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24 Community Content: Christmas in State College

Like the many knots in an otherwise perfect string of Christmas lights, the lies in the Sandusky story are now relics of lazy indifference. It’s sad, indeed, that nearly everyone now agrees, the fate Paterno got was a fate he did not deserve. Frank Fina said inasmuch. Corbett has now said that. Bob Costas has admitted that.

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Opinion
3 A Walk Full of Memories

Most of my memories stem from my time at the helm of Onward State during the last two years, and from the relationships gained as a result. It has been the honor of my life to be a part of this community experiment, but the real joy has come by learning from the thousands of people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting over the last four years.

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Opinion
0 Advice From a Broad, Abroad

Now that I’ve been abroad for almost three months, I am an expert about all things Europe. Lucky for you, I want to impart some of my wisdom on those who are abroad now, about to go abroad this summer or those who want to or wished they enlightened themselves in Europe, just like me.

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2 Why My Major Rules: Agricultural and Extension Education

All of us have that “30-second elevator speech” prepared and ready to go whenever we meet a new person and are faced with the question, “So, what are you majoring in?” I dread that question, and I know I am not alone. My major is awesome, but complicated. Although I sometimes wonder whether or not I should take the time to try and explain, I know it’s oh so worth it.

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Opinion
0 Democracy Prevails: Expiration Dates Added to IDs

Students planning on voting in the upcoming November elections will now be able to use their Penn State IDs to fulfil the new Pennsylvania Voter ID law. This law mandates that every voter must have a state issued ID to vote in an election. After the UPUA voted to oppose the bill last fall, provisions for students registered to vote in the state of Pennsylvania were passed. However, the law states that College IDs must have an expiration date in order to be counted as a valid ID on election day.

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8 An Open Letter To Danny O’Brien

Former Maryland quarterback Danny O’Brien is shopping around for a place to call home, and Penn State appears to be among the favorites. Yesterday, O’Brien came to Penn State’s first spring practice and, whether because of cold or desire, wore a Penn State jacket. It only feels right to do our part as fans to help recruit him, so here’s my open letter to DOB.

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News
7 Raided Head Shops Rebut Bath Salt Claims

Last month state authorities raided Grasshopper Gift Shop, Jamaica Junction, and Dragon Chasers Emporium in search of the newly illegal speed, bath salts. But store employees and legal representatives for stores are denying their participation in the synthetic meth market. Learn more about the legal mix-up after the jump.

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0 Meridian Halts All Parties Due To State Patty’s Damages

Besides the substantial increase in alcohol-related EMS calls this last State Patty’s Day and those affected by the general debauchery that ensued over the weekend, the “holiday” ended badly for any resident of the Meridian thinking of throwing a party for the rest of the semester. Following the events of this State Patty’s Day, it seems that the apartment managers–in a notice given to every resident–have banned parties in any apartment, regardless of a “signed social agreement,” for the rest of the semester. Citing the “inexcusable” damage as the reasoning, the ban will be enforced with a $300 fine for any violators–with no “warnings”. Meridian personnel would neither confirm or deny the new policy

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Opinion
0 Honest Conversation About THON Is Necessary

Yesterday, my friend and fellow editor Kevin Horne voiced his opinion on THON, sparking a day and night of debate, discussion, and a whole lot of criticism towards Kevin’s opinion. Today, I address that criticism, asking you to step back and examine the real point of the post.

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0 Penn State: A Football School With A Basketball Problem

Seven freshmen, four sophomores, two juniors, and one senior. There’s no doubt that the Penn State Nittany Lions men’s basketball team is young. The majority of the players we’ve seen take the court this season will be here for at least the next two years. Like it or not, there won’t be very many changes to the roster during the coming offseason.

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Features
0 State Patty’s Day: Make Good Choices

Today, we’d like to echo something that Dr. Dennis Shea (@GTWMA) has been saying. “You decide whether to build up or break down.” As adults, we all have this choice. In the end, nothing a blog, an email, an RA, or a professor says can control your behavior. You have to do it. Being an adult comes with freedom, like the freedom to drink as much as you want. It also, however, comes with responsibility, like the responsibility to enhance the community you live in, to leave State College a better place than when you found it.

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0 V-Day or D-Day?

V-Day or should I say, D-Day? Valentine’s Day is hit or miss normally and for me, it’s a day where I receive a card and chocolates from my mom and red and pink socks from my grandma.

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0 State Patty’s Day: A “Holiday” Not For Everyone

Last State Patty’s Day, 103 patients were treated at Mount Nittany Medical Center for alcohol-related emergencies; of those patients, 67% were not Penn State students. Most, in fact, were visitors from other universities. Similarly, last State Patty’s Day, 289 people were arrested; of those arrested, 55% were enrolled at Dear Old State. What these figures suggest is that students from other schools want to come visit Happy Valley for State Patty’s Day as an excuse to act like total assholes–to get far too drunk and to commit crimes in the process.

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0 A College Student’s Guide To Eating On The Cheap

If you are a college student, there is a solid chance you are always looking for ways to save money to deal with the ever increasing cost of tuition or beer. Food is one area where everyone spends money and one of the areas where there is a lot to be saved. Find some tips on how to do so after the jump.

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0 OneSchool: Is It the Next Facebook?

Last week, OneSchool announced that it was releasing an updated version of its app, which it did on Tuesday. I have spent the past week testing the new version, seeing how beneficial this app would be for Penn State students. I was fortunate enough to have also downloaded it before the update, and can safely say that the app made major improvement. However, these upgrades fail to convince me that OneSchool is worth the memory on your smartphone. I reviewed the nine features that OneSchool bundles, and I am dissatisfied with the experience that I had.

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0 Onward Debates: Cancel Classes For Paterno Memorial

This is a truly historic time for this University. It is the end of the Joe Paterno era. It is the end of the era of the man who initiated the growth of Penn State from a small farming college to what we see before us today. We all know what the man has done for our school, and I’m not talking about winning football games. The public memorial for Joseph Vincent Paterno will be held on Thursday at 2 pm in the Bryce Jordan Center. Afternoon classes should be canceled so students can honor and appreciate Coach Paterno with the rest of the Penn State family.

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