Author Sarah Lawrenson

Sophomore at Penn State, double majoring in English and Comparative Literature, with a minor in French.

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0 Thespians to “Succeed in Business”

What is the link between a how to book, jealous business colleagues, knitting, and a treasure hunt? The musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, the latest performance from the Penn State Thespians. Playing this Thursday through Saturday in Schwab Auditorium, this classic musical-comedy brings together the talents of actors, dancers, musicians, set designers, and costumers to transport their audience to 1960s New York and the wacky World Wide Wicket Corporation.

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4 “Penn State Reads” — But Will It?

As a new program for the Class of 2017, University Park is implementing a common reading program, called Penn State Reads. The first book of the program will be Beautiful Souls: The Courage and Conscience of Ordinary People in Extraordinary Times, by author Eyal Press. Students will be expected to be prepared for discussions and events planned around the book when they arrive in the fall. But here’s the thing: It’s not as part of a class, and there is no real way of making a program set up like this mandatory. So will anyone actually do it?

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0 Upcoming Campus Talks and Lectures Not to Miss

With Former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson speaking tonight, and TEDxPSU this weekend, Penn State is playing host to a lot of really awesome speakers and lecturers. In addition to Robinson and TEDxPSU, the next two weeks will be packed with discussions on everything from siblings’ fighting to the Olympics. Here is a list of talks and lectures you will not want to miss.

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1 THON, I-Spy Edition

As THON goes on for longer and longer and the hours become later and later, it can be difficult to stay awake and keep that energy up. So we here at Onward State have come up with a THON version of childhood favorite, I-Spy to make the wee morning hours seem not so daunting.

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1 How to be Single and Stay Sane on Valentine’s Day

If you happen to find yourself without a significant other on Valentine’s Day, you probably also find yourself trying not to a commit double murder on the happy couples around you. The word “baby” might make you want to throw up, and you might even be temped to barricade yourself in your room until the love-fest is over. To help you weather the waves of cynicism, or *GASP* maybe even enjoy yourself, here’s a list of ways to stay sane in this Valentine’s Day.

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1 MasquerAIDS 2013 Celebrates “The Circle of Life”

Like the Lion King song we all know and love, the Penn State Thespians will celebrate “The Circle of Life” with their presentation of MasquerAIDS 2013, a cabaret of sorts, benefiting the Centre County AIDS Project. The Circle of Life theme, the brain child of choreographer Devon Fields, uses song, dance, and acting to showcase many of life’s most exciting and challenging milestones.

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