Monthly Archives: April, 2014

Penn State
1 Pink and Black: The History of Penn State’s Original Colors

So why did we adopt the colors blue and white two and a half years after the student body chose pink and black? The available records on this subject are not extensive, but according to university archives, the reason was two-fold: The color pink faded to white after a few weeks in the sun, and the school’s baseball club was mocked for its pink and black uniforms by an opposing team.

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Student Life
2 Where the Lady Ducks At?

The sun is out in State College, the birds are bumpin’, and the ducks are back at the duck pond. Some of the ducks that is. Anybody with any duck knowledge (I’m looking at you, Ag Majors), may have noticed that the only mallards to spend any time at the pond are exclusively male. We here at Onward State began to worry—where did the lady ducks go? Why aren’t they with their men? So we did a little research.

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Downtown
0 Urschel and Enriquez Added to Heister Street Mural

Michael Pilato’s famous mural on Heister St. has some new editions. Pilato unveiled the addition of former Penn State football player and Math Whiz John Urschel and Jasmin Enriquez, a recent graduate who started Only With Consent, a sexual violence awareness organization during the First Annual Herb Hand Pizza Crawl. The two were added to the Inspiration Mural as a surprise stop during the tour, which benefitted Uplifting Athletes and RAINN, the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network. The mural already features Kelsey Hirsch, the founder of Bands4RAINN, who raised more than $10,000 for the organization following Jerry Sandusky’s arrest.

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Student Life
0 A Final Note of Thanks: Jessica Tully’s Senior Column

I wish I could say I had some grand advice I learned over the past four years, but I can’t because I still don’t have most of the answers. As I sit here thinking about the mistakes I’ve made, I realize I wouldn’t want to change any of them. Each speed bump brought me to where I am today, and for that, I am forever grateful. So rather than leave you with a piece of advice I learned, I’d like to thank the people who defined my college experience. Although I can’t name everyone, I’d like to thank some of the people who helped me along the way. Without all of you, I don’t know where I’d be today.

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Penn State
3 Penn State Police Receive Bomb Threat

A single caller repeatedly contacted Penn State Police to leave non-specific bomb threats. The caller said there were explosive devices in every building on campus. The caller said there was a suicide bomber at 9th avenue and 7th street, but there is no such intersection on or near the University Park campus.

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