Monthly Archives: December, 2010

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1 Top 5 Reasons Why I’ll Miss 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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0 Lions Set To Face Gators in Outback Bowl

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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0 Your Guide to New Year’s Eve in 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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0 SuePa Calls JoePa Retirement Rumors “Lies”

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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3 Is This Joe Paterno’s Last Season?

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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0 Four the Glory – Penn State Wins the National Championship

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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0 UPUA Top 5 Highlight Reel

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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0 Penn State Plans to Offer Fewer M/W Classes

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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0 How NOT to Fail Your Finals

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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0 CATA Releases Android App… Finally!

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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0 Studying Myths Debunked

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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0 ‘Tis the Season for Graduation

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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10 Frank Clemente’s Final Lecture

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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0 Hokies Deliver Crushing Blow to Penn State’s Tournament Hopes

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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0 How To Fail Your Finals

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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0 Distraction of the Day: Dear Blank Please Blank

“Disclaimer: We don’t write the submissions, you do. If you see us on the street, please don’t shoot, stab, or punch us. If you have any concerns regarding submissions, please read our terms and privacy policy.”

While studying in the “Harry Potter” room in the library, I notice several people around me on sites like Texts from Last Night, Total Frat Move, and FourLoko Stories.  I then go to my browser and type www.dearblankpleaseblank.com, and click enter.

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1 UPUA to Introduce Subsidized Test Prep Classes

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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