More organizations continued to release their State Patty's Day statistics yesterday, and there's unquestionably a common theme -- the drinking holiday was much less destructive this year than in years past.
Not all Penn State students will be partying this Saturday for State Patty's Day. For the fourth year in a row, many students will be countering the drinking event with the State Day of Service, which will include community service projects on campus and throughout State College.
We're now four days out, and our collective THON hangover is finally subsiding. Now that the 707 dancers are (hopefully) all fully recovered, we caught up with a few to ask them some questions about their once-in-a-lifetime experience.
The tenth annual Relay For Life of Penn State is set to be held from Saturday, April 5 to Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Medlar Field.
There wasn't a dry eye in the Bryce Jordan Center as Four Diamonds families shared their personal stories of their children's battles with cancer. THON Family Hour proves year-after-year to be the most emotional hour of the 46 that dancers spend standing. Ask any person at the BJC and they'll tell you that listening to the stories of each family's struggles and devastating losses will put an exhausting weekend on your feet into perspective.
Welcome to the central hub of Onward State's THON 2014 coverage. Follow along here for everything going on at the Bryce Jordan Center this weekend at the 42st annual Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon.
The Homecoming Executive Committee took to the stage at THON 2014 to announce the theme of this years homecoming!
Everyone know that THON was started and is supported by the Greek community at Penn State (it's the IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, after all). But what about business fraternities?
Lynn Brobst, a 29 year old cancer survivor and THON child shared with us what THON means to her. We dance in less than an hour!
CATA will provide non-stop loop service throughout the duration of the THON from Friday, Feb. 21, through Sunday, Feb. 23.
There will be only be 707 dancers at this year's THON instead of the initial 711 because of some recent mixups with Greek organizations. Both Delta Kappa Epsilon and Chi Omega lost dancers unexpectedly; DKE is on suspension and Chi O is not a registered sorority anymore.
Penn State can take credit for Nobel Prize winners, Senators, Congressmen, a Heisman Trophy winner, Baseball Hall of Famers, and Fulbright scholars. Soon, it might be able to add Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Rookie of the Year to its résumé.
At long last, a permanent, student-selected trustee at Penn State will soon become a reality.
There's no doubt that Penn State has a number of rivalries when it comes to the world of sports. Whether on the gridiron or the hardwood, there are a select few teams that hype up the fan base and the players -- whether or not they admit it's more than "just another game" to the media -- when they see the name on the schedule. A few of our writers came up with a shortlist that includes Ohio State, Michigan, Pitt, and Temple. Penn State Altoona was briefly considered but didn't make the Final Four.
SPA announced two more distinguished speakers at last night's Common event, who will join journalist Bob Woodward on this semester's schedule.
Worldwide Wrestling Entertainment brought its WWE Live show to the Bryce Jordan Center on Friday night for a night of grown men pretending to fight each other in a ring in front of thousands of fans. The three-hour event was just about everything that you would expect from a live, non-televised WWE show. We sent three writers in different states of inebriation to the BJC to check out the "professional" wrestling. These are their stories.
It's official; Vanderbilt's James Franklin will succeed Bill O'Brien as Penn State's head coach after the Board of Trustees approved his contract this morning at a 9 a.m. public conference call. Franklin becomes the 16th head coach in program history and the fifth in the last three seasons, when including interim coaches Tom Bradley and Larry Johnson.
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Although the result wasn't quite what the fans wanted, Return to Rec was a success. The arena was packed, the atmosphere was electric, and it was a ton of fun to watch the hoops team make the way down Curtin Road to its old digs. With Bryce Jordan Center attendance lacking immensely in recent years, it begs the question of considering a permanent "Return to Rec." Two of our writers, Zach Berger and Ben Berkman, took a stab at debating the topic.
Re-experience the Nittany Lions' 2013 season through the best of our staff's photos on the year.
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Onward State! Aside from you readers, here is what our staff is thankful for this year.
Brittany Hicks and Chris Carmody came up with the idea of writing an original song about THON when the two were selected as Mr. and Mrs. PR for the Mr. and Mrs. THON Pageant. "Diamonds In The Air," which features Carmody playing the guitar and rapping and Hicks singing, was a combined effort between the two earlier in the semester.
It’s almost time for another football Saturday for the Penn State Nittany Lions (5-4, 2-3). The team will face off against the Purdue Boilermakers (1-8, 0-5) tomorrow afternoon at Beaver Stadium. The Boilermakers have yet to win a conference game this season and the team has been in disarray on both sides of the ball for the majority of the season. Here are our staff predictions for tomorrow’s noon kickoff.
Earlier this week, we published a list of the 100 Reasons Why We Still Are Penn State. One of the most incredible reasons is THON, with over 15,000 students participating in the ubiquitous philanthropy every year. With THON only 100 days away on February 15, we bring to you a list of the 100 reasons why the organization means so much to so many people. These are truly the reasons "Why We Dance" -- all for the kids!
Students aren't the only ones who have issues with classroom behavior. Here are classroom pet peeves, TA edition.
There is optimism around Penn State basketball for the first time since 2010-11. With that in mind, we ask this question: can this year's team make it to the NCAA Tournament? The season starts on Saturday, and March is a long way away, but it's never too early to talk basketball.
It's almost time for another football Saturday at Beaver Stadium. These mid-season, weak Big Ten opponents used to be something of a chore for Penn State, but after coming off one of the most crippling losses in program history, every game means something. Ever since Illinois coach Tim Beckman came into State College to recruit after the sanctions were implemented, Penn State has had an unlikely rivalry with the Illini. Here are our staff predictions for tomorrow's noon kickoff.
Edging out the nine other law schools in the state, the Penn State Dickinson School of Law graduates received the highest bar passage rate in Pennsylvania on the last exam. Penn State Law had a 93.83 percent success rate.
Last week, the 2014 Senior Class Gift Committee unveiled the three finalists for the next class gift. All three are very practical choices, but which one is the best?