Author Matt Westlake

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0 Men’s Hockey Falls to Robert Morris

Penn State men’s hockey (7-8-0) lost 3-2 to the Robert Morris Colonials (7-4-2) Saturday at Greenberg Ice Pavillion. Coming off a 4-0 win Tuesday against Fredonia State, the Nittany Lions were hoping to be above .500 again on the season, while Robert Morris has been 2-0-2 in their past four games, winning and tying a game a piece with both Holy Cross and Ohio State.

Features
0 Album Review: The Free Life by Mike Wallz

Mike Wallz may well be one of the biggest, and busiest, personalities on campus. During his constantly moving life, he managed time to take a short break from his former group, Primary Element, to make his solo album The Free Life. Read Onward State’s review after the jump.

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0 Lord of the Rings Returns to the State Theatre

It has been almost ten years since the last Lord of the Rings movie has played on the big screen. Luckily, in honor of The Hobbit, the State Theater is letting people relive those wonderful hours of viewership by showing all three Lord of the Rings this upcoming week.

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0 What’s Happened to The Diner?

The Diner has established itself as one of the most iconic places to State College. Every year during big weekends and large events, hundreds will cram in to get a small taste of nostalgia that was their days at Dear Ol’ State. However, the place that would capture the dreams of little kids has now become a place that is barely recognized by thousands of students.

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0 Hoops Madness and Big Sean Impress at Rec Hall

Last night marked the unofficial start to basketball season as the second annual Hoops Madness was held in Rec Hall. The event featured both the Men’s and Women’s team along with a concert by Big Sean and guest appearance from Bill O’Brien.

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0 Get Excited, It’s Homecoming

Now I know when Northwestern is brought up, a majority of people think of Stepbrothers, but what Pat Fitzgerald has done with the Wildcats the past few years is remarkable. The Wildcats are 5-0 and nationally ranked, and given the fact they haven’t won a Big Ten Championship in over a decade, they are hungry to show people that they are among the top dogs in the conference.

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0 THON FT5K to be Held October 13th

One of the newer, and exciting, fundraisers the IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon has to offer is the FT5K. The annual 3.1 mile fun run, which started 12 years ago, has boasted one of the most exciting atmospheres outside of the February THON weekend.

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0 The State of Penn State and Big Ten Football

Four weeks of Division I Football have now passed, meaning that most non-conference and cupcake games are now finished. This now means that inner-league matches will commence. While this is great news for some, those first four games are actually detrimental in measuring the strength of other teams and conferences as a whole. The Big Ten was 33-13 in non-conference games which may not seem bad on paper, but is actually underwhelming.

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0 Who is The Willard Preacher?

It’s around 12 o’clock on a sunny Tuesday afternoon. Gary Cattell is about to begin his work, as he does most days at this time. He has meticulously picked his spot at the base of the Willard Building steps, partially for acoustics, but mainly because a majority of students have classes there. He takes his position next to the steps with a plaza surrounded by bike racks and bushes. The Willard Preacher is ready to begin.

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0 Library to Host Annual Open House Next Week

I distinctly recall the first time I walked the Patee Mall to enter the Patte-Paterno Library, it felt like I was entering this. While I did not stroll by to search for the Holy Grail, I wanted to take a look around one of, if not THE, best University library in the country. I was soon to learn that I had no idea where I was. Since the place is twice the size of my high school, I quickly got lost.

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0 To Pledge or Not to Pledge?

I recall thinking about college all the time when I was younger. Penn State was the only choice (of course), however there was always the question of whether or not I would join a frat. So in honor of rush week I comprised a small list of pros and cons to look over and decide for yourself.

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0 Annual Football Eve Celebration Tonight

There are many great pre-game traditions which surround Penn State football – the bus, the flip, and of course the stadium wide “We Are” Chant – but before all those get underway, there is Football Eve. Entrance and parking are free, festivities start at 6, and the pep rally begins at 7pm.

Opinion
0 The Do’s and Don’ts of THON Captain Applications

I have been through the application process, and I know first hand that it is nerve-racking. So after talking to a couple overalls, as well as looking back on my experience, I have come up with a short do’s and dont’s list for filling out THON captain applications.

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0 New Society Aims to Protect Old State Traditions

As students of The Pennsylvania State University tradition not only drives us, it defines us. While the newly created Nittany Valley Society may not be protecting some of the more collegiate traditions, the society plans on protecting the culture and heritage in central Pennsylvania.

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0 Ohio State Game Declared White Out

The White Out game will return to its origins this year against THE Ohio State University. The White Out game has become an annual Penn State classic and is one of the main reasons why our student section has been named as the best in the country for the past few years.

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0 Mike Wallace of Primary Element Hits Up Arts Fest

Enter Primary Element, a young hip-hop group based out of Silver Springs, Maryland (an unincorporated area of DC). Having the previous mindset, I was not ready for what I was going to experience. The group actually has something different from all these other kids: talent.