If someone would have told me that I would make the most new friends and have some of my most unique experiences during my very last semester of college, I probably would have laughed. That isn’t how it’s supposed to work, right? Wrong.
Author Ally Greer
Although none of us really want to talk about it, graduation weekend is right around the corner. Graduating from Penn State is something that most of us seniors aren’t looking forward to, but it is also something we must do, and something that we will never want to forget. As emotional as it might be, the weeks leading up to graduation are the time to go buy that cap and gown (you can do it!) and head to the best spots on campus and create those permanent graduation memories. This can definitely be a very stressful time, so I decided to compile a list of places to hit as you go through your photo shoot.
Beautiful weather has finally returned, and the end of the semester is so very near. This can only mean one thing for most Penn State students – Daylong Season. Before you tweet those Instagram photos of your bros getting iced or Tebowing, remember how connected your parents and teachers are these days. That said, here are a few tips on how not to get caught daylonging on social media.
There are a few activities that most people associate with college students: studying (of course), drinking alcohol, and eating lots of food like the growing teens and twenty-somethings that we are. Now, I love to eat just as much as the next person, but when it comes to eating dinner in the dorms, the last thing I want is a Hot Pocket oozing with partially hydrogenated soybean oil, corn syrup solids, imitation mozzarella cheese, and artificial butter flavor with a side of distilled monoglycerides and L-Cysteine hydrochloride. Agree with me? Sisu is the place for you.
Last week, we were lucky enough to score a little one-on-one time with the “symbol of our best” — the one and only Nittany Lion. We decided to ask him a few questions to get to know him a little better. Check out this video to find out what he had to say!
A few weeks ago, Cory Trimm, creator of the new website PennStateStudents.com, was hit with an idea. Interestingly enough, the inspiration came from Sweden, the first country that allows its citizens to control its official Twitter account. Cory wanted to take this a step further for Penn State, though. He wondered what would happen if there was a Penn State Twitter account that was not home to only one curator per week, but to tens of thousands of voices with an infinite variety of things to share.
As the weather gets nicer, the everyday walks on campus become increasingly more enjoyable. Don’t you ever wonder what’s playing inside that other guy’s headphones? We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite songs to listen to on the way to class.
Calling all Penn State ladies: the Penn State Marketing Association (PSMA) powderpuff football tournament has almost arrived! If you’re not doing anything this Saturday afternoon, grab a few friends and get ready to take the field. The event, which will be raising money to benefit the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania in honor of Joe Paterno, will be taking place at 1p.m. in the multisport complex behind the BJC.
When the doors to this mythical place finally opened, everyone was beyond ready to get in and finally enjoy themselves. Unfortunately, Onward State was not granted media access that had been previously discussed, and it is for this reason that we can’t really tell you how it was. We’re not even sure if the promised DJs were even there. However, based upon the general reactions on Twitter, it seems as though the wait was far from worth it.
For some, the remaining 339 days until THON Weekend 2013 may seem like an eternity. But, for this year’s most motivated THON leaders, there is no time to be wasted. The time for first step of the exciting planning process of the largest student-run philanthropy in the world, the selection of an Overall Chairperson, has come.
While many Penn Staters will be travelling to exotic beaches and foreign countries for a week come Friday, a few students have chosen to take the non-traditional route for Spring Break 2012. Not to say that there is anything wrong with taking a week off to enjoy yourself and participate in potentially regrettable activities for seven straight days, but some students have decided to make a difference in the lives of others next week.
You might know Shane McGregor as #2 on the football field, but this weekend, he will be showing off his skills in a different venue. Nope, I’m not talking about his self-proclaimed talent of “throwing things,” I’m talking about dancing. Tomorrow, the senior quarterback and his renowned flowing blonde locks will be hitting the dance floor to represent Parmi Nous in THON 2012.
To avoid the constant reminder that I will not be being wined and dined on Valentine’s Day, I think it’s always best to stay away from all restaurants, ice cream shops, and any other date destinations. Because of this decision, along with the fact that, to single people, Valentine’s Day is better known as “Comfort Food Day,” I have put together a little shopping list of all the foods you will need to survive this Valentine’s Day from the comfort of your couch.
Hundreds of students took to Facebook and Twitter last week in an attempt to raise money for THON. This was the second such social media campaign in the last month, the first being the #CyberCanning movement which attempted to make up for the cancelled third canning weekend in January.
Attention, Penn Staters: the wait is over. Penn State Memes has finally arrived. You will no longer be forced to look at photos with seemingly pointless jokes about other colleges that you do not understand every time you sign onto Facebook. Instead, your timelines will finally be flooding with the ever-popular “Most Interesting Man in the World” and “Y U NO Guy” accompanied by familiar phrases pertaining to Penn State life.
Whether you are a dancer or committee member or you simply plan on spending THON weekend as a supporter in the stands, it is important to prepare yourself for the big event. Mental preparation is extremely important, but don’t forget about your body; there are very few negatives to being physically fit!
A few years ago, Super Bowl ads were just another fun part of the “holiday” that we call Super Bowl Sunday. Now, especially for young people, they pave the way for discussions that everyone can partake in. No matter what your major, it is easy to give your input.
Joe Paterno’s son, Scott, has announced that the family will be selling DVD copies of the memorial service on a website that will be announced in the coming weeks.
It is sometimes difficult to remember the permanent stain that the media placed on Joe Paterno’s legacy. There aren’t many people who don’t know at least something about what happened at Penn State this past November. I’m sure I’m not the only one who has unfriended someone on Facebook because of a crude comment, or unfollowed someone on Twitter following an inappropriate joke. But social media can help bring us together just as easily as it creates divides amongst us.
Tickets are available beginning today to see Arianna Huffington, president and editor-in-chief of the Internet newspaper The Huffington Post, speak at Eisenhower Auditorium next week. The Cambridge graduate and political activist is the author of thirteen books and the host of her own national syndicated public radio program, “Both Sides Now,” where she discusses political issues from multiple angles along with former white house aide Mary Matalin. Find out when and where you can get tickets.