Archive for October, 2009

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I should disclose the fact that I’m the co-campaign manager for the Elizabeth Goreham mayoral campaign. I’ve been around all the campaigns over the last few months, and am going to try to present an unbiased view of the candidates. Mayoral Election The untimely death of Mayor Welch has created a hole in the borough’s […]
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Lion In Wait is Onward State’s football column for Penn State conference games.  Published Friday at 5 P.M. before games featuring Big Ten opponents, LIW emphasizes the game from a fan perspective. Given the time of the year, I could write about how the Nittany Lions’ trip to Evanston, IL this Saturday is a ‘fright’ […]
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Recently, three humble PSU freshmen were assigned to put a video together for their honors English class. The topic: health care reform. And guess what? The trio – comprised of Steve Patrick of New Cumberland, Josie Farinelli of New Kensington, and Ryan Kramer of Maryland – made it to the finals of the Barack Obama […]
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In a recent New York Times article, it was reported that 2008 college enrollment rates hit a new record, at 40% of 18-24-year-olds. “I’m a college student,” you might say, “How will this affect me?” The Times article points out that most of this increase is due to an large increase in community-college enrollment. And […]
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A lot of people think Penn State students only dress in skeezy (FireFox is telling me skeezy isn’t a word. Apparently it hasn’t been to this campus…) costumes, but there is much more going down on campus than one may think. Several student organizations on campus have opened this year’s assortment of haunted houses. Tonight, […]
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Leadership Jumpstart (EDTHP 234H) sure is rolling out some ambitious ideas this semester. Just last Sunday the Sound Garden Music Festival, an LJS brain-child, celebrated PSU’s new arboretum. With much respect to the organizers of the festival, another group of LJS students have concocted an idea that might be of a little more interest to […]
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Love [women's] college basketball? Great! Penn State has been selected as one of 16 universities to host the first two rounds of the [women's] 2011 tournament!  March 19-22, the campus will be the center of [mild] excitement! [Source: GoPSUSports]
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There has been a lot of buzz about Fiji and ATO being charged in connection with the death of Joseph Dado. But what does the Interfraternity Council think about all of this? What’s their involvement been? The IFC issued a press release today regarding the recent charges filed against Phi Gamma Delta and Alpha Tau […]
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Sounds bizarre, right? Well that’s because it is. In one of the more interesting State College crime stories of the year, the Collegian is reporting that the President of Alpha Epsilon Phi Fraternity, Jacob Newberger, is being charged with indecent exposure following an evening he spent with a woman who appeared to have had too much […]
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The police filed charges today against Alpha Tau Omega; Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI); John Townsend, a member of FIJI; and a student, Jennifer Clifford, after the investigation of the events that led to the death of Joe Dado. All four were charged with violations of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code, Title 18, Section 6310.1, selling or […]
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Over the weekend, Jeffry Picower, 67, was found at the bottom of his mansion pool in West Palm Beach Florida by his wife, Barbara. She and her house keeper were able to pull the man accused of making more than $7 billion off of the infamous Madoff ponzi schemes from the water and get him […]
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Is your laptop slow, broken, or just plain terrible? Well good news to all…Penn State’s ITS is conducting a contest for students to win a free Eee PC 1005HA Netbook worth $299.00! The contest began on October 19, 2009 and ends December 4, 2009. You can enter the contest via the Internet by going to […]
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In an effort to become self-sustaining, we have begun offering sponsorship opportunities to local businesses. However, this will not be standard ‘banner’ advertising. We’ve worked hard to create sponsored content we hope will have genuine value to our readers. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please send us an email. Irving’s is a family-run […]
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It’s true, there is a possibility that Penn State could play Pitt in the Fiesta Bowl this season, but as it stands, the chances of me dressing up like Gumby Saturday night and bringing home Eva Mendes are looking better. As if the BCS wasn’t already 10 times harder to understand than that calc test you failed, here […]
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Chad is an occasional contributor to Onward State. Check out his other posts for some context on just who he is. Hello to all of my loyal readers! Man, it sure has been a while since I last blogged! Sorry about that. It’s a long, crazy story. Let’s just say I “binge drank for 6 […]
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WHAT DO WE DO WITH ALL THIS MONEY? One of the major issues facing the UPUA right now is a piece of legislation in the facilities fee committee which will, if passed, create 8-10 new intramural fields, along with parking spaces, restrooms and a first aid facility. For those of you who don’t know, this […]
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In the northerly regions of our campus, the Lewis Katz Building shines like a glass beacon of democracy. And apparently the inside is nice too. Buildings Magazine named the Katz Building a finalist in the Interior Design category for the Project Innovations Awards. According to judges, the building exhibits “classrooms of the future.” The Dickinson […]
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The trees, they are a’changin and the Penn State campus is more beautiful than ever. So before all the trees pull a Mifflin Streak, Onward State thought we’d have ourselves a good old fashioned photo contest. Your mission is to take a picture of something that illustrates Penn State in the fall. The Guidelines: Take […]
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We have uncovered a situation within the Integrative Arts program that we think the University should thoroughly investigate. We were assured by a university representative that someone would be “looking into it”, but someone has been “looking into it” for almost a month. Here’s what we know… Jeffrey Van Fossan is a faculty member in […]
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They brandished pens and spattered the microphones with saliva. The healthcare debate? Exciting! Dean uplifted the audience from the get-go with a poignant Obama/Kennedy comparison. A red-faced Rove fired the first shot by explaining that most of the 47 million uninsured Americans didn’t deserve government handouts. According to Karl Rove, America has “the best healthcare […]
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Johnson, son of defensive line coach Larry Johnson Sr., was once a point of pride for the Penn State football program – not only contending for the Heisman trophy in his senior year, but going to two Pro Bowls with NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs. Now? Not so much. His twitter antics and tendency to use […]
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Well… kind of. Starting on Thursday the Penn State Thespians will be performing the Tony Award-winning musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Performances will run from Thursday Oct 29 – Saturday Oct 31, with nightly showings at 7:30 pm. There will be an additional matinee performance on Saturday at 2:00 pm. As […]
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I know, I know. White Out shirt MANIA is occurring right now. It all seems so ridiculous, but I promise you this Ohio State White Out shirt is totally worth it. The Penn State Marketing Association (PSMA) puts together regular contests to design alternate White Out shirts for our bigger games (ex: Iowa shirt read, […]
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An upcoming exhibit on peace will be held in Penn State’s Pasquerilla Spiritual Center, which will spotlight the lives of  Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. and Daisaku Ikeda through their words, photographs, and history. The exhibition’s main goal is to deliver a prominent message about individual leadership and the difference that one person can […]
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For The pasT week, The Penn STaTe campus has been divided on The mosT conTroversial issue in recenT memory. HealThcare? Obama? Balloon boy? No, commenTs have been flying back and forTh concerning This year’s WhiTe ouT shirTs, sponsored by The Daily Collegian. So who sTarTed This conTroversy? Obviously some anTi-Collegian cabal, righT? No, The Collegian iTself posTed an […]
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Today, at around 11 AM in the HUB, Penn State’s Senior Class Gift Committee announced that the class of 2010′s gift to the University would be the Marsh Meadow Boardwalk and Overlook at the Arboretum. “The boardwalk will serve as a ‘front door’ for pedestrians entering the Arboretum and contribute significantly to the Arboretum’s mission […]
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Last month, the National Science Foundation released a study ranking the nation’s top research schools in terms of expenditure during the 2008 fiscal year. Among public institutions, Penn State ranked 8th with $701 million being spent on Science and Engineering research. The study also mentions the research expenditures that were financed through federal grants, of […]
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Earlier this month, the Pennsylvania Sentencing Commission released a report on school zone mandatory sentences. These laws state that if you are caught selling drugs within 1000 feet of a school, prosecutors can seek a two-year mandatory minimum sentence. Not too surprisingly, its recommendation was to repeal law for two main reasons: first, 1000 feet […]
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We’ve all been there. You bend down to pick up the ping-pong ball that missed its target. As you pick it up and turn it in your hands, you realize something terrible. The lucky ping-pong ball you’ve been using during your latest winning streak has a dent. You panic and look to your partner. He […]
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Remember what you canned for this weekend:

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