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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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15 It’s Time For Penn State Football To Wear Pink & Black Throwbacks

Penn State football needs to take a page out of the basketball team’s book. That’s a sentence you don’t hear often, if at all, but with Pat Chamber’s squad hitting seven wins — one more than football had all season — by early December, perhaps it isn’t such a crazy idea for James Franklin to start emulating his colleague. But where to start? Well, how about throwback jerseys?

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1 Penn State Defense Clicking Under Coach Bob Shoop

The relationship between coach and player is a bond like no other, and is often a major factor affecting on-field performance. In just its first year, the relationship that has developed between Penn State defensive coordinator Bob Shoop and his players is special, and so far, the unit’s play reflects that relationship.

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20 Onward Debate: The Best State College Burgers

From Kildare’s to Five Guys, downtown State College features many different places at which one can get a burger. With variations in everything from the bread to the cheese to the beef, each burger joint offers its own unique interpretation on the iconic American food. But who does it best in Happy Valley? Just like we did with wings and drunk pizza, we had some of our staff’s carnivores debate which burger is State College’s best.

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4 Tailgate Survival Guide: How To Make It To The 8 p.m. Kickoff

Here at Onward State, we’d like you to be able to enjoy your Whiteout experience this weekend without being “that kid” while hopefully capturing the same energy level. Late starts are a beautiful thing. Being able to sleep in, starting to tailgate in the afternoon instead of early morning, and watching a game under the lights at Beaver Stadium is the basis for a perfect day in any Penn Stater’s book.

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3 Ranking The Best Tailgate Games

Tailgating is a lifestyle. “I Tailgate With the Best” is one of the most popular Penn State-themed shirts, and every football Saturday includes tens of thousands of people using parking lots, intramural fields and fraternity yards to get smashed, grill, and of course compete. Here, we have for you the definitive power ranking of tailgate games.

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5 Onward Debate: What’s the Best 2015 Class Gift Choice?

Over the weekend, the 2015 Senior Class Gift Committee announced the three finalists for this year’s class gift. Seniors have three extremely different options to leave their mark on Penn State, and are able to vote for their favorite gift online by midnight Saturday. With that said, three of our senior writers present our latest Onward Debate: Which Senior Class Gift is the best?

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1 On-Campus Living: The Pros and Cons

Somehow, just over six weeks into the semester, it’s time to start thinking about where you’re living next year. State College boasts numerous beautiful livable apartment buildings, as well as houses, and, of course, dorms. Choosing which apartment, house, or dorm to live in is no easy task, so we here at Onward State want to help you take the first step in choosing — deciding whether to live on or off campus.

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1 Where Will Penn State Be Bowling This Postseason?

Despite riding an ugly two game losing streak, the Penn State Nittany Lions are still bowl eligible, and only need to win two more games in order to ensure that they will be playing this postseason. If the past two games have been any indication, Penn State, which sits at 4-2, will most likely be out of the inaugural four team playoff race, barring any freak occurrences. With that said, there are a number of notable bowl games that the team could wind up playing in come December.

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6 Penn State’s Awful Clock Management, Play Calling on Full Display at Michigan

Saturday’s performance was an embarrassing display of offensive ineptitude, mind-numbing play call decisions, and laughable time management. Not only did James Franklin shoot the team in the foot repeatedly, but he stood by the questionable decisions made after the game. Heading into yet another bye week, the Nittany Lions have numerous issues to address, hoping to right this ship before it becomes too late.

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