Author Bobby Chen

Writer and photographer, helping tell the many stories of the Penn State community.

0 What Could Have Been a Penn State NCAA Tournament Team

The Nittany Lions could have been a dangerous tournament bubble team, at the very least, if it wasn’t for a few key roster changes that most notably saw the program lose Jermaine Marshall to Arizona State, where the graduate student guard scored 15.1 points per game on his way to an NCAA tournament appearance with the Sun Devils.

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0 [Video] Youtube Celebrity, Mystery Guitar Man, Features Lunar Lion

Youtube celebrity Joe Penna, better known as the Mystery Guitar Man, typically produces comedic music videos for his 2.8 million subscribers. This week, Penna — a self-described space nerd — decided to break the mold of his recent uploads by producing a feature on Penn State’s Lunar Lion, the university’s entry in the $20 million Google Lunar X Prize competition.

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0 Penn State’s Moon Mission Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

By the end of 2015, Penn State hopes to complete the first privately funded mission to the moon, ever, for a shot at $20 million in prize money through the Google Lunar X Prize competition. To that end, the Lunar Lion, the Penn State-led Google Lunar X Prize team, has just launched a crowdfunding campaign on Rockethub, with the goal of raising $400,000 by Feb. 25.

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3 Penn State History As Told By La Vie

Penn State’s yearbook, La Vie, has documented snippets of student life in the Nittany Valley since 1889. Through its pages, we can get a brief glimpse of what life must’ve been like here. I was able to go through the La Vie archives and pull out a few meaningful pages that help us understand the storied history of the university.

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2 Zipcar Brings Car Sharing to State College

Starting tomorrow, car sharing service Zipcar will be available in State College. This means that you, the students, won’t have worry about ripping your wallet open for a parking pass or stashing your car in the middle of nowhere, just for the few occasions that you’ll need to drive while at Penn State.

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0 True Grit: Scholarship Rewards Perseverance Through Life’s Challenges

Grit — not IQ, or test scores or raw talent — is the strongest predictor of success, according to “genius grant” recipient Angela Duckworth. It was along this logic that Tom Sharbaugh, a ’73 graduate, designed the Schreyer Honors College Gateway Scholars Program Scholarship, which rewards first-generation college students that have persevered through life’s challenges on their way to academic success.

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