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0 HackPSU Spawns Phone-Tracking Flying Robots And More In Just 24 Hours

One would think that it takes an extensive amount of time to build a mobile application or a robot that searches for your electronic devices. From hardware to software, students from Penn State and elsewhere gathered on campus this weekend for HackPSU, a 24-hour hacking marathon. Hundreds participated in the marathon, developing ideas and using computer coding in order to create a finished product in just one short day. In the end, one team stood out above all the others, and it may have come as a surprise.

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0 Blue-White Game Countdown / 19 Days: Cue The Music, ‘Hey, It’s Franklin’

James Franklin and about thirty dozen of his closest friends got together in Holuba Hall on Saturday morning. It was Practice Five of Penn State’s 2015 spring football season. But Job One for Franklin was about a half-dozen things. All were part of Penn State football. And Franklin was in the middle of them all — equal parts CEO, coach, recruiter, cheerleader, spokesman, and even manager.

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0 Kevin Hart Cracks Up A Soldout Bryce Jordan Center

The name of Kevin Hart’s most recent standup comedy tour is “What Now?”, a question that Hart said he gets quite often these days. In other words, now that he’s reached international fame as a comic and starred in a handful of movies, what comes next? For now, the answer seems to be a pretty simple one: keep making people laugh. On Sunday night at the Bryce Jordan Center, Hart did just that in front of a packed, sold out arena.

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0 Found At The Lion Surplus

This past week, I had the pleasure of visiting Penn State’s finest consignment store: Lion Surplus. The store, located to left of the Blue Band building, is one of Penn State’s most under-appreciated on-campus resources.

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0 Blue-White Countdown / 20 Days: Defensive Line Preview

For a team that finished last season ranked first nationally in rush defense (84.8 yards per game) along with 87 tackles for loss and 30 sacks, both top-30 marks nationally, the goal for 2015 will be to maintain that high level of production. For Penn State’s defense, that starts with the big guys up front.

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0 Blue-White Game Countdown / 21 Days: Special Teams Preview

Spring football is well underway in Happy Valley, and we’re just three weeks — 21 days — away from the Blue-White Game. With that in mind, it’s time to begin our position previews with Penn State football’s special teams unit before diving into the defense and then finishing with the offense. While there are punters and kick/punt returners to worry about, the most noteworthy battle within the special teams unit falls on one big question: Who can fill Sam Ficken’s big shoes?

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0 Prepare To Get Pitch-Slapped By The Coda Conduct

For those who watched the movie “Pitch Perfect,” you know all about the International Championship of Collegiate A Capella, or the ICCAs for short. The ICCAs is a competition where a capella groups from different colleges and universities compete against one another. In a battle of harmony and song mashups, the groups fight to be named the number one a capella group in the nation.

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0 OS Cribs: Show Off Your Living Space

If you think that you have one of the best dorms, houses, or apartments in State College, send us a few photos and a description to [email protected] and you might just be featured on “Onward State Cribs.”

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0 UPUA Presidential Candidate Spotlight: Ryan Belz

In high school, Ryan Belz attended multiple football games at Beaver Stadium, and watched a certain meteorology program blossom into the renowned department it is today. The experiences found himself applying to only one university: Penn State. Now, he wants to make the most of his Nittany Lions experience by becoming President of the University Park Undergraduate Association, the university’s student government.

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