Archive for July, 2009

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The Collegian is at its worst during summer session, when the candidate corps is an avowedly less academic group of summer session students and the bulk of its editing army is off in exotic locales such as New York and Washington. But the Collegian’s worst is our favorite. There’s nothing better than a nice fluff […]
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I’m beginning to realize that this statistic is going to be brought up for the rest of the school year… here’s Jimmy Fallon making a pretty lame bit out of the news.
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Joe Scarborough had Governor Rendell on Morning Joe this morning to talk about the annual budget impasse… but first, c0-host Willie Geist asked Rendell about yesterday’s top story: Penn State being recognized as the country’s #1 party school by the Princeton Review. Rendell’s comment, delivered with a school boy’s smirk, was: “You know, some are opposed […]
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An interesting thing to come out of this month’s Board of Trustees meeting, other than the proposed tuition hikes, is the news that Penn State received the second highest amount of donations ever for the 2008-2009 fiscal year. Penn State received over 300,000 separate gifts from over 77,000 alumni, totaling $180 million in donations, reported […]
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Penn State had a lot of buzz on the Internet today for an accolade recently awarded by the Princeton Review in its yearly survey of 122,000 students. For the first time, Penn State was ranked the #1 party school. Before this year, the best (or worst?) we achieved was #3. Though, to be fair, we […]
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What: THON is holding a fundraiser with the help of the Pittsburgh Pirates. “Wear your blue & white, cheer on the black & gold, and raise money FTK!!!” When: Friday July 31 at 7:05 pm Where: PNC Park in Pittsburgh Cost: For ticket information, email Lauren Farrell. Tickets are available at three price levels: $12 […]
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According to a Monday court filing, reserve WR James McDonald (10 game appearances, 5 receptions for 72 yards in 2008) has been charged with driving under the influence. The report doesn’t indicate when the incident occurred but shows it took place at State College. McDonald had a blood-alcohol level that measured between .08-.10 at the […]
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To continue with our ongoing H1N1 coverage, it appears that the illness has hit the University Park campus. A Collegian article reports that ten people are infected. Luckily, all ten are expected to make a full recovery, and it seems like the disease’s spread is being contained. However, this incident has caused some to criticize […]
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Don’t get all ‘coming of age’ about it Brooke!
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Last month, a documentary created by three staff members from the College of Communications was awarded the CINE Golden Eagle Award, as reported by The Collegian. The documentary, “No. 4 Street of Our Lady”, is about a Polish woman, Francisca Halamajowa, during World War II who saved 16 of her Jewish neighbors. The film’s official […]
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Penn State announced today that they plan to enact the lower of the two tuition scenarios approved by the Board of Trustees last week. Penn State spokesperson Lisa Powers said that support from Pennsylvania’s congressional representatives and state legislators influenced the University’s decision. Out-of-state students will see a tuition increase of 3.7% while in-state students […]
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The folks over at the Berks County News recently sat down with Paterno to discuss many popular topics, including Bobby Bowden, a potential Big Ten championship game, and his opinion on the Bowl Championship Series (BCS). He was remarkably frank regarding the BCS, saying: I think we ought to have a legitimate champion. I don’t […]
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The Department of Education announced today that Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell will have to resubmit a federal stimulus funds request for Pennsylvania higher education schools, and will not be able to leave the four state-related schools (Penn State included) out of the $42 million that Rendell requested. This announcement comes on the heels of numerous […]
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The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts took over State College this past weekend, infusing our college town with art and families, two commodities often lacking on campus. But the festivities only last so long. By now, most of us are back at work, daydreaming about the fast-approaching school year or football season, depending on […]
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We captured arguably the best act of the festival (The Earthtones) and perused South Allen St. to document Arts Fest 2009
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Mike Jack… as in Michael Jackson? or what? Also, why does Perez Hilton care?
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The Board of Trustees met on Thursday in New Kensington. By the Penn State Live release, you’d think they ignored the most important issue the university was facing: the drastic reduction in state appropriations. Veblen noted that Spanier’s speech was “much happy talk.” But the university began releasing statements today about the plans for next […]
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Miss Congeniality has nothing on Penn State. We’ve already introduced you to Ms. Virginia, Tara Wheeler, an ’04 grad who danced in THON, played for the Lady Icers, and was in NROTC. Now meet our second athletic bombshell, Alyse Schroeder. Alyse is a junior majoring in toxicology at Penn State and a sister of Kappa […]
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Arts Fest has been rockin’ Happy Valley since 1967 when the first Arts Fest stretched for nine whole days. The original Arts Fest featured sidewalk artisans, live music performances as well as kittens (for sale). Opened by then-Governor Raymond Shafer and hosted by the College of Arts and Architecture and the State College Chamber of […]
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What: From acclaimed playwright of “The Shape of Things” and Tony-nominated “Reasons To Be Pretty,” “Autobahn: A Short-Play Cycle” by Neil LaBute tells seven stories that all unfold within the confines of an automobile front seat. When: 8:00 pm on Monday July 10, Friday July 10, and Saturday July 11 Where: Kern Building, Room 112 […]
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Though we suspended our daily questions until fall, this reader’s tweet seemed like a great chance to tap our collective knowledge. We spoke to Jason a little more. Like many other freshman, he’s trying to get a feel for what fraternity life at Penn State is like– which frats are good, which frats haze, etc. […]
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Having trouble finding an internship in your local area? Many would suggest searching in other big cities, like New York, Chicago, or DC. Others, such as a recent Haaretz.com article, talk about the growing internship/job market overseas. “In the U.S., most internships are unpaid and may involve traveling, be it to Los Angeles, New York […]
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Whether you’re one of the rabid fan that Penn State is known for or a faculty member from some New England liberal arts school who just doesn’t understand Penn State pride, you’ll be able to appreciate the little details of this year’s official Penn State Football poster. But take a closer look at this close-up […]
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Happy Independence Day from everyone here at Onward State! If you’ll be in the State College area today, make sure you head over to Beaver Stadium/ Medlar Field/ Bryce Jordan Center to take part in 4thFest 2009. 4thFest is an annual celebration of America put on by the town of State College and Penn State […]
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Such a bad ass.
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What: During Centre County’s July 4th Fest, the All-Sports Museum is open to the public from 10am-8:30pm.  There will be a special showing of the movie Angels in the Outfield at 3:30pm in the Clemen’s Family Theater.  Lion Cub Zone will be set up in the Founders Mall (BJC Mezzanine entrance parking lot) from 4-8:30pm.  […]
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Graham Spanier is calling in favors… or trying to, at least. He sent a letter (PDF) to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan about Governor Rendell’s recent exclusion of Penn State and other state-related universities from federal stimulus money. By arbitrarily re-defining The Pennsylvania State University as non-public, simply because we are not “under the absolute […]
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It would be an understatement to say Penn State football is a big deal. Consequently, getting the tickets required to make the most of the Saturday experience has become quite the event. While the process of obtaining ticket packages hasn’t always gone smoothly, a sellout is inevitable in this day and age. More than 21,000 […]
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The Board of Directors of the Collegian, and both John Harvey and Gerry Hamilton, must be tired this evening. This afternoon, the Board came to a decision regarding the complaint by John Harvey and most of the Collegian’s alumni and staff against Gerry Hamilton, the paper’s general manager. John Harvey was reinstated to his position […]
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Gary Schultz retired this week after having served for 14 years as the university’s senior vice president for finance and business. Al Horvath, the current vice president for finance and business, will be taking his position effective today. In his position, Schultz was responsible for managing the 5,000 person workforce associated with “business operations, finance, […]
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