Author Amanda McLaughlin

Sophomore Print Journalism Major and English Minor.

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3 Best Haircut Places in State College

Looking for a haircut anytime soon? Onward State has created a list of some of the best salons and barber shops in town. If you’re confused or puzzled as to where to get your shiny locks trimmed or cut, keep on reading to figure out which hair service best suits your desires.

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6 Fancy Virtual Tour of Fancy IM Building Renovations

A virtual tour of the Phase I renovation of the IM Building has been released, and from what it looks like, the project is going to be very successful. The $26.1 million partial renovation has become a mission in order to meet student demand for fitness facilities. Take a look inside the future home of intramural sports at Penn State after the jump.

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6 Penn State Ranks High in “Sugar Daddy” Influence

Ever heard of the term Sugar Daddy? You know, when a rich older man smothers a young, attractive woman with luxurious gifts? A new study has rated Penn State as number 12 on the top 20 list of fastest growing “Sugar Baby” schools according to SeekingArrangement.com, a website created for individuals seeking mutual beneficial relationships.

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0 10 Questions with Christian Hackenberg

Meet Christian Hackenberg, senior quarterback at Fork Union Military Academy who committed to Penn State as of February 29th, 2012 over schools Alabama, Miami, Connecticut, and Virginia. Recruited by Charles London, Hackenberg holds the number one spot on both of ESPN150’s Top 100 Quarterbacks and Top Virginia Recruits database. Hackenberg is expected to officially sign his talent over to the Nittany Lions in February, leading to his quarterback stardom in the fall.

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0 Seven Steps to Decorating Your Room for Christmas

Now that Thanksgiving Break is over, it’s about time to get into the Christmas spirit. There’s nothing better than stepping into a room full of holiday décor after walking around in Happy Valley’s chilly temperatures. If you have any desire to transform your apartment or dorm room into a festive abode in time for the holiday, read on for several helpful tips.

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1 10 Questions With New PHC President Rachel Franceschino

After last night’s election process, Penn State’s Panhellenic Council (@PennStatePHC) chose Rachel Franceschino (@rachelfran1) of Alpha Delta Pi as their new Executive President. Also the Governmental Affairs Chair of UPUA, Franceschino will work with seven other members of various sororities for a full year organizing events for the 22 chapters on campus. We sat down with Rachel for 10 questions about her new role with the PHC.

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6 Go on a Date With Michael Mauti Tonight

Have you ever dreamt of going on a date with Penn State’s super-attractive star football linebacker, Michael Mauti? Well, now’s your chance. Held in the Hub Auditorium tonight from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., PSMA will be hosting their annual Date Auction where students are able to win a date with men and women Penn State Athletes.

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1 Schreyer Dean Christian Brady Shaves For Movember

Dean Christian Brady has just recently lost his mustache after shaving it off at a “shaving party” in Atherton Hall last night at 6:30 p.m. We have all been very attentive to the fact that this month has been about raising awareness and money for the treatment of breast cancer, and now it’s time broaden that awareness to another form of cancer. Brady, along with team members Steven Bookbinder, Ben Stewart, James Halpin, Melissa Doberstein, and Erhan Selvi have decided to work together in hopes of raising funds and attention for prostate cancer treatment and research. This has been a big moment in history for Brady, claiming that he has lived a fulfilling life with his beard/mustache for a remarkable twenty years. The beard was said to have stayed on due to the fact that his kids would stop conversing with him if he lost it.

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0 DIY Projects To Spice Up Your Dorm

It’s been a little over a month since we’ve all moved back to the happiest of valley’s and it’s time for some change. I know you’re sick of walking into that blandly decorated dorm room cubicle or shabby apartment with hospital color walls. Well, if you’re ready to spice things up a little and get that chill atmosphere going keep on reading for some DIY projects.

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15 Beaver Stadium Mobile App Falls Short

A popular complaint this past weekend at the football game — aside from the dismal outcome — was the fact that the wifi and new PSU gameday mobile app completely sucked. According to Penn State Athletics, upgrades were supposed to occur. Evidently, this was not the case.

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