Features

Posted 9 hours ago in about by
jvp
Whether you decorate to stand out from your fellow peers, to be witty, or to honor those who have helped you cross that stage, there are an infinite amount of ways to make your cap pop. Here is your guide to some of the most popular mortarboard designs.
Posted 10 hours ago in about by
Bar Tour
In light of the imminent bar tours set to hit downtown these last two weeks, here is a public service announcement for what you should and shouldn't do to ensure the best time is had by all.
Posted 2 days ago in about by
34 - Purdue - Allen Robinson
Penn State will be well-represented in this year's NFL Draft, which takes place May 8-10. A total of eight Nittany Lions are draft-eligible this year, and a few have a chance to be drafted.
Posted 2 days ago in about by
PSU Boston Marathon edit
A number of impressive students and alumni represented the Happy Valley this Monday, when they ran 26.2 miles at the Boston Marathon. They shared their experiences with us.
Posted 2 days ago in about by
Nottingham's Seven-Legged bar crawl
While some bar tours name themselves based on their student groups (sororities, fraternities, clubs, etc.) we want to find the most creative and offbeat bar tour themes.
Posted 2 days ago in about by
10171143_10151949031316836_615754108_n
There's the Oscars, the Sundance, and the Golden Globes, but here at Penn State, we have something a little more unique that the Student Film Organization puts together every year: the Blue and White Film Festival.
Posted 2 days ago in about by
299
They say saving the best for last is the way to go, which isn’t always true, but it definitely is for dessert. Just like Happy Valley is jam packed with cheap pizza places and beer, it doesn’t fail to provide with a healthy variety of places to grab some sweets. However, these aren’t just any dessert joints – they’re THE dessert joints of State College.
Posted 3 days ago in about by
IMG_6656_opt
Penn State graduate Brian Cuban overcame anorexia, bulimia, alcoholism and drug addiction to become a powerful advocate
Posted 3 days ago in about by
Screen-Shot-2014-03-24-at-2.23.07-AM
We caught up with new UPUA president Anand Ganjam for ten questions on ice cream, politics, and more.
Posted 3 days ago in about by
Screen Shot 2014-04-22 at 3.18.09 AM
If you were walking down Pollock Road yesterday in the beautiful 72 degree weather, you might have been assaulted with flattery courtesy of the Clown Nose Club and its megaphone of complimenting.
Posted 3 days ago in about by
Grad McClanahans lion
Graduating Seniors: what do you wish you had done differently during your time at Penn State? Tell us and your response may end up in a post next week!
Posted 4 days ago in about by
Powerlifters
The women of Penn State's powerlifting team are a force to be reckoned with, despite being the underdogs in a bro-friendly sport.
Posted 4 days ago in about by
Screen-Shot-2014-03-04-at-4.02.55-AM-580x348
The trailer for the movie 'Dear Old State' has been released as a sequel to '365 Days: A Year in Happy Valley.'
Posted 6 days ago in about by
1505245_631556820253222_5130557857111864138_n
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.
Posted about a week ago in about by
14 - 1
Believe it or not, there's other places in State College that sell great ice cream. Meyer Dairy is one of them.
Posted about a week ago in about by
Screen Shot 2014-04-15 at 10.53.31 PM
Herwig's Austrian Bistro is one of State College's hidden culinary gems with bacon, sausage, and more.
Posted about a week ago in about by
dscn2893_0
Several legends have surrounded the west campus Obelisk in its mysterious 118 year existence.
Posted about a week ago in about by
Screen Shot 2014-04-16 at 1.19.19 AM
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.
Posted about a week ago in about by
Kenan Thompson
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.
Posted about a week ago in about by
Beaver Winter
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.
Posted about 2 weeks ago in about by
Photo by Zach Berger
Four writers wandered around north campus during SOMA's Arts Crawl on Friday evening to embrace a variety of musical perspectives.
Posted about 2 weeks ago in about by
13798693043_fa72d98472_b
Stay up to date on today's game with our Blue-White live blog.
Posted about 2 weeks ago in about by
Mitchell Wilston
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.
Posted about 2 weeks ago in about by
10478_10151875816815663_1836396978_n
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."
Posted about 2 weeks ago in about by
pizza heaven
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.
Posted about 2 weeks ago in about by
MiketheMailmancropped
First things first. It's not a bar tour. Do not call it a bar tour.
Posted about 2 weeks ago in about by
Aerials 11-8-2012 14x6.5
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.
Posted about 2 weeks ago in about by
2010-05-01-graduation-056
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.
Posted about 2 weeks ago in about by
Old Main flowers
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.
Posted about 2 weeks ago in about by
BJC
The Bryce Jordan Center ranked No. 336 in a recent list of Division I arenas.
Load More
category
features