Monthly Archives: June, 2013
An intense storm resulted in flooding across State College Thursday afternoon and evening.
Referred to by AccuWeather senior meteorologist Mike Piggot as “one of the largest non-tropical storms in 20 years,” the rainfall closed portions of North Atherton Street and College Avenue and made other roads difficult to navigate.
It has not been a fun morning for the Penn State ticket office or the freshman class.
Screams could be heard throughout Pennsylvania this morning as Ticketmaster crashed right at 7 a.m. when the football student season ticket sale was set to begin.
If you thought the awards train for Bill O’Brien was over, you were wrong.
The Bear Bryant, Maxwell Club, ESPN, and Big Ten Coach of the Year winner added another trophy to his case yesterday after being named as the Big Ten Men’s Coach of the Year.
Penn State has picked up its twelfth football recruit for 2014 as Troy Vincent Jr, a cornerback from Maryland, has verbally committed to play for the Nittany Lions.
Attorney General Kathleen Kane spoke yesterday afternoon at the Pennsylvania Press Club luncheon, acknowledging that her office’s review of the Jerry Sandusky investigation is under way and that she is pleased with the pace that it is progressing at.
Winos rejoice and get your Penn State stemware ready! For those of us who despise Natty light and prefer to get tipsy in a more “highbrow” manner, the upcoming WPSU International Wine Festival on September 29 is one wine-and-cheese party you won’t want to miss.
You already know Sneezy the Penn State Squirrel all too well, but there’s another squirrel in town — one that wishes students a happy, safe birthday when they turn 21.
A familiar face will be pacing the sidelines for the Nittany Lions next year, as former PSU big man Andrew Jones will join Pat Chambers’ staff as a graduate assistant, per GoPSUSports.
You could say diversity has been a hot topic at Penn State in recent history. The administration took the easy opportunity yesterday to announce its support for affirmative action in college admissions as the U.S. Supreme Court sent a case questioning the University of Texas at Austin’s policies back to a lower court.
The surveys are in and the result is clear — Penn State students are consuming alcohol at nearly the same rate as they have over the last six years, despite widespread university efforts to to combat the drinking “problem.” Penn State Student Affairs Research and Assessment recently released its annual report on alcohol which randomly surveyed 1,174 Penn State students about their drinking habits in college. The results are similar to that of the survey’s origin in 2008.
For freshmen, navigating campus and figuring out what to do for fun can be extremely challenging, particularly during a season when there are far fewer people to ask questions. So, Onward State’s upperclassmen compiled a list of summer do’s and don’ts, taken from past observations. (We were all freshmen once.)
Are you tired of this generation’s music? Does the sound of another radio-friendly Justin Bieber or Katy Perry song just make you want to punch someone in the face? Well, this might be the show for you. The Happy Together Tour 2013 is a celebration of the music of the 60’s, and it’s coming to the BJC on Sunday, July 28th.
General Electric Focus Forward is a series of three-minute videos about “people who are reshaping the world through act or invention.” The latest edition of the series is called Fire With Fire and details the story of Dr. Carl June and a team of physicians whose experimental cancer treatment forced THON child Emily Whitehead’s leukemia into remission.
For only $50 and a little bit of humility, Penn State alumni will get a chance to relive the good old days this Arts Fest. Look at some art, get loaded downtown, and stumble back to your old stomping grounds in West Halls courtesy of the Penn State Alumni Association.