Archive for March, 2009

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The timing of this endorsement strikes me as particularly advantageous for candidate Miller. Here’s the quote from the email the president of the Schreyer Honors College’s Student Council sent out just now: Today is UPUA election day. The SHC Student Council has officially endorsed Sam Miller and Matthew Smith as UPUA President and Vice President. […]
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Yesterday, we introduced you to Gavin Keirans, the incumbent candidate for UPUA president. Today we are doing the same with his opponent, Samantha Miller. She is the current UPUA Governmental Affairs Committee Chair. In that role, she has consistently pushed the government for greater equity in Penn State’s appropriations. The interview was conducted by the […]
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This is how Casey reacted to handing in her two weeks notice… Do you blame her?
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You can find the archived live blog after the jump.
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These debates brought me right back to good old presidential election season ’08, when mudslinging ruled the media. Despite honorable attempts by all three candidate teams, the debate was rife with name-dropping, fist-banging, and ad-hominem arguments (although some candidates engaged in such activity more than others). So what’s a student to do? Here’s a no-nonsense summary […]
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I’m going to be straight up honest with all of you fine folk: I know very little about how our student government works here on campus. I got into it my freshman year, but when then-Vice President of Student Affairs Vicky Triponey came in and pooped on everything, including dissolving USG for what is now […]
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As reported in Onward State’s infancy (oh, times were simpler back then), a Penn State team of researchers, led by Stephan Schuster and Webb Miller, were the first to entirely sequence the genome of an extinct animal – the Wooly Mammoth. The folks over at TIME realize what a big deal this accomplishment is, and […]
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This is country college in the big city, I guess, but the Nittany Nation has begun descending on Manhattan. PennStateNacho uploaded this picture of the Fullington convoy that is taking students and other fans to tonight’s game at Madison Square Garden. We’ll be live-blogging the game, as Mark mentioned earlier, so be sure to check […]
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Hey. Remember that guy who got caught with all those bags of heroin a few days ago? We wrote about it, if you recall. The writer of that post wondered just how much the heroin Kissel was packing would cost on the street. We now have an answer. The bags — which police say total […]
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What: Our second Live Blog using Cover It Live technology – a panel of Onward State writers will be covering the Penn State Men’s Basketball game against the Fighting Irish, weaving your comments into a rich tapestry of play-by-play, color commentary, and Notre Dame trash talk. The live blog will be great for those that […]
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Tonight at 6:30, the Pride of the Lions Pep Band, cheerleaders, and the Nittany Lion will host “Rally In The Garden”.  This pep rally will be held in the Theatre Lobby before the Nittany Lions battle the Fighting Irish.  According to Penn State Live, The best entry point for the Theatre Lobby is through the […]
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In fact, he’s not a creationist at all, at least not in the literal sense. Dr. Michael Behe, biochemistry professor at Lehigh University, was invited by the Science and Bible Club to speak last night, reviewing the arguments of his two controversial books Darwin’s Black Box and The Edge of Evolution, directly challenging Darwin’s theory […]
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That’s good to hear. The trio’s second and final performance will be tomorrow night at New York’s Carnegie Hall. Kudos to the Center for the Performing Arts for snagging such an amazing group of musicians!
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While the drought is over for Penn State fans, there’s not much out there in the way of football news, besides that JoePa is 100%, Sean Lee is chomping at the bit to return, and the graduating class has left a lot of holes for young talent to fill. Fortunately, there are articles like the […]
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Mark Viera, New York Times college sports reporter, had a good article today about Talor Battle and Penn State this season. Specifically, the article focused on Battle’s tough high school years. Notable quotes are: “He just has that innate ability to make other players better,” said Kurt Kanaskie, a Penn State assistant coach. “And I […]
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Our friends at Nittany Booking are doing their best to go out with a bang this semester.  Almost in rapid-fire succession, they’ve managed to bring us an April full of exciting bands to see.  Today OS was released word of one more – possibly the final concert of the spring semester. THE ATARIS Featuring: PULL […]
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The UPUA Election Commission held a meeting on Sunday evening in its HUB office to go over the logistics behind Wednesday’s voting initiatives. Surprisingly, and quite disappointingly, only one presidential candidate (Nick Borsuk) was represented at the meeting. The Election Commission seems very well prepared for April 1– let’s hope the candidates are too. UPUA […]
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The Collegian ran an ad today for Gatorade’s “Are you G?” contest. Gatorade will award 1,000 dollars to the person that shows the most “heart, soul, and hustle” of an athlete via a two minute video: “Got a relentless workout? Preparing to beat your 5k race time? Finally make that dunk? Are you your fraternity […]
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If any of you have walked up Shortlidge Rd between the Chemistry and Life Sciences buildings, no doubt you have seen the damage. The lobby of the Chemistry Building was subject to a rude hit and run crash by a vehicle around 1 AM on Sunday morning. After smashing two exterior windows with his car, […]
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366 days after he was elected to be the 2008-09 UPUA President, Gavin Keirans succeeded in fulfilling one of his major campaign promises from his previous campaign. On Friday, the Student Activity Fee Board approved a $2 fee that will fund a legal services clinic that will provide consultation and representation for students at no […]
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What: The final presidential debate will be held this evening between Gavin Keirans, Samantha Miller, and Nick Borsuk. Elections Commissioner Alex Goldstein told us last night that this debate should be much more exciting than the previous one, as this will be a ‘cross-fire’ style debate. When: 7:30 pm tonight, Monday March 30 Where: HUB […]
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It’s that time of semester again! Did you really enjoy the Simmons Macaroni and Cheese? How about the West Cosmo-Not? Was Pollack brunch not up to your standards? If any of these are true, or if you have any comments or concerns for Dining Services, fill out the Penn State Residential Dining Satisfaction Survey. It […]
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Dr. David and Nina Kraft.  Photographed on College Avenue. Returning for the 50th Anniversary of his Ph.D. in Physics, Dr. Kraft is nothing short of incredible.  With his wife Nina, they make potentially the most adorable couple State College has ever had the pleasure of hosting.  The colors of her twed blazer match perfectly with […]
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This past weekend, Shaver’s Creek Center held it’s annual Maple Harvest Festival.  Centered around harvesting maple syrup.  Featuring a pancake breakfast, the festival served up over 7,000 pancakes to attendees.  Visitors were taught how to differentiate between sugar maple trees and other maple trees.  After finding an appropriate tree, visitors witnessed firsthand how to drill […]
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That soiree on Saturday was moderately enjoyable and definitely postmodern.  Matilda, my part-time girlfriend, threw a disco-coke party in her loft apartment.  Every worthwhile party needs a quirky name, and Matilda chose LagerBloggerHideaway, since she live-blogged the whole powwow from her MacBook. Remember my Chromeo/Diana Ross mashup?  I burned several copies and distributed them to […]
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What: A meet-up for local photographers– bring your cameras for a little photo-walk. When: 4:00 pm on Thursday April 2 Where: By the large TV screen in the HUB Cost: Free!
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The elections for UPUA will be held this Wednesday. There are three Presidential candidates: Gavin Keirans, Samantha Miller, and Nick Borsuk. We contacted each of the candidates to arrange a ’10 Questions’ interview, but only Gavin and Samantha were able to fit us into their schedule. So, today, we have for you a 10 Questions […]
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What: A Day to Remember, a punk band, will be performing a free concert. Wikipedia says their influences include post-hardcore, pop punk, metalcore, and death meal. When: 6:00 pm on Monday March 30 Where: Room 122 Heritage Hall in the HUB Cost: Free! Check out their cover of Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Since U Been Gone’ below. […]
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April March showers bring May flowers, or so they say.  After getting a decent amount of rain over the last 24 hours, the grass seems greener, the air seems cleaner and even the ducks have returned to Happy Valley.  Also after raining, a really cool rainbow appeared between Mount Nittany Medical Center and Mount Nittany.  […]
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Old State celebrated Earth Hour yesterday, the global event that promotes turning off light fixtures between the hours 8 and 9 PM. Penn State participated only symbolically however, because flicking the switch on the whole campus might have ruffled a few feathers and, additionally, would have been a logistical nightmare. Instead, lights at various Penn […]
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