Last night, Young Money and crew brought their shit to the BJC in their “I am Music 2” tour featuring Travis Barker, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and Weezy. If you were one of the thousands of students there, you saw how epic the show was with special guests, fireballs and fireworks and a hell of a lot of songs we hadn’t heard in years.
Monthly Archives: March, 2011
It’s official. I’m convinced Graham Spanier is a superhero fighting for “truth, justice, and the Penn State way.” In between battling budget cuts, overseeing our massive university, and jammin’ on his washboard, G-Span has managed to find time to head up the task force responsible for determining the future of the Fiesta Bowl.
Those looking to get a little more cultural sophistication in between the bass-driven live music phenomena of rap superstars gracing State College this spring need look no further. Classical music lovers are being treated to Verdi’s Requiem on Sunday.
Two football players and two basketball players were charged with disorderly conduct stemming with a State Patty’s Day fight State College police announced on Wednesday. Football players Curtis Drake and Derrick Thomas and basketball players Taran Buie and Tre Bowman were all charged in association with the altercation which took place in Cedarbrook Apartments on the evening of February 28th.
The Penn State men’s volleyball team traveled to New Jersey last weekend and came away with two sweeps over conference foes. With the victories, the Nittany Lions are just one win away from their 27th EIVA regular season title. Penn State will hope to earn that win against George Mason on Saturday.
Ivory Wave, Vanilla Sky, White Rush- these are not discreet code names for coke or the next bad Nicholas Cage movie. They are brands of bath salts, the legal spazz that has been putting people in intensive care and business owners in a tough spot.
Fresh off competing at Rutgers in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella Mid-Atlantic Semifinals, Penn State’s oldest co-ed a cappella ensemble, None of the Above or colloquially, NOTA, will perform this Saturday alongside Tufts University’s premiere a cappella group, the Beelzebubs.
So it looks like Are U Hungry is holding a contest in order to decide what their new sandwich will be. They are asking customers to submit their own ideas, one of which will be added to the Are U Hungry menu.
We at Onward State have decided to get in on the game and have started creating a sandwich of our own.What we need your help with is the name. Pick your favorite in the poll below, or add your own in the comments.
The UPUA Elections Commission entered Alumni Hall to a crowd highly anticipating the results. Spectators and supporters had begun arriving shortly after 10 p.m., and waited over an hour for the Commission’s announcement. After going through the winners of each of the 17 representative races, Head Elections Commissioner Dustin Dove revealed the results of the presidential/vice presidential election that everyone had been waiting for. Joe Grimes and Tyler Weintz finished fourth, behind David Adewumi and Sri Pisupati in third, Travis Salters and Maggie Quinn in second, leaving TJ Bard and Courtney Lennartz as the winners.
At 2:47 p.m. today, I got an email in my Penn State Webmail account signed by former Penn State lineman, helluva football player, and great student Stefen Wisniewski. Only the email address didn’t exactly match up with the sender; I happen to know that the sender’s address belong to David Adewumi, who evidently had Wisniewski write a short plug for his presidential try.
Not only is the week half way over, Lil Wayne is in Happy Valley for a show at the BJC. It’s time to get it poppin’ like a semi-automatic! You’re going to need some tasty jams for the pre-game and post-game (the man himself has the actual game covered). Check out this week’s installment of Hump Day Hip Hop in order to properly prepare yourself for Lil’ Tunechi’s arrival, as well as a review of Wiz Khalifa’s brand new cd, “Rolling Papers.”
There was something much sweeter about opening the Nittany Lion Softball Park in a game against a Big Ten rival. The team was scheduled to debut the park against Buffalo on Thursday, but thanks to some Pennsylvania weather, the game was postponed into April. Instead, Beard field’s inaugural game was to be against Wisconsin. Find out how it and the rest of this week’s games went.
“You should read my early coverage of bear hunting. It was awesome.” Let that sink in for a moment. Two chairs sat on the State Theatre Stage, separated by a small table holding two coffee mugs. But no, James Lipton and Inside the Actor’s Studio were not making a guest appearance. The stage was set for Ben Feller, the chief White House correspondent for the Associated Press and owner of the above quote, to own the night.
Dr. Jeffrey A. Miron, Economics professor at Harvard University, spoke about the legalization of drugs in America at the Willard building last night. Miron advocates drug legalization and has been researching it for 15 years.
The United States spends $41 billion each year on prohibition enforcement and forgoes $47 billion in tax dollars. Drug arrests account for 13 percent of all arrests. Miron proposes that the government legalize all drugs and tax them just like an everyday commodity.
Miron argued that drug laws in America are ineffective and that only harm comes from prohibition. Underground markets can’t use the legal system to solve disputes, therefore they resort to violence. Not to mention underground societies don’t exactly pay their taxes.
Presidential candidate David Adewumi had a good point when he said that most of the student body wasn’t attending last night’s debate, and that the majority of people who were had already made up their minds as to who they were voting for. And he was right: clearly divided sections of supporters indicated their choice by the brightly-colored shirts they wore.
There are 7 ‘On-Campus Representative’ positions open to full-time undergraduate students who attend University Park and live on-campus. This year, 10 students are competing.
Check out our guide to this year’s on-campus representative candidates after the jump!
Students, advocates, and anyone else with an opinion on the latest issues in education funding and tuition increases are encouraged to attend Penn State Capital Day in Harrisburg on Tuesday, April 5. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet face to face with state legislators and get your voices heard, literally.
Penn State has taken over the #2 spot in the latest Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup rankings, which were released late last week.
California Tanning Express, a new tanning salon, opened a month ago. Their addition to downtown State College was a long time coming and provides interested students with a cleaner, more reputable option than The Bronze or Ultimate Tans. Read more after the jump.
This April, SPA will celebrate their 2nd Annual April Fool’s Comedy Month and trust me, it’s no joke with some of the acts they have booked. The event will feature several comedians throughout the month that will keep you laughing until the end of May.
What do you want to do before you die?– this common question is the basis for MTV’s popular documentary series The Buried Life. This Friday, April 1st, the cast of the series will turn this question on Penn State as they speak at SPA’s LateNight.
If you have clicked on Onward State or picked up a Collegian sometime over the past 15 days, you’ve seen headlines dealing with one or more of the four UPUA presidential tickets. Since the start of the campaign season, the media focus on the upcoming election has been on the executive branch of the student government. But do the presidential tickets deserve all this hoopla? Do they wield enough power in the UPUA to warrant such excessive coverage? The power of the UPUA is still in the hands of the 39 members that make up its Assembly, yet there has not been one story profiling the any of the 57 undergraduates vying for either the six at-large, 12 off-campus, seven on-campus or one of the 14 academic college positions in the government’s legislative branch.
The Penn State football team suffered two big blows this week, as Curtis Drake and Pete Massaro both went down with leg injuries in spring practices. Both players were expected to be big contributers in the 2011 season. Drake suffered a fracture to his left tibia in practice last Thursday, and Massaro suffered a torn ACL in his left knee on Friday.