Zach Berger

Latest Posts
Posted 2 days ago in about by
Anand Ganjam Stock Photo
The UPUA assembly sped through an increasingly rare uneventful meeting last night, hosting a guest speaker and passing two tame pieces of legislation.
Posted 3 days ago in about by
tom wolf creamery
Gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf came to campus today to meet students and address supporters at Penn State. The campaign bus pulled up on Curtin Avenue outside of the Berkey Creamery bright and early this morning to the sound of applause from a crowd of about a hundred.
Posted 3 days ago in about by
1AA Joe Paterno Statue
If you spent any time outside of Beaver Stadium on Saturday afternoon ahead of the Nittany Lions' primetime matchup with Ohio State, you likely noticed an eye-catching banner soaring through the State College skies. Distinct Collectibles, a figurine retailer, funded a plane that was trailed by four words: "Bring The Statue Home." Here's the story behind the company.
Posted 5 days ago in about by
osu0010 copy
Penn State running back Zach Zwinak and safety Ryan Keiser, both seniors, will miss the rest of the season according to an announcement by head coach James Franklin on Monday.
Posted 5 days ago in about by
daesean hamilton
It's natural to feel despondent after going through the emotional motions that accompany such a game. Over the course of just a few hours, you go through a roller-coaster that starts with pre-game excitement, leads to halftime depression, climbs towards overtime aspirations, and comes crashing down when the Buckeyes eke out a close one. Amid all of that doom and gloom does lie a very bright light at the end of this tunnel of football mediocrity.
Posted 6 days ago in about by
Mauti Northwestern
After a heartbreaking double-overtime loss against Ohio State last night, you're likely in need of a good Sunday pick-me-up. Enter Michael Mauti, the former Penn State linebacker we all know and love for carrying the Nittany Lions through the sanction era.
Posted 7 days ago in about by
B00NMsJIcAAFB0c
With Penn State fans tailgating in the fields and parking lots below, a plane flew above Happy Valley this afternoon with a message to the school: "Bring the statue home."
Posted about a week ago in about by
B0wQ2hGCIAEr4qh

Last night’s Rally in the Valley was a big hit ahead of Saturday’s primetime matchup with Ohio State, but the most exciting thing to come from the pep rally had nothing to do with football. The men’s basketball team unveiled some sleek new throwback alternative uniforms in Penn State’s original colors: pink and black.

Posted about a week ago in about by
Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 2.33.24 AM
In what appears to be an annual tradition for the University Park Undergraduate Association around Halloween, the organization saw a large contingent of minority students speak out against comments by representatives that they deemed offensive and racially insensitive. Following a tense and opinionated open student forum, the assembly later convened into a town-hall style committee of the whole meeting to hold a dialogue with the minority representatives.
Posted about a week ago in about by
jong shim

Jong Seong Shim, a 20-year-old Penn State sophomore facing criminal charges after threatening to shoot people at the HUB, has waived his right to a preliminary hearing. According to a release from the Centre County District Attorney’s Office, Shim’s charges have been sent to the Court of Common Please. Shim is facing two counts of terroristic threats and one count of disorderly conduct.

Posted about 2 weeks ago in about by
Screen Shot 2014-10-14 at 9.03.23 PM
Amidst a climate of uproar in the heat of a long, grueling, and vastly fatal Vietnam War, a troublesome pattern of violent protests on college campuses was developing across America. It wasn’t all that long ago when students marched in droves to university president Eric Walker’s house and sent rocks crashing through his windows as the president retreated to safety.
Posted about 2 weeks ago in about by
Sean Gregory
The UPUA may have finally put the closed meeting issue to bed during its Wednesday night assembly meeting when an amendment to the organization’s by-laws hit the floor.
Posted about 2 weeks ago in about by
unnamed
A burn patient was taken to the hospital on Wednesday evening after a propane explosion on campus. According to a report from the Centre Daily Times, a propane tank exploded in a lab at the Agricultural and Biological Engineering Building at around 5:30 p.m.
Posted about 2 weeks ago in about by
phyrst
While you shouldn't expect to see new tables coming through the Phyrst's big green door anytime soon, there are changes coming to the bar. Owner Mike Fullington said that the bar is planning to expand in the near future, pushing back the wall behind the stage about 20 feet.
Posted about 3 weeks ago in about by
a0777620e7e49318c345328d2e804c90
Along with any old bar, there’s bound to be some tradition to find within its dark, wooden walls. The Phyrst isn’t just any old bar, and so it has a whole lot more than just some tradition. In fact, State College’s favorite hole-in-the-wall drinking establishment is so steeped in tradition that it’s practically flowing out the front door onto Beaver Avenue.
Posted about 3 weeks ago in about by
HUB
The Student Activity Fee Board decided to pilot a process that would change how fee levels are determined at its Friday meeting. Board member John Wortman, also the UPUA Speaker, presented a motion that would create a test run process to solely consider University Park when making a recommendation on the top tier.
Posted about 3 weeks ago in about by
Police Station
A late-night pizza craving can drive people to do crazy things, but one State College man took it to another level early Saturday morning when he attempted to rob a Papa John's deliveryman at knifepoint.
Posted about 3 weeks ago in about by
Photo: Hannah Lane
The American Institute for Economic Research publishes an annual ranking of the nation's top college destinations. The 2014-2015 College Destinations Index is finished, and State College came in at fifth in the nation.
Posted about 3 weeks ago in about by
SFEC
The Student Financial Education Center is officially open for business. The SFEC, created collaboratively by UPUA and University Libraries, was founded back in January to provide students with advice on budgeting, student loads, and more.
Posted about 3 weeks ago in about by
Sean Gregory
The saga that will be talked about for years to come started two weeks ago when UPUA voted to hold a closed committee meeting as a means to discuss Al Lord's Board of Trustees resolution. On Wednesday night, the assembly officially passed legislation voting to oppose the Lord resolution.
Posted about 3 weeks ago in about by
john branch
New York Times writer and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Branch spoke on campus Tuesday night, addressing a crowd of a few hundred students in the HUB Alumni Hall. Branch was one of two speakers to take part in the fall portion of the Foster-Foreman Conference, a speaker series featuring journalists put on by the College of Communications.
Posted about 4 weeks ago in about by
bobby chen
James Franklin was on top of his media schmoozing game on Tuesday afternoon as he held his weekly press conference, covering a number of unusual topics in between analysis of the Nittany Lions' upcoming matchup with Michigan.
Posted about 4 weeks ago in about by
wings glass
An altercation on Beaver Avenue early Saturday morning ended in broken glass when a man was reportedly shoved through the Canyon Wings window.
Posted about 4 weeks ago in about by
Screen Shot 2014-10-02 at 6.44.55 PM
It often seems that the best restaurants in State College are the most unassuming, humble, and modest storefronts in the downtown area. One such culinary gem is Little Szechuan, a small Asian restaurant located in the small College Avenue strip mall between Fraser Street and Burrowes Street.
Posted about 4 weeks ago in about by
BlueWhiteBrigadeLogo1-1192x600
The University Park Undergraduate Association will bring back its Blue and White Brigade for the second time this season, providing free buses to transport students to and from the Michigan football game on Saturday, Oct. 11.
Posted about 4 weeks ago in about by
whiteout
The new Nittany Lions head coach wasn't exactly right when he made his original #107kstrong promise, but he will get his wish for the first time in just a couple weeks as the whiteout night game against Ohio State is officially sold out!
Posted about a month ago in about by
Screen Shot 2014-10-02 at 12.48.52 AM
The University Park Undergraduate Association held a closed Committee of the Whole meeting, with the majority of the assembly voicing an opinion in opposition of trustee Al Lord's resolution moving to "finish" the Freeh report investigation and reconsider the report's findings.
Posted about a month ago in about by
DSC_1761
It was an ugly day. But no matter what happens on the field, there's always something to take away from the game. Here's what we learned about Penn State football during a 29-6 loss in the Big Ten opener.
Posted about a month ago in about by
Northwestern Homecoming 2014 Prediction Football Graphic
Follow our live blog for up to the minute updates throughout gameday.
Posted about a month ago in about by
IMG_1957
The University Park Undergraduate Association exists, as defined in its own constitution, to represent the undergraduate student body at Penn State. The assembly’s decision to hold a closed session in order to discuss the Freeh Report next Wednesday directly contradicts everything that the organization claims to stand for and strives to be.

author
2175
no