A group of Penn State feminists combated the Willard Preacher’s hateful rhetoric about sexuality and women by staging a flashmob to the tune of “Respect” by Aretha Franklin. Watch the video and weigh in after the jump.
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The newest tunes from hip-hop heavy weights The Game and Wiz Khalifa to folk’s the Avett Brothers to a nasty mash-up of Pretty Lights and Jimi Hendrix plus who’s playing where in State College this week. Listen to Onward State’s post-spring break playlist after the jump.
Datsik, Crizzly, Lazy Rich, Torro Torro and many, many more are set to perform at Tussey Mountain on April 13 for the largest outdoor EDM concert ever to hit Happy Valley. Read more about Boombox and listen to track from the headlining artists after the jump.
Okay, okay, State Patty’s Day haters. You win. But it’s a new week and you can’t listen to Dropkick Murphys forever. Here are some hot jams, a Penn State student-musician spotlight and who’s playing where this week to help you nurse that #SPD13 hangover.
I may wear a green hat this weekend. I may not. I may have my first drink before noon (let’s do Jameson on the rocks). I may not. But you bet your ass I’m going to get drunk. Not because it’s some made-up Irish drinking holiday. Because I’m a college student with a bad case of senioritis and it’s the weekend.
Highlighting Penn State student-artists, Dana Harper & John Di Giovanni. Their exhibitions are running on-campus this week at the Zoller Art Gallery and the Patterson Gallery.
The house lights fall and an array of color from stage lights dances over the crowd. Eyes, just full of tears from Family Hour, dry and become dilated with excitement. Bodies, once linked in a somber sway across the Bryce Jordan Center, break down into electricity as Go Go Gadget takes the stage at THON for the 6th consecutive year.
With temperatures creeping down into the single digits and lines that snake around the Bryce Jordan Center leaving spectators waiting in the cold for hours, the health of those still trying to get into THON has shone its first signs of deterioration.
Everything from a local artist spotlight featuring Ave. Amen to who is playing where this week in State College plus new music from Local Natives and Grizzly Bear. Load up your playlist, Penn State. It’s #MusicMonday.
Have you noticed a giant snow pyramid outside of the Thomas Building while walking around on campus? It’s a unique way for Limitless Entertainment & GlowU to announce the debut of the ‘RISE’ concert series featuring EDM producer, Fareoh, at Penn State’s Levels Nightclub. Read more about the upcoming event after the jump.
Meeting all of Penn State’s music needs, Music Monday features everything from who’s playing where, breaking concert announcements, student musician spotlights, and a playlist of the week’s freshest tracks. Indulge in an ear-gasm after the jump.
Bust our your Nikes and your Vans because Dougie Kent and Jbre are bringing their party-friendly hip-hop act to Phi Kappa Theta fraternity on Saturday, Febuary 23 as part of the College Town Life Rage Tour 2012.
What Nat Geo does for documentaries about nature and shit, I’m Shmacked does for documenting the wild college party lifestyle in Youtube films that gander millions of views. And tonight, syllabus week at Penn State is the subject. Read more after the jump.
Winter break flew by like the beat in a song and now you’re facing down a fresh new semester at Penn State. Might as well fill your iPod with some fresh new music for Sylly week. Check out Onward State’s “welcome back” soundtrack in this Syllabus Week installment of Music Monday.
Last night was the much-anticipated grand opening of the hookah lounge/cocktail bar hybrid, Chrome. Read more about State College’s newest nightlife hotspot after the jump.
A group of roughly 80-100 students who were disgruntle over the culturally ignorant image of a Penn State sorority that has made international news met in a crowded Willard classroom to discuss how to turn the negative publicity into positive social change. Read about how diverse members of the Penn State community are responding to the heat after the jump.
Tony Black has gone crazy in his new video for the single, “Save Me.” The Penn State rapper, who calls the Bay Area his home, comes out swinging with verses that bite like bear traps and a chorus that catches you like fish hooks. Lose yourself to the mind altering music of Tony Black.
Kick-starting their careers by simply handing out flyers for the Avicii concert at Penn State, stretching their love for music nationally and internationally, to recently putting on a banger at Levels Nightclub with 3LAU; Limitless Entertainment is bringing the beats to Happy Valley and beyond. Learn more about the music management group after the jump.
The Penn State chapter of Chi Omega is facing punishments after a racially insensitive image of the sorority surfaced on social media late last week. Read more about the photograph that is stirring up new controversy at PSU after the jump.
With a campus of 40,000 students — some you’ve had class with, some you’ve randomly pumped the keg for at random house parties, some you’ve never and will never meet in your life — it’s easy to find yourself in awkward scenarios. Here is the list of those awkward things you do to awkwardly avoid awkward scenarios while making your rounds in Happy Valley.
If one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, State College is a gold mine. Happy Valley shines out as an example of broader wastefulness in our society. In honor of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Onward State takes a look at dumpster diving and the issue of poverty in our culture.
Good grass isn’t hard to come by in Happy Valley. In fact, Happy Valley grows the dankest grass. Today, the 2012 Golf Turf Conference begins at Penn State to provide “practical information on golf course management to practitioners, industry reps, and students.” Learn more about the event after the jump.
With unwavering positivity, a million dollar smile, work experience that stretches from Wall Street to Hollywood and a chic yet approachable fashion sense; Chelsea Burka won the hearts — and the coveted cover spot — of Valley Magazine. Onward State was fortunate enough to sit down with PSU’s newest socialite for a 10 questions interview. Read more about the cover girl of the fall 2012 edition of Valley Magazine after the jump.
This week, Penn State caught some attention on mtvU’s College Radio Countdown. Student-athlete gone rapper gone radio host, Mike Wallz, hosted the flirt with fame backed by his crew on Off The Wallz, a radio show on The Lion 90.7 fm. Crystal Seth also got a shout out from the music television moguls by featuring his video for the track “The Labyrinth” on mtvU’s official Tumblr account. Read more about Happy Valley breaking into the big time after the jump.