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Valley is Penn State’s life and style magazine. Our mission is to recognize other students for their academic and extracurricular accomplishments, and to feature local style, entertainment and lifestyle trends.

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0 Stay Safe This Spring Break

Whether you’re headed to Daytona Beach, Puerta Vallarta or to visit your friends at other colleges during break next week, it’s never a bad idea to make safety one of your top priorities.

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0 Healthy Tanning for the Spring Break Sunshine

It’s safe to say that we’re all aware of the unhealthy consequences of tanning. Premature aging, brown spots and wrinkles are just some of the minimal consequences compared to the biggie: skin cancer. No, thank you! With spring break right around the corner, here are some healthy tanning tips.

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0 What’s In Your Fannypack, THON?

When you’re standing for 46 hours and can’t leave the floor, dancers want necessities on-hand, but out of the way. The answer? The hands-free wonder that is a fanny pack. It’s not just convenient, it’s one of the best ways for a dancer to accessorize. Valley had their eyes peeled for the most unique fanny packs and even took a peek inside.

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0 DIY: Tutu for THON

If you think you’re going to THON tutu-less, think again. As with high socks and hot loops headbands, a tutu is fashion protocol for the weekend. After THON, recycle it for a Halloween costume or keep it on hand to frolic around like a princess. Surprisingly, this tutu only costs about $10 total to make. If you know how to cut and tie a knot, you’re all set! No sewing required.

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0 PDA Commandments

With Valentine’s Day approaching, let’s put an end to offensive PDA acts. The key to tasteful public displays of affection is simplicity. Anything that lasts too long immediately becomes uncomfortable for others to watch. Read the Five Commandments for PDA Etiquette after the jump.

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0 Cold Day, Hot Mess?

You were walking to class this past week in a blizzard, having spent a half an hour or more on your beauty routine, and you realize that the eyeliner and mascara you so carefully applied only twenty minutes ago are now streaming down your face. Your hair that you spent time straightening is also doing its own thing, choosing to curl awkwardly and frizz in the most adorable Anne Hathaway “Princess Diaries” way. Thanks, snow.

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0 Valley Overseas: The “Study” In Study Abroad

Welcome to Valley Overseas. We’ll hear from students exploring new lands full of strange customs, seemingly impenetrable language barriers, and Euro-trash. They’ll dish out the good, bad and the ugly of living in a home-stay, and the tales of discount airlines. From mixed-up vocab to drool-worthy people in fantastic fashions, let us show you the experiences of a lifetime.

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0 Sharleen Chidiac: Bringing Folk Sound to State College

Sharleen Chidiac, a local guitarist, is bringing folk music to State College. Chidiac, whose parents forced her to take piano lessons when she was five years old, said her love for music did not resonate with her until the end of high school. When she came to Penn State, she taught herself how to play the guitar and has been writing original music for the past two and half years, making her music known in local venues, like Chronic Town, Webster’s Bookstore and friend’s parties. Take a look at the rest of her contributions to the State College music scene.

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0 Homemade Cold Remedies (That Actually Work)

Welcome to State College, where the weather is drastic and always unpredictable. Changing climates, along with living in close quarters and poor sleeping habits, surely doesn’t have much benefit on our immune systems. As tempted as we may be to scurry downtown to CVS and scarf down cold medicine, usually the best cures are the natural ones. So when you’re curled up in bed with a stuffy nose and sore throat, simply visit your kitchen for each ingredient to these homemade cold remedies.