Monthly Archives: September, 2013

Student Life
1 Homecoming’s Color Run Takes Over Penn State

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.

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Student Life
2 Overheard at The End Zone

I hadn’t the faintest idea what awaited me when I climbed aboard the establishment’s complimentary shuttle. A friendly bearded man named Bubba drove some clueless Onward Staters and a fraternity twenty minutes off campus, and this is what we overheard.

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Penn State
0 True Grit: Scholarship Rewards Perseverance Through Life’s Challenges

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.

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Sandusky Scandal
5 10 (More) Questions with John Ziegler

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.

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Student Life
1 Drunk, Sober, High: Sorority Bid Day

Bid Day is a big deal for Penn State sororities. It’s when they officially announce their newest class of sisters. It’s a day full of emotion, lifelong memories, and really loud chants. We sent three writers — drunk, sober, and high, to check it out.

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1 Penn State Love Stories: Part 2

Last week, I posted the first round of Penn State love stories in my recurring Friday series. This week, I bring you three more couples’ stories, along with hope that you may in fact meet your future spouse in that 8 a.m. class you always skip.

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Student Life
11 10 Questions with Instagram Legend Jadah Bird

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.

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1 Sex Offenses on the Rise at Penn State

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.

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