Monthly Archives: March, 2012

Features
0 In Which Onward Educates on the State of Science

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”.

Features
0 Walking to the Beat: What We’re Listening to

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.

News
0 2012 White Out T-Shirt Design Review

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.

News
0 Nothing is Safe from 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.

Opinion
0 BOB Does Work: I Shut Up The Haters In Under Three Months Edition

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.

News
0 Israeli Ambassador to U.S. To Speak on Campus

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.

News
0 Billy O’s: The Rebound for Your Grillers Breakup

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.

Features
0 Meet the Battling Bands

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.

News
0 PSU Fencer Aleks Ochocki Grabs His Second NCAA Championship

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.

News
0 THON 2013 Overall Committee Announced

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.

News
0 Courtney Lennartz Elected UPUA President

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.

News
0 Pennharmonics To Sing For International Championship

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.

News
0 Mord Fustang Headlines EDMC’s Energetic Alumni Hall Show

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.

News
0 Lions to Host Doubleheader Against Coppin State

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.

News
0 State Theatre To Screen “The Pact”

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.

Opinion
0 Senioritis: My Five Biggest Regrets (That I’m Willing To Write About)

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.

Features
0 Your Guide to the 2012 UPUA Election

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.

News
0 Second UPUA Debate as Bad as the First

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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