Monthly Archives: January, 2013
Following precedence, the Penn State Interfraternity Council has voted once again to restrict partying over State Patty’s Day weekend. This is the second time in as many years that the IFC is taking significant action against the pseudo-holiday, set to go down on February 23 this year.
Many of you are familiar with Emily Whitehead, a THON child, who recently was the first child to receive a CART-19 T-Cell transplant. Since the procedure, Emily has significantly recovered. Savannah Smith, a communications student here at Penn State, recently put together a multimedia video focusing on Emily’s miraculous turnaround.
Ever heard of the term Sugar Daddy? You know, when a rich older man smothers a young, attractive woman with luxurious gifts? A new study has rated Penn State as number 12 on the top 20 list of fastest growing “Sugar Baby” schools according to SeekingArrangement.com, a website created for individuals seeking mutual beneficial relationships.
It all began when he spotted an empty booth at the activity fair earlier in the semester. He commandeered the booth and recruited 19 others to join his unofficial club that “thrives on leisurely activity and acceptance.” I then began my day spent with Robe Man.
It’s been a tough semester for UPUA so far. Two iPads nearly tore the entire assembly apart, and UPUA’s vote against the new CCSG budget was pretty much deemed irrelevant when the budget proposal was passed. Despite the multiple blows, UPUA was able to swing back and have a (relatively) mistake-free week.
Want to support THON and the Women’s Ice Hockey team this weekend? Come out to this Friday’s match against the No. 7 Mercyhurst Lakers. The night will feature an auction of a special hockey jersey featuring the logo’s of both the Penn State team and the Reading Royals of the ECHL. All proceeds from the auction will go directly to THON, and donations will be collected throughout the night.
The Penn State Student Black Caucus announced earlier this afternoon that the group will be holding an open forum with President Rodney Erickson next Thursday, February 7 at 7 p.m.
Jerry Sandusky appeared in the website url of an AOL Sporting News story on Monday in an article that had nothing to do with Jerry Sandusky.
Although many Pennsylvania voters support Tom Corbett’s lawsuit against the NCAA, a majority of pollsters disapprove of the way he’s handled his first term as governor. According to a Quinnipiac poll released yesterday, only 36 percent of Pennsylvanians polled approve Tom Corbett first-term performance.
Some residents may be exposed to contaminated water and, for the time being, are encouraged to boil their water before drinking, according to a statement issued by the The State College Borough Water Authority earlier today.
Three weeks after Jerry Sandusky’s defense team argued for a new trial, Judge John Cleland denied all of his post-sentence motions.
‘Twas only 15 years ago this week that the Penn State World Campus powered up its server and started offering Penn State degrees to students online. 41 students in five academic programs embarked on the maiden World Campus voyage in January 1998. Now in its 15th year, the World Campus boasts nearly 12,000 students studying more than 90 programs and degrees.
Things have not been easy for Pat Chambers since he took over as head coach of the Penn State men’s basketball program. In the 2011-12 season Penn State struggled to a 12-20 record, winning just four games during Big Ten Conference play. This season has been worse. The Lions boast just an 8-12 overall record. The program has been given the dreaded “rebuilding” title since Chambers took over in June 2011 after the abrupt departure of Ed DeChellis to Navy — and rightly so. Chambers has been coaching a roster full of average-at-best DeChellis recruits and walk-ons. But at one time, there was potential for these teams. Where did things change?
Welcome to Valley Overseas. We’ll hear from students exploring new lands full of strange customs, seemingly impenetrable language barriers, and Euro-trash. They’ll dish out the good, bad and the ugly of living in a home-stay, and the tales of discount airlines. From mixed-up vocab to drool-worthy people in fantastic fashions, let us show you the experiences of a lifetime.
Interfraternity Council President Chip Ray is under scrutiny for insensitive Tweets sent from his Twitter account in October when he was the Vice President of the IFC.
Ryan Buell, director of the hit A&E show, Paranormal State, and Penn State graduate, will be coming to speak about his experiences coming out as a bisexual man, while trying to balance his feelings as a Catholic. He will be a keynote speaker for the College of Communications’ Office of Multicultural Affairs.
If you happen to see some smoke coming from the Arboretum in the coming days and weeks — don’t panic! Penn State is taking care of some brush with a series of controlled burns in the area. The university released a statement earlier this week:
We’re sure you’ve been invited to multiple fundraising events each and every day, but sometimes, it’s just tough to keep track of them all. That’s where Onward State comes in. We’ve constructed a calendar listing all of the THON fundraising events to help you fight pediatric cancer FTK.
For those men whose thighs have been in the dark, let me introduce to you “Chubbies,” a new fashion fad started in San Francisco that Jonathon Stephens aims to start here at Penn State.