Tomorrow morning, U.S Senator Bob Casey Jr. will be making an appearance at the Corner Room where he will will meet with supporters and the public. Casey is set to arrive at 11 a.m. Sen. Casey, from Scranton Pa. has served in the Senate since 2006 after a victory over Rick Santorum and is running for reelection against Tom Smith, a republican from Armstrong County and founder of a Tea Party group called the Indiana and Armstrong Patriots. Prior to entering politics this year, Smith worked for decades as a coal miner and later owner of a successful coal mining business.
Monthly Archives: October, 2012
As Hurricane Sandy ripped through areas of the Northeast — specifically New York and New Jersey — State College remained largely unscathed. Leading up to the storm, students and residents stocked up on essential supplies like flashlights, food, and malt liquor. It would all be for naught, and even though Penn State cancelled classes for the first time in five years on Monday afternoon, conditions would never reach the levels the most people expected.
This Saturday night, Relay for Life of Penn State will be selling hot dogs and meatball subs at a few locations in downtown State College including the Student Bookstore, the CVS on Beaver Avenue, and Rapid Transit. The hotdogs will cost two dollars while meatballs subs will be a slightly more expensive three dollars with all of the money going towards fundraising for the American Cancer Society.
The Bryce Jordan Center is always the venue that people think of when they hear of a big act coming through Happy Valley. Unfortunately, three acts have been forced to reschedule their Penn State performances within the past month. Find out the reasons why Tiësto, Green Day and Pretty Lights were forced to postpone BJC appearances after the jump.
As election day draws near, student organizations are stepping up their efforts to reach the student population. Get Out The Vote is an organized last-minute push to maximize voter turnout. Check out what to expect in the coming week before the election.
Penn State student-athlete, radio host on the Lion 90.7 fm, and DMV hip-hop artist, Mike Wallz, released the first single, “Pretty Green Eyes”, from his up-coming solo album, The Free Life. However, his music is more like a movement. Read more about how Mike Wallz is living The Free Life after the jump.
Although highly-touted tight end recruit Adam Breneman has yet to walk on campus as an official student of Penn State, he is already making a huge impact, and it has nothing to do with his football abilities. Breneman, who is missing his senior season due to an ACL injury suffered last June, announced his partnership with Project ALS. in July. Breneman set a goal to raise $20,000 by November 2nd. With the deadline two days away, Breneman released an update Tuesday afternoon announcing that this goal had been met, and then some.
Dean Christian Brady has just recently lost his mustache after shaving it off at a “shaving party” in Atherton Hall last night at 6:30 p.m. We have all been very attentive to the fact that this month has been about raising awareness and money for the treatment of breast cancer, and now it’s time broaden that awareness to another form of cancer. Brady, along with team members Steven Bookbinder, Ben Stewart, James Halpin, Melissa Doberstein, and Erhan Selvi have decided to work together in hopes of raising funds and attention for prostate cancer treatment and research. This has been a big moment in history for Brady, claiming that he has lived a fulfilling life with his beard/mustache for a remarkable twenty years. The beard was said to have stayed on due to the fact that his kids would stop conversing with him if he lost it.
Allow me to introduce you to the coolest thing you’ll see all day.
For the 107,818 fans that were at the football game on Saturday, Penn State created a Gigapan panorama that makes everything in the stadium a high resolution image. Fans are encouraged to zoom in and tag themselves in the stands. Play around with it for awhile — it’s really incredible how clear everything is.
For all you science fiction and horror fans out there, The Rocky Horror Picture Show will be playing in Alumni Hall in the HUB tonight at 9 p.m. It’s the perfect way to celebrate Halloween in a more laid back way than repeating last weekend’s festivities and foreshadowing for this weekend.
Tomorrow morning, Kathleen Kane, a democratic candidate for Pennsyvlania Attorney General will be having breakfast and meeting with supporters in Irvings Cafe (@IrvingsPSU). The event, held at 9:45 a.m. is open to the public and will provide a chance for attendees to meet Kane.
Sports Illustrated announced earlier today that Penn State would be featured on this week’s cover regionally in the Northeast. The cover marks the one year anniversary of the Jerry Sandusky scandal breaking and reads “We Are Still Penn State: Defiance, Collective Guilt, Denial…Happy Valley One Year Later.”
My initial reaction was positive, noticing that the main headline is “We Are Still Penn State” — an appropriate rallying cry that those inside Happy Valley have been using for most of the year. But then when I saw the subheadline of “Defiance, collective guilt, revival,” I have to question just how favorable — or fair — S.L. Price’s centerpiece will depict Penn State.
Hurricane Sandy is blowing through the North East causing significant damage, especially in New York and New Jersey. Flood waters have inundated subway passages. Boardwalks have been swallowed up by waves. And in State College, shelves of malt liquor have been scrounged up like emergency rations of flashlights, bread, and milk in areas that lie bel0w sea level.
State College is a magnet for former conservative presidential candidates. On Saturday afternoon, Governor Rick Perry of Texas will campaign at the Victory Center of the Centre County Republican Party. GOP candidate for the US Senate, Tom Smith, will also be in attendance.
With the team’s opening scrimmage against Philadelphia University just five days away, Penn State basketball single-game tickets are on sale to the public. The program also announced a slew of awesome promotions catered toward a boost in student support for the Nittany Lions — a team that is on the rise in the second year under Pat Chambers.
Movin’ On released their second survey today for the 2013 festival. Don’t forget to vote for which artists you want to see perform at Penn State. Also, check out which artists were popular on the 1st survey and listen to their most popular tracks with our Spotify playlist. All this and more after the jump.
After almost 24 hours of speculation and anticipation, classes at Penn State University Park were cancelled for the first time in years. University Park was the 13th Penn State campus to announce class cancellations.
Penn State is a special place before primetime home football games. The mental buildup leading up to a White Out is unlike anything I’ve experienced, and this last week was no different with a record-setting number of Nittanyville campers and a game day atmosphere that only a WhiteOut could induce. Although the score didn’t go the way I would have liked, here’s my observations from this weekend’s game.
A disappointing football weekend for Penn State concluded with a bit of good news Sunday night as Richie Anderson, a running back from Frederick Maryland, committed to the Nittany Lions program. If the name sounds familiar, it is because Anderson’s father, also named Richie, played fullback for the Blue and White in the early 1990s before enjoying a long career in the NFL. The younger Anderson was originally committed to the Maryland Terrapins as part of the Class of 2013 before switching to the Nittany Lions last night. The 5-11 180 lb. senior is rated as a 3 star prospect by most major recruiting services and also had offers from Illinois, Boston College, Wake Forest, East Carolina, Rutgers, and Temple in addition to Penn State and Maryland. He was at Beaver Stadium Saturday night, and true freshman running back Akeel Lynch hosted him for a weekend visit.
With the presidential election only eight days away, naturally all eyes are on the campaigns of Governor Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama. However, the impact of the 5th congressional district vote–the district including State College–is also included on the Nov. 6th ballot. The candidates are Republican incumbent Rep. Glenn Thompson and Democrat Charles Dumas. Thompson, hailing from rural central Pennsylvania with a background in healthcare, has served two terms in congress.
Despite 20 kills for Deja McClendon, and a career high 8 blocks from Micha Hancock, Penn State couldn’t overtake Nebraska, as they lost 3-2 on Sunday.
For the second time this year, a crowd of alumni gathered on gameday to voice their displeasure with the current Penn State Board of Trustees in an event that they have deemed the Rally for Resignations 2.0. Anthony Lubrano, the newest member of the board, was again in attendance at the event on Saturday afternoon and spoke to the crowd of approximately 150 alumni.
While some high profile programs including football and volleyball suffered tough losses, several other sports teams were in action this past weekend including soccer, field hockey, ice hockey, and cross country. Here is a recap of how each team fared.