Monthly Archives: November, 2010

0 Huntin’ Season: A Cautionary Note

If you are like many Penn State students, some aspects of the rural lifestyle, like shoefly pie or The Prairie Home Companion, are foreign to you. The start of deer hunting season is for many a day of importance just behind Christmas. Employers offer the day off; students have a temporary reprieve from the drudgery of school.

0 Phroth Fall Issue Release

Today, secretly distributed by undercover assassins, Phroth’s Fall magazine will be distributed across campus.

In honor of the 2010 Fall (It’s now Winter) release of the Phroth magazine, a party will be held in the Carnegie Cinema at 9 PM on Thursday. Performances will be held by Second Floor Stand Up and Full Ammo Improv Troupe.
Check out the Facebook event of this decade-old comedy publication.

Come support Phroth, enjoy some free comedy, and get your own issue of the Fall magazine!

0 The Future of Footwear Comes to Penn State

A new fad has hit Penn State, one that threatens to be greater than Pogs, Pokemon, and Yo-yos combined. They make you feel like Buzz Aldrin, and make Sketchers’ ShapeUps look conservative.  I’m referring, of course, to Kangoo Jumps (KJs). Already rumored to be featured on the Richard Simmons comeback exercise video (full disclosure: the author started this rumor…right now), Kangoo Jumps are taking State College by storm, in all their goofy glory.

0 Around the Big Ten, Week 13 – Up to the BCS

The three teams at the top of the Big Ten all won this week, which means a three-way tie for the Big Ten title. With one more week still to go in the football season, it now comes down to BCS ratings to determine which team will earn the Big Ten BCS bid. As of this week, it is Wisconsin in the lead with Ohio State in second and Michigan State in third.

0 Diversity Roundtable Stresses Collaboration

What do we think of when we hear the name of a particular group on campus? This is exactly what Penn State students discussed at last night’s Diversity Roundtable convened by the University Park Undergraduate Association’s Student Life and Diversity Committee. The roundtable brought students of all races and backgrounds, representing numerous student organizations to the HUB to answer this question in the context of “diversity and campus media.”

0 Buy Something Nice for Mom (And Support Springfield)

Each day this week from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Springfield THON Springfield will be selling jewelry, chocolate, and other gifts from Ten Thousand Villages, a non-profit organization that tries to help artisans in less developed countries by selling their goods in places like the HUB at Penn State!

0 THON Now Blogging, FTK

THON is expanding beyond the world of Facebook fan pages and Twitter to complete a social media trifecta with its new blog, aimed to educate volunteers and donors about different aspects of the philanthropy. There have already been interview posts with Overall Chairperson Kirsten Kelly and members of the Overall Committee, inspirational videos, and an insider’s look into the Donor and Alumni Relations committee.

0 Film Tour Gets You Ready to Rock… Climb!

If you’re anything like me, rock climbing ranks right up there with shark wrestling and dating Paris Hilton on your list of “Activities that are Hazardous to my Health.” The Penn State Outing Club seeks to rectify the situation by hosting the Penn State stop of the Fifth Annual Reel Rock Tour tonight in the HUB.

0 Women’s Volleyball Lose Final Game, Learn Tournament Draw

The Penn State women’s volleyball team split their final two games of the season by sweeping Iowa and losing a five-set thriller to Minnesota last weekend. On Sunday, the Nittany Lions earned the fourth seed in the NCAA Tournament, meaning that they would host four games en route to the final four.

1 Penn State Blows By Furman, 70-49

Coach Ed DeChellis was hoping his players wouldn’t come out of the gates flat on Sunday afternoon after a tough loss to Ole Miss less than 48 hours before. David Jackson got the hint.

0 Icers Rebound Against Towson

After losing two games to Rhode Island and falling out of the top ten in the rankings for the first time in over a decade, the Penn State Icers badly needed to play well against Towson on November 19 and 20. They did just that by winning both games while scoring 25 goals.

0 Spartans Spoil Senior Day

The Michigan State Spartans held off a late Nittany Lion comeback to claim at least a share of their first Big Ten title since 1990 with a 28-22 victory over Penn State Saturday afternoon.

0 Michigan State: Make Your Predictions Here!

It has been an up and down football season, to say the least. Maybe it is what some expected, while it has been unpredictable for many others. But already with four losses, Penn State can salvage this season with a win over Michigan State Saturday, whom many believe are among the top 10 teams in the nation.

2 Paterno To Return In 2011

It was bound to be asked at some point during Joe Paterno’s weekly press conference. The question on everyone’s mind ended up being the first one asked.

JoePa announced his plans to return to the sidelines for a 46th season in 2011 on Tuesday

0 Brooks’ Perfect Night Bewilders Blue Devils

Jeff Brooks must have channeled his inner Christian Laettner for Monday night’s performance. The standout senior forward scored 21 points, shooting 7-7 from the field and 6-6 from the free-throw line, and helped Penn State defeat the Blue Devils of Central Connecticut State 77-61.

0 Cross Country Finishes Year at Nationals

Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams had solid days Monday running at the NCAA Cross Country Championships.

For the first time since 1994, both the Penn State men’s and women’s team made it to the national meet. The women finished 26th overall, with the men placing 30th.

3 Alleged Racism Causes Online Backlash

For an interracial couple, a trip to Happy Valley turned into a Beaver Stadium nightmare.

Linda Baker, a white woman, and her husband, a black male from Michigan, traveled to State College to attend the October 30th Penn State game against Michigan.

0 Bored and Hungry? Go Watch Thanksgiving Movies

Hollywood rests for nobody and also knows that holidays are the best time to get your money. So, after getting fat on turkey, watching the Detroit Lions lose again, and/or being mauled by Black Friday shoppers, you and the family can spend quality time together not talking while watching a movie.

0 Lions Survive Early Scare in D.C.

For most of the third quarter, Penn State’s “White Out at the White House” campaign in Washington D.C. wasn’t doing too much to actually help on the field. Up only 17-14 at the half against Indiana, a team without a win in the Big Ten, the Lions needed a big play to change the momentum of the game.

I’d say a blocked punt return for a touchdown would qualify.

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