Breakfast is very important to the citizens of State College. Something as simple as "how do you take your coffee?" can lead to a discussion on the relative merits of sugar and an origin story on Colombia's best blend. In a place with such a high population density, being able to stand out amongst your peers is enough of a struggle. Now, when you're catering to the angry whims of hungover, tired college students -- many of whom hail from the New York/New Jersey area and are subsequently complete elitists about bagels -- this task becomes even more tricky. For that reason, our staff got together and argued about the best spot for an early meal downtown, with divisive results.
UPUA has been criticized in the recent week by Onward State, the Daily Collegian, trustee Al Lord, and others for voting to close part of its meeting on Wednesday night to discuss the possibility of taking a stance on the Freeh report. UPUA released a statement today justifying its position on the close executive session, which is published verbatim.
We sent a trio of writers to review the only McAlister's Deli in Pennsylvania, located in the HUB. They were mildly entertained.
Although it’s natural to be disappointed that you didn’t snag the coveted committee member role for THON 2015, that doesn’t mean that you can’t still play an important part in the THON community. There are plenty of ways you can still take part in the fight against pediatric cancer this year.
Being at such a large school with over forty-thousand students, it is often easy to overlook how diversified the Penn State community really is. And though we do not think about it often, there is so much we can learn from each other. The Global Engagement and Leadership Experience (GELE) is a unique opportunity for Penn Staters to break out of their comfort zones and learn more about each other in an open and constructive forum.
Our staff is optimistic about Penn State's chances headed into Saturday's game vs. UMass.
Tucked away in Kelly Alley off of Fraser Street lies one of State College's greatest treasures: Good Seed Baking Company. The company has been around for awhile, selling their wares at the farmers' market and other local institutions. But now the bakery has an address and store to call their own. We sent two of our staffers to try out the gluten free pastries and share their thoughts.
The Bryce Jordan Center hosts an eclectic group of events throughout the year. From concerts to the career fair, there is almost nothing that the arena won't host. So naturally, when we found out that Penn State's Entemology department would be hosting "The Great Insect Fair" at the BJC, our minds were piqued. Now, we at Onward State like to take a different approach to events like this, so we decided to send three of our writers in different states of mind to the fair.
The Special Interest Association (SIA) is pairing with the Dance Marathon Alumni Interest Group (DMAIG) this weekend to host a tailgate in honor of Coast2Coast Walker Norman Horn.
We sent some hungry staff writers to check out Underground Burgers and Crepes. Here's what they thought of the new joint.
We here at Onward State plan to make the most out of this weekend. With that in mind, here's a drinking game we created for tomorrow's game against Rutgers!
For the second straight week, our staff is unanimous: Penn State will win. This week's opponent? Rutgers.
In this week's staff predictions, our writers are in agreement: Penn State will dominate Akron.
How do you feel about paying for your yearly gym membership? Our writers debate.
In many ways, State College is a lot like Texas. Whether its a Saturday morning tailgate or a Bryce Jordan Center concert or a simple end-of-year bar tour, we do things big in this town. For that reason, it is only fitting that State College is the home of an endless number of spots to enjoy drinks. With a lot of bars comes a lot of bar controversy and favoritism. So our staff decided to fill you in on our favorite State College bars and why we love them so much.
Remember State of State? Remember when hundreds of students, faculty, and alumni attended the inaugural State of State conference this past March? If you missed it, fear not! State of State 2015 is already underway with a new executive director and everything -- now the organization just needs some committee members.
In this week's game predictions, our staff is split right down the middle on who we think will win between Penn State and UCF.
After nine long months of waiting, the Penn State football team is just one day away from kicking off the 2014 season.
The Penn State Blue Band announced today that Penn State Athletics has decided to cancel the popular Tailgreat show, held prior to home football games in the Bryce Jordan Center.
Penn State fans living in State College should run -- not walk -- to the Barnes & Noble on Benner Pike if they want to grab a copy of Jay Paterno's new book before it potentially gets pulled. The memoir "Paterno Legacy: Enduring Lessons from the Life and Death of My Father" isn't due out until September 1, but Barnes & Noble had a stack of the book for sale in its Local Interest section at closing time on Tuesday.
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Welcome to the best weekend of the summer, everyone. In our excitement for Arts Fest, we got to thinking: Among Penn State's many great weekends, which is its best?
Arts Fest 2014 has entered the 21st century with the creation of a new app that will allow users to get an "inside experience" to all of the details of the annual Central Pa. gathering.
Horror punk and hardcore band the Misfits will headline a stop in State College just in time for Halloween.
Though it sure seems like noon games suck from responses to the latest kickoff time announcement, some of us aren't so sure. So, retired sports editor Zach Berger and managing editor Tim Gilbert present the latest Onward Debate: Do noon football games suck?
According to defense attorneys, James Franklin and director of performance enhancement Dwight Galt contacted her due to her connections to the team.
This Saturday at 8:00 p.m., Penn State’s oldest student organization will take to the stage at Eisenhower Auditorium for its 125th Anniversary Concert.
After a Bill Belton tweet suggested that some Nittany Lions want new uniforms, our writers debate whether or not the team should switch from their current jerseys.
For this coming year, the Special Interest Organizations—organizations created primarily for the purpose of supporting THON—will have a brand-new Executive Board bring them together: the S.I.A., also known as the Special Interest Association.
At 2 p.m. during Legacy Celebration, Homecoming's celebration of all things Penn State, Homecoming announced its Honorary Grand Marshal for 2014 and it's Michael Paul of Penn State Lunar Lion!