Coming from an expert (townie who does this daily), I can assure you that there are many different ways to dodge those geeks and freaks you used to call your classmates.
Are you stuck in the greater Philadelphia area this Spring Break? There's no need to fear. Here are 10 ways you can make the most of your week off in the City of Brotherly Love.
So you're stuck in Pittsburgh over spring break? Here are 10 ways to make the most of your break in Pittsburgh:
Balancing classes and a social life can be difficult for most students. For Elliott Killian, that's nothing. See, back in the fall of 2011, Elliott was elected Ferguson Township Supervisor for the 3rd Ward of the township at only 19. The difficult part for Elliott wasn't getting elected. His father was his predecessor who's term limit was up and he ran unopposed. Now it was perfectly legal for him to be elected at such a young age, but the real problem lied in the township's home rule charter which made it illegal for someone to take office unless they were 21.
While at Penn State, Russell Marker discovered in the late 1930s the basic chemistry underlying the commercial production of steroidal hormones and birth control pills. His work lead to the large-scale preparation of progesterone.
It's 2 a.m., you're laying in bed after a long night of drinking, and all you want is a Crunchwrap Supreme or a chalupa from Taco Bell. There's just one problem: you're drunk as a sailor, and there's no way you're going to stumble from your apartment to 310 E. College Ave and get them. Luckily, four students have come up with a solution. Meet Drunk Deliveries, a new student-run company thatdelivers you Taco Bell when you're inebriated.
The Engineering Leadership Society left the Nittany Lion Inn on February 15 with a trophy, $300, and a trip to the Center of Science and Industry in Columbus, Ohio on April 12, 2014 to represent Penn State at the National Rube Goldberg Machine Contest. Their machine proved to be the most inefficient, and ended the 5-year winning streak of the previous champions.
David Taylor and Ed Ruth are wrapping up their careers as Nittany Lions in just a few weeks and will certainly go down as two of the best Penn State wrestlers ever. With the program's recent success in mind, we decided to look back at the careers of some of the most notable Penn State wrestlers of all time.
Penn State has a trove of prominent animals that rove its campus: the Nittany Lion, Sneezy the Squirrel, and the ducks in the Hintz Family Alumni Center pond are the most famous and the first that come to mind. But it's the oft overlooked Penn State horses whose existence here may be the most threatened.
We looked into the history behind President-elect Barron's new home come May, the Schreyer House. The 10,000 square foot home has a storied history since it was built in 1928, sold to Penn State in 1985, and renovated shortly after. Today it sits on 76 acres of north campus, serving as the President's Residence, and a venue for hosting important University guests.
THON may be over, but the opportunity to make a difference is still here. We compiled a list of on campus philanthropies that students can get involved in year round.
I'd like to set the record straight once and for all and tell you that there is no ancient Pennsylvania law that equates a certain number of unrelated women living together as a brothel. Records prove there was never a law set forth by the borough of State College or the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania restricting a large group of women from renting or owning a residence. In the borough's zoning laws, there is no distinction between sorority and fraternity houses.
The fourth annual TEDxPSU conference will bring together leading thinkers and innovators in the community for a one day speaker series starting at 10 a.m. today. We’ll be blogging throughout the day from Schwab Auditorium, so check back for updates.
A pair of Delta Kappa Epsilon brothers have proved that dancing in THON does not require being on the floor.
For two Pennsylvania natives, bringing authentic Texas-style barbecue to State College has been a journey more than twenty years in the making.
Diane Sawyer and the ABC World News team gave a shout out to THON earlier this week. If you missed the clip then, you can check it out here.
If you attended Family Hour at THON 2014, you probably remember the Eli Sidler Family. When Eli was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma in September of 2004, his father Bret gave him the nickname "Chemowarrior". The nickname was meant to act as a badge of honor for all that he was going through and the moniker has really taken on a story of its own in the years since.
Prior to yesterday, I had been inside of Gamers Arena on 421 E. Calder Way once. It was during my freshman year while I was on a Pokémon kick (you’ve gotten them too, don’t deny it) and I stopped inside to see if they had some sort of Gameboy accessory that I needed, though I can’t remember exactly which. Probably a charger.
We're now four days out, and our collective THON hangover is finally subsiding. Now that the 707 dancers are (hopefully) all fully recovered, we caught up with a few to ask them some questions about their once-in-a-lifetime experience.
It's taken nearly three years to turn a plain old Chevrolet Malibu into an emissions free, eco-friendly ride, but Penn State students are almost there.
Whether it's the cheese club, Harry Potter club, or clown nose club, we all know Penn State student organizations can appeal to people with a wide array of interests. If your interest happens to be bass fishing then tune in, because the Penn State Bass Fishing club is a unique group of people that unite over their appreciation of the art form.
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 Worthington Scranton.
There were three Nittany Lions who took part in this year's NFL Combine. Take a look at how did.
We decided to rank the eight best bar bands in State College. This list isn't gospel, it's just one asshole's rankings of the various bands in this town. You're probably going to disagree. I respect that.
I'm Shmacked just released a 3-minute video of their two trips to Penn State last semester -- the second of its kind -- with footage from syllabus and Homecoming week.
[Video] Relive THON 2014 and all its magic again in this recap video.
India Pavilion and Kaarma both shine where it most counts, the quality of the food. If you're someone who doesn't mind spending a few extra bucks on a quieter, nice environment then Indian Pavilion might be the more ideal choice for you. But, if you want leftovers and a more relaxed ambiance, Kaarma is definitely the way to go.
Distraction of the Day: Penn Staters studying abroad in Florence, Italy showed their support of THON in a special way.