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.
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.
The Team Handball Club’s presence is growing at Penn State thanks to a group of students looking to channel their athletic abilities and take the sport to new heights.
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.
Pat Cummins has gone from Penn State wrestling walk-on to rising UFC star. In the blink of an eye, Cummins transformed from a coffee barista to UFC co-headliner, leaving UFC fans around the world with one question: Who is he?
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.
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?
James Franklin DM’s at 4:57. As in 4:57 a.m. He flies to Boston and back. In an afternoon. He drives to the Lehigh Valley for a Sunday afternoon football banquet and back. In a day. In a snowstorm. For five hours. One way. (Although I’m not sure how much of it was uphill.) Time waits for no man. But it does allow James to ride shotgun.
Penn State freshman Neha Gupta has had quite a year, but she finds her altruism far from over.
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.
College is expensive, there’s no easy way around it. For most students on a fixed income, $200 textbooks and an open bar tab three nights a week can run a bank account dry. These expenses often leave students asking for whatever’s cheap, or better yet, free.
There’s only so much you can get done from inside a classroom. Penn State professor Khanjan Mehta knows this, and so do his students in the Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (HESE) program. That’s why they’re taking their skills out of the classroom and all the way to the African country of Zambia.
Are your friends having a blast while studying abroad? Well we had a chance to study abroad in State College.
Casey Bailey became the first-ever Penn Stater to play in the NHL last night, and although his Maple Leafs fell 4-1 to the Florida Panthers, his debut was still a success. The faithful Nittany Lion fans took to Twitter to express their support of the young winger.
J.E. Holtzinger might not be one of the most high-profile names in Penn State history. However, his impact on the university is unlike any other.
Penn State football lost DB Kasey Gaines, but the departure proved that this team is past depth issues.
Emily McDonald wasn’t always set on Penn State. But ever since she set foot on campus in 2012, McDonald, a junior majoring in economics and international politics, has been heavily involved.
This really isn’t fair. Nobody has seen a play yet this season. Not in practice, not at the Blue White game. There is nothing tangible beyond a roster and a schedule to work with. But one of the offseason’s great traditions is trying to predict how the upcoming season will go.
UPUA Candidate Spotlight: Shannon Rafferty’s experience is her key to victory in this year’s race.
Five players stood out among the rest as players who could greatly benefit from an impressive spring practice, looking to steal the spotlight as the Blue-White game approaches.
This season was a historic one for Penn State men’s hockey, and just about every positive record was broken in its third season at the Division I level. From its three once-unproven freshman to its highlight-reel goals and soon-to-be NHL player, let’s take a look back at this year in hockey.
The All American Rathskeller opened its doors on Novermber 9, 1933. Since then, it has served as a State College staple where students, alumni, and friends come to meet and relive old memories.
When this band, led by Tony Oller and Malcolm Kelley, was announced to perform at Penn State, the campus was ecstatic. Just as excited as our classmates to see the show, we were also fortunate enough to sit down and talk to them before they took the stage.
From de facto offensive coordinator to scapegoat, Christian Hackenberg needs to shed hats to succeed. At practice on Saturday, he wore one hat, that of an elite level athlete. And in a perfect world, that’s the only hat anyone in his corner wants him wearing.
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.