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0 Get Out There And Meet People: CJ Doon’s Senior Column

Whether it’s natural curiosity or fear of the spotlight, I’m not sure, but I’ve always been more comfortable asking questions rather than answering them. Interviewing interesting people — friends, family, or strangers — is an enjoyable activity that I hope to turn into a living. At Penn State, I was afforded the opportunity to follow that passion — and then some.

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Opinion
1 Welp: Tim Gilbert’s Senior Column

I don’t know what to say. It’s weird, because I’m an outspoken smartass rarely short of words. But as I sit here at 4:46 a.m. alone in the HUB Library, I realize there’s just no way I could write this column without wishing I had perfected it just so.

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Features
0 The Problem With Yik Yak

The mint green application is relatively straightforward: It features a page filled with 200 character maximum, anonymous posts. In between the dozens of expressions of sexual angst and harmless jokes, however, there are posts written by students who abuse the opportunity for perceived anonymity.

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Opinion
1 How Penn Staters Can Encounter Their Heritage

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.

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Features
3 Penn State Football: Sorry, But Rutgers Is A Rival… For Now

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.

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41 Psychic Mediums Like Monica Ten-Kate Are Lying Frauds: A Retraction

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.

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News
0 Onward State Endorses Emily McDonald For UPUA President

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.

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Opinion
4 Ayers And The Academy: Former College Republican Chairman Supports Bill Ayers’ Right To Speak On Campus

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.

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Features
5 First THAW Festival Misses The Mark

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.

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