Author Maddy Pryor

I'm a 2013 Penn State alum with a B. A. in Public Relations as well as minors in History and Communications Arts and Sciences. I am proudly from Neptune, NJ and talk about it at any opportunity possible. I love college basketball and am a big fan of Penn State Basketball, as well as their official student section, Nittany Nation. I'm a big supporter of Relay For Life of Penn State as well as THON and Coaches vs. Cancer.

Penn State
2 A Salute to Blue Band Drum Major Ian Kenney

Ian Kenney spent the past 3 football seasons a little differently than most Penn State students: every Saturday he was responsible for landing 2 front-tuck flips in front of 100,000 people in addition to conducting the world-famous Pennsylvania State University Marching Blue Band. He served as the Drum Major and, this year, did so with a chipped bone in his foot.

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Entertainment
1 Gangnam Style is Here To Stay

Basically, Gangnam is comparable to Beverly Hills, California. This is where Psy grew up, and saw that there was a certain tone of entitlement for the upper-class that lived there. Those who are from the Gangnam district, though, don’t boast about it. It’s more about making fun of the posers trying to fit in where they aren’t from.

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Penn State
0 John Amaechi Preaches to “Live Big”

The main focus of Amaechi’s speech was that we can all “live big,” as he does on a daily basis. When he came out of the closet, becoming the first openly gay NBA player, he realized that the little things in life matter most. The thousands of different situations that occur on a daily basis make such a huge difference in the lives of others. If you are aware of how big you are to these little situations, you can instantly make people feel better.

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Athletics
1 Why You Should Buy Basketball Season Tickets

For the past year and a half, Head Coach Patrick Chambers has turned this program into something to be excited about. Every single body hits the floor for a loose ball. Every single rebound is ripped out of the air. Every single player has something that Chambers has preached about since day 1: attitude.

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Student Life
14 Penn State Should Become a Smoke-Free Campus

I understand that there is an addictive side to it, but, I don’t see why one would even pick it up for the first time. It’s not an image thing. I can tell you right now that, for most people, smoking is a turn off. Nothing says grimy like yellow teeth and constant coughing. I can also tell you that millions of kids across the country participate in the D.A.R.E. program. They’ve also seen the “truth” campaigns against “big tobacco.” It is common knowledge that smoking is a direct link to lung cancer. You know it’s bad for you, so why do it?

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