Author Kevin Horne

Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014 and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus, which is a fake title he made up. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is also the president of the graduate student government. Email: [email protected]

Entertainment
0 Table Ten To Reunite at THON 2015

After a two-year hiatus, one of State College’s favorite bar bands in recent history will return to the stage in State College. Table Ten, which formed in 2008, will reunite at THON 2015 (the time is confidential) and release a new song called “Take Hold of Now” (get it, THON) dedicated to the dance marathon.

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Downtown
4 New Craft Beer Bar to Open Downtown

By my count, there are 32 establishments within walking distance of campus that serve alcohol. The downtown State College bar scene will welcome its 33rd member next week with the opening of Liberty, a new craft beer bar operated by Dante’s Restaurants Inc.

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Sandusky Scandal
4 PS4RS Endorses One Of Its Own for Trustee Seat

Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship, the advocacy organization that has acted as kingmaker in the last two Board of Trustees alumni elections, announced its slate of endorsed candidates today. As expected, trustees Anthony Lubrano and Ryan McCombie, whose terms are up this year, will both seek a second term with PS4RS support. The third PS4RS candidate, who will run for Adam Taliaferro’s open spot on the board, is Harrisburg-based attorney and 1991 graduate Robert Tribeck.

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Athletics
37 AD Sandy Barbour Apologizes for ‘409’ Helmet Stickers

Sandy Barbour’s first public relations snafu as Penn State’s athletic director may have just happened this morning in the form of an innocuous Tweet to a Michigan graduate. Barbour apologized to a Twitter user with fewer than 50 followers who made her displeasure known to Barbour about Penn State hockey’s decision to add a 409 decal to its helmets on Friday’s game to honor the late coach Joe Paterno.

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Sandusky Scandal
7 PS4RS Doesn’t Support NCAA Settlement

Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship, a pro-Paterno group that has organized alumni over recent years in an attempt to change Penn State governance and right purported wrongs related to the Sandusky scandal, opposed today’s settlement news that restored Penn State’s 112 vacated wins and replaces the 2012 consent decree that the group has lobbied so hard against.

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Sandusky Scandal
6 Report: NCAA In Talks to Restore Paterno Victories

The controversial NCAA sanctions against Penn State, at long last, could soon be eliminated entirely. According to a Philadelphia Inquirer report, which sources people familiar with the discussions, the NCAA, state officials, and Penn State are in discussion for a plea bargain of sorts that would result in Joe Paterno’s 111 vacated wins being restored to the record books.

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Football
11 Game Day Observations: Temple

It was a chilly Big Ten noon game in the middle of the season, which is about as inauspicious as a gameday experience can be. Nonetheless, save for one half of miserable football, it was actually…fun. Watching Penn State play (more specifically, its offense) was fun for the first time in awhile, with postseason play and state pride on the line.

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Sandusky Scandal
7 President Barron Pledges to Review Freeh Report

President Barron was supposed to address the media after Friday’s Board of Trustees meeting about a “very important” subject, according to the public relations people. Because the meeting went long — the longest in the last several years, in fact — Barron was unable to make the promised press row visit. It is now clear what exactly Barron intended to discuss.

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