Archive for December, 2010

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Penn State Football Player Evan Royster

Even if it’s not Joe Paterno’s last game, the Outback Bowl will mark the end of a more than a few Penn State football careers.

But that’s the way it is. Seniors have to graduate just like fish have to swim (turns out the NCAA doesn’t really accept the “super-senior” designation with the same aplomb as the rest of the Penn State community).

There’s one Penn State football player whose departure I am dreading, though. He’s far and away my favorite athlete on the team. Here are the top five reasons why I’ll miss running back Evan Royster.

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85605_1210outback
After disappointing seasons for both teams, the University of Florida Gators and the Penn State Nittany Lions will take to the field at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Florida to compete in the Outback Bowl.
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First Night State College
Not heading to Tampa for the Outback Bowl? Nothing to do in your hometown for New Year's Eve? Or are you one of the many State College High School students turned Penn State undergraduates who have the distinct pleasure of remaining in Happy Valley virtually year-round? Worry not, my friend. There is plenty to do this New Year's Eve in State College.
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Sugar on Top Cupcakes
Sugar on Top is going to be featured in an upcoming episode of Cupcake Wars. Cupcake Wars is a Food Network reality show that pits four pairs of chefs and sous chefs against each other as they compete for a $10,000 prize. The teams are eliminated one-by-one over three rounds.
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Joe and Sue Paterno
In an exclusive interview with Ron Musselman of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Mark Brennan of Fight on State, Sue Paterno spoke out against the rumors that Joe Paterno would be retiring after the Outback Bowl due to health concerns. According to her, JoePa's health is fine.
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Penn State Coach Joe Paterno
Penn State professor Mike Poorman knows a thing or two about Joe Paterno. That's why I read Poorman's latest column for StateCollege.com with extreme interest. In it, Poorman offered his opinion on the rumors of an impending retirement announcement from Joe Paterno.
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Merry Christmas Nittany Lion at Penn State
With six more showings of A Christmas Story and plenty of food left to eat, Christmas Day is finally here. From all of us at Onward State, we hope you and yours have a happy holidays. We'll catch you on the flipside.
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JoePaterno_Football
As the Outback Bowl approaches, rumors about an imminent retirement announcement from Joe Paterno have returned in full force. Retirement rumors are a staple of the Penn State football beat, an ever-present slant that commentators with nothing substantial to discuss pursue relentlessly. Just like I am about to...
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Nittany Lion Winter Snow Christmas
It's that time of year again. Christmas music, cookies, and checking eLion compulsively for your fall semester grades. As Penn State students take a break for the holidays, Onward State will too.
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ncaa_a_penn_state_volleyball_b1_600
At the beginning of the women's volleyball season, coach Russ Rose said that Penn State did not deserve the number-one ranking. The Nittany Lions had to earn the top spot, and they did just that by winning a record-breaking fourth consecutive NCAA National Championship on Saturday night by beating California.
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womens_volleyball
The Penn State women's volleyball team cruised into the final of the NCAA Tournament with a sweep of Texas. The easy 3-0 (25-13, 25-13, 25-22) victory came as a surprise in a match that was predicted to be tight.
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We're still trying to figure out exactly what it is-- a class project, a documentary, a piece of organizational PR-- but 'Death to Greek Life' has been a great distraction in an otherwise typically dreary finals week. It's a pretty long video but pretty well made (and with some brotastic moments).
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UPUA
At the risk of ESPN suing me, welcome to SportsCenter meets C-SPAN: the top five plays from the University Park Undergraduate Association this semester. The first full semester under President Christian Ragland has gone well. There have been a few missteps, but that's to be expected of any organization a) made up of students, and b) only at its fifth crack at this. People like to rag on the UPUA a lot (awful pun not intended—sorry, Christian) but hopefully this will convince you that they actually are doing a lot of good for us.
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Old_Main_Presidents_Open_House
University spokeswoman Annemarie Mountz confirmed this morning that Penn State is shifting away from Monday/Wednesday classes. The official explanation? Returning to a Monday/Wednesday/Friday standard will produce a more even distribution of class hours over the week.
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It’s finals week, so basically it is time to learn all the material you just happened to miss throughout the semester by: a) missing class, b) texting your way through class, c) sleeping through class or d) playing Farmville instead of taking notes in class…It’s okay, Onward State is here to help you learn how to study throughout the week. Since you can’t seem to stop Facebook stalking or tweeting about how much you have to do…
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CATA Android Screenshot

About a year after CATA dropped its iPhone app on the smartphone-toting masses, it finally decided to let the worshipers of the little green robot in on the fun. On Friday, the official CATA app appeared in the Android market, letting users check to see where their buses are.

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dsg
If your weekend was surprisingly tranquil, you woke up early enough to get breakfast at McDonald's or you remembered every transaction on your PNC card, there is a good chance you have a slew of final exams to take this week. With the stress of five days dedicated to Scantrons and essays, the doctrine "don't believe everything you read" is sometimes thrown out by nervous students sweeping the web to find easy tips on how to get an A.
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bigtenlogo
After months of speculation, Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany appeared on the Big Ten Network Monday afternoon to unveil the conference's new logo and divisional names. You can see one of the versions of the logo to the left (kinda new-age, could be worse).
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Maggie Lucas  Photo by Mark Selders

The Penn State women’s basketball team continued their dominance at home with a 95-41 win over Maine on Sunday. The Lady Lions were led by Maggie Lucas’ 22 points and Nikki Greene’s double-double.

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graduates
Hopefully, those graduating this semester already know the dates and locations of their commencement ceremonies. But for the friends and family who want/are forced to watch--or for the future grads who let all the spiced rum and eggnog go to their heads--we've put together a short and sweet list of save-the-dates.
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markets in everything
With finals here, some students are realizing that it’s time for desperate measures… including paying someone else to study with them. What’s the furthest you’ve seen someone go to cram before a test?
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Clemente New

On Thursday, beloved Sociology professor Frank Clemente gave his final lecture in 100 Thomas to over 900 people. The standing-room only crowd was on hand to hear Clemente’s renowned “Rules of Life” lecture. We were there, and we have a full video of the lecture if you missed it or want to see it again.

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Penn State had three different chances to make a statement against BCS conference opponents in their non-conference schedule this season, something that they needed to do to have hopes of making it back to the NCAA Tournament. And three different times, they were outplayed and outcoached, leaving the idea of playing in March to seem like a galaxy away.

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testfail
I know how you're feeling. Things are getting pretty hectic right now, your final grade rides on one test, and all your friends are too busy concentrating on their exams to help you out. You can't focus and you have no idea how you're going to fail all these finals.
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volleyball
The Penn State women's volleyball team earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament Semifinals with a 3-1 (25-19, 25-18, 23-25, 25-17) win over Duke on Saturday night.
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blairbrown

Senior Blair Brown paved the way with 24 kills for the Penn State women’s volleyball team to beat Oklahoma 3-0 (25-23, 25-23, 25-15) on Friday night in the third round of the NCAA Tournament.

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class gift
Applications to be a part of the 2012 Senior Class Gift Committee are open now until Friday, January 21, 2011. Students graduating at any time during the 2012 calendar year are encouraged to apply if they are passionate about philanthropy at Penn State.
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princeton review
Last night, the University Park Undergraduate Association voted to introduce subsidized test prep classes from The Princeton Review for graduate and professional standardized tests. The vote passed overwhelmingly, with only three votes for the other package, presented to the UPUA by Kaplan.
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Mia Nickson  Photo by Mark Selders

The Penn State women’s basketball team continued their winning ways at home, improving to 8-2 with a dominating 95-65 victory over Army on Wednesday night.

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