By size, Penn State has the tenth biggest international student population in the country. But how well are these students adapting to the Penn State way of life?
We all know the new "Penn State Lives Here" campaign is a little hokey and certainly unoriginal, but what hasn't been discussed much are the more serious problems behind the marketing ploy. Last Friday, a focus group was held in Old Main with the creators of the campaign to discuss whether or not the slogan accurately represents diversity in the Penn State community.
Penn State welcomed Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson to Eisenhower Auditorium last night as the first of SPA's Distinguished Speaker Series this semester. Johnson spoke to an awestruck crowd on her impressive achievements as an Olympian, Dancing with the Stars champion, and 2009 MLB Celebrity Softball Game participant (not to be ignored).
There was a time when I thought that waking up at 6:23a.m. for my 8a.m. class was early and warranted some sort of golden star for the day. Then, I met some members of the Penn State Crew Team.
There is no denying that there are certain places you wish you could drop your dollars at, but are unfortunately unavailable in Happy Valley. Sure, State College is great, but these places could make it just a little better.
Though the entirety of your college career at Penn State may seem to be the best time of your life, there are those darned situations you can't seem to avoid. Though these following situations are highly relatable by most of the Penn State population, you can't help but witness them happening to others and think, "You hate to see it."
State College is well deserving of its Happy Valley alias, at least according to Business Insider. In a list of The 20 Most Fun Colleges in America, Penn State has been crowned the title of being the "most fun!"
Indigo, the only nightclub left in State College following the closing of the shortlived Duo Nightclub, has been ranked 21st on the list of the 25 Best College Bars in America by TheDailyMeal.com.
To the good people of Penn State, brace yourselves. An app is storming through the Penn State community that is everyone's worst nightmare. I'm saying this app has the potential to ruin your interpersonal relationships. Still interested? Read on.
Penn State received its first internal report last week on the findings of an investigation launched by the U.S. Department of Education into Penn State's Clery Act compliance. Due to federal regulations, the university is prohibited from publicly releasing the details disclosed in the report until the entire review process is completed.
It was quite the thrilling and emotional ride at Rec Hall this weekend, with the Penn State Men's Gymnastics Team playing host to the NCAA Championships
Blue and White weekend is highlighted by the Blue and White Game, where in the end, essentially everybody wins and the points don't matter. Across campus at Recreation Hall, a very different sort of competition will be held. This competition involves a building full of collegiate athletes with very low body fat percentages and back flips.
Dear PSU Crushes, Your Twitter account has only been in operation for a few weeks, but what you have done in since that first tweet on March 19 has the impact of a lifetime.
Earlier this month, Professor Justin Walden gave the students of his Comm 180 class an assignment to simply get rid of their cell phones for a week. Naturally, I thought I could benefit from this experiment, and I braced myself for the week ahead with no access to my outdated Blackberry and all the limited apps it provides.
Penn Staters have long embraced a culture where the absolute WORST thing about Penn State is attending an 8 a.m. class. To those Negative Nancy Nittany Lions, you have yet to see the light!
Over the last few months, we've seen the Pegula Ice Arena come to life across the street from the Bryce Jordan Center. The $90 million ice arena is set to open on October 11 during Homecoming weekend. Given the opportunity to tour the inside of the state-of-the-art facility with Project Manager Steve Laurila of Mortenson Construction, I was able to snap a few photos of the interior.
The Engineering Ambassadors are hosting "Explore. Engage. Engineering." in Alumni Hall of the HUB on Thursday, February 21st, from 10am until 4pm. This event is a hands-on opportunity for all students to see how engineering impacts their lives and a chance to create items that are often associated with the works of an engineer.
In a push to draw crowds to Bon Jovi's Because We Can Tour, the Bryce Jordan Center has officially renamed the venue to the Bon Jovi Center, according to its website. Luckily, the BJC will still be able to be referred to as the BJC.
BLVD is short for Boulevard, and happens to be the only handheld cutout letters that LIGHT UP. I'd like to introduce you to the genius behind these fantastically lit up letters, who is also a dancer for the organization.
If you're as illiterate as me when it comes to reading Greek symbols, these fat heads are HEROES to find your organization this weekend.
Heavy foot traffic, abundance in open seating areas, and a massive student population make Penn State the perfect environment for people watching. Here are some of the best locations throughout campus and downtown State College to observe fellow classmates, professors, and strangers.
The State College Spikes are teaming up with the B94.5 Morning Crew and Postal Express of State College to send America's finest a key part of America's pastime to show its appreciation. Behold, the "Gloves 4 Troops" campaign.
There are several items on the shelves of McLanahan's Penn State Room that go a bit overboard with the blue and white. Or am I losing my mind and there can never be enough Penn State gear? You decide.
Among the hundreds of extracurricular clubs offered at Penn State, there is one club that embraces the agricultural history of Penn State in a not-so-common way.
On Wednesday nights, a line forms outside the Shandygaff. On this particular night of the week, the smoky atmosphere calls for the individuals who have the bravery and charisma to grab the mic and belt out their favorite tunes.
The Penn State Alumni Association offers trips to various locations across the globe, and this coming March the organization is planning a trip to none other than the highly coveted vacation spot: Cuba.
Onward State had the opportunity to meet up with Penn State student/graffiti-style visual artist, Llanakila, to see the spectacular works of art she creates daily from the solitary environment of her dorm in Eastview Terrace.
Penn State once again made Forbes list of the most valuable college football programs in the country, coming in at number 13. This number is 10 lower than the previous year's 3rd place ranking, which should come as little surprise given the situation the football team faced last year.
The HUB Computer Store has announced that it will close its doors for good after the Spring 2013 semester due to a decrease in sales. "It is clear that the physical Store is no longer financially sustainable," said manager Robin Becker.