Author Zach Berger

Zach Berger

Zach Berger is a StateCollege.com reporter and Onward State's Managing Editor Emeritus. You can find him at the Phyrst more nights than not. If he had to pick a last meal, Zach would go for a medium-rare New York strip steak with a side of garlic mashed potatoes and a cold BrewDog Punk IPA. You can reach him via e-mail at [email protected] or on Twitter at @theZachBerger.

Entertainment
1 Bryce Jordan Center Beer Sales A Success In First Weekend

In the song “Beer Run,” Garth Brooks says he “can’t stop thinking what the hell they were drinking when they made this county dry.” If this weekend is any indication, Bryce Jordan Center regulars may be wondering the same thing about their arena that Brooks did about his county. With a successful first weekend of beer sales at the BJC, it wouldn’t be surprising for limited liquor sales to continue at the arena.

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Penn State
0 Alumni Trustees Take Legal Action In Bid To Obtain Freeh Material

When a group of seven alumni-elected trustees threatened legal action if the university didn’t provide source material from the Freeh Report, they weren’t bluffing. Just three days after the university rejected the trustees’ latest attempt to obtain privileged material from the Freeh Report, the group filed a petition in the Centre County court on Monay afternoon in an effort to compel the university to provide the requested documents.

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Penn State
0 Student Activists Tote Mattress In Campaign Against Sexual Assault

Megan Lamb carries plenty of weight around campus every day. The Penn State student says she was raped in her dorm room during the summer of her sophomore year, left traumatized by a man she knew. That metaphorical weight was carried around campus in a physical form on Friday afternoon. A group of sexual violence activists hauled a mattress through the streets of Penn State, the culmination of Sexual Violence Awareness Week at the university.

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Student Life
0 HackPSU Spawns Phone-Tracking Flying Robots And More In Just 24 Hours

One would think that it takes an extensive amount of time to build a mobile application or a robot that searches for your electronic devices. From hardware to software, students from Penn State and elsewhere gathered on campus this weekend for HackPSU, a 24-hour hacking marathon. Hundreds participated in the marathon, developing ideas and using computer coding in order to create a finished product in just one short day. In the end, one team stood out above all the others, and it may have come as a surprise.

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Entertainment
1 Kevin Hart Cracks Up A Soldout Bryce Jordan Center

The name of Kevin Hart’s most recent standup comedy tour is “What Now?”, a question that Hart said he gets quite often these days. In other words, now that he’s reached international fame as a comic and starred in a handful of movies, what comes next? For now, the answer seems to be a pretty simple one: keep making people laugh. On Sunday night at the Bryce Jordan Center, Hart did just that in front of a packed, sold out arena.

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Penn State
0 Alumni Association Concedes Legal Battle, Allows Additional Candidates On Ballot

The Penn State Alumni Association elections will feature two additional candidates for council on the ballot following a lawsuit. PSAA Executive Director Roger Williams agreed to let Dr. James Smith and Dr. Elizabeth Morgan onto the ballot after Smith sued the Alumni Association. Smith filed his lawsuit on March 12 after being denied a spot on the ballot by the Alumni Association’s Nominating Committee.

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Student Life
0 UPUA Concludes Ninth Assembly With Robust Final Meeting

Robust. If I had to describe the final meeting of the UPUA’s Ninth Assembly in one word, I’d call it robust, and that’s not just because it was President Anand Ganjam’s favorite buzzword over the course of his year in office. Nineteen items of legislation were passed on Wednesday evening as another chapter of Penn State’s undergraduate student government came to a close, the culmination of a controversial yet undeniably productive year for the UPUA.

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Penn State
0 President Barron Proposes Tuition Freeze In State Senate Budget Hearing

If Governor Tom Wolf’s budget is passed, increasing the state allocation to Penn State in the process, in-state students would reap the benefits of a tuition freeze as a result. President Eric Barron announced the planned freeze at a Pennsylvania State Senate Appropriations hearing on Tuesday, potentially paving the way for the university’s first tuition freeze since 1967, a whopping 48 years ago, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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Student Life
0 Vandals Write ‘Tear It Down’ On Kappa Delta Rho House

On Wednesday afternoon, a “No Trespassing” sign could be seen sticking out of Kappa Delta Rho’s lawn. One day later, it appears that vandals did just that, spray-painting the words “Tear It Down” on a brick wall in front of the house. It’s not clear who wrote the message on the fraternity house, but it was quickly covered by a wooden board and some red cloth.

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