Beginning next semester, Penn State Greeks will have a new leader. Dan Combs, a brother of Phi Kappa Psi, will succeed Chip Ray as Interfraternity Council president in the coming weeks. We caught up with Combs to see how the transition is going and what's in store for his term (and of course, dinosaurs).
A feature-length film that tells the tale of four Navy SEALs, including Penn State graduate Michael Murphy, on a reconnaissance mission to locate an al-Qaeda leader will be released January 10. The film is based on the New York Times bestselling book written by Luttrell, which provides a first-person account of Operation Redwing and the lost heroes of Seal Team Ten.
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 Harrisburg, The Capital College.
In the most recent of our Meet the THON 2014 Directors series, we sat down with Rules and Regulations Director Janine Patton to discuss the role of Rules and Regulations in THON.
Are Penn State Christmas light shows the new thing now? Here's another house decked out for Blue and White spirit.
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For years, Yoga With Doug has been one of the most popular classes offered at the White Building. But what is it about Doug's class that keeps a long line of students coming back each week?
As many have written in the last five days, the 2013 Penn State football season was a bit of a roller coaster with constant ups and downs. For that very reason, it's hard to really interpret what happened in each game without taking a look back as the team's identity seemed to morph from one week to the next. With that in mind, here's the 2013 Penn State football season in review.
What started off as a hobby between Penn State freshmen and music Eric Faust and Mike Mulligan has turned into one of State College's premiere bands. The band let us invade its basement to get to know them and check out some of their latest music.
It's that time of year again, the time where the Hotel Restaurant and Institutional Management majors serve up some delicious food via their creative theme dinners. Last nights dinner, titled Spirited Food, aimed to create "beer, wine, and spirit infused cuisine." Not ones to pass up on a good meal (especially one with alcohol in the title) myself as well as staff writer Steve Boyle and newly poached Black Sheep writer Noel Purcell, took it upon ourselves to treat ourselves while serving up our own review.
Chi Phi regained admission to the IFC about a year ago after alumni spent five years running a successful fundraising campaign. The house underwent a $1.4 million renovation, and now it's one of the most badass frat houses in all the land. Check it out.
It was an up and down season that included low points such as the blowout road loss in Columbus and high points like upset victories over ranked opponents in Michigan and Wisconsin. In the end, the Nittany Lions finished 7-5 and posted another winning record under Bill O'Brien's leadership in the sanction era. Let's take a look back at the season and hand out five awards to some of the more outstanding players on the team in 2013.
This November, Penn State students launched InState Magazine, a digital publication dedicated to the university's culture, diversity, the arts, local area and more.
Few Penn State football players, past and present, have received more media coverage than now-former offensive guard John Urschel. It's for good reason. The letterman also happens to be a math whiz and earned a perfect 4.0 GPA at Penn State while pursuing a mathematics degree and two master's degrees.
With finals week fast approaching, study spaces are becoming increasingly crowded. Help us find the lesser-known study spaces around campus.
There were many plays throughout the year that stood out and, in some cases, will be remembered for years to come. From long touchdowns to game-changing turnovers, we've put together our list of plays that defined Penn State's season. Here's Onward State's Top Ten Plays of the 2013 football season.
I walked into Camp Randall hoping for Penn State to at least hang for awhile and not get laughed out of town. What happened, though, was entirely different, and I couldn't be happier to be wrong.
Earlier this November, comedian and writer Adam Yenser, a 2005 Penn State graduate, got the opportunity to perform some stand up comedy on TBS's “Conan."
Penn State's yearbook, La Vie, has documented snippets of student life in the Nittany Valley since 1889. Through its pages, we can get a brief glimpse of what life must've been like here. I was able to go through the La Vie archives and pull out a few meaningful pages that help us understand the storied history of the university.
She is located in a small neighborhood behind the Sheetz on the way towards towards the mall. It's a little tricky to find, but eventually you'll find yourself driving down a little dirt road and you will see her office at the bottom of a small hill. Inside you are greeted by Ms. Salli K herself, State College's only professional psychic, the only one for about seventy square miles. Onward State writer Steven Boyle reports on his tarot card reading, and if this Penn State psychic is the real deal.
The Nittany Lions ended the season on a high note once again, topping the No. 15 Wisconsin Badgers on the road 31-24. The win clinched another winning season at 7-5 for Bill O'Brien in his second year as Penn State's head coach. Nobody -- including our staff here at Onward State -- expected or predicted an upset victory for the Nittany Lions in Madison on Saturday. After taking some time to digest what went down yesterday afternoon, we handed out some grades to the team for the last time this year.
Good morning from Camp Randall Stadium, where the Penn State Nittany Lions (6-5, 3-4) are set to face the Wisconsin Badgers (9-2, 6-1) this afternoon. Penn State enters the final game of the season coming off of a tough 23-20 overtime loss to the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Senior Day at Beaver Stadium last Saturday. We have all of the media information and coverage you need for today.
It’s almost time for the final football Saturday for the Penn State Nittany Lions (6-5, 3-4). The team will take on the No. 15 Wisconsin Badgers (9-2, 6-1) tomorrow afternoon at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison. The Badgers boast the fifth-best defense and the eighth-best running attack in the nation entering Saturday's regular season-ending matchup. Here are our staff predictions for tomorrow’s 3:30 p.m. kickoff.
With the exception of Ohio State, Wisconsin (9-2, 6-1) is the best football team that the Nittany Lions (6-5, 3-4) will face this season. It doesn't help matters that the game will take place in Madison at Camp Randall Stadium, where the Badgers have only lost one game over the last three seasons. With the final football game of the season approaching, let's take a look at the five keys to beating Wisconsin.
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Onward State! Aside from you readers, here is what our staff is thankful for this year.
Penn State has had a long-standing tradition of sending quality players to the NFL, and the 2013 season is no exception. Highlighted by stellar performances from linebacker Paul Posluszny and NaVorro Bowman, as well as quarterback Matt McGloin, former Nittany Lions are making their presence felt around the league.
The Penn State Student-Athlete Advisory Board (or SAAB) is hosting an online auction to raise money for THON, selling 24 items that would interest just about any Penn State sports fan. The auction runs until Tuesday, December 10 at 3 p.m., so there's plenty of time to get your hands on some Nittany Lions memorabilia, but the prices are going up quickly.
According to a "High Five" feature on the NCAA website, Penn State has the second most iconic uniforms in the country. The Nittany Lions trail only Notre Dame and come in ahead of Alabama, USC, and Michigan.
The novelty of being home for Thanksgiving is guaranteed to wear off around the seventh hour of your Netflix marathon. So, if you're one of the millions of Penn Staters from "outside of Philadelphia," here are a few things to ward off the Thanksgiving boredom.
Good morning from Beaver Stadium where the Penn State Nittany Lions (6-4, 3-3) are set to face the Nebraska Cornhuskers (7-3, 4-2) this afternoon. Penn State enters the Senior Day game coming off of a dominant 45-21 victory over Purdue last Saturday. We have all of the media information and coverage you need for today.