Monthly Archives: July, 2011

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0 Lion Breaks PSU Wireless Configs, But Easy Fix

I’m an unabashed early adopter, but my trailblazing can come at a cost sometimes. When I upgraded to Lion a few weeks ago, I quickly found myself unable to access Penn State’s extensive wireless infrastructure. I was able to tether through my trusty iPhone, but I realized that this was a problem hundreds, if not thousands, at the University would soon be facing…

Thankfully, the Internet is a wonderful place.

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0 Crisp Closes: OH SNAP!

Crisp, a salad-and-smoothie restaurant located at 220 E. College Ave, has been shut down following a brief run that saw it debut with a lackluster reception due to relatively high prices. The storefront has been taken over by local convenience store favorite Snappy’s. Find out more details after the jump!

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0 Freshman 101: Gym Memberships

Ah, the Freshman 15. You’ve all heard about it, freshmen, and you’re probably wondering how you can avoid it when you get to school this fall. In this installment of Freshman 101, we take a look at where you’re able to work out at Penn State and what fitness center option is best for you.

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0 Penn State Is A Party School That Pays

We’ve all dealt with the disapproving looks and comments that sometimes accompany any discussion about the infamous “#1 party school” ranking attached to Dear Old State’s reputation. We try to explain that yes, we do party, but we also study and care about academics, too. Thankfully, salary analysis website PayScale.com has helped our argument by compiling a list of “party schools” ranked by salary potential.

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0 The Quarterback Question

As football season approaches, the question on everyone’s mind surrounds the competition at starting quarterback. We break down the case for each quarterback and why each should be the starter.

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0 Catching Up With Corey Hertzog

This summer, most of us have been spending our time at an internship or job, studying abroad, or frequenting the Jersey Shore. Former Penn State soccer star Corey Hertzog has been a little busier, though, as he kicks off his career in Major League Soccer.

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0 FTCAP Favorites

FTCAP is an exciting day for freshmen, filled with great information about Penn State from upperclassmen who have been in the freshies’ shoes before. The FTCAP leaders are charged with being the freshmen’s first mentors as they embark on their college journey. But with an entire day filled with Penn State knowledge, some things can stick out more than others.

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0 Freshman 101: Tips for Partying at Penn State

Penn State has been ranked among the country’s best party schools for a reason. Whether you plan on participating in holding down that tradition or not, of course, is up to you. Just know that you will hear people stumbling back at 2AM. And your dorm bathrooms may be wrecked the next day. You may also find Pokey Stix littering the sidewalks. This is completely normal. We want to prepare you for your future party endeavors, so here are 10 tips that should make you more party-smart than non-OS readers.

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0 Arts Festival 2011: Map of Downtown Festival

Didn’t realize there was actually more than just apartment ragers during Arts Fest? Worry not, my friend. Onward State is here with guides to the best parts of the weekend, from food to performances to party tips.

But to really enjoy all that Arts Fest has to offer, you’ll have to know where you’re going… Check out the handy map after the jump.

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0 PSU Star of Another ‘This American Life’ Episode

About two and a half years ago, Penn State was featured on Chicago Public Radio’s This American Life, a weekly public radio show whose producer Sara Koenig and other TAL editors explored the undesired accolade our university had won a few months earlier from The Princeton Review. Well, Ms. Koenig has apparently been back on her journalistic grind over the past several months. Check out our report after the jump.

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0 2011 Penn State Football Poster Now Available

The 2011 Penn State football poster is now available in downtown State College. This year’s poster features a very simple, classic design to commemorate the 125th season of Penn State football. That goofy looking guy with the “S” sweater and ridiculous pants is W.T. “Mother” Dunn, Penn State football’s first All-American. The poster is free of charge, as always, so pick one up for your dorm room or apartment!

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0 Corbett Signs Medical Amnesty Bill into Law

About a month ago, we reported that the Pennsylvania State Senate had advanced a bill to establish a medical amnesty plan for that provides legal amnesty to underage individuals who call emergency authorities to help a friend or acquaintance with a life-threatening, alcohol-related illness.

Yesterday Gov. Tom Corbett signed the measure into law.

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0 Freshman 101: Helpful Links for PSU Students

How do I schedule an appointment with UHS? When am I allowed to drop and add classes? What will my dorm room look like? What textbooks do I need? In our first installment of Freshman 101, we put together a list of websites that will answer these questions and many more!

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0 Penn State Band Putting It All on the Table (Ten)

Table Ten, a band started at Penn State, has a summer schedule littered with gigs across the Jersey shore, Maryland, and Delaware. I got the opportunity to catch up with Josh Corcoran and Antonio Parisi, two of the original three members. Find out how they’re doing — and who their newest members are — after the jump.

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0 Pat Chambers Loves Golf Carts

Most laughed off the comments Penn State basketball coach Pat Chambers made at his introductory press conference about getting on a golf cart and riding through campus to promote the basketball program. Well, he was serious.

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