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Kenan Thompson
He may be 35 years old now, but Kenan Thompson is still 'all that.' From his days as one of the biggest child stars of the 90s to his current status as a senior cast member on Saturday Night Live, he's always been able to make us laugh, and last night proved no different.
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Four writers wandered around north campus during SOMA's Arts Crawl on Friday evening to embrace a variety of musical perspectives.
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We need your help to help send our staff to Ireland for the Croke Park Classic vs. Central Florida.
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For the second straight year, members of several Penn State blogs are looking to put together a comprehensive Penn State football preview magazine, and for We Are! 2014 to become a thing, the people involved need your help.

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Peter Diamandis Lunar Lion
At the Schreyer Honors College's Shaping the Future Summit on Tuesday, X Prize founder Peter Diamandis praised and endorsed the Lunar Lion's mission to not only become the first entity besides the governments of the U.S., the Soviet Union, and China to land on the moon, but also to become the first university to accomplish that feat.
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Relay For Life
This weekend, thousands of Penn Staters and members of the State College community will gather at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park for Relay For Life of Penn State 2014.
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Erickson is not average, nor was his task. He was close to retirement from his role of vice president and provost before being thrown into the president’s role on Nov. 9, 2011, during tremendous tumult. Penn State’s darkest days followed: Criminal charges and convictions for former employees, its football program nearly put into a coma, a once-sterling reputation smeared; and it was up to the man who’d been on staff since 1977 to see it through. When he accepted the role on that day, he said he did so under “circumstances I never could have imagined.”
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Anand Ganjam and running mate Emily McDonald enter the election with the most thorough and comprehensive platform and a history of leadership, student government experience, and tangible change in their past. As such, Onward State has chosen to endorse the Ganjam-McDonald ticket in this year's UPUA election, taking place this coming Wednesday.
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Famed OS commenter Laura Strobl is stepping out from the Facebook page and joining the Onward State staff.
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THON has just announced that bouncers from the Shandygaff will serve as the newest Rules and Regulations Captains for 2015.
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You don't need to be a member of PS4RS to respect Joe Paterno's legacy. Upward State, a group that is positioned as a positive alternative to PS4RS, announced a proposal yesterday to form a commission that would find ways to honor the former coach.
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Students received a PSUTXT alert informing students that another on-campus sexual assault had occurred, making it the second in just two months.
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The so-called father of "The Greatest Show in College Football" will return to Penn State for the Fall 2014 semester as an adjunct instructor in the College of Communications. Guido D'Elia, the director of branding and communications for Penn State football from 2004 to 2012, will teach COMM 497a, called Promotional Video Agency.
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State Patty's Clothes
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.
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By Mitch Wilston
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.
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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.
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Relay For Life Hope
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.
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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.
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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.
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The Homecoming Executive Committee took to the stage at THON 2014 to announce the theme of this years homecoming!
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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?
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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!
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CATA will provide non-stop loop service throughout the duration of the THON from Friday, Feb. 21, through Sunday, Feb. 23.
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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.
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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.
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At long last, a permanent, student-selected trustee at Penn State will soon become a reality.
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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.
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SPA announced two more distinguished speakers at last night's Common event, who will join journalist Bob Woodward on this semester's schedule.
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