Author Maddy Pryor
The 60-minute THON documentary, “Why We Dance: The Story of THON,” will air on the Big Ten Network this Tuesday at 10 p.m.
A Penn State freshman has started a movement to give support to victims of pediatric cancer. PJ Tatano is encouraging Penn Staters, including Head Basketball Coach Pat Chambers, to shave their head as a part of the “No Hair, Don’t Care” campaign.
Senior Alex Bentley and junior Maggie Lucas have been named to the John R. Wooden Mid-Season top 20 list. The prestigious award, named in March, is given out each year to the best individual college basketball player in the country.
The 6th ranked Men’s Volleyball team took down #12 Lewis in a packed south gym in Rec Hall on Friday night in four sets (25-22, 25-23, 20-25, 25-18) to improve to 6-1 on the season as senior Tom Comfort led the Nittany Lions with 18 kills.
Despite the cold January weather in State College, Relay For Life is bringing a beach party to the HUB to teach students about the harms of skin cancer.
Penn State men’s basketball dropped to 0-4 in the Big Ten yesterday with a 60-42 loss at Purdue.
The committees of Relay For Life of Penn State will be letting everyone know what their reason is to relay on Thursday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the HUB, and encourage others to let them know how they’ve been affected by cancer.
When he’s not doing work for THON or getting more involved in Homecoming and the Penn State Filipino Association, Charles Ferrer is creating new ideas for the Bergenfield Board of Education, of which he is the newest member.
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.
On November 18, Team Hope, consisting of 6 current Penn State students and 2 recent graduates, will start dead last in the Philly Half-Marathon and will gain a THON donation for every single person they pass on the way.
The country-wide theme of Relay For Life is “Celebrate, Remember, and Fight Back.” The goal is to celebrate survivors, remember those lost to cancer, and fight back against the disease.
This past weekend, both the Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams showed their talent and potential in exhibition games leading up to the start of the season. The men defeated Philadelphia University 79-54 while the women defeated California University of Pennsylvania 95-39.
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.
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.
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.
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?
The 6’1” Point Guard from Houston Texas has been a solid part of the Penn State basketball program since his freshman year. He broke out of his shell during the Big Ten Tournament in 2011, and became a leader of the squad last season, having posted 17 20-point games.