If you were in State College yesterday afternoon, you probably noticed thousands of folks running around campus or trudging around downtown drenched in paint or sporting colorful T-shirts. What you witnessed was the aftermath of The Color Run at Penn State, an event organized by Homecoming for the first time in State College.
Monthly Archives: September, 2013
There was a time when I thought that waking up at 6:23a.m. for my 8a.m. class was early and warranted some sort of golden star for the day. Then, I met some members of the Penn State Crew Team.
If you’ve ever wondered exactly where THON’s 2013 total of $12,939,895.36 came from, and where those proceeds went after THON weekend ended, look no further: on Friday, THON released its annual Summary of Fundraising Activities for the 2013 Fiscal Year.
Grit — not IQ, or test scores or raw talent — is the strongest predictor of success, according to “genius grant” recipient Angela Duckworth. It was along this logic that Tom Sharbaugh, a ’73 graduate, designed the Schreyer Honors College Gateway Scholars Program Scholarship, which rewards first-generation college students that have persevered through life’s challenges on their way to academic success.
Free food, Sue Paterno, and the new Lion Shrine will all be featured in this year’s “Guard the Lion Shrine.”
You all know him by now. John Ziegler — the iconoclastic, former talk radio hosting, ex-Christine Brennan dating filmmaker — is back for another round of 10 questions. Love him or hate him, there’s no question Ziegler has been one of the leading outside voices on the Sandusky situation from the beginning and has a mini-movie and an online book to show for it.
With Penn State basketball holding its first official preseason practice tomorrow morning, Pat Chambers has named his four captains for the 2013-14 season.
The 7th ranked women’s soccer team took down Purdue last night at Jeffrey Field, 6-1, in a game honoring the life of Mack Brady, an avid Penn State soccer fan who passed away on Dec. 31, 2012, and the son of Schreyer Honors College Dean Christian Brady.
The Strategic and Global Security Program is hosting former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff James Cartwright from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 10 in 118 Lewis Katz Building.
Onward State compiled a list of activities for you to do while your friends are away canning this weekend.
The only way to get through college is to hook up a caffeine IV to yourself. Or take a lot of adderall. Most of us just grab coffee on our walk to class. But where exactly are you buying your coffee? It says a lot more about you than you think.
When former Penn State football lettermen Evan Lewis and Andrew Pitz walked into the team meeting room on November 9, 2011, they had no idea that it would be the last time they would hear Joe Paterno address his team.
Penn State received news worth bragging about in the Aug. 26 issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology. Penn State was named a top supplier of workers and a valued alma mater, the result of a survey given to defense and aerospace firms.
If you ever see a big, bouncy head of blonde curls running around campus, take a second look — you may be in the presence of an Insta-Celebrity. Her name is Jadah Bird and she has, as far as we know, the largest social media following at Penn State with almost 280,000 Instagram followers on @JadahDoll — or roughly 112 times more than us.
It’s time again to start voting for the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year, an award that goes to the college football coach who best demonstrates “responsibility, integrity, sportsmanship, and excellence both on and off the field.” If Bill O’Brien doesn’t fit that bill perfectly, I don’t know who does.
They say Happy Valley is like a bubble. Sometimes, we can get too wrapped up in our own little world to get a good sense for the national pulse. Obviously, everyone in State College was thoroughly elated when the NCAA announced it was restoring Penn State’s scholarship limits sooner than expected. But what was the national perception like?
Last weekend, several Penn Staters traveled to the University of Michigan to compete in MHacks, the largest student-run hackathon in the world. Two of them returned with $3,500 prize courtesy of the Hearst Corporation, which you may recognize as a major magazine publisher and a 20-percent stakeholder in ESPN.
As required by law, Penn State released its annual security report yesterday which discloses crime statistics over the past three years through 2012. The results show a drastic increase in forcible sexual offenses from 2011 to 2012, with reported incidents to the Penn State police nearly doubling over that time period.