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A Penn State Young Americans for Freedom video has been making waves in libertarian circles this week after being posted to the conservative website Breitbart.
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Marco Rubio Speech On Innovation At Uber's DC Offices
The fast-growing and tepidly controversial ride-sharing company Uber is apparently looking to expand its services to State College.
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Penn State couldn't quite crack the top-25 in the AP or USA Today Coach's polls after beating Rutgers this weekend, but at least Sports Illustrated is giving the Nittany Lions some respect.
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"When you put on a Penn State helmet, you cannot be beaten. It's your suit of armor, baby. There's no way you can be beaten."
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It turns out its not only Rutgers fans that lack tact and decency -- it's the school's official social media account as well.
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by zach berger
The environment in the second year of the Pegula Ice Arena is set to be just as exciting as the first. Nearly 1,000 student season tickets sold out at 7:03 a.m. this morning after only three minutes.
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Your 2014 Homecoming Court was officially crowned yesterday during the annual "court crash" process. Ten students and ten faculty members, split evenly by gender, were surprised by visits from Homecoming members to their classroom or office to inform them of their status on the court.
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Lawrence Lokman

At long last, the days of Penn State’s administration standing behind canned marketing ploys like “Penn State Lives Here” could be a thing of the past. Penn State announced the appointment of Lawrence H. Lokman yesterday to be its next vice president for strategic communications, pending approval at next week’s Board of Trustees meeting. Lokman is the founder and managing director of Window In Communications in Los Angeles, and served as a vice chancellor in UCLA’s communications department from 2002 to 2010.

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There's typically not a whole lot to remember about noon games against MAC opponents, but the home opener tends to lead way for some surprises with the game day experience. A new marketing-obsessed coach made those changes even more palpable than usual. It wasn't the most fun three hours of football I've ever seen, but here are your Akron observations this week.
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The NCAA sanctions met their abrupt and (almost) total end today, in what is sure to be a day that goes down in Penn State history as one of its best. It's a day for celebration for sure -- a celebration of a partially righted wrong, like a wrongfully convicted prisoner going free.
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Penn State v Alabama
Sen. George Mitchell's report, which could include some relief for Penn State from the NCAA sanctions, is due out in the coming days. For now, though, the second winning coach in college football history -- or winningest, if you put any weight into NCAA statistics -- Bobby Bowden came out in favor of giving back Joe Paterno his 111 victories back in the official record.
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45 - Nebraska - Blue Band
The Penn State Blue Band will have a slightly different gameday routine in 2014. After the athletic department clandestinely canceled the band's Tailgreat pregame show at the Bryce Jordan Center two weeks ago, the band announced what it will do in its stead.
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Game Day Observations is a recurring series from Onward State now in its fourth season taking you in the stands and analyzing the minutiae of every Penn State football game, home and away.
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Joe Paterno's brief history of political activism is documented on C-SPAN.
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University Primetime, which I will attempt to legitimize by pointing out its 162,000 Twitter followers, recently ranked Penn State as a school with one of the most attractive student bodies in the country.
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As is tradition, Penn State's student body president delivered new student convocation remarks at the Bryce Jordan Center to more than 8,000 new students.
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In an era of seemingly endless leadership change at the university, Penn State found out that it will lose another giant yesterday. Dr. O. Richard Bundy, who served as director of the Blue Band since 1996, announced his plans to retire after the 2014-2015 school year.
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Old Main at night
Among the most hotly debated issues in the Board of Trustees over the last few meetings has been governance structure and potential changes in the makeup of the 30-member board. That much remained true today during a 90 minute Governance and Long-Range Planning meeting, in which a number of university stakeholders lobbied for a seat at the table, and governance consultant Holly Gregory led a discussion to help find some consensus going forward.
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Old Main on the Fourth of July
A "Friend of Penn State" is now suing, well, Penn State.
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Photo: Hannah Lane
An female Penn State student was taken to a nearby trauma center this morning after being hit by a car on Atherton Street.
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We all know the guys across the street can recruit, but Penn State basketball and coach Patrick Chambers are assembling an impressive class of their own in the early stages of the 2015 recruiting cycle.
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Penn State bros everywhere suffer a major loss today. After weeks of speculation, multiple sources have confirmed to Onward State that the Gingerbread Man will close its doors this summer to make way for the iconic Pittsburgh sandwich shop and bar franchise Primanti Bros.
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That relationship comes to an end today, as the Council of the American Bar Association’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar (gulp) approved the University's request to operate two independent and fully accredited law schools.
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At today's Penn State where so many of our leaders fall into a robotic, impersonal -- yes, heartless -- abyss, honorable intent is at least a start. If nothing else, David Joyner had that.
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The State Theatre released its summer show slate this afternoon, highlighted with a performance by legendary blues guitarist Johnny Winter. Ranked as the 63rd greatest guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone, the producer and performer has toured for more than 50 years.
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The Office of Physical Plant, in conjunction with the Heritage Tree Program, installed a plaque last week in front of the Weeping Willow tree just west of Old Main.
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Heister street now has three -- count 'em, three -- Joe Paternos on its respective murals. Earlier this month, artist Michael Pilato unveiled the third painted JoePa (above) on the Deli side of the street.
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Students who opt to use Penn State healthcare insurance provider Aetna will be paying more for their premiums next year, despite significant pushback from the graduate student community in recent months.
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No matter who wins the race in November, Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District will be represented by a Penn Stater in Washington. That much was assured last night as Kerith Strano Taylor defeated Thomas Tarantella 55-45% in the Democratic primary for the chance to take on third-term Congressman Glenn Thompson.
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Most of my memories stem from my time at the helm of Onward State during the last two years, and from the relationships gained as a result. It has been the honor of my life to be a part of this community experiment, but the real joy has come by learning from the thousands of people I've had the pleasure of meeting over the last four years.