Author Shawn Christ

I am a junior majoring in print journalism. I am American. I am a Lion.

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0 State College Native Becomes a ‘Wizard Girl’

It was around 10 o’clock on a Friday night when Meghan Richards decided she was going to try out for the official dance team of the Washington Wizards the following morning.

Three weeks and multiple auditions later, Richards is now one of the Wizard Girls.

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0 Former Creamery Employee Charged with Fraud

A 21-year-old woman is facing multiple counts of theft and fraud after an incident at Penn State’s Berkey Creamery. Alexandra Otero allegedly used a student’s ID card to purchase about $40 worth of merchandise from the creamery in April.

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0 Molly Countermine: Facilitator of the Fun

When she’s not grading papers for the HD FS courses that she teaches, Molly Countermine is rocking out in the State College music scene. Read on to learn about how this State College native and mother of three keeps going week to week.

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0 PSU Pastafarians: Religion with a Side of Sauce

“We aim to inform the students of Penn State of the existence of this magnificent religion,” Corey Lutz, president and founder of the Penn State University Pastafarians said about the religion. Read on to find out more about the organization and the religion.

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0 Eat Your Alcohol

For some reason, college students are always looking for a different way to consume their alcohol. So, it’s only natural that booze enthusiasts would develop ways to more or less eat your alcohol.

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0 How to Tell Who’s an Asshole on State Patty’s Day

Celebrating for the sake of celebrating tends to bring out the worst in people. There are few days that attract assholes quite like SPD, and they will be out in full force. Depending on how much you’re going to “celebrate,” you may just spot an asshole passing by. Or, you may be one.

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0 Prominent Playwright and Actress to Perform Tonight

Dael Orlandersmith, a well-established playwright, actress, and poet, will perform her solo piece “Black n Blue Boys/Broken Men” tonight at the Penn State Downtown Theatre Centre at 7:30. Orlandersmith talked to some theatre students yesterday after she got into town.

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0 Why I Dislike (And Like) the College Group Project

I don’t like group projects. I bet that you don’t care for them all that much either. I’ve been burned before working with people who don’t want to contribute. Then there’s always that student who never shows up. Not all experiences are bad…just most of them.

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0 Top 10 Winter Styles on Campus

With the exception of earlier this week when students were walking around campus in shorts and t-shirts, December temperatures in State College are chilly. That means a whole different wardrobe for those long walks home after a late night study session.

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0 Tips on How to Finish Out the Semester Strong

Well, we’re back. For some students, that’s no problem. They’ve been on their game all semester. Then there are the students who are still digesting their turkey and moaning about that project they put off until the bitter end. Read on to see how you can finish out this semester strong.

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0 Top 10 Favorite Thanksgiving Dishes

One of the greatest eating days of the year is upon us. College students everywhere are rejoicing in the fact that they will be eating food that wasn’t prepared at a pizzeria or in a microwave. Here’s how some of your Thanksgiving favorites ranked.

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0 10 Don’ts for Halloween Costumes

Halloween is upon us, and that means college students everywhere are figuring out what they’re going to dress up as. A lot goes into this decision, but before you finalize your outfit here’s a few things that you don’t want to do.

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0 10 Reasons to Always Have Three Dollars on Campus

Three dollars. It doesn’t seem like much, but if you try hard enough, you can stretch it out throughout a long day on campus. Or you can blow it all at once. The choice is yours, but follow the jump for some of the reasons why you should always be armed with a few Washingtons.

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0 Top 10 Fall Walking Tunes

Autumn is the best time of year for walking. Whether walking between classes, walking downtown for a pumpkin spice latte or walking up to Beaver Stadium, here are some solid fall tunes to keep your feet moving and your mind content.

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