Archive for March, 2012

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The Penn State Alumni Association will be hosting a Candidate Meet and Greet during Blue-White weekend on Saturday, April 21. The road to hosting this event hit a few roadbumps along the way, but in the end came out strong.
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Science Editor of BoingBoing.net Maggie Koerth-Baker spoke to Penn State scientists this week to encourage them to make their findings and articles interesting and readable to the general public while not delving too far into the new realm of "pseudo-science".
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Some of State College's downtown businesses aren't advertised well enough, BUT here are some marketing ploys they could use to get our attention and subsequently throw us into a panic.
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As the weather gets nicer, the everyday walks on campus become increasingly more enjoyable. Don't you ever wonder what's playing inside that other guy's headphones? We've compiled a list of some of our favorite songs to listen to on the way to class.
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IST
Starting April 9th, Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) will showcase several young entrepreneurs from the tech community.
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lionettes
You see them break it down at Beaver Stadium or the BJC. You watch their hair flips and line kicks in awe. Now, get to know your Penn State Lionettes as they rapidly approach their biggest (and only) competition of the year.
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shirt
Well, kiddos, it's that time of year again. Time to determine the design that will grace thousands of white t-shirts at Beaver Stadium, many of them suffering brutal mutilation beforehand courtesy of our school's female population. Yes, I am actually endorsing something on the Collegian website, an extremely rare occurrence. However, I don't want my student section looking like a bunch of tools, so I stress that you make voting for the 2012 White Out t-shirt design a priority before voting closes at 4 PM today. Here's a look at this year's designs, including which one I like best.
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The Penn State TOMS Club is hosting a “Style Your Sole” party on the HUB lawn this Sunday, April 1 at 1:00 p.m. Come out to style your shoes and clothing while helping out a great cause at the same time.
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Israeli Ambassador to the U.S., Dr. Michael B. Oren, spoke to a packed house of spectators on Thursday night in 111 Wartik. His message: Israel is America’s ultimate ally.
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Lewis Black
Nothing was safe last night when stand-up comic/angry old jewish bastard, Lewis Black, took to the stage at the Eisenhower auditorium. The veteran to the comedy game went after Mark Zuckerberg, the GOP candidates and even the newest social media activism icon, Treyvon Martin. Read more about Black's controversial stand-up act after the jump.
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Bill O'Brien from Will Derrick
Bill O'Brien was hired as the new head coach of the Penn State football program two months and 23 days ago to the tune of disappointment and disdain from fans, students, and alumni. In the time that has passed since then, he's put together one of the strongest recruiting classes that the team has seen in years and has quickly endeared himself to the State College community, forcing the haters to eat their words.
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Michael Oren

Michael Oren, the Israeli Ambassador to the United States, will speak on campus tonight about American foreign policy and the role of Israel as one of America’s most important allies in the Middle-East. The event is scheduled for 7:00 pm in 111 Wartik and is structured as an open forum. Oren will be available for questions that anyone might have.

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Classes Bracket
With March Madness and Scheduling Madness upon us, and being in the sunset of my college career, I thought it would be appropriate to orchestrate a sixteen-class bracket of the courses at Penn State wherein I was must struck with the thought, “Why am I here?”
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Billy O's

Ever since Grillers was shut down by the State College Department of Ordinance Enforcement & Public Health (those clean freak bastards) I have been in a state of mourning. So on Friday night when I was drinking underage and heard the news whilst stumbling my way over to Beaver ave I was an emotional wreck. Luckily, I was pointed in the direction of Billy O’s.

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Movin’ On 2011 Brings Out Students, Despite Rain -- Photo by Dave Cole
Twelve student musical acts will compete in Movin' On's Battle of the Bands this Saturday at 9 p.m. in Alumni Hall. Two winners will be opening for the 2012 lineup on Friday, April 27. Find out more about the competitors after the jump.
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Maggie Lucas, a Penn State Lady Lions guard, was awarded AP All-America honorable mention commendations for her impress sophomore season. Lucas averaged 19.5 points on 42.9 percent shooting this year along with 4.7 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game.
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M1E2009C006
It has all come full circle for Aleks Ochocki, the Clark, N.J. native who won the NCAA championship in saber his freshman year. This past weekend, after already being named an All-American for the fourth consecutive season, Ochocki defeated Valentin Staller of Harvard 15-11 in the gold medal match, finishing his final year at Penn State with a second NCAA championship victory.
Posted about 2 years ago in about by
THON_2012
Tonight, new THON overall Will Martin found out who he would be working towards building a great THON 2013 with as the rest of his overall committee was announced. You can find the list of the 14 new members of the overall committee after the jump.
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The students have spoken, and with 44% of the vote, Courtney Lennartz was elected UPUA President today. Lennartz, along with running-mate Katelyn Mullen, were seen as the natural front runners from the start. Lennartz served as UPUA Vice-President for this past assembly, and although she had her flaws, the other two tickets were unable to throw her off her game during the two week campaign.
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UPUA 2012 debate
Onward State has decided to not endorse a candidate this UPUA election. Find out why after the jump.
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The seventeen members of The Pennharmonics, who have dubbed themselves Penn State's premiere co-ed a cappella group, lived up to that description this weekend, winning the Varsity Vocals International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella regional semifinals. They will go on to represent the mid-Atlantic in the international finals on April 28, held in New York City's "The Town Hall", a performance space located in midtown Manhattan.
Posted about 2 years ago in about by
mikethemailman
You, the readers, have spoken and we here at Onward State heard your suggestions. You all made it perfectly clear that Penn State has more than just ten personalities we all find endearing.
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Mord Fustang at Alumni Hall
It's not everyday that the HUB's Alumni Hall hosts a rave, but on Monday, Penn State's Electronic Dance Music Club (EDMC) did just that, bringing in a great lineup of DJ's for an energetic night of beats and lasers. The event, titled BassDROP in the Valley, featured headliner Mord Fustang, an Estonian electro-house and dubstep producer who had just played Miami's Ultra Music Festival over the weekend.
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Baseball
The Penn State baseball team will close out a six-game homestand today with a doubleheader against Coppin State. The first pitch of game one is scheduled for 2 p.m. at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, and the second game will follow thirty minutes after the conclusion.
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It's a UPUA elections tradition unlike any other -- election day breakfast at the downtown Waffle Shop.
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From March 31st to April 4th, the State Theatre will be screening “The Pact”, a romantic comedy brought to you (written, produced, and directed) by Matt Toronto, a Penn State professor and local filmmaker. Learn more about the film after the jump.
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2010 Senior Sendoff
As my final semester in Happy Valley hurtles to a close (slowww downnnn!), I can't help but look back on the past four wonderful years and wonder what I could have done differently. While I try to preach and practice a "no regrets" mentality, I can't say I wouldn't change a few things if given the chance. With that in mind, here are five things I wish I would have done during my time at Penn State.
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2012 UPUA Candidates
While it may be fun to go through the list and vote for whoever has the coolest name, it's damaging to democracy to vote uninformed. In the lasting words of the first UPUA President-Elect Jay Bundy, "You voted for me bitches. That was a bad idea." We don't want that to happen again, so we've compiled a list of resources to use when voting today.
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2012 UPUA Debate
Historically, the second UPUA presidential debate provides more entertainment and insight than the first. Candidates are tired after two and a half weeks of campaigning, and after getting more comfortable in the elections game, are more apt to start throwing mud. Simply put -- I expected tempers to flare in Alumni Hall, but what I got was more of the same.
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Clem's BBQ
It comes with great regret and sadness that I write these words: Clem's Wood-Fired BBQ has closed. It will only be temporary, though, as they look to find a location that will be big enough to meet their needs.