It's everybody's favorite app, that nobody will admit to using— Tinder. Here are the top ten kinds of people you'll find on Tinder at Penn State.
Now that the Olympics are over, your fix for absurd and/or extreme sporting events may need some serious quenching. Have no fear, as Onward State has you covered with a version of the winter games you can play right here in State College.
State Patty’s Day is this weekend. The rowdy, ridiculous, “rootinest, tootinest, shootinest” binge-drinking extravaganza descends annually upon downtown State College every March, leading to unparalleled levels of debauchery.
If you were at THON this weekend, you definitely noticed "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" by the Backstreet Boys starting off the line dance. Well, way before most undergrads were even teenagers, the Backstreet Boys performed at the BJC as a part of their "Into the Millennium Tour" two nights in a row, on February 11 and 12, 2000. The concerts were filmed and lucky for us, someone put them on YouTube.
As it turns out, the app we were using maxes out at 110 dBA. The unified roar got to that easily, but because it was sustained, the app crashed, meaning we may have broken the 137.6 dBa world record for unified yell. We'll never really be sure, but it's better to believe, isn't it?
Here they are! The best #thonselfies from THON 2014!
That got me thinking. What if ESPN decided to send their premiere college football broadcasting team of Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit to State College to announce the event?
Many at THON probably think Blue-White Society dancer Chad Eichelberger and Dance Marathon Alumni Interest Group dancer Jackie Freiberg coordinated. After all, they’re the only dancers with Spongebob Squarepants balloons attached to themselves.
Everyone loves a good Penn State dad. But a Penn State dad at THON? Magic.
THON can get loud. When the crowd is at capacity and the clocking is counting down (and especially when Go Go Gadjet gets the dancers rocking), the noise can be almost deafening in the best way. But how truly loud does the Bryce Jordan Center get during THON weekend?
You probably saw our feature on Max the Moraler last week -- the moraler for our every day life. Max represents the excitement and anticipation that THON brings. He’s there at every turn, keeping us motivated and brimming with energy to take on the day. Well, it turns out Max isn't just around to keep us excited for all of life's chores. He managed to get on the floor during the early morning hours on Saturday!
While THON follows the same basic formula every year, there are many aspects that change every year based on numerous factors. With all of the different variables throughout the weekend, we have decided to bring back prop bets for the event after a one-year hiatus.
Morale has been a staple of the Penn State Dance Marathon for years and was the first official committee of the world's largest student-run philanthropy. Known for keeping dancers motivated and energized while they stand on their feet for 46 hours, moralers are responsible for keeping the energy up, maintaining dancer safety, and being huge fans of the color yellow. With THON a short three days away, we asked ourselves, "What if we had a moraler for everyday life?"
I believe I was sitting in COMM 409, Media Ethics, and contemplating the irony of a Media Ethics course sharing the number of wins that Joe Paterno had when the idea for this crossed my mind.
A good roommate can make your college days a blast — but not everyone is so fortunate. Here’s a list of the ten worst kinds of roommates.
We've created some fun bets for you to keep track of for when Kanye West's Yeezus Tour comes to town on Thursday.
A Love Letter to LionCash +
Sure, we've all taken EGEE102 with Pisupati, GEOSCI010 with Richard Alley (RockOn!), or THEA100 with Rob Schneider (sigh), but what about other classes we wish we had? If Rutgers can get away with a class about Beyoncé and Bruce Springsteen we can get away with some novelty courses too, right?
It’s hard to motivate yourself to leave your room/apartment and subject yourself to the polar vortex that is State College to study. It’s even harder to actually focus when the 8th (and best) wonder of the world, the Internet, is right at your fingertips. But once you manage to get to your classic study spot and turn off your wifi, all should go well, right? Probably not, someone around you is likely to be doing one or more of these annoying these.
Meet Thon Maker, a sophomore guard/forward/center at Carlisle School in Virginia whose highlight tape has gone viral on YouTube, and whose name would make him the perfect Penn Stater.
Few places have more drunken shenanigans than frat row. We braved the cold and headed to center of it all to listen in on the festivities. Here are some of the most quotable moments we overheard.
The 2014 Signees weren't the only cause for celebration in the Lasch war room on Signing Day. Watch as the room broke out in cheers when Addy Franklin lost a tooth.
What happens in classrooms, behind closed doors, when students are learning from esteemed college professors with advanced degrees? Surely nothing strange, right? Well, we asked readers to share their wackiest, strangest, most bizarre encounters with professors at Penn State. And boy, were we not disappointed.
We here at Onward State love offensive line coach/running game coordinator Herb Hand so much that he may need to look into a restraining order. His excellence at Twitter has been well documented, and on Thursday evening, Hand showed why his account is so fantastic when he confronted a troll.
Instagram is really good at making us look like we have photographic talent. You can take a photo of just about anything, slap a filter on that bad boy, enhance the brightness, and you've got yourself something cool to stare at for up to several seconds!
We've all experienced strange things at Penn State. In fact, we at Onward State have an entire series dedicated to the strange things we overhear at Penn State. Now, we want to know the weirdest thing your professor has ever done in class at Penn State.
Offensive line coach Herb Hand is an American treasure, and he's been the most active coach on Twitter since he came to Penn State. To honor him, we compiled some of his best tweets from his first few weeks in Happy Valley.
It all started innocently enough. Penn State offensive line coach and prolific tweeter Herb Hand informed his 13,000 followers of his lunch choice this afternoon -- a fresh slice of General Tso's Canyon Pizza.
Super Bowl Sunday is the closest thing America has to a truly national holiday outside of the Fourth of July. Despite viewership numbers dipping this year, more than 30 percent of the entire national population tuned in to watch Richard Sherman and the Seahawks make Peyton Manning look like Mark Sanchez. With that many people invested in the game, there had to be some brilliant comments made by the denizens of State College. We scoured bars, Super Bowl parties, bottle shops, and of course wing places to hear the thoughts of Penn Staters on the big game.
If the rumblings around campus today are any indication, people care a lot more about Jay-Z's famous wife being in town than the actual concert tonight. While it's highly unlikely the couple is even in State College yet -- and virtually impossible that Beyoncé is on campus -- some of these are pretty funny.