Author Chadwick Lynch

I am a creative thinker and content contributor for Onward State. There is always a madness to my method; it's easier to see in the darkness of abstraction when truth causes blindness. I'm only as serious as you think I am. Obscuris Vera Involvens

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5 Flex Your Rights: 10 Rules of dealing with Police

If you need to speak to an officer while driving, on the street or at your home, there are 10 rules you should know to protect yourself and to protect your rights — knowing these rules can prevent fines and unnecessary interactions with police.

I learned these rules in a presentation last night from “Flex Your Rights”, which was given by the ACLU of Penn State.

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8 Penn State is Going to the Moon

A Penn State team is working in a contest from Google to send a space craft to the moon before 2015. I can’t believe this isn’t like, huge news – but it’s been happening since 2011. They have students and Penn State advisers working together to send the Lunar Lion to the moon – except landing on the surface isn’t enough! Read more to find out what the Lunar Lion is.

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Features
1 On The Scene: Daily Collegian Tryouts

During the past few months, I’ve committed myself to a deep cleansing sabbatical of philosophical purification. Suddenly, all of my answers were questioned last week when I learned about the try-outs. I felt I needed to try out and begin my career as a journalist at the Collegian. September, whatever Thursday’s date was last week, at approximately 5:14 p.m, I began to prepare for my try-out. But I didn’t get that interview and I woke up into a nightmare. I didn’t make the cut. That’s when Onward State came to me. At my weakest moment of complete despair, they found a place for me. Sure, I had to re-agree to some ridiculous terms, like deadlines and participating, but they welcomed me with open arms. I shred myself of my Frat-tire, put on a dirty Pacsun v-neck, smoked a Marlboro red and entered the realm of my people.

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0 Becoming The Iceman

Some may have heard of an eccentric Dutchman by the name of Wim Hof. What’s so extraordinary about him is that he has “the ability to control the thermostat” in his head. The idea behind that seems hard to believe, but it’s been documented on video for his daredevil feats that seem to defy normal human threshold. But for Justin Rosales, a Penn State graduate, the ability to defy normal human standards became the catalyst the drove him onto a vision quest and eventually led him to publishing his story

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0 How to Remember Our Coach

Joe was ready. He died surrounded by his loved ones and his family. He left knowing he had finished everything that he had ever started. We were never truly alone while he was living, and we certainly aren’t alone now. He made all of it possible and he left us to continue the tradition of excellence he bestowed upon our school. And that is what should give us the most comfort, the most solace, on a day like today.

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Opinion
0 Board of “DisTrustees”?

The “Board of Trustees” has been thrown around in conversation very generally as if to explain an omnipotent identity when for the most part, its actual structure and power dynamics are overlooked. It is the purpose of this article to explain the bigger picture, to answer the questions “What is the Board of Trustees?” and “What makes one eligible to be on the board?”.

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0 SPA Distinguished Speakers: Robert Ballard

How does a 5 hour commute to and from work every day sound? That’s just the average time if you’re going underwater at a depth of 12,500 feet. Though a vast majority of people can expect never to go that deep underwater, Robert Ballard is one of the lucky few.

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0 10 Questions: The Willard Preacher

Here at Penn State, it is rumored that the three most recognizable people are Joe Paterno, Graham Spanier, and Gary Catell, who is appropriately named the Willard Preacher. Whether or not that’s true, nearly every single student sees the Willard Preacher and for someone who is in his own right a human landmark, barely anyone knows who he actually is.

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0 Trojan Sends Condoms to Collegian, Onward State Feels Betrayed

An injustice was committed against us, and it’s personal. @Kris_Helfer announced that The Daily Collegian received an offering of condoms and “goodies” from Trojan. We consider this to be a low blow from Trojan, who has situated Ms. Helfer and The Daily Collegian the position to receive a generous endowment without even taking a moment to slow down and understand what large impact this package may leave on everyone.

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0 Isn’t There Anyone Who Knows What Homecoming Is All About?

…The immortal custom of not being sober is celebrated among the masses, and both undergrads and alumni alike can be found throwing up together in cadence on Beaver Avenue–a spectacle to behold, which reflects the true intrinsic meaning of searching for our roots. But what is Homecoming to us? What does this event, which has been happening since 1920, mean?

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0 Onward Debates: Open Season on SNUGG Season

It’s that time of year again, where for whatever reason, the extremely weather-appropriate demographic at Penn State celebrates the slightly less than warm weather. We just have to admit it and realize there is no use in denying: it’s SNUGG season, everyone. Spandex, North Face, and UGGs: these have become the obligatory novelty that no one seems to point out, despite its ubiquity ad nauseam. There is no coincidence that UGG is also a self-referencing onomatopoeia for those of us who just can’t deal with this ridiculous trend anymore.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t really care what people wear. It’s the frequency that I see girls wearing this exact outfit that bothers me. And it’s not just how often I see that bothers me, it’s really why I see it so often that does. It has become a fashionable way to dress down. Which doesn’t make any sense.

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