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1 #MusicMonday: Spring Break-It-Down

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.

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22 Just Another Senior Sick of State Patty’s

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.

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0 Wowsers! Go Go Gadjet Ends THON Performances on a High Note

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.

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9 Bump! Bump! Goes 7 Hump Wump

“Kicking this charity into high gear with some rock n’ rock,” 7 Hump Wump paid homage to the alternative scene at THON 2013 with crunchy guitar riffs, raspy vocals and drums that rattled the rafters on par with the hoards of eccentric THONers.

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1 Music Monday: Post-Grammys Playlist

From the weekly calendar of who’s playing where to breaking music news to a Grammy Awards playlist that recaps the winners and some of the best performances of the night, it’s the morning-after “Music’s Biggest Night” #MusicMonday.

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1 Pack It Up And Exscape

It’s out with the grungy, Rasta-colored old and in with the new, clean cut headshop experience with Exscape smoke shop — the newest addition to the State College stoner scene.

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0 January 23rd, Fareoh Will Rise

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.

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0 I’m Shmacked Sells Out Levels Banger

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.

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0 #MusicMonday: Back to School, Let’s Get Sylly

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.

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8 Chi Omega Image Calls Students To Action

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.

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2 Tony Black is Going Crazy in New Music Video

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.

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5 Bringing The Music To A City Near You: Limitless Entertainment

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.

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1 Awkward Things You Do To Awkwardly Avoid Awkward Situations

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.

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6 One Man’s Trash, Another Man’s Treasure

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.

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4 Penn State Hosts Grass Conference

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.

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1 10 Questions with Valley Magazine Cover Girl Chelsea Burka

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.

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0 Penn State Featured on mtvU.com

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.

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