Archive for December, 2008

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The Paper Trail blog at U.S. News & World Report has begun its annual Best in College Newspapers contest. The categories are Story of the Year, Nonstory of the Year, Newsmaker of the Year, and Best Alternative Media Outlet. Firstly, we were wondering… r we alternative enough? R we snarky enough? Should we be more […]
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The New York Times ran an annoying article yesterday about how USC really, really wishes it was going to play a better team in a BCS game other than the Rose Bowl. When a team ends its team meetings in training camp by chanting “Miami,” the host city of this season’s Bowl Championship Series title […]
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The LA Times has a neat article about Penn State’s first Rose Bowl appearance, which was incidentally against USC. That first squad left for California on December 19, 1922, and was led by Hugo Bezdek. Heading into the Rose Bowl, they were 6-4-1 (ties were still allowed back then). “They wanted to make it an […]
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Twitter is buzzing with Penn State mentions. Here are some of the ones we liked best.
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Harrisburg International Airport was busier than usual today as Penn State fans began their journeys westward for the Rose Bowl in Pasedena. Six of seven charter planes left today, according to The Patriot News. The increased business has slightly cushioned the airport from what will still be a poor year financially. Without the Penn State […]
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At heart, I’m really more of a Gizmodo than a Gawker, so this story really got me going. Nathan Smith, Photo Editor emeritus, is handling the photography at the Rose Bowl for the Collegian. He posted a brief entry on the Exposure blog about the equipment he would be taking out to Pasedena. I brought […]
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Graham Spanier posted an assortment of brief movie reviews this weekend on Penn State Live– 17 reviews in total. Spanier says that he reviewed fewer movies this year because of the short amount of time between graduation ceremonies and Christmas. Indeed, with graduation on the 20 and Christmas on the 25, Spanier had just five […]
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If you’re wondering where the last two days of the Penn State Football 2008 Season Retrospective are (as I did promise 12 straight days of nostalgia), I have fallen slightly behind schedule. Blame my day job. The good news is, Days 5,6, and 7 should be up in the next 24 hours few days.
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We’ll be back soon with some Rose Bowl coverage, but until then, enjoy your winter vacations.
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In anticipation of Penn State playing against USC in the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day, I’ve decided to use the twelve days leading up to the gridiron clash to review the incredible season the Nittany Lions have had. One game per day, with analysis you won’t find anywhere else. GAME 5: Penn State Nittany […]
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In anticipation of Penn State playing against USC in the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day, I’ve decided to use the twelve days leading up to the gridiron clash to review the incredible season the Nittany Lions have had. One game per day, with analysis you won’t find anywhere else. GAME 4: Penn State Nittany […]
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In anticipation of Penn State playing against USC in the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day, I’ve decided to use the twelve days leading up to the gridiron clash to review the incredible season the Nittany Lions have had. One game per day, with analysis you won’t find anywhere else. GAME 3: Penn State Nittany […]
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In anticipation of Penn State playing against USC in the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day, I’ve decided to use the twelve days leading up to the gridiron clash to review the incredible season the Nittany Lions have had. One game per day, with analysis you won’t find anywhere else. GAME 2: Penn State Nittany […]
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The gifts that Penn State and USC players will get from the Rose Bowl are pretty sweet, according to this Fox Sports report. Each player will recieve: Sony DVD camcorder Commemorative Fossil watch Commemorative Ogio backpack Commemorative New Era 5950 fitted hat Commemorative plaque Commemorative autograph football One-year subscription to ESPN the Magazine Hopefully Penn […]
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We’ve already shown you the first mention of Joe Paterno in the New York Times, an article about Brooklyn Prep beating Poly Prep, but we’ve found some more neat items from the archives. The Daily Collegian reported on May 27, 1950 that Joe Paterno, who had been Brown’s quarterback for two years, would be joining […]
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Joseph Vincent Paterno is 82 today. The group over at JoePa’s Virtual Birthday Party has been working hard over the past week to create a digital collection of Paterno memories and birthday wishes. They’ve collected some pretty cool stuff. One of the coolest things they have on the site is a happy birthday message from […]
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In anticipation of Penn State playing against USC in the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day, I’ve decided to use the twelve days leading up to the gridiron clash to review the incredible season the Nittany Lions have had. One game per day, with analysis you won’t find anywhere else. GAME 1: Penn State Nittany […]
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Completing an undefeated season, the Penn State Women’s Volleyball team won in three sets (20/25, 24/26, 25/23) over Stanford University. The team only dropped two sets the whole season, both coming in their semifinal matchup against the University of Nebraska. The Penn State team has widely been called the “best team ever”. The team has […]
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Water makes up 75% of our body mass. I’d consider it a necessity for life. There are many ways to procure potable water, the most popular being consuming water bottles (not the actual bottle, just the water. Don’t be foolish.) That being said, might that 36 pack of Deer Park you just bought from Louis’ […]
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Today is the first day of bowl season, and while a majority of you are probably just waiting for Penn State’s epic match up with USC in the Rose Bowl, RealClearSports has a lovely map of the bowls, accompanied by chart that specifies location, time, favorite, and channel for broadcast for each game. Here at […]
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SquarePegged broke a very interesting story this week. That blog uncovered that College Prowler, a publisher of college guidebooks, has been creating and administering the Class of 2013 Facebook groups for a number of different colleges. College Prowler hired a number of interns this fall for a ‘Facebook Marketing Internship,’ that was unpaid. The general […]
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Penn State woke this morning to find that campus was covered in a rather unpleasant snow and ice slurry. Though many students have already left State College, a good number still remain. Unfortunately, the weather conditions have upset some travel plans, specifically buses headed north. Weather Underground, the great weather information site founded by Bill […]
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So you think you know everything there is to know about the Pennsylvania State University? Well, just in time for the end of finals, the folks over at Penn State Live have another test for you. The test requires you to answer twelve quirky questions. Worst of all, there’s no way for you to prepare. […]
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The Daily Collegian has begun allowing readers to comment on its blogs. This interaction between writer and reader is standard on most other blogs, OS included. Reader commenting makes the blog responsible for its content because readers who think a post is questionable can share their opinion and post links to information that substantiates their […]
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As many of you know, Green Man knows how to party. What you may not know, though, is that, despite being a certified party animal, Green Man has finals, just like all of us. So what does Green Man do when he needs to study? He goes to the Pattee Library, of course! Click inside […]
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National Geographic has a neat feature on their site right now comparing hangover cures from around the world. The magazine says that people in the Netherlands cope with a few glasses of cold lager, and cites the prairie oyster as the preferred solution in America. The Rusisan hangover remedy is the least appealing though. Rather […]
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Nick.  A Tattoo Parlor on Beaver Ave. His outfit is very traditional, yet when paired with ink and a nose ring, it becomes a strong statement.  It’s a mash-up Girl Talk would have trouble bettering. More after the jump.
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No. You still can’t scream it in a crowded room without cause due to the ruling in Schneck v. US, but FIRE, which stands for the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, thinks you should be able to say a lot of other things in school that you can’t currently say. Every year FIRE grades […]
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Though Penn State is better known for its engineering than its liberal arts, some of us have had more papers than final exams in the last week. As diligent researchers, JSTOR is often the first place we search. For those of you who don’t know, JSTOR is a digital archive of scholarly journals. You can […]
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