Monthly Archives: July, 2011
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
About two and a half years ago, Penn State was featured on Chicago Public Radio’s
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.