Archive for July, 2011

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Paul-Posluszny
After 397 tackles and four seasons in Buffalo, Penn State legend Paul Posluszny has decided to move on. Late Tuesday night, Paul agreed in principle to sign a six-year deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
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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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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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The end of the NFL work stoppage meant the beginning of NFL dreams for a few former Nittany Lions. Find out who will be heading where as NFL training camps kick off this week.
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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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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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Penn State quarterback
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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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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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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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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With a 19% final reduction in state appropriations, how Penn State managed to keep this year's tuition increase about 10% lower than it has been on average over the past 5 years is an interesting and complex story.
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plank
Planking has taken the Twitter world by storm in the past few months. Find out how upstart website CollegeIQ.com is taking advantage of it during Arts Fest weekend to get their name out in the Penn State community.
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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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Meat-on-a-stick has been a staple of the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts for years, and the spreads out during Wednesday's Children's Day certainly didn't disappoint. Take a look at what we saw, and check out the full list of food vendors below.
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Penn State hockey will play in Citizens Bank Park on January 4, 2012
Penn State hockey has been one of the hottest topics in Happy Valley in the past year, and today we found another reason to be excited about the future of the program.
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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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For the second time ever, TEDxPSU will be convened at University Park this fall.
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Poster feature
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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The finished product (click for full size).
When the 2011-12 Nittany Lion basketball team takes the floor of the Bryce Jordan Center, not much will be the same compared to just a year ago. The same can now be said for the Bryce Jordan Center itself, as plans may be in the works for a new scoreboard.
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Ali Krieger
Nittany Lions making a name for themselves after their time in Happy Valley is nothing new, but yesterday former Penn State women's soccer star Ali Krieger made hers on the world's biggest stage.
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Over the past couple months, we've released some details about Penn State Athletics' new Code Blue program, which is designed to increase student turn-out at all of our 29 varsity teams' matches. Well, now they have a logo too. Find out how it was chosen after the jump.

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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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Lift For Life
Tomorrow, members of the Penn State football team will host the 9th annual Lift for Life event from 2-7pm in Holuba Hall. The Lift For Life event has generated over $500,000 for kidney cancer since it began at Penn State in 2002.
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HUB First Day of Classes
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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GoPSUsports Twitter
We know Penn State has the best fans in college sports, but how does that translate into a social media following? Check out where Penn State landed on SportsFanGraph.com's NCAA Social Media rankings.
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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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Beginning today, seniors can propose a 2012 Senior Class gift idea. Here's how you can submit your proposal and what must be included for your gift idea.
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Penn State's player ratings were leaked for EA Sports' NCAA Football 12. What if they translated into the actual 2011 Nittany Lion football team?
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Pat Chambers
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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Tom Osborne, Poe Paterno, Jim Delany
Today, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln officially becomes a member of the Big Ten. Here's a look at what this means for Penn State and a look back at a few great moments in Penn State-Nebraska history. Oh, and Tim Curley too.
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