Archive for February, 2009

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“STATE PATTY’S DAY LIVE BLOG WOOOOOOOOOO!” Hello to all my loyal bros and babes. I just woke up from last night’s pre-State Patty’s Day escapades, and I’m about to start my participation in the greatest Penn State holiday ever! To show everyone what it’s like, I will be live blogging my experiences. Let’s do this! […]
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The upstairs of the HUB is busy with people waiting for a concert with Forensic Unit and Charles Hamilton.
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People in the area around Nittany Apartments report that there are  lots of EMS, Police, and firetrucks around. All the roads around the complex are blocked. There is no smoke, but something must have happened. If you have any information, let us know and we’ll update this post. Updated: The commotion was caused by an […]
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So, last week the Internet just about exploded when popular consumer advocate blog The Consumerist flagged a change in Facebook’s Terms of Service policy when they deleted what some considered a pretty important clause: You may remove your User Content from the Site at any time. If you choose to remove your User Content, the […]
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The revolutionary musical “The Wiz” premiered on Broadway in 1975 as the first adaptation of The Wizard of Oz where all of the characters were portrayed as African Americans.  The Penn State School of Theater put on a dazzling production of it this week, and will continue to do so through the weekend. We were […]
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Well… just one more fake holiday. Steve already covered the similarity between our State Patty’s Day and the University of Illinois’ Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day. This other Penn State “holiday” has no parallel. The Collegian ran an article today about Gentle Thursday. This holiday from the 70s was created for more peaceful, less alcohol-related reasons […]
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What: A two day event being held by the PSU Americanists titled “Critical Environments and Environmental Criticism: A Colloquium on Ecocriticism.” The keynote speaker tonight is Dr. Ursula K. Heise and the keynote speaker tomorrow is Dr. George B. Handle. When: 6:30 pm tonight and tomorrow Where: 113 Carnegie Building Cost: “Your student activity fee […]
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Skipping morning classes on Friday is certainly a routine for a lot of Penn Staters that go out on Thursday night and start their weekend pretty early. Even though I’m an alum and not a student I find myself dragging my hungover carcass out of bed and showing up at the office around noon on […]
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Every year, we Penn Staters take pride in our celebration of State Patrick’s Day.  The fact that we chose to celebrate the holiday famous for drinking copious amounts of alcohol on the weekend, instead of March 17 (on a Tuesday this year), is a testament to our awesomeness and respect for our own education. As […]
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“Why Wasn’t Dane Cook’s New Movie Nominated For Any Oscars?” Sup, Bromosexuals? Chad here again, and this time I’m angry. I’m sure a lot of you saw the Oscars this past Sunday. You may have been asking yourself this past week, “Man, those Oscars were really lame! Why hasn’t Chad of Onward State commented on […]
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This is the first of a recurring feature in which Onward State walks you through some of the less understood aspects of Penn State. The first enigma our guide will tackle is how to schedule classes. Hopefully you can use this information in the coming weeks as you begin to plan and schedule for fall […]
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Gabe.  Photographed on Allen St. Gabe isn’t even in college yet – talk about being ahead of the competition.  This State High student has a great casual look here.  The main points of focus: shoes and headphones.  They both have great colour schemes and give a touch of flare to the overall outfit.  They stand […]
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The HUB was the place to be tonight for another free concert featuring some of yester-year’s favorites. Tonight, Nine Days and Fastball were featured in another installment of Penn State’s unofficial “Bringing Back the 90′s” campaign. Both of these bands were large successes in the 90′s pop-rock genre and continued to shine tonight after a […]
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Unless you’re sporting some serious hiking boots, constant walking can really take a toll on your body, especially your legs and feet. Don’t want to trade in your favorite kicks for practical alternatives? You don’t have to. Last week at McLanahan’s, I purchased Ironman gel insoles for my aging shoes. Aside from the lickable body […]
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Sorry to break it to you honey, but your mom is lying to you.
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The internet is taking over print media more and more every day. Unfortunately, not every college utilizes it to the fullest. Russell Powell, a PR officer at Elms College, realized this and recently wrote an editorial for The Chronicle of Higher Education detailing his thoughts on what a college website should be like. Powell writes […]
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The 2009 NFL Combine has come and gone, and that means that prospective pro football careers for eight Nittany Lions have started to take form. While we originally promised updates throughout the combine, nothing monumental happened to warrant coverage of former Penn State players. Andre Smith may have foolishly cost himself a top-10 selection, Michael […]
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BeatBlogging.org, a site run by Jay Rosen of NYU, recognized Onward State’s Twitter account in a post published on Tuesday. Our Twitter account was deemed “worth emulating.” Here’s a link to the post. These are the criteria Beat Blogging used to pick its top tier of Twitter accounts. These outlets are engaging in conversations, utilizing […]
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“A Sophomore on the Streets.”  Photographed on College Ave. Ladies – take a lesson from this one.  This is a stellar outfit.  Very simple, yet still very hip.  The purple topcoat is a great piece, especially with the raw edging and the accented pocket lining.  An atypical wash dresses up her denim a bit more […]
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While our THON is over, if you recall from a post OS had a few weeks ago, other schools have dance marathons. In fact, the second longest running one, next to ours, is held at Northwestern University. Held from March 6th to the 8th, aka next weekend (Shortened months are a bitch, right?), they have […]
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Joe Battista will be leaving his current position as Executive Director of the Nittany Lion Club to become the Director of Major Gifts for the Smeal College of Business. The Nittany Lion Club is the fundraising organization for the Penn State Athletics Department. His tenure as Executive Director introduced him to a wide variety of […]
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Michael.  Photographed in the HUB. College is to be taken with an open mind.  This look might not be for everyone – we understand – yet there is definitely a clear image here.  From the neck down, he’s perfectly suited to be a model for Banana Republic, something that many would agree is excellent.  Everything […]
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Haagen-Dazs has pledged $125,000 to Penn State to support honey bee research. The money’s going to some pretty interesting projects, to say the least, but that’s the beauty of being a research university. Two Haagen-Dazs Graduate Fellowships in Pollinator Health will be created that include $25,000 stipends. The fellows will “be working on topics such […]
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At the danger of encouraging an echo chamber, we wanted to post an addendum to our look at the state of college newspapers. In the post, we said: If the Collegian finds itself short of funds, then it could always ask the University for a greater subsidy, but the chances of a successful result are […]
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There was a fire early this morning at the former Phi Delta Theta building, according to a Penn State Live story posted hours ago. All of the residents of the former Phi Delta Theta house were evacuated safely and there were no injuries. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined. The Alpha […]
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What: Come join the SRA Club for an information session on wardriving and securing wireless networks When: 7:00 pm on Thursday February 26 Where: 206 IST Building Cost: Free!
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A Wolverine.  Photographed in the HUB. There aren’t many things I hate in this world. One of the few things to make my turn-off list: University of Michigan. Yes, we beat them in football this year, but Penn State – they’re winning the fashion competition right now. I hate to put a Wolverine in this […]
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What: Just in time for National Eating Disorder Awareness week, No Refund Theatre is presenting “Schoolgirl Figure,” a dark comedy about three girls who attend a school where the thin reign supreme. Where: 111 Forum Building When: 8 pm Friday, February 27th, and 8 pm Saturday, February 28th. Cost: Free! Click here to listen to […]
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With the recent bankruptcy of BOTH Philadelphia daily newspapers, we got to thinking about the financial state of college newspapers and our beloved Daily Collegian. One of the main revenue streams for all newspapers is advertising. In fact, with subscription numbers plummeting, it’s probably the most important. With the economy as it is, businesses are […]
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Even though Simmons Dining Hall made a commitment to healthy eating this year, they didn’t skimp out on Fat Tuesday. Last night, the dining hall hung gold, purple, and green streamers and loaded its trays with authentic novelties from the Gulf Coast like King Cake and Jambalaya. The tablecloths and beads further served to conjure up the […]

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