Monthly Archives: September, 2010

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0 5 Songs for the Weekend

So it’s an away game, another playlist, another pain in the ass. I know, I know. But you have to make the mix to continue drinking all day while we prep for the Iowa game, right?
At this point, we’ve begun to cover every genre. This week has even more new songs from dubstep artists, as well as the usual Mr. Kanye West. As we try to diversify the songs for the playlist, keep in mind that some songs just aren’t right for the party (like the new Glee soundtrack), and that this party playlist is solely for the purpose of shakin’ asses.

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0 An Evening With the Apartment Campers

Grab your tents, grab your sleeping bags. You finally have another excuse to camp out. Except this time, make sure to bring a safety deposit.

No no, this isn’t another profile on Paternoville. This time, we’re camping out for something longer lasting than front row tickets for a Penn State football game.

We’re camping out for next year’s housing.

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0 NRC Graduate Program Rankings

The National Research Council (NRC) released its 2010 doctoral program (graduate school) rankings on Tuesday. The NRC does this type of release every 10 yrs, though the last release took place in 1995. This data is taken very seriously by many firms that judge our institutions. Let’s see what the report says…

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0 Gamers Arena to Hold Opening Cermonies

A new video game store will press start and begin life in downtown State College this week. Located at 421 East Calder Way, Gamers Arena should provide the perfect alternative to those on campus who don’t want to take a bus to purchase murder simulators. The store is celebrating not being GameStop with a grand opening bash tomorrow, the first of October.

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0 Settle v. Professor: the Biden Rally Tiff

Vice President Biden’s visit led to some confrontation outside the Pollock Road entrance of the HUB. In one such instance, Sam Settle of Young Americans for Freedom got in an argument with Steven Heppelmann, a Penn State physics professor. Hilarity ensues in the video after the jump.

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0 Scheduling 101

Scheduling: A traumatic experience we all have to go through together. A night that reminds us graduation actually does exist. A necessary speed bump that pokes fun at those of us who are still clueless about our life path. A fight with your peers for the best classes at the best times (hello four-day weekends!).
That’s where Onward State steps in. Last week in our Community section, we asked for your opinions on the classes offered here at Penn State. Based on your comments and other feedback, we’ve assembled a brief list to help you in your quest to achieve some prime time knowledge.

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0 UPUA Gears Up For CCSG Council, Homecoming

President of the Council of Commonwealth Student Governments Mohamed Raouda appeared during the Open Student Forum portion of the meeting and encouraged UPUA members to attend this weekend’s CCSG meeting. Raouda said that the Assembly has “so far shown amazing support to the Commonwealth.”

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0 State College Landlord Fights Rental Ordinance Change

Myers argued that the provision would discriminate against students and would be a problem not only for students, but for rental owners, business, and for Penn State. By lowering the amount of occupants allowed in a rental from three to two, the Borough Council would be taking already limited living space away from students.

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0 UPUA Seeks Parliamentarian

The University Park Undergraduate Association is currently searching for a Parliamentarian to serve for the 2010-11 academic year. The primary role of the position would be to be an authority on parliamentary procedure and advising Assembly members thereof.

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0 Arm Wrestling For The Kids

This Friday, THON organizations Atlas, Ohana, and Springfield will unite to kick off the fundraising season for the 2011 IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon with an arm wrestling tournament.

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0 Biden Takes Over The HUB

Vice President Joe Biden attended a rally today at the HUB-Robeson Center to address the Penn State community regarding the upcoming legislative elections in November.

Speaking to a crowd of over a thousand students, professors, and townspeople in the HUB, the vice president spoke on behalf of President Obama about the issues that Americans will face when they go to the polls in two months.

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0 State College PD Collects Unused Pills

Rush Limbaugh isn’t the only one who wants your unused pills. On Saturday, the State College Police Department held an event that offered residents of State College a chance to safely dispose of their unused prescription pills. Residents were able to hand over their pills anonymously at a box in the police department.

This event was part of a nation-wide effort that took place this weekend, coordinated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

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0 Rain Shortage Spurs PDEP Drought Warning

Though Monday’s weather may make you a little skeptical, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has issued a drought warning for 24 counties across the Commonwealth, and for the remaining 43, a less severe drought watch.

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