We possess an incredibly rich history, thick with the vision and strength of countless men and women who’ve helped build Penn State into what it has become. But aside from Joe and Sue Paterno (and maybe George Atherton) I doubt most could name the most significant figures in our creation or development. Let alone the personalities of our best cultural values or local folklore.
I get it. You really, really don’t think of Rutgers as a rival to Penn State. If you haven’t heard, just check any message board discussing the Monday announcement that this season’s game against Rutgers will be played at night. And you aren’t “wrong.” Penn State picking up 23 wins in 25 meetings doesn’t exactly scream competitive rivalry. But 25 games covers a lot of time. 25 games also covers a lot of different versions of Penn State and Rutgers football.
“Hey Penn State! What a diverse crowd we have here today. I see all kinds of white people in this audience!”
Instead of reporting critically, we presented her implausible assertions at face value, and implied that Ten-Kate can actually speak to the dead. In reality, she most certainly can’t talk to the dead, because that’s quite simply impossible. Anyone who claims to have that power is a liar. We apologize for any confusion or ire this may have caused amongst our readership, and we appreciate your comments.
SNL’s Taran Killam took a cheap shot at Joe Paterno on Weekend Update, and the joke did not play.
We tried LettermanS, which quietly opened a few weeks ago in the location of former State College hangout, Damon’s Bar and Grill.
Where else in State College can you get the most-finely crafted BLT, live entertainment, and a gas fill-up at the same time?
Onward State is endorsing Emily McDonald and Terry Ford for executive office in the 2015 UPUA Election. The McDonald/Ford ticket brings the most experience and institutional knowledge to this election. McDonald, as the assembly’s current vice president under outgoing president Anand Ganjam, can step into the role of president with little transition, already holding important relationships with Penn State administrators and fellow student leaders.
The University is fully within its right – more to the point, it is within the realm of responsibility – to protect its female students. To send a message of zero tolerance. And I hope President Barron takes us seriously when we say that this is what we want and expect from him.
As a sorority woman, I was directed to not speak publicly about this incident. But as a sorority woman, a Facebook page where fraternity members post photos of nude women is particularly scary for me. It could have been my sisters in those photos. It could have been my best friends. It could have been me.
As soon as I heard that Bill Ayers was going to be speaking at Penn State University, I knew what would happen next. Outrage expressed by state Senator Joe Scarnati and others, requiring an official statement from university spokesperson Lisa Powers, followed the official announcement. This outrage is equal parts predictable and nonsense.
Barbour was quoted as saying “Once the season is over – and I don’t think it’s over yet – once the season is over, we will sit down and talk about his contract because I want to make a commitment there to him.”
THAW was supposed to turn the faux holiday into a community-oriented event, something could bring local families and students together for film showings, comedians, and musical performances. But in the end, it seemed that the festival’s first year was unfortunately a flop, failing to garner any real traction.
This weekend, we published a post about Penn Staters who choose not to THON. People were grateful for an opportunity to share their perspectives on THON, and one writer thinks this says something about the conversations our campus is able to have about THON. She says that critiquing Penn State, all parts of it, is an important way to help our university grow.
The floor pass system flopped once again during THON 2015. Tell us about your issues with the system this weekend.
As a symbol of THON, many look to the line dance to set the mood for THON weekend, as it will be repeated 46 times in 46 hours. However, not all line dances are created equal. Thus I present the unofficial power ranking of the past five years of line dances, from 2011 through 2015.
Garden State Radio returned to THON Saturday morning with a thrilling performance.
Here at Onward State, we like to have our fun with our media “rivals” over at the Daily Collegian, whether that fun is at their expense, the expense of their writers, or even in the form of a legitimate attempt at befriending them. Usually it’s light-hearted and general fun-having, but yesterday, when I made the terrible, horrible, no good mistake of clicking on their editorial about State College’s name change come THON weekend, I could feel myself losing brain cells. This editorial was just too bad to go unopposed.
With the recent launch of transportation service Uber in State College, it turns out that not everyone is thrilled with its arrival. Two of our writers debate Uber, its quality, and how it will find a place in Happy Valley.
GPSA members explain why they resigned at last night’s meaning in an open letter.
In what has become a weekly tradition for the University Park Undergraduate Association’s Wednesday assembly meetings, Ryan Belz spent a whole lot of time doing a whole lot of nothing.
Community Content: AA Taxi is ready to take on Uber with a mobile application of its own. Gata Labs has made an “Uber-like” mobile application that will allow customers to contact the service through the app and also see where their driver is located.
Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship, the advocacy organization that has acted as kingmaker in the last two Board of Trustees alumni elections, announced its slate of endorsed candidates today. As expected, trustees Anthony Lubrano and Ryan McCombie, whose terms are up this year, will both seek a second term with PS4RS support. The third PS4RS candidate, who will run for Adam Taliaferro’s open spot on the board, is Harrisburg-based attorney and 1991 graduate Robert Tribeck.