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.
In a perfect world, I could afford to indulge in Chipotle burritos and Irving’s breakfast sandwiches on a daily basis. However, most days I find myself swiping my meal points away at the dining halls. To help keep the on-campus meals exciting, the Onward State staff is sharing some of its favorite dining hall dishes.
It’s no secret that James Franklin and his staff are absolutely crushing the competition on the recruiting trail. It’s a well known fact that Penn State is out-recruiting fellow in-state rival Pitt by a substantial margin. But where does Penn State stand in the Big Ten?
This isn’t by any means a novel concept, but it’s almost unbelievable that the NHL hasn’t yet made a deal to host a game at Beaver Stadium.
Just when we thought Penn State couldn’t get any cooler, we discovered a series of courses offered through the English department that feature trips to places like Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and South Carolina.
Primanti Bros. opens today, and fortunately, two of our writers were able to get VIP access to test out that signature taste of Pittsburgh.
Penn State is chock full of opinionated students, and that becomes extremely evident when discussing State College favorites. From a preferred bar to your burrito place of choice, Staters are rarely neutral. In the latest edition of our OS Staff Picks series — in which our writers break down a personal favorite related to the university or town — we collaborated to discuss the best bar bands in State College. Here’s what Onward State’s staff had to say on the subject.
With Joe Paterno’s wins restored by the NCAA today (thanks to Jake Corman and Rob McCord), our writers reflected on their past three years from the perspective of a freshman and senior.
Penn State’s leadership undertook another exercise in futility at the Board of Trustees’ special meeting today, and most of it didn’t…
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.
Last night, our writers checked out California Tortilla and didn’t leave disappointed. It separates itself from the traditional burrito eateries in town, but we agreed it’s a refreshing restaurant that deserves a chance.
In this video documentary, we followed the process of the Ferguson protests’ leadership. As a group, the protestors felt subjugated by the justice system, and they hoped to bring that to light.
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?
Each semester, every student enrolled at Penn State University Park must pay a $120 Facility Fee. These fees are pooled together and used on improvements and expansions to non-academic, recreational, and multi-use space for students. The usage of the fee is decided by the Facilities Fee Advisory Committee (FFAC), and it wants your input!
Penn State has a few options for its first bowl game since 2011. Our staff debated which is the best of them.