Author Joseph Rogachevsky

Hey, I'm Joe. I enjoy long walks on the beach and good conversation. Gouda cheese is nice, but I prefer Brie. I'm very well-traveled. A typical Saturday night for me is spent at Irving's Cafe. I drink coffee for the taste.

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0 Director of National Human Genome Research Institute Updates on Medicine, Calls for Help

Since the era of recorded history, thinkers as early as Aristotle have philosophized on the nature of heredity. Hippocrates believed that hereditary material was collected throughout the body and then passed to offspring, not unlike Darwin’s speculation thousands of years later. On Saturday, NHGRI and Eric Green presented on the continuing research conducted in pursuit of genetics-based care.

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News
4 Penn State Wants You to Read Good with the Newspaper Readership Program

While not exactly breaking news, many Penn State students remain unaware of the ongoing effort that is the Newspaper Readership Program. You may not know that there are digital versions of newspapers available to you subscription-free. Most notably, The New York Times and The Chronicle of Higher Education have programs which allow you access to an unlimited number of articles once you sign up for a free account using your psu.edu email address.

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Features
3 The Pokémon Society’s Quiet Domination

The Penn State Pokémon Society puts the crown on the line this fall when they hope to repeat as Champions of the Intercollegiate Pokémon League. Led by founder/commissioner Alex Valente, the league features competition among six different schools, and is constantly in contact with other schools for expansion.

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News
0 Careers Days Ahead

If you like to read into things, tomorrow’s career fair could be the most significant in Penn State’s history. More companies than ever before see the merit of Penn State students.

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News
10 The Universe is Bigger than State College

Penn State scientists helped construct the largest 3-D map of the universe, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, which is responsible for the imaging of over 200-million galaxies. Using BOSS technology (Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey), Data Release 9 — the most recent release — has shown the positions of 800,000 new galaxies, quasars, and stars, bringing the total to over 1.35 million.

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Features
48 Mixtape Review: #NoDaysOff – The ‘U’

Penn State graduate The ‘U’ released a mixtape titled #NoDaysOff last week. I listened to this mixtape in full as a long time hip- hop head. Before you dismiss me as some hipster (I am), know that I can elaborate in great detail on the different styles of Big Pun, Big L, and Biggie Smalls. Now that credibility is out of the way, on to the actual music.

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Features
5 From Dayglow to Dancing with Myself

The day after Dayglow’s first concert in State College, I saw a girl in class the next morning who still had the neon paint on her shoes. I asked her how she liked the event. “It was fun,” she replied, “if you wanted to get raped.” She was a little too serious, but we both laughed. The comment got me thinking about something that I’ve noticed before. Find out what it is after the jump.

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Opinion
5 An Engineering Student’s Lament

The world is full of patterns. As engineering students, we are expected to be able to see these patterns and investigate accordingly. But maybe it wouldn’t be a bad idea to break our own daily patterns once in a while and learn something interesting (that we won’t be tested on) while we’re at it.

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News
1 NSF Head Presents With Penn State Researchers

Dr. Subra Suresh, with the support of three renowned Penn State researchers, headlined the Nelson W. Taylor Lecture in Materials yesterday. This year’s theme was Materials Frontiers, where it was clear that the future of research lies in the ongoing collaboration between scientists of different specializations.

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