Ryan Beckler

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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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The often-discussed Penn State road trip to Ireland is a bit closer to reaching fruition. Penn State is reportedly in talks with UCF to open the 2014 season in Dublin, Ireland, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
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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.
Posted about a year ago in about by
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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.
Posted about 2 years ago in about by
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A Penn State text alert that went out shortly after noon indicates police are searching for a man who made an "indirect threat" in the HUB.
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Paternoville convened for the first time this year last night at midnight. Jay Paterno posted a picture to Twitter of it this morning.
A couple dozen Penn State students want to start a new tradition -- a campout for the Blue-White game. But the idea hasn't exactly been well-received.
Posted about 2 years ago in about by
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In the wake of the deadly attack at Monday's Boston Marathon, Penn State taking some extra precautions to ensure the safety of all who plan to enjoy this weekend's festivities.
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“It sounded like a cannon went off,” he said. “The noise just echoed down the street… And all of sudden, everyone was running away from the finish line and toward us.”
Posted about 2 years ago in about by
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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.
Posted about 2 years ago in about by
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Over the weekend, the Paternos released a statement to media in which it backs the PS4RS slate of candidates (Ed Brown, Barbara Doran, and William "Bill" Oldsey) for the Penn State Board of Trustees.
Posted about 2 years ago in about by
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One of our editors has recently been turned off by John Ziegler's reckless search for the truth.
Posted about 2 years ago in about by
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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.
Posted about 2 years ago in about by
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With another (mostly painful) year in the books, it’s campaign season again in Happy Valley, and this spring, two incumbents are trying to overcome cynical advertising, eroded friendships, and frequent scathing comments from alumni to secure another term on the Penn State Board of Trustees.
Posted about 2 years ago in about by
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After a week-long primary, the alumni watchdog group Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship (PS4RS) has announced the endorsements of three trustee candidates: Edward “Ted” Brown, III, Barbara L. Doran and William F. Oldsey.
Posted about 2 years ago in about by
Sandusky Sentencing-2
The former longtime defensive coordinator will describe what he says happened on the campus, and what he thinks of whistleblower Mike McQueary and late head coach Joe Paterno.
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Attorneys representing Mike McQueary and Penn State convened at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte today to present their preliminary arguments before Judge Thomas Gavin.
Posted about 2 years ago in about by
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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.”
Posted about 2 years ago in about by
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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.
Posted about 2 years ago in about by
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The Penn State Board of Trustees met at the Hershey Medical Center yesterday to discuss (and debate) a laundry list of matters and topics, including, you guessed it, the Freeh report.
Posted about 2 years ago in about by
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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.
Posted about 2 years ago in about by
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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.
Posted about 2 years ago in about by
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At this week's Board of Trustees meeting, outspoken Penn State trustee Anthony Lubrano says he will he suggest that the board invite Louis Freeh and Dick Thornburgh to May's board meeting, according to a short interview clip with the Centre County Report.
Posted about 2 years ago in about by
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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.
Posted about 2 years ago in about by
Aaron Dillen
And just as quickly as Aaron Dillen burst onto the UPUA scene, he was gone. Late last night, Dillen announced that he and his running mate Elias Machina had mutually agreed to drop out of the UPUA presidential race, essentially clinching a victory for the now-unopposed Katelyn Mullen.
Posted about 2 years ago in about by
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UPUA campaigning began at 5 a.m. this morning, but one presidential ticket is already facing potential disqualification. The Board of Arbitration will meet Tuesday night at 7 p.m. in 111 HUB to rule on eligibility violations in the Aaron Dillen/Elias Machina presidential ticket that Onward State outlined late last week.
Posted about 2 years ago in about by
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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.
Posted about 2 years ago in about by
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Around 4:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon, a Martz Trailways bus full of Penn State students caught on fire while driving along Interstate 70 near Breezewood, Pa., about 100 miles south of State College.
Posted about 2 years ago in about by
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The 2013 UPUA election season is off to a stumbling start, and campaigning hasn't even begun. The Elections Commission has been made aware of a potential violation in the Aaron Dillen/Elias Machina presidential ticket which could see the candidates disqualified from the race before it even starts.
Posted about 2 years ago in about by
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It's official. 39 candidates will be running for three spots on the Penn State Board of Trustees this spring -- way down from the 87 candidates who ran last year.
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The bench goes WILD.
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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