Let's skip the list of safety precautions and focus on all of the ways that the university actually helps potential victims as well as survivors of sexual assault. Offering links to those valuable resources in a PSUAlert would be much more effective method of preventing assaults than simply listing safety tips.
Norman Horn of Coast 2 Coast FTK began his journey in San Francisco on April 5 with the goal of walking 3,100 miles and raising $250,000 for THON. Three and a half months later, this ambitious alumnus has reached the halfway point.
Some places are just meant for stoners. When the munchies inevitably rear their ugly head, you bet your bottom dollar that hungry potheads will wander into Are U Hungry.
Four Diamonds families, captains, and committee members packed in the White Building gym to celebrate this year’s Family Carnival. This year's Family Carnival theme, "A Day in Paradise," offered attendees a beachy escape from the snowy State College weather.
Chi Phi regained admission to the IFC about a year ago after alumni spent five years running a successful fundraising campaign. The house underwent a $1.4 million renovation, and now it's one of the most badass frat houses in all the land. Check it out.
It has been a somber week in what is usually a very Happy Valley. Students have taken Conor MacMannis's fatal nine-story fall in last Saturday's Penn Tower tragedy seriously. If the comments on last week's article and the conversations being murmured around campus are any indication, the question on everybody's mind is: What kind of action, if any, can be taken to prevent similar tragedies from occurring in the future?
Sometimes pizza just isn't what you want as you stumble home from your Thirsty Thursday festivities. When a good old-fashioned slice won't hit the spot (or when it's too cold to even consider standing in a long line at Canyon), Taco Bell awaits inebriated college folk and offers them a warm indoor embrace. And burritos.
In their excitement to be at State College’s hottest dance club, those students forget that every person they interact with, from when they get in line to when they buy their first mixed drink of the night, is a real person with a real life. One writer went to Indigo at 8 p.m. on a Thursday to see what kind work goes into preparing for a night of partying, and to see what kind of people were doing all of that work behind the scenes.
We decided to change up the Overheard column this week to show you the best, worst, and weirdest costume Halloween costumes we saw around town this weekend.
Owner R.B. Powell has finalized the security measures that Nittany Mountain Trail Rides will take to decrease the volume of alcohol-related incidents. Beginning tomorrow, hayrides will no longer take place at the usual site in Warriors Mark, PA. Instead, all hayrides will now be held 21 miles from campus at a religious site called the Hartman Center in Milroy, PA.
There may not be a fundraising moniker more infamous in State College that Relay for Life's annual Balls and Wieners event. It's back again this Friday, and this time, even Miley Cyrus is joining the cause in a bizarre Youtube video.
Bo Burnham returned to Happy Valley to perform his new comedy show called "what." The show sold out completely, despite landing on a Tuesday night, and Bo had some new tricks up his sleeve that made this performance a totally fresh experience.
When that inevitable craving for Chinese food strikes, how do you know which restaurant to choose? A group of brave, ravenous Onward State writers ordered from five major Chinese restaurants in State College to tell you which reigns supreme.
At CFW's meeting on Wednesday Oct. 23, there will be a panel discussion on what sororities and fraternities can do about sexual assault prevention. They're encouraging students to join the conversation, whether they're involved in Greek Life or not.
At this event, you'll get to enjoy activities like arts and crafts, hula-hooping, bubble-blowing, and -- wait for it -- PETTING AND PLAYING WITH SOME ADORABLE FREAKING PUPPIES!
Despite the rainy State College weather, thousands of alumni lined the streets all over campus to watch the highly anticipated Homecoming Parade on Friday, and here are some of the craziest things we heard them say.
Unless you're one of the lucky students stationed in the luxurious Eastview Terrace, then it's likely that you share your house, apartment, or room with others. Having a living space all to yourself seems like far-fetched dream... But for Sarah Jordan, it's a dream come true.
Twenty Penn State organizations took part in last night's For the Glory Talent Show as part of Homecoming Week 2013, but only one pairing went home champions. Theta Chi and Tapestry took home the title with their jaw-droppingly cool circus performance and a tap-dance act from the Tapestry Dance Company. Props to the ringmaster -- that girl can DANCE.
Being on the receiving end of a rejection call from a THON captain is admittedly painful. Although it's natural to be disappointed that you didn't snag the coveted role of a committee member of THON 2014, that doesn't mean that you can't still play an important role in the THON community. There are plenty of ways you can still take part in the fight against pediatric cancer this year.
The dudes were in cologne-drenched button-downs and the ladies looked like Forever21 ads, and from what we heard, the majority sounded like they had pregamed their Indigo adventure pretty hard.
There are some people you ought to strike up a relationship with out of sheer convenience. They're not Rachel, Chandler or Joey, but trust me, they're people that you want to have around. They'll be there for youuuuuu when the rain starts to pour... well, probably not, but you'll be glad to have them around anyway.
I hadn't the faintest idea what awaited me when I climbed aboard the establishment's complimentary shuttle. A friendly bearded man named Bubba drove some clueless Onward Staters and a fraternity twenty minutes off campus, and this is what we overheard.
If you've ever wondered exactly where THON's 2013 total of $12,939,895.36 came from, and where those proceeds went after THON weekend ended, look no further: on Friday, THON released its annual Summary of Fundraising Activities for the 2013 Fiscal Year.
You've got rent, electricity, heat, cable, internet, parking, and groceries to worry about. And then there are the not-so-essential things that you don't want to live without. Gym memberships, beer for this weekend, bar tours, pumpkin spice lattes at Starbucks, orange chicken at Panda in the HUB, and all of the gear for your zillions of organizations (can you say "quarter-zip"?) are so tempting, and it's sad when you're too strapped for cash to indulge. So here are a few things you can do to help you start your own little "slush fund" that you can use for the aforementioned non-essentials and more.
Sure, College Pizza and McDonald's are decent alternatives when you're craving something greasy after the bars close or some chick kicks you out of her apartment party, but any real Penn State student knows that Canyon is where it's at when you want to get your drunken grub on - which is precisely what made Canyon the prime spot for us to set up camp for this week's Overheard.
If you're a Penn State lady who has been looking to add a little pizzazz to your spirit wear but don't want to shell out mega-bucks to McClanahan's or (god forbid) the Student Book Store for their pricey merch, look no further than campus's newest booming business, Penn State Bows. We sat down to ask the fabulous bow-wizard herself how the business came to fruition.
Overheard is back, my friends. We decided to kick off this year's installment of the series with something new and unheard of: listening to sober people. You're skeptical, I know, but I promise you won't be disappointed.
I think Horn's efforts were genuine. I think she meant well, but harmless as she may have intended her comments to be, Horn's article suggests that women should accept a cultural atmosphere of constant fear and anxiety when in the presence of men or alcohol or darkness, or any combination of the three.
Though when you walk into Beaver Hill or Calder Commons, you may expect any given apartment to be littered with empty Natty cans and Pokey Stix boxes, there are honestly some gorgeous, clean, well-decorated apartments and dorms in the Penn State community. Welcome to the first installation of Onward State Cribs; prepare to drool over some gorgeous decor.
One of many reasons romantic comedies are secretly terrible for you-- they make guys think they can just say whatever they want to a lady, and as long as they say it with a charmingly crooked smile, everything will work out. Hate to burst your bubble, dudes, but that's not true. Especially at Penn State.