Author Dave Cole

Dave is a senior at Penn State studying political science and photojournalism. Dave is also an avid TED'ster doing Design for TEDxPSU 2013. Additionally, Dave is a council member on the Penn State Student Sustainability Advisory Council for the 2011-'12 academic years.

0 State College Resident Fires Warning Shots After Student Break-In

According to multiple reports, James Sharer, a 19-year-old Penn State student, has been charged with criminal trespassing following an incident early Sunday morning. After being discovered, Sharer refused to leave the premises despite repeated attempts from the resident, who then fired two warning shots causing Sharer to run from the home where he was found by police.

0 UPUA Election Day Voting Guide

Today is UPUA Election Day, and with it comes an opportunity for all undergraduate students to submit their votes for elected posts in the UPUA Executive Board and within the General Assembly. Take a look at the complete list of candidates and voter information during today’s UPUA election.

0 State Patty’s Residence Hall Guest Policy

In an effort to discourage out-of-town visitors for State Patty’s Day weekend, Residence Life is implementing a guest policy effective Friday and Saturday for all on-campus residence halls. All on-campus students living in regular double rooms will be permitted one guest per room for Friday and Saturday of this weekend. Students living in supplemental living spaces will be allowed two guests.

0 TEDxPSU Full Speaker List Released

In just over a month, the TEDxPSU main event will take place in the Schwab Auditorium. General admission tickets to the main event on March 17, 2013 have been sold out, however a there is an opportunity to register to attend a simulcast viewing in the HUB of the entire day’s production. TEDxPSU has released speaker names in groups over the past several weeks. Below is the complete list of diverse speakers from a variety of geographical and subject areas, who will be speaking at the conference via the TEDxPSU website.

0 TEDxPSU Announces Additional Speakers

Last night, TEDxPSU hosted a community event at the Life Sciences Bridge where creative and motivated individuals in the Penn State community came together to foster discussion on ways to improve the world we all live in.

0 Two U.S. Congressmen Want Penn State’s Scholarships Back

Multiple outlets are reporting that U.S. Representatives Charlie Dent (R) (PA-15) , and co-writer Congressman Glenn Thompson (R) (PA-5) have filed a letter to Mark Emmert and the NCAA with a specific focus to restore the 40 scholarships taken from Penn State as included in the July sanctions levied against the university.

0 46-Minute Mini-THON For The Kids

Can’t wait 18 more days to start dancing FTK? With THON 2013 just under three weeks away, the Blue & White Society (@BWS_PSU_UP) is orchestrating a 46-minute, mini-THON on Thursday, January 31 at the Hintz Family Alumni Center from 6 p.m. till 8 p.m.

0 Penn State Set for Inaugural Student Sustainability Leader Summit

Penn State students are continuing to take further initiative in creating a sustainable Penn State with the formation of the Inaugural Student Sustainability Leader Summit, which will be held on January 25th from 10:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Heritage Hall section of the HUB. The formation of the leader summit comes after years of largely unsuccessful attempts to organize and mobilize many of the student organizations with a strong focus on green and sustainabile progress at Penn State.

0 Irving’s Food On Sale At Berkey Creamery

It appears that two of the great Penn State community favorites–@IrvingsPSU and @psucreamery–have joined forces. Rumors of the Irvings food arrival at the beloved Berkey Creamery were substantiated by the following photos posted on Facebook.

0 Mike Wallz Set to Perform at The State Theater

Penn State student, former football player-turned hip-hop artist, Mike Wallace is off to a fast start to the Spring semester with a performance at the State Theater on January 18. Wallace, known for his role in Primary Element, and opening for Big Sean at Hoops Madness this past fall, is set to make the live debut of his first solo album, “The Free Life.”

0 New State Laws Increase Underage Alcohol Fines

As students prepare to embark on the Spring semester’s syllabus week, it is important to understand some of the recent changes to Pennsylvania law with regard to drinking violations.

Along with the new year comes new, harsher, penalties for alcohol violations in Pennsylvania. Specifically, there have been increases to the fines levied against those caught drinking underage. Previously, the maximum penalty was a $300 fine, however the new law stipulates a $500 fine for a first time offender and a $1,000 fine for a second offense.

0 New Scholarship to Honor the Memory of Dean’s Son

A new soccer scholarship is planned to honor the recent passing of John William McKenzie Brady, known as “Mack,” the young son of Schreyer Honors College Dean, Christian Brady and Elizabeth Brady. Mack, eight, an avid soccer player with aspirations to someday play soccer professionally, was attending Park Forrest Elementary School. The scholarship is being established in Mack’s honor to benefit a member of Penn State’s men’s soccer team.

0 MGMT To Headline Movin’ On 2013

The 2013 Movin’ On Exec Committee announced this afternoon in the HUB that MGMT will be the headlining act as part of the annual free concert at the end of the Spring semester. The event will be held on April 26, 2013. MGMT, an alternative rock group, became popular along with the album Oracular Spectacular, featuring hits from the last couple years including; “Kids,” “Time to Pretend,” and “Electric Feel.”

0 Penn State Football: A Season in Photos

The 2012 Penn State Football season will forever be remembered for a myriad of moments. Over the course of the season, we all witnessed these moments — both in triumph and defeat. Below is a compilation of some of our favorite images taken by our staff during this truly unforgettable season.

0 Nookie Monster is Crashing a Class Near You

Today, the Nookie Monster, as part of a @SCSpikes promotion, will be “crashing” classes and giving out candy. If you’re lucky enough to be graced with Nookie’s presence, you will have an opportunity to enter a contest via information on the candy wrapper. You can’t beat this. Then, students will be directed to post or tweet “I LIKE IKE” on Facebook or @SCSpikes for the opportunity to spend a “Day with Ike the Spike!”

0 Where to Vote On Election Day?

Tomorrow, millions of Americans, and thousands of Penn State students and faculty will cast ballots. Onward State has created an infographic for undecided voters to the presidential election, and a complete rundown of the local ballot. For those of you registered voters wondering if your voting location has changed, there are a few simple steps you can take to verify your polling place ahead of tomorrow’s election:

0 Senator Bob Casey To Visit State College Tomorrow

Tomorrow morning, U.S Senator Bob Casey Jr. will be making an appearance at the Corner Room where he will will meet with supporters and the public. Casey is set to arrive at 11 a.m. Sen. Casey, from Scranton Pa. has served in the Senate since 2006 after a victory over Rick Santorum and is running for reelection against Tom Smith, a republican from Armstrong County and founder of a Tea Party group called the Indiana and Armstrong Patriots. Prior to entering politics this year, Smith worked for decades as a coal miner and later owner of a successful coal mining business.

0 AG Candidate Kathleen Kane to Visit Irvings

Tomorrow morning, Kathleen Kane, a democratic candidate for Pennsyvlania Attorney General will be having breakfast and meeting with supporters in Irvings Cafe (@IrvingsPSU). The event, held at 9:45 a.m. is open to the public and will provide a chance for attendees to meet Kane.

0 A Look At PA-5th Congressional Candidates

With the presidential election only eight days away, naturally all eyes are on the campaigns of Governor Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama. However, the impact of the 5th congressional district vote–the district including State College–is also included on the Nov. 6th ballot. The candidates are Republican incumbent Rep. Glenn Thompson and Democrat Charles Dumas. Thompson, hailing from rural central Pennsylvania with a background in healthcare, has served two terms in congress.

0 New Orleans Themed Nightclub Opens Today

A New Orleans themed restaurant and club, called club “Duo” will open today. Located on Pugh Street between College and Beaver, the restaurant portion of the complex which features a quality cajun-infused menu had been previously announced, however the second floor nightclub remained unknown.

0 John Ziegler Aims to Exonerate Paterno in Film

Political filmmaker and radio host John Zeigler, who is known for his iconoclastic personality and projects in support of Sarah Palin and others, is making a documentary aimed at exposing the truth about Joe Paterno’s role in the Jerry Sandusky scandal, according to Buzzfeed.

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