Author Alex Calderaro
In a quick meeting that we can only hope will be characteristic of the tenth assembly, the UPUA passed three pieces of legislation, including the Budget for the 2015-2016 year.
After two years of interviewing students, attending sporting events, and speaking with community leaders, the highly anticipated “Dear Old State” documentary is complete. The documentary will premiere on April 28 at 8:30 p.m. in the Freeman Auditorium.
The AFSP will bring its efforts to State College on April 26 for the Out of the Darkness Community Walk. The Community Walk, which is one of 360 that will occur nationwide this year, helps to educate teens about mental disorders, raise awareness about research, and promote programs for survivors of suicide.
The Sixth Annual Paterno Family Beaver Stadium 3 Mile Run and 1 Mile Family Fun Walk will take place this Sunday, April 19 at 11 am. The event, which benefits the Special Olympics Pennsylvania, has become a staple to Penn State’s Blue and White weekend.
Greek organizations cheered on their members last night in the 2015 Greek God and Goddess of Penn State Pageant. Individuals from Alpha Xi Delta, Theta Chi, Alpha Phi, Lambda Sigma Upsilon, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Alpha Delta Pi, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Pi Beta Phi, and Delta Chi competed for the crown and a $500 prize in Freeman Auditorium.
Last night, two Penn State alumni helped kick off UPUA’s Sexual Violence Awareness and Prevention week. Jasmin Enriquez and Mike Friedman’s interactive presentation aimed to ignite a campus culture change by furthering discussion on consent, rape, and sexual assault.
Less than a month after THON 2015’s 46-hour weekend came to a close, the organization announced that rising fifth-year senior Katie Mailey would be taking on the role of Executive Director for THON 2016. Onward State talked to Katie about her path to the position, as well as her plans for the upcoming year.
The student-directed documentary “Dear Old State” highlights student life in Happy Valley, and will premiere later this month. Director Griffin Boustany-Jost, a senior majoring in Management Information Systems, gave us an inside look at the two-year project.
This weekend, two seniors gave Penn State its own big, fat Greek engagement. With the help of his friends, family and fraternity, Chris Burnside proposed to his girlfriend of 5 years, Priscilla Marsala, on Sunday at the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity house.
For those looking to pass time in between classes to drink, eat, and dance on a Tuesday, we compiled a list of the local specials that will make you feel like you’re partying in Dublin.
Once again, Penn State takes the top spot on a ranking list. The No. 1 spot on this list speaks to how well we, the students of Penn State, party when power-ranked against other universities popular among Philadelphia residents. Penn State beat out 20 other schools, including Rutgers, to claim the title.
When Penn State freshman Neha Gupta accepted the International Children’s Peace Prize in November 2014, she urged that others “convert your empathy into actions, and let those actions ripple out.” Her experiences and words serve as an inspiration to students across the globe, as demonstrated through her newest partnership with Microsoft Office’s Collective Project.
This week, the University Dance Company will contribute to the campus conversation on mental illness through movement. The contemporary modern dance group’s spring concert will builds on the company’s desire to make an impactful statement about the issues of depression and self-harm amongst college-aged students.
Just two days after dancers sat at THON 2015 Sunday evening, Four Diamonds child Kaylahni Laboy celebrated a milestone of her own: She was officially cancer-free. An MRI on Monday was shortly followed by the most exciting news of Kaylahni’s life on Tuesday.
How would the THON 2015 dancers have shown support FTK if they hadn’t been dancing this weekend?
After massaging dancers until our hands were sore, we had a few questions about the magic behind the slip-and-slide brought to the THON floor throughout the weekend. While still covered in baby powder, OPP captain Jillian Mitsch offered to answer some of our questions.
Trying to figure out what to bring to THON is similar to packing for a glorified middle school sleepover. In a world without sleep, where fanny packs and tutus are all the rage and it’s completely appropriate to start a squirt gun war with your neighbor, the fans in the stands need to prepare for just about anything. We compiled a list of basic THON needs so that you won’t be saying, “Oh, I wish I had remembered to bring ____” throughout the weekend.
The culmination of a year’s worth of feelings about romance will inevitably result in everyone, regardless of relationship status, needing two things: food and alcohol. Lucky for you, we’ve tracked down the best dinner and drink specials in State College so that you can enjoy the night without breaking the bank.
This year, THON is trying to prevent org members from lining up in the cold by implementing a digital line system. Described by THON Captain Samm Shivley as “similar to the fast pass system at Disney,” the digital line assigns each org a place in line and a time to enter the BJC in the hours leading up to THON weekend.
Starting on Feb. 1, students bands can apply for the chance to perform in the 2015 Movin’ On Battle of the Bands competition. The event allows musicians to fight for the opening act spot in Penn State’s 40th annual springtime music festival.
After much anticipation, TEDxPSU released the complete list of speakers for its fifth annual conference. The organization revealed individuals weekly beginning in November for the March 1 event. Over the past three months, the list has grown to include sixteen speakers.
On this day 50 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke to 8,000 students inside Rec Hall. Silently, they all listened to the Reverend speak about the past of the Civil Rights movement and the future that lay ahead.
Designers, fashionistas and Lifetime television addicts across Penn State campus will be happy to hear that Project Runway’s Tim Gunn is returning to Penn State. Gunn is one of several keynote speakers for this year’s Web Conference at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel at University Park.
Penn State can boast another noteworthy ranking as it was named the 2nd Best College in Pennsylvania on Niche’s 2015 List. The university is only behind University of Pennsylvania in the study, which “ranks 892 colleges and universities based on 50 statistics and 12 million ratings from 300,000 students.” Nationally, Niche ranked Penn State #41.
Former Penn State student Craig Tonik broke a Pennsylvania record by making the state’s largest ever restitution payment in the amount of $779,851.