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For this coming year, the Special Interest Organizations—organizations created primarily for the purpose of supporting THON—will have a brand-new Executive Board bring them together: the S.I.A., also known as the Special Interest Association.
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Believe it or not, there's other places in State College that sell great ice cream. Meyer Dairy is one of them.
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Herwig's Austrian Bistro is one of State College's hidden culinary gems with bacon, sausage, and more.
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Several legends have surrounded the west campus Obelisk in its mysterious 118 year existence.
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The inaugural State of State conference was only a few weeks ago but planning has already begun for State of State 2015. Claudia Kotchick was selected as the next executive director, and she has tons of ideas for bringing together community members for a day of discussion.
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He may be 35 years old now, but Kenan Thompson is still 'all that.' From his days as one of the biggest child stars of the 90s to his current status as a senior cast member on Saturday Night Live, he's always been able to make us laugh, and last night proved no different.
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A lot goes on even after football season has ended at Beaver Stadium. Check out what goes into making Beaver Stadium fully functional come Fall season.
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Four writers wandered around north campus during SOMA's Arts Crawl on Friday evening to embrace a variety of musical perspectives.
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Stay up to date on today's game with our Blue-White live blog.
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Good afternoon from sunny and warm State College, Pennsylvania where the Nittany Lions are set to take on, well, themselves in the annual Blue-White spring football game! James Franklin will be taking the Beaver Stadium sideline for the first time as Penn State's head coach and the teams will feature a mix of familiar faces and early enrollee newcomers.
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Editors note: We hope you had a chance to read our "409 Things I Will Teach My Future Probably Penn State Daughter" post published earlier this week. We know at least one person did. Brian "Boombox Guy" Cronauer, longtime friend of the site and ubiquitous Penn State character, took issue with #113 -- "Don’t carry a boombox around campus and downtown."
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So maybe it didn’t exactly come from Italy, but we all know and love it just the same. Oh yeah, I’m talking about pizza. But not just any pizza, no sir. I’m here to tell you a little bit about the top five surprisingly wonderful pizza places a townie like myself can’t live a day without.
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First things first. It's not a bar tour. Do not call it a bar tour.
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There are 24 campuses in the Penn State system. The one that gets the most attention is University Park, but what about the other 23? That’s where we come in with our newest 23 part series, Better Know a Branch Campus, inspired by Stephen Colbert’s Better Know a District. Next up: Penn State College of Medicine.
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If you want to try an outlet for the fear you face about graduation that isn't going to kill your liver, perhaps you can try listening to some über-depressing music. As Onward State's resident sad music guy, I've got your back.
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Attending Penn State was the best decision I made so far in my twenty-two years of fruitful life. I can only hope that my future children make the same decision and attend Penn State as well. Anticipating that my future daughter will attend Penn State, here are 409 things I will tell my beloved Penn Stater daughter.
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The Bryce Jordan Center ranked No. 336 in a recent list of Division I arenas.
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Pop duo Timeflies featured Penn State in its 'Timeflies Tuesday' cover of 'Cruise' by Florida Georgia Line.
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After the announcement of THON 2015’s Executive Director Megan Renaut was made this past week, we decided to catch up with her to find out her plans for the upcoming THON season.
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Scott Axel, of Penn State's International Quidditch Association team, is one of the best Beaters in the country.
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Student-led project Apparatus X, a self-sustaining emergency response vehicle prototype, will attempt to restore the Hurricane Katrina-devastated Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans by empowering its residents to rebuild their community.
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If you are not at the Phyrst on Sunday nights, you might be doing Happy Valley wrong. This new seven member band based out of Philly, the Rockets, rocks (pun intended). And with seven people on stage they can cover everything from Macklemore to Mo-town, with a little Miley Cyrus in between.
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Matt Brezina co-founded two multimillion-dollar tech startups, Xobni and Sincerely, after graduating from Penn State.
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At the Schreyer Honors College's Shaping the Future Summit on Tuesday, X Prize founder Peter Diamandis praised and endorsed the Lunar Lion's mission to not only become the first entity besides the governments of the U.S., the Soviet Union, and China to land on the moon, but also to become the first university to accomplish that feat.
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We all pretty much hate ANGEL. To put it kindly, ANGEL is a very bland and inconvenient course management system. All the same, we're also all pretty much stuck with it for the time being. Luckily, there's a silver lining. As it turns out, ANGEL offers some amazingly obscure themes in its personal settings. We went through them and picked out the very best, just for you. Pick your favorite and make using ANGEL a little bit more hilarious for yourself.
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Today’s preview highlights a position that Penn State football has become synonymous with, although the days of Linebacker U may be in the past as the Nittany Lions turned to a more offense-based approach.
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There was a time at this great school of ours when a man with such freshness walked as one of us that everybody knew him by a simple nickname: Deli Fresh. His real name is Delvonne McCullum, but his nametags displayed the above moniker while working at various food stores in State College. The man of order-taking lore graduated Penn State in Fall 2012, but we got a chance to catch up with him and see how he’s been.
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There are 24 campuses in the Penn State system. The one that gets the most attention is University Park, but what about the other 23? That’s where we come in with our newest 23 part series, Better Know a Branch Campus, inspired by Stephen Colbert’s Better Know a District. Next up: Penn State Great Valley.
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Over the years, Penn State has witnessed some of the best musical performers. Here's a look at the most iconic acts that have come to Happy Valley.
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Erickson is not average, nor was his task. He was close to retirement from his role of vice president and provost before being thrown into the president’s role on Nov. 9, 2011, during tremendous tumult. Penn State’s darkest days followed: Criminal charges and convictions for former employees, its football program nearly put into a coma, a once-sterling reputation smeared; and it was up to the man who’d been on staff since 1977 to see it through. When he accepted the role on that day, he said he did so under “circumstances I never could have imagined.”
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