Monthly Archives: February, 2014

Downtown
30 What is Funding the State Patty’s Day Bar Bribes?

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.

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THON
3 Eli Sidler, The Chemowarrior

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.

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Downtown
3 Gamers Arena Is Pretty Sweet

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.

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THON
0 THON Dancers Reflect (And Sleep)

We’re now four days out, and our collective THON hangover is finally subsiding. Now that the 707 dancers are (hopefully) all fully recovered, we caught up with a few to ask them some questions about their once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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Penn State
0 Jay Paterno Polling First in Latest Harper Poll

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.

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Student Life
0 UPUA Hosts Provost Nicholas Jones

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.

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Student Life
0 Meet the Penn State Bass Fishing Club

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.

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Downtown
7 Why Are Bars Closing Saturday?

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?”

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