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Monthly Archives: August, 2012
There are many sights to be seen in State College, but when you’re new to the area you might not know where to start. First, talk to your friends. Even those people from high school who refuse to acknowledge that you go to the same university may offer some valuable advice.
For the first time in nearly half a century, the Penn State Nittany Lions will play the opening game of a football season under a head coach not named Joe Paterno. For the first time in nearly a decade, their opponent on the first Saturday of the college football season will be rather formidable. The Ohio Bobcats are not your typical cream puff opponent that high profile programs often schedule in the opener.
The distinct smell of incense and sheesha that fumes from the State College head-shop, Jamaica Junction, has been replaced with an odor of fresh paint as the section of the store dedicated to smoking hookah is being replaced with expanded retail space. Read more about how Uncle Mike believes that this is a case of government over-stepping its boundaries and the State College borough has no clue what he’s talking about.
There are many great pre-game traditions which surround Penn State football – the bus, the flip, and of course the stadium wide “We Are” Chant – but before all those get underway, there is Football Eve. Entrance and parking are free, festivities start at 6, and the pep rally begins at 7pm.
Each Friday, Onward State will be bringing you predictions from various staff members for the next day’s Penn State game. Along with a score prediction will be a brief explanation and a few key players to watch. You might disagree with what some of us think. That’s fine, just attempt to remain respectful. Now, let’s all attempt to have a real good time and make some picks.
Everyone loves to giggle at oblivious freshmen attempting to swipe their ID cards to get onto the White Loop after a long night on Frat Row, but getting around campus would be much less of a hassle (read: shit show) if everyone understood how the CATAbus worked. These routes have become familiar to many of us, but at one point in time, they were foreign to us.
Joe Posnanski’s highly-anticipated biography “Paterno” will debut as number one on the New York Times bestsellers list this month, publisher Simon & Schuster confirmed to ESPN.
It was everything you could ask for in a UPUA meeting and more — no-holds-barred debate on leadership organization and parliamentary procedure regarding a budget commission, unanimous votes (surprise, surprise) on legislation, and powerpoint presentations on both a revamped housing database website and a partnership with the Princeton Review for test prep courses. Truly tantalizing stuff.
Public Relations officer Allen Sheffield emphasized that the new chant and the campout itself shows “evidence that #ONETEAM isn’t just a hashtag for twitter, it’s a movement.”
Football games tend to make me hungry—although witnessing any amount of athletic dominance will do that to a girl. The suspense! The pageantry! The unbridled blood lust! I’m getting hungry just thinking about it. So to make sure you eat properly before and after witnessing some Ohio ass-kicking, here are my suggestions.
Justin Strine wanted to carry on his family’s legacy in the military. To do so, he joined the Penn State Army ROTC. After making one big, bad decision to participate in the November Riots, his dreams of being an officer came crashing down.
Details are beginning to emerge regarding the Athletics Integrity Agreement that Penn State was required to enter into as part of the NCAA sanctions. First, former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell was appointed by the NCAA to serve as Penn State’s integrity monitor for the next five years while the athletic department is on probation. Yesterday, terms of the agreement were posted on the progress.psu.edu website.
In a first of it’s kind event in State College, tonight, Levels Nightclub has decided to host a “Students for Barack Obama” night. While the event is not an official Obama for America campaign event, but rather the “Students for Barack Obama,” the purpose of such events is simple; Reengage the student-age voters who were successfully mobilized during Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential run.
John Ziegler has been a very well-known critic of the Freeh Report. He’s pointed out its flaws, he’s made a video about what a Freeh-proclaimed Penn State cover-up would’ve looked like, and now he wants Penn State’s media critics to put their money where their mouth is.
The Penn State Student Programming Association will kick off the new school year with their second annual Nittany Block Party next week with special guest, The Ready Set. The show will take place next Friday, September 7, at 5:30 p.m. on Pollock Road in front of the HUB. There will also be performances from various student groups and organizations, as well as food and other activities.
The all-male a cappella group formerly known as “The JoePas” joined organizations such as NittanyVille, Nike, and Penn State itself in their cutting of ties with the condemned former coach, formally announcing a name change to “The Statesmen” on August 24th. Read more after the jump to understand how they came to this decision.
Bill O’Brien’s mouth tells the media that the first year Penn State head coach is nervous heading into Saturday’s opener against the Ohio Bobcats. His demeanor sure isn’t showing it. To be fair, he isn’t really showing anything, but he and his players are ready for actual football.
I have been through the application process, and I know first hand that it is nerve-racking. So after talking to a couple overalls, as well as looking back on my experience, I have come up with a short do’s and dont’s list for filling out THON captain applications.
Last month, the NCAA took Penn State’s wins and now they want their trophies. According to a report from WHPTV in Harrisburg, the NCAA expects Penn State to return the six trophies it obtained from the 1998-2011 period in which all wins were vacated.
Everyone’s favorite student government organization, the University Park Undergraduate Association — or UPUA — will hold their first general assembly meeting of the semester tonight. Expect an unusually large turnout of six students at this evening’s meeting as there is some hefty legislation on the agenda that will be debated and voted on.