Monthly Archives: February, 2014
State lawmakers are in a tough spot when it comes to Penn State President Erickson’s request for additional state funding for the next budget year.
Not all Penn State students will be partying this Saturday for State Patty’s Day. For the fourth year in a row, many students will be countering the drinking event with the State Day of Service, which will include community service projects on campus and throughout State College.
Have you ever dreamed of running out of that Beaver Stadium tunnel in the blue and white, with the roar of 107,000 leading the way? If you weren’t recruited out of high school or didn’t grab those high-star ratings needed for a Penn State offer, it might not be too late.
So where is this pay-out money coming from? Penn State’s PR machine has been quick to mention that it is not coming directly from tuition dollars, which is technically true, although it stands to reason a six-figure dent in another university account still affects students. Instead, the bribe money is coming from the Student Parking Endowment fund, which goes to fund a number of important student services.
Sue Paterno, a well-known community advocate and Penn State’s finest matriarch, was hospitalized Thursday morning. Dan McGinn, a spokesperson for the Paterno family, says Sue Paterno fell and was hospitalized for observation. The family says she fell while on Penn State’s campus.
A pair of Delta Kappa Epsilon brothers have proved that dancing in THON does not require being on the floor.
For two Pennsylvania natives, bringing authentic Texas-style barbecue to State College has been a journey more than twenty years in the making.
James Franklin added yet another recruit to his 2015 recruiting class tonight. Andre Robinson, a four star running back out of Harrisburg, announced his commitment via Twitter.
Penn State basketball will look to upset Ohio State again tonight on Senior Night.
Imagine a store where you can find everything you love about central Pennsylvania all in one place. There would be Goot Essa cheeses to pair with Gemelli bread, and Tait Farm shrubs to make the perfect cocktail. Imagine one store where all of your favorite local food artisans have products available for you to enjoy every day.
If you attended Family Hour at THON 2014, you probably remember the Eli Sidler Family. When Eli was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in September of 2004, his father Bret gave him the nickname “Chemowarrior”. The nickname was meant to act as a badge of honor for all that he was going through and the moniker has really taken on a story of its own in the years since.
Prior to yesterday, I had been inside of Gamers Arena on 421 E. Calder Way once. It was during my freshman year while I was on a Pokémon kick (you’ve gotten them too, don’t deny it) and I stopped inside to see if they had some sort of Gameboy accessory that I needed, though I can’t remember exactly which. Probably a charger.
It’s taken nearly three years to turn a plain old Chevrolet Malibu into an emissions free, eco-friendly ride, but Penn State students are almost there.
The other five candidates in the Democratic primary for Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor couldn’t have been happy for someone with the name recognition of Jay Paterno to enter the race last week. Their displeasure was confirmed yesterday, as Paterno finished ahead of all his competitors in the latest Harper Poll.
In the wake of State Patty’s Day weekend, the UPUA assembly held a relatively tame weekly meeting last night. While the deteriorating holiday was on the night’s agenda, the most noteworthy part of the meeting may have came at the start as new executive vice president and provost Nicholas Jones addressed the assembly.
Most downtown clothing stores are opting not to sell State Patty’s clothing this year due to low demand, and the surrounding community’s negative view of the student-run holiday.
Whether it’s the cheese club, Harry Potter club, or clown nose club, we all know Penn State student organizations can appeal to people with a wide array of interests. If your interest happens to be bass fishing then tune in, because the Penn State Bass Fishing club is a unique group of people that unite over their appreciation of the art form.
We all know by now that 34 of State College’s bars, restaurants, and bottle shops will not be serving or selling alcohol come Saturday. Unlike last year, there was still the prospect of some staying open up until Penn State’s announcement Wednesday. With payment dependent on the capacity of the business, some larger establishments were given more incentive to close this year, with some receiving $2,500 more than they received last year. So the question becomes, “was the money the reason they closed?”
The best of Penn State was on display last weekend and for alumni, it confirms what we already know about our alma mater. THON weekend is the culmination of a yearlong effort led by students and supported by alumni, donors,volunteers, and Penn Staters everywhere. Students continue to make us proud as they stand with the families of The Four Diamonds Fund.
While walking through the HUB earlier this week, you may been surprised to hear the sounds of Mozart over the bustling crowd. It was all part of a TEDxPSU promotion, which allowed students to conduct the Penn State School of Music Chamber Orchestra right in the middle of the ground floor of the HUB.
The tenth annual Relay For Life of Penn State is set to be held from Saturday, April 5 to Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Medlar Field.
There are 24 campuses in the Penn State system. The one that gets the most attention is University Park, but what about the other 23? That’s where we come in with our newest 23 part series, Better Know a Branch Campus, inspired by Stephen Colbert’s Better Know a District. Next up: Penn State Worthington Scranton.