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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0 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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0 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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0 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 Baby Horse Born in Penn State Stables

Penn State added another member to its Nittany Lion family yesterday, in the form of, well, a baby horse! The female foal was born Monday morning around 1:00 a.m. with the help of managers and students at the Penn State horse barns.

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0 Bar Hopping With Mike the Mailman

As it turns out, Mike Herr, better known to the Penn State community as Mike the Mailman, has been running his own tour for over two decades. This isn’t just any bar tour though, this is the “Cheers First Class Tour.”

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0 Class Review: Snowboarding (KINES 012)

Sadly, this semester will be my last at Penn State, and, like many seniors, I waited until the last moment to complete my last GHA (General Health and Activity) credits. I decided to take something a little unorthodox: Snowboarding.

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0 Scott Paterno Responds to Ken Frazier’s Comments

Scott Paterno has released a statement on behalf of his family regarding Ken Frazier’s comments about the Freeh report yesterday. Paterno finds Frazier’s choice of words “unfortunate” and says that the Freeh report is no more independent than the Paterno report.

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0 Penn State Worthington Scranton to Name Baseball Field after Matt McGloin

Two summers from now, a new athletic field in Scranton will have some moxie. Well, at least its name will.

As part of its new athletic renovation project, the Penn State Worthington Scranton campus will name its new baseball field after Matt McGloin, the fiery walk-on quarterback who valiantly led the Nittany Lions through an emotional 2012 season.

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0 More Billboards: Anti-BoT Incumbent Messages Commissioned by PS4RS

It’s campaign season in Happy Valley, and judging by the first couple weeks, it appears that no other Board of Trustees candidates will face the same opposition as incumbents Paul Suhey and Stephanie Deviney. This morning, an anti-Paul Suhey/Stephanie Deviney billboard was commissioned in downtown State College.

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0 Lanny Davis Second Guesses Some BOT Decisions

Last week, Davis released a book titled “Crisis Tales: Five Rules for Coping with Crises in Business, Politics and Life,” wherein he discusses many hotly debated topics surrounding the Penn State Board of Trustees and the NCAA.

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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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