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0 Penn State Hockey: Midseason Report Card

The No. 20 Nittany Lions are off to their best-ever start in their short Division-1 history, as evidenced by the program’s first national ranking. The team has already surpassed last year’s win total and currently holds a record of 9-4-2, and has multiple players shining on a national scale. In the middle of a three-week break and with the Big Ten schedule quickly approaching, here’s our first hockey report card.

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0 Things to Do In State College Over Break

Now that the stress of finals is beginning to wear off, a growing excitement to get back home and do nothing but eat and sleep all day is palpable. But what if you’re stuck in State College over winter break? Whether you’re a townie, or just simply stranded in good ol’ wintry Happy Valley, State College and the surrounding areas will continue to have fun events throughout the three-week break. If you’re in need of something to do during your well-deserved time off, check out the list of events here.

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4 Crying Freshmen and Library Naps: Finals Week Prop Bets

It’s Monday, which sadly means that the dreaded end-of-semester Finals Week is finally upon us. You’re pulling all-nighters, downing Adderall — legally prescribed of course — like TicTacs, and keeping Nittany Notes in business. But most of all, you’re terribly miserable. That’s why we’ve put together a list of prop bets for our classmates as a way to spice up this week of Hell.

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1 Freebies for Finals Week

With all of the freebies offered to students throughout next week, exam week doesn’t have to be as bad as you think. Check out this collection of stress-releasing activities and free goodies both downtown and on campus.

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1 Fraternities Light Up With Holiday Spirit

Per tradition, the fraternity houses throughout State College participated in their annual Holiday Lights tour and competition, similar to their annual Halloween festivities. Once every year, these large and ornate houses are decorated from head to toe with bright, flashing, festive lights.

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1 10 Questions with Four-Star Commit Saquon Barkley

Despite a somewhat disappointing 6-6 finish to the regular season, James Franklin has put together one of the best recruiting classes in the nation for the Class of 2015. We were able to talk to one of the members of the recruiting class, four-star running back Saquon Barkley, from Whitehall, PA and ask him ten questions about his commitment, the recruiting process, and coming to Penn State next year.

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3 Music Monday: Six Wins and a Trip to New York

For the first time in my life, I have to thank the Yankees. I grew up a fan of their interborough rivals, and being a Mets fan in New York during the reign of Jeter, Mo and co. has permanently traumatized me, gifting me both an inferiority complex and incredible trust issues. But because of that awful monolith they built in the Bronx in the late-aughts, the Yankees were granted a college football bowl game.

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2 12 Things to Buy for Your Secret Santa Downtown

It’s that time of the year again! A time to get together with your favorite orgs and do a little Secret Santa before a long winter break apart. If you’re anything like me, this time can be just as stressful as it is enjoyable. You’re either broke, paired up with someone you hardly know, or just plain awful at gift shopping. Or some horrendous mixture of the three. That said, here is your guide to Secret Santa shopping on a budget.

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0 Penn State Lacrosse Adopts Pediatric Cancer Patient

Five-year-old Gavin Royer’s life has been a challenge since he was diagnosed with a brain tumor just 10 days after his fifth birthday, but he was all smiles on Tuesday when the Penn State men’s lacrosse team officially signed him to a letter of intent. The signing was of course purely ceremonial, but Royer is a big fan of the team and got to meet all of the players before receiving his own locker and gear.

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