Author Rachel Chernaskey

Sophomore at Penn State; Journalism Major and Double minor in Psychology and Italian; Former track and field varsity athlete. I love all food and Kid Cudi.

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0 Spring Sports Continue Domination

Nittany Lion spring sports teams continue to advance and find success late in their seasons as the Women’s Track and Field Team won its seventh Big Ten title and Women’s Lacrosse advanced to the Elite Eight in the NCAA tournament. No. 13 Penn State Men’s Lacrosse ended its season and fell to No. 11 Yale Lacrosse in a 10-7 battle

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0 Film Festival Plays Tonight!

Don’t feel like studying for finals or looking for a reason to procrastinate end of the semester homework? Searching for something fun to do on a Thursday night? Lucky for you, the Penn State Student Film Organization is putting on its annual Blue and White Film Festival tonight!

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0 Jones Selected as New Vice President and Provost

Nicholas Jones, the current Benjamin T. Rome Dean of Whiting School at Johns Hopkins University, has been selected as vice president and provost at Penn State. Jones’ appointment, effective July 1, is subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees at its May 3 meeting. As vice president and provost, Jones serves as PSU’s chief academic officer, reports to the president of the university and acts as chief executive officer in the absence of the president.
Jones was selected for this position at Penn State after the university launched a nationwide search for a permanent leader, as the position was held interim since November 2011 by Robert Pangborn.

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1 Nittany Lion Women Sports Rises to Capital One Cup Challenge

After multiple outstanding fall seasons, the Penn State Nittany Lion women’s athletic teams have established themselves as the leading Division I university of the Capital One Cup Challenge. Having obtained 77 points thus far in the 2012-2013 year, the Nittany Lions are scarcely in the lead, just edging out the University of Oregon (76 points) for the current #1 spot. Can PSU keep it up to win the Cup and the big bucks?

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5 Bang for Your Buck Spring Break Vacations

We compiled a list of vacation spots for those of us who have no spring break plans (and want some) because we are broke college students. The places listed are generally close by and all do-able driving distances if you are from Pennsylvania; some may even be closer if you are out-of-state.

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0 Gavin Howe in Remission One Day After THON

aturday afternoon: THON child Gavin Howe is still in the hospital after receiving a chemotherapy treatment on Tuesday. He and his family are unsure if they will even be able to make it to their first THON as a Four Diamonds family.

Monday afternoon: Gavin Howe is in remission, less than 24 hours after the end of THON ’13.

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0 Penn State Wrestling: A Call to Action

On February 12th, 2013, the International Olympic Committee made an unexpected change to the 2020 Olympic Games that would stun a core part of the Penn State community and Penn State athletics. Penn State Wrestling, which won consecutive NCAA national titles in 2011 and 2012, has been an integral component in the success of athletics here at PSU. Although winning the NCAA Championship is a monumental success, many of Penn State’s wrestlers are looking forward in hopes of winning the one and only — an Olympic gold medal.

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0 Students Wait Hours to Enter THON

It’s Sunday at 6:00 a.m.; not a typical time for college students to be up and about

Although the morning of THON Day 3 poses a completely different scenario.

Penn State students single-filed in front of the BJC seem to be in for a two and a half hour wait at least, just to get into THON 2013.

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0 What Sets Apart Atlas FTK?

When I was a freshman at Penn State, I knew close to nothing about THON. I knew it was a big deal at Penn State, raised a ton of money to fight pediatric cancer, and that’s where it started and ended.

However, while I couldn’t (and still can’t) keep up in conversation with THON activists, decipher how to pronounce the names of the frats and sorority orgs, or tell you the difference between all of the different committees, I knew and admired one specific group: Atlas FTK.

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0 Catching up at Greek Hour: Acacia and Gamma Phi Beta

Ever since THON originated as a dance competition between fraternities here at Penn State, Greek members have continued to be a driving factor in producing THON’s success. During all hours of THON it is impossible to miss the enormous A’s, E’s and K’s bobbing over the crowd.

Various members of fraternities and sororities entered the stage to introduce THON 2013’s Greek Hour, including IFC President Chip Ray and PHC President Rachel Franceschino.

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0 PSU Track and Field Smashes Records on the Road

The Penn State Men and Women’s Indoor Track and Field squad left their marks across the country over the weekend. While the middle- and long-distance squads traveled to the Husky Classic at the University of Washington in Seattle, the jumps, sprints and throws groups traveled to the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio. Sophomore Robby Creese, also known as Creese Lightening, competed in the Invitational Mile at the Husky Classic and ran to a school-record time of 3:57.11. Finishing third behind three professional runners and a 2012 Olympian, Creese held his own in a loaded pack and jump-started his sophomore season that catapulted him up the rankings list. Proceeding Creese’s 3:57 mile, senior Sam Masters took over the record-book with his time of 7:54.52 for 3,000 meters — which has stood since 1989.

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