It’s your first time back home since college started. Are you ready for the interrogation you’ll receive from your family on Thanksgiving? If not, we have a primer for you.
Among the transgressions displayed by the NCAA in its latest batch of emails was a knee-slapper: Mark Emmert found in December 2012 that his Wikipedia page “grossly” missed the mark in his Penn State decision, and he had his staff dedicate time to rectifying that. Oh, Mark, you poor thing!
It’s fair to say that no two bars in State College are alike. In fact, they can each be described in one single phrase, as we did.
If you’re like me, you have absolutely no game. I’m talking a complete inability to say anything clever, funny, or sexy to anyone, regardless of sobriety level. Realizing my shortcomings, the Onward State staff decided to help out and compile a list of Penn State-themed pickup lines. We’ll provide a list here for your viewing pleasure, and hope you utilize them to the best of your abilities.
Through the years, we have seen so many different schedules. We’ve learned that each schedule requires a certain level of preparation and effort (along with a certain level of stress and panic). With that in mind, we bring you the best and worst finals schedules of Fall 2014.
Welcome freshmen! I see you’ve survived your first month here as a Penn State student. By now you’ve undoubtedly Instagrammed a photo of Old Main, argued or watched someone argue with the Willard Preacher, eaten a West cookie and told 13 different people the same uninteresting story about just how drunk you were last weekend and how much you can’t even (Don’t worry, we’ve noticed your progress). Staples of your first month in Happy Valley, no doubt.
The Willard Preacher has been outside of Willard doing his thing for years. The content is always controversial but frankly, it’s getting kind of stale. So, we came up with a game to keep things interesting. Next time you’re sitting outside Willard, pull out this bingo board and see how many you can get.
Inside Waring Commons’ West Food District lies a dessert straight out of Penn State lore, up there with Berkey Creamery ice cream and Grilled Stickies: West Cookies. When you say the phrase, everyone knows what you mean. Everyone knows what to picture: warm, gooey, fresh-baked rounds placed underneath sliding glass, gently laid on a bed of wax paper atop the baking sheet. What could anyone possibly have against them?
The Bryce Jordan Center hosts an eclectic group of events throughout the year. From concerts to the career fair, there is almost nothing that the arena won’t host. So naturally, when we found out that Penn State’s Entemology department would be hosting “The Great Insect Fair” at the BJC, our minds were piqued. Now, we at Onward State like to take a different approach to events like this, so we decided to send three of our writers in different states of mind to the fair.
With Fall Career Days starting today, Penn Staters are in full-on job hunting mode. Over three days, thousands will flock to the BJC to talk to their dream companies, or, well, whoever will take their résumés. There are dozens of different types of people who go to the career fair, so we decided to profile a few of them.
Today, freshman offensive lineman Chance Sorrell tweeted that he didn’t leave himself much time to get to his early morning class. Franklin, ever vigilant on social media, responded with a tweet of his own, imploring the young man to kick it into high gear.
It can be kind of difficult to pay attention to the commercials during Penn State games. Between taking that much-needed bathroom break to, it can be quite the arduous task to multi-task during the game.
It’s your 21st birthday, and that means you’re making a trip to that little underground dive bar we know and love called the Phyrst. Here’s our definitive guide to avoid getting kicked out of Penn State’s favorite birthday bar on your big night.