first. […]
Delving deep into the abyss that is Craigslist- State College, OS has found some intriguing posts, a smattering of which are located below.
Women’s Volleyball Wins Sixth Consecutive Big Ten Championship
Onward State loves Twitter. We’ve rounded up some tweets about Penn State that we thought you might enjoy. But, remember to follow us @OnwardState so my Mom just IMed me… “morning! you guys thinking of going to the Super Bowl to see Penn State?!?” Awwww mom… about 5 hours ago from twhirl Found here Find […]
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In a preview of events to come at Penn State, Girl Talk, the indie DJ sensation, played to a crowded Levin Ballroom on the Brandeis campus for close to two hours. Doors opened at seven. Girl Talk came on around nine. He played mixes off his last two albums and some new ones too. University […]
The New York Times is reporting that Joe Paterno underwent hip replacement surgery today. The doctors hope he will be walking by Monday (ed. Doesn’t that seem too soon?) and coaching by the time the players return from Thanksgiving vacation. Read more at the New York Times. PS Mark Viera, who are you? You write […]
Congratulations Nittany Lions We’re going to the Rose Bowl Read the story at the New York Times Here are some good quotes from that article (again, by Mark Viera! You’re the man now dog!) The university announced in April that Paterno would not be given a new contract when his current deal expired after this […]
The Trustees have spoken. It’s official. The tuition increases that are en vogue on college campuses across the country will again affect University Park. I suspect the current financial meltdown isn’t helping things. So far this year, the Penn State endowment, the financial backbone of the school, has declined 11.7 percent. Tuition will go up […]
Gawker has reported a few times about how the Obama victory stimulated the print media market. Check out this link about the New York Times 11/5 issue or this one about how Time went through at least three printings of that issue or this one about the increase in sales of FDR biographies after Obama’s […]
The Daily Collegian reviewed the new Nickelback album, Dark Horse, in today’s edition of the paper. Now I had reviewed the same album about a week and a half ago, so it was a pleasure to see that someone on the Collegian staff shared my sentiments about Nickelback’s mediocrity and unoriginality. Until I read the […]
The CDT reported on the crow relocation program in today’s paper. It reminded me of a certain movie… have I mentioned I’m a big Bill Murray fan? Check it out after the jump.
We found a nice catch this morning. As you might have heard, LIFE posted its photo archives on Google. We searched it for anything related to Penn State, and we found some really cool shots. The pictures are after the jump.
Get yourself a hot chocolate and sit down to enjoy some of the most interesting things we found on the internet this morning. ‘Saved by the Bell’ star Dustin Diamond will be speaking at Indiana University this weekend. This article from the Daily Iowan has us all confused. It reports that Iowa City was named […]
How is everyone getting home for Thanksgiving break? There are a number of methods, but which is the best? The answer is circumstantial, but make sure you know your options. Here are some more unusual ones: For people living anywhere from Harrisburg to Lancaster, try the shuttle between University Park and the Hershey Medical Center. […]
While additional information about the Penn State Girl Talk concert has not been forthcoming, Jon Pareles of the New York Times reviewed the Girl Talk (Greg Gillis) concerts at Terminal 5 in New York City this week. For those not familiar with the DJ, the review offers a good introduction to his body of work. […]