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The Tweet of the day today comes from ESPN's Bob Ley, who received a letter from a conspiracy theorist who believes that Joe Paterno might still be alive in the "heart of Nittany Lion country."
Penn State has pulled in another No. 1 ranking this week, having been named as Buzzfeed's "Sexiest Party School in the Country," although perhaps the recognition a bit more dubious than the top recruiter ranking or other similar accolades.
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Everyone at Onward State would like to wish you an enjoyable summer break and thank you for your continued readership over the last 9 months (And 4 and a half years, for that matter). We look forward to bringing you all the great news and minutiae that make Penn State so very special.
The 2013 Coaches Caravan is in full swing and it looks like Bill O'Brien is showing attendees part of his lighter side.
Tired of sitting in line for the traditional run-of-the-mill places to take your grad photos? We did a series last year of "The Worst Places to Take Your Grad Photos," and it was so good, we decided to follow up with another series this year: our best hipster effort at the most obscure places to take grad photos.
Taking a page straight out of his predecessor G-Span's book of tricks, President Erickson left us this semester with a cheesy-yet-satisfying Penn State-style video message. Enjoy the rife stereotypes, ill-placed music, epic camera pan outs, and obligatory Commonwealth campus shoutout in the seasonal video.
Mark Emmert and friends have saved the integrity of college athletics once again. The NCAA football rules committee announced this week new regulations about what can and cannot be painted on a football field. Included in the ruling is the statement, "...social media designations such as URL’s and hashtags, are prohibited."
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Managing Editor, Dave Cole reflects on his experience at Penn State.
As the school year comes to a close, it is time for the majority of us to pack up and head back home for the summer. Don't fret, this is an experience full of both pros and cons.
Naps. They are the greatest things ever. This is not debatable. Especially at Penn State, which is loaded with fantastic places to shut your eyes for anywhere from 10 minutes to several hours. However, there are some awful places to grab some z's if you're tired. To find these places, fellow Onward State aficionados Mara Kern and Steve Osborn joined me and we set off on a quest to find the worst nap spots on campus. Here are our findings:
Now that the weather's nice, you can blast music with your windows down like the good Lord intended. Drive down College Ave. with pride, friend. Be loud. Be proud. Be the man. So what songs should you play to really signify your new status on top of your own social food chain? Try these:
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Onward State is looking to start a new tradition: a reader mailbag. You can send us any question, and we'll do our best to answer it in a post.
Co-Founder Evan Kalikow outlines the importance of beard's in today's society and the problems that have arisen in America's foreign policy efforts because of clean-shaven authority figures.
A trip to the library may seem incomplete without running into at least one of these six people.
Corporate representatives from the popular fast food restaurant Burger King bought a two-year-old horse from the Penn State Equine Facilities over the weekend.
Earlier today, NCAA President Mark Emmert made an addition to the sanctions levied against Penn State this past July.
Penn State's national champion wrestler Ed Ruth has decided to forgo his final year of eligibility to join the WWE.
There were many issues brought to light during THON Weekend 2013. While some are inevitable, others are being to investigated avoid any catastrophes that could potentially arise during future THON Weekends. The overall committee announced this weekend that THON 2014 has been moved to the second to last weekend in April to combat any issues with the cold weather.
Due to an emergency paper shortage in Centre County resulting from a rapid increase in Daily Collegian circulation, Mount Nittany will be clear cut so that students can continue reading the treasured newspaper.
Penn State Squirrel Whisperer, Mary Krupa and Sneezy the Squirrel are no more after Krupa was caught feeding the ducks on campus.
Former Penn State running back Franco Harris has been named the new curator of the TEDxPS4RS conference to be held on Penn State's campus next spring.
Penn State football players Allen Robinson and Bill Belton sent fear into any Penn State fan on Twitter last night who forgot what day it was. The duo, with some help from other members of the "Supa Six," sent the Nittany Nation Twittersphere into pandemonium last night with a series of terrifying Tweets indicating that the pair was transferring.
Around 8 p.m. last Friday night, sophomore Josh Brolin opened eLion, started working on his schedule, and left the window open in the background of his desktop. A pop-up caught his eye, striking fear in his heart that his hard work might disappear: “Your session is about to expire. Please click here to request additional time."
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After having multiple buildings, a street, and a stadium named after him, who is Beaver?
After nine years in the NFL former Penn State defensive tackle Anthony Adams announced his retirement in a very unique way Saturday.
Tom LaCrosse, junior midfielder for Penn State's Men's lacrosse, has the best last name. Ever.
Congratulations, you just recently turned 21! I'm assuming that you have many expectations of what this means, namely that you are going to be drowning in beer and liquor like someone who just lost their job. You also probably think that doing that will be awesome. Unfortunately, as someone who recently turned 21 himself, I can tell you that's not necessarily the case. Sure, turning 21 is awesome, but like anything in life, there is what you expect to happen and what actually happens.
Onward State introduced Sneezy the Penn State Squirrel to the world last fall and it's been Sneezy mania ever since. Penn State's favorite squirrel has taken the world by storm, appearing in international media and running a popular Facebook fan page. But I guess they say you haven't really made it until they write a song about you.
For some reason, college students are always looking for a different way to consume their alcohol. So, it's only natural that booze enthusiasts would develop ways to more or less eat your alcohol.
We have the exact same political agenda as the warlord Joseph Kony: to enslave children and build a youthful militia in our quest to take over the nation of Uganda. Seriously, we just want to entertain and remind people that you should never take yourselves too seriously.