Archive for November, 2010

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According to a post from The Hockey News, billionaire Terry Pegula has signed a letter of intent to purchase the Buffalo Sabres. Earlier this year, Pegula donated $88 million for Penn State to start men's and women's D1 hockey programs (including the endowment for staff and scholarships to support it).
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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.
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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!

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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.
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wisconsin-northwestern
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.
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For the second season in a row, the Penn State men's soccer team was knocked out of the NCAA Tournament by Maryland. Last year, the loss occurred in the second round. This time, the Nittany Lions made it to the third round before losing.
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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.”

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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! 15% of all proceeds made at the sale go directly to THON. Now go buy your mom a gift for Festivus or whatever your family is celebrating next... you'll thank me later.
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!
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HazMat

Looking for a new game addition to add to your iPhone collection? IST assistant professor Will McGill might have you covered.

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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.

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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.

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blairbrown

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.

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crossword
On December 1, Penn State students will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for most people finishing a crossword puzzle. The event is hosted by Atlas and will be held in Alumni Hall in the HUB on Wednesday.
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Crow
For the fourth year in a row, the Penn State Office of Physical Plant (OPP) will take on the crows.
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Aventura Pool
The Penn State Lady Lions basketball team traveled to Mexico to take part in the Caribbean Challenge over Thanksgiving break. They returned having won twice and with their first loss this season.
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Talor Battle drives over Furman

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.

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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.
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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.
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At 6-foot-1, 240 pounds, Greg Jones is considered the best linebacker in the Big Ten
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.
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Evening at Paternoville
Due to the short week caused by the Thanksgiving holiday, Paternoville sign-ups will be a little different for the last home game of the season.
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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

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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.

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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.

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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.
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Ever heard of the Mortar Board? Maybe not, but your future employers probably have. The Mortar Board is a national senior honor society and today marks the Penn State chapter's 75th year in existence.
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East Halls

After much speculation from members across the Penn State community, Penn State Live has confirmed that the residence halls at University Park will open at 5 p.m. this Friday, November 26. Previously the university was promoting that dorms would not be open until 8 a.m. on Saturday, November 27.

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The Penn State Lady Lions opened up an early lead thanks to hot shooting, but it was their defense that earned them a hard-fought 78-48 victory over South Carolina this weekend.

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CharlieBrownThanksgiving

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.

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hertzog_soccer
This season, the Penn State men's soccer team has relied on junior Corey Hertzog to score goals. This stayed true in the NCAA Tournament second round game against Old Dominion, as he led Penn State to victory with three goals and an assist.
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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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