Author Ryan Beckler

Ryan is a senior in the Smeal College of Business majoring in Marketing. He is a Lion Ambassador who loves giving tours to prospective students. His favorite activities include distributing news and consuming Chipotle.

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1 Kyle Chase Johnson Painted on Inspiration Mural

A week after 2012 Penn State graduate Kyle Chase Johnson tragically died while running the Pittsburgh half marathon, local muralist Michael Pilato painted his likeness on the Heister Street mural, a fitting tribute for a man who, by all accounts, was a quintessential Penn Stater.

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24 Senior Column: A Family Found

Life’s funny. I never thought I’d end up here, writing to you all from my seventh floor apartment on Beaver Avenue. As a matter of fact, I never thought I’d end up at Penn State until my life took an unforeseen turn during my senior year of high school.

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2 Pilato to Honor Newtown, Boston Victims on Mural

During the past few months, the victims of the recent events at Boston and Newtown have been on the hearts and minds of many in the Penn State community. In remembrance, local muralist Michael Pilato will dedicate a new section of his Heister Street mural to celebrate the lives which were tragically lost.

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0 Climb Old Main at Bell Tower Bash

The typical Penn State student passes University Park’s most prestigious building several times a week, yet rarely has the opportunity to ascend its historic bell tower. On Wednesday afternoon, students and others will have the opportunity to explore the ins, outs, and roofs of Old Main.

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0 Penn State’s Thrilling Upset of Michigan in 35 Tweets

For those following Penn State’s thrilling upset of Michigan last night on social media, it was pure jubilation. They say true fans are those that stick with a team through the good times and the bad, and to read the words Penn State basketball faithful last night after that victory was something worth remembering. Here are 35 Tweets that tell the story of the game last night in one of Penn State’s favorite languages — social media.

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