Author Maddy Pryor
Finally, what we’ve been waiting for, is the reveal of the Homecoming King and Queen, elected by the Penn State students. The Penn State Homecoming 2013 King and Queen are Graham Zimmerman and Tracey Edouard.
With a simple “like” of the Penn State Forever Facebook page, or a follow on twitter, $1 will be donated to the Microfinance Match Fund thanks to alumnus Tom Sharbaugh. The fund is an emergency loan set up for students needing financial aid. After graduation, this loan is less expensive to pay off than most private loans.
Russ Rose’s team received 34 first-place votes in the poll, with #2 Oregon getting 16, and #3 USC with 3 votes. The team’s record has just one setback, a loss to Oregon State a few weeks ago. Otherwise, the girls are undefeated at home and within the Big Ten Conference.
Plenty of people in and around Centre County have been waiting years for the Penn State Men’s Hockey team to become a Division-1 sport, and now the time is here. Coach Guy Gadowsky is kicking off the season in a pretty exciting way: a free, open practice at midnight followed by a free skate session with the team.
Despite a scare this spring after word got out that she had interviewed with Michigan, Penn State Lady Lions baseball coach Coquese Washington signed a 5-year contract extension through 2017. Having played basketball herself at Notre Dame, many believed she would coach there to be closer to her home in Flint, Michigan. Thankfully, though, she’s here for the long haul.
It’s no surprise that the Lady Lions are ranked the highest of all Big Ten teams in the Lindy’s Top 25 preseason poll, having taken the conference title last year when they beat Ohio State in what can only be described as a showdown in the Bryce Jordan Center. Maggie Lucas and Alex “AB” Bentley are back with a vengeance to take down UConn on Dec 6th, and they aren’t afraid to dish it out to every team on the way.
I gave everyone the benefit of the doubt for the first home game. I figured, it’s a new era, let everybody learn new traditions together. Some people did, and some people looked like they had never been to a sporting event ever, let alone a Penn State football game. This is obviously understandable, but here are a few tips for the newbies for Saturday’s game.
There are plenty of ways to spend your 21st birthday here in State College. There’s the common Phryst celebration, the not-so-common chill night at home, and the always obvious get plastered and forget everything that happened situation. I went for the first option, and it’s the one I suggest.
Penn State students have been looking for a way to help, and an organization named Darkness to Light has given the answer. This Sunday at 10am is the Penn State Walk For Prevention, an event aimed at preventing child abuse, and encouraging those who see signs to act immediately.
Public Relations officer Allen Sheffield emphasized that the new chant and the campout itself shows “evidence that #ONETEAM isn’t just a hashtag for twitter, it’s a movement.”
The #3 ranked Penn State Women’s Soccer team opened their season last week with an upset over Virginia and an absolutely dominating performance against St. John’s. Last night, though, they couldn’t pull off the upset again last year’s national champions and number #1 ranked Stanford.
The ARWU is often used when it comes to, frankly, showing off. Plenty of schools use it as their legitimate ranking in speaking with media or simply letting future students know how great their school is. Let’s face it, saying you go to one of the top 50 schools on the planet sounds pretty awesome.
Let’s show those guys at ESPN, and the hundreds of schools entered, that we’re still #1. We’ve never lost the pride in our school, and we never will. As of right now, we’re in 2nd place. Keep the votes coming, because, let’s face it, we’ve got power in numbers.
As an avid Penn State fan, I know that it’s a tough feeling when we see one of our own leave, in any sport, whether they graduate, get injured, or end up transferring. Sometimes it’s just sadness because you’re going to miss them. Sometimes it’s sympathy because you wish they could play, but their injury leaves them on the sidelines. Lately, though, it’s been pure anger because we feel betrayed.
We’ve got to learn to let go.
“Penn State has the obligation to be a national leader in preventing child abuse,” says Charles Ferrer, a rising PSU senior who has created a petition for stronger child abuse reporting laws.
What many have yet to realize is that this scandal will always be a part of our lives. Penn State will always be linked to this scandal, which is certainly a tragedy. But instead of complaining about the constant bombardment of questions and arguments from those on the outside, take your frustration and fuel it to do something for a victim. Write a letter of support, buy a “blue out” t-shirt, volunteer for the Centre County Women’s Resource Center, or help out with a local hotline for reporting abuse.
Whatever you do, though, think of the victims first. It’s time for Penn State to become a leader again.
Although he’s been writing raps and poetry since 8th grade, Marc-Jean began his rapping career in high school, when he started making up raps in his head on the way to school. One night at a house party he rapped over the music playing for 3 hours while people kept yelling topics at him. Afterwards, someone told him to take his career to the next level, and he began recording the next weekend.
The halo above Joe Paterno’s head on the Heister street mural entitled “Inspire,” was removed this morning by artists Pilato and co-worker Yuriy Karabash. The paint was still drying as Karabash said that this morning was simply “tough.” The halo had originally been added after Joe Paterno’s death earlier this year.
The Code Blue program began last fall as a way to generate some more pride for Penn State Athletics. The mission of the program, according to its official website, is “to build awareness and attendance in support of Penn State varsity student-athletes by their fellow classmates, and to reward those students who make that extra effort while demonstrating the traditional Penn State values rooted in team loyalty, spirited competition and respectful sportsmanship.”
We cannot let whatever information that is inside this report change what it means to be a Penn Stater. In November, a few thousand rowdy students decided the national fate of the entire student population. We all know how unnecessary the November riot was, and what it did to Penn State through the media’s eyes. It showed hundreds of irresponsible, outraged, and irrational students seeking some sort of revenge against something they could not change.