Archive for April, 2009

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We’re always glad to see someone embrace the emerging medium that society has come to known as the blog, and that goes double for the athletically talented. Redshirt Senior Jason Yeisley, a forward for the men’s soccer team recently started to chronicle the process of returning from two blown-out knees to play for the Nittany […]
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Sam Settle is a freshman political science major who wasted no time this fall getting involved with the conservative groups on campus. He campaigned for John McCain in addition to joining up with College Republicans and Young Americans for Freedom. He also seems to be the go-to conservative for Collegian reporters. (That might partially be […]
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Steven Levy, who got his Master’s Degree from Penn State in 1974 recently returned from a trip to Iraq.  Serving as the embedded journalist for a delegation made up of executives from major technology companies, Levy published an article about his experience. His article describes how representatives from Google, Twitter, YouTube, WordPress and AT&T among […]
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Recently, there has been a lot of controversy and back and forth over Wallypalooza. Most of the complaints have dealt with the lineup, namely the infamous Asher Roth. However, there is another element that has people ticked off, and even asking for UPUA President Gavin Keirans’ resignation. You see, Keirans is the roommate of the […]
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Approximately 50 people (mostly Penn State students, some alumni, 1 kid from the Delta Program) have joined a group created by Ethan Palmer that is called UPUA President Gavin Keirans Should Resign. Here’s their argument: The comments are a little confusing though. For instance, former SOMA President Tim Knapton says, To top it all off, […]
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I finally started my underground poetry circle, but it’s so underground that nobody knows about it.  And telling people about my poetry circle is definitely selling out to the man. Matilda and I broke up, not that we were actually dating. Her impetus?  She found Miley Cyrus tracks on my iPod.  I told her I […]
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“The Ataris were just here last semester, right?” was all one could hear when waiting outside of Sozo yesterday as a rush of people flooded in to see the pop punk quartet before they left for the semester. Everyone wondered what they’d be playing tonight. New songs? Old songs? It left a crowd full of […]
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If you see Asher Roth out tonight, SEND US A PICTURE!
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In light of all this swine flu business, Mexico has not been getting the best of breaks. Sure, they were the country that the virus originated in. Sure, they traffic drugs like it’s their job. Sure, they made us make Texas a state, or something like that. But I’m not giving up on them, and […]
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The Penn State Campus MovieFest featured 14 of 35 five-minute movies produced by students at Penn State over a one-week period with laptops and cameras loaned to them by an organization called Campus MovieFest through support by Apple and Panasonic. The winners at Monday’s event were: Best Comedy: A Film Life Best Drama: Change Best […]
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We knew it was coming… Penn State Live let us know about it last week and the Collegian reported on it yesterday. Lisa Powers explained why the PSUTXT emergency alert system was being tested in the Penn State Live article, The University Park campus did not delay or cancel classes this winter, and no other […]
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What: Eco-Action and OPP are teaming up to test different types of toilet paper that the purchasing department is considering to replace the Kimberley Clark product that is currently being used. Eco-Action has been pushing for this for a while– check here for some background information. Basically, you’re going to do your business with one […]
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The Campus Explorer feature is dedicated to exploring Penn State’s astrologically massive campus.  The series will showcase a specific building or area of the campus that usually doesn’t get as much love as Penn State icons like Beaver Stadium and Old Main. Until October of 2007, the Breazeale Nuclear Reactor was one of Penn State’s […]
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OK, fair enough, but you have to admit the food was delicious.
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Arlen Specter announced today that he will be running for reelection in the 2010 as a Democrat, a defection from the electorally weakened Republican party. Specter is not a Penn State alumnus (he attended that other school with Penn in its name) but he has spent a fair amount of time in State College over […]
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The dream has become a reality.
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Ever wanted to (A) See dozens of musicians around the world play “Stand By Me” and/or (B) brighten up your day? Well you’re in luck, as today’s Distraction of the Day provides both of those services! Playing For Change | Song Around The World “Stand By Me” from Concord Music Group on Vimeo. A Gizmodo […]
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Four Penn State students were charged yesterday by Attorney General Tom Corbett for their role in “a broad conspiracy to distribute mass quantities of marijuana throughout State College.” The Collegian has the best coverage of the story. Paul Spara, a World Campus student, was supplying three other students with pot at about $3,000 per pound. […]
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What: The Penn State Vegetarian Club will host Howard Lyman, a fourth-generation farmer from Montana who works to reform the agricultural industry. His tag line? “Plain truth from the cattle rancher who won’t eat meat.” When: Wednesday, April 29 at 7 p.m. Where: 112 Kern Building Cost: FREE! (Technically, it’s funded by UPAC, so you’re […]
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Three students involved with the Collegian were recognized this week in the annual UWire 100, a selection of the best college journalists in the country. Travis Johnson (Senior, Sports Writer and Copy Editor) “This past fall, Travis was our most outstanding Penn State football beat reporter. He showed an unparalleled enthusiasm for coverage of the […]
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Mike.  Photographed in Atherton Hall. It’s hot outside – something foreign after surviving this semester.  There’s no reason to abandon fashion in favor of that “tan” you’ve been working on all weekend though.  Mike exhibits the beauty of simplicity perfectly on this gorgeous day.  A blue oxford and a dark colored pair of chinos (they’re […]
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Garrett Bogden – the student behind Nittany Booking – is nothing short of amazing when it comes to providing State with live music. He’s booked one last show before he moves on to the post-graduation world many of us dread.  With only a few weeks until showtime, he wanted word spread fast.  OS has the […]
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Remember the Shell Eco-Marathon? Penn State engineers constructed a hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle and attended the California competition. But the goal of this “race” was to go farthest, not fastest. Penn State’s vehicle of victory, “Blood, Sweat & Gears,” took first place in the hydrogen fuel-cell category. Are you ready for this? Their contraption possessed an […]
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UPUA President Gavin Keirans sent out a message to the 1,870 members of the Wallypalooza Facebook event. He’s offering a free tee shirt to anyone who tells him why they love Wallypalooza. The UPUA Wallypalooza site is also now up. Here’s the most interesting thing on the site. The brainchild of elite Smeal College of […]
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Over the course of your career at Penn State, you may end up inventing something. Crazy, I know, especially for you English majors. Wouldn’t you like to know to what extent you own the patents on the inventions you created? Of course you would. Here you go: Undergraduate students, professional students (such as law and […]
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Those of you hoping to go to the Creamery to cool off from the heat might get more than you bargained for. According to Twitter chatter from @StefanC, Rush is currently at the Creamery. At the moment, Onward State does not have any real proof of this, but some of you guys should head up […]
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It’s official. Well, not really. Someone, probably not JoePa, has started a Twitter account called Mean Joe Paterno. With only 30 updates so far and a low number of followers, he (or she) is clearly just getting started. With tweets like the one below, I’m sure he’ll amass quite a following:
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Many of you may have heard of this swine flu business that is sweeping the nation and much of North America. 149 people have died in Mexico and the World Health Organization has called the outbreak a public health emergency. Fears of a global pandemic are running high, but don’t worry, swine flu is not […]
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Substitute ‘Wall Street’s mortgage market’ for ‘Penn State’s ANGEL’  and you’ve got the story of our economy.
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What: Dinesh D’Souza, author of What’s So Great About America?, will be speaking about America. Highlights from his Wikipedia page: In 1981, D’Souza published the names of officers of the Gay Student Alliance in an article for The Dartmouth Review, including the names of those who were still closeted. Prior to his marriage in 1992, […]

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