Both State College and Penn State offer a wide variety of entertainment options, from 26 bars and clubs in the downtown area to a number of music and performance venues, including the Bryce Jordan Center and The State Theatre. Happy Valley has hosted such performing greats as Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen, Florida Georgia Line, and The Weeknd. Student groups like SOMA and SPA also provide both national acts and student art and entertainment on campus and the community is home to an up-and-coming local music scene.
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We decided to experiment a bit this Valentine’s Day with some Onward State staff dates. We created a compatibility test and used a complex algorithm to match up staff members. The following is the story of Meghin Moore and Shawn Christ’s adventure.
In another great event hosted by SPA LateNight, hypnotist Tom DeLuca performed his ImaginAction show to a packed audience in Heritage Hall Friday Night. Going into the event I was hoping to see some classic one on one hypnosis with a guy waving a pocket-watch in someone’s face, but that’s not Tom DeLuca’s style.
Lady Antebellum’s “We Own The Night 2012 World Tour” stopped at the Bryce Jordan Center on Saturday Night. The tour’s name was fitting, as Lady A, along with country superstar Darius Rucker, and Thompson Square, owned the night in State College.
Listen ladies, guys really won’t appreciate you talking about how cute the players’ butts look in their pants or how hot Tom Brady is. Yes, really. Superbowl Sunday is the Sunday Funday of all Sunday Fundays so don’t ruin it by being that guy chick. Here are some Do’s and Don’ts to follow this weekend
When many of us in the Penn State community tried to explain, in words, our emotions and thoughts about the Jerry Sandusky scandal; we simply could not. As late-teenagers and twenty-somethings, it was not easy to voice feelings about something so delicate and foreign to most of us.
Joe Buyer, also known as Joe Conrad, and Ronnie Byron had different plans.
The two Penn State students wrote, produced, and played on the inspiring track “Childhood Dreams.” They used music as a coping tool and tribute for victims of sexual abuse everywhere. The video, filled with images from one of the most emotional weeks in PSU history, has reached 23,250 views on Youtube.
Onward State sat down with both of them to discuss the song.
It has been a long and sad couple of days for us here in Happy Valley. With the passing of our beloved Joe Paterno, we once again are reminded of how precious life is and how important it is to live for more than just ourselves.
With that in mind, we are reminded that THON is just a few weeks away and the Penn State community has an opportunity to come together for some music, fun and fundraising for a cause which we all hold so dear.
The Songwriters Club will be hosting concerts tonight and tomorrow night that will feature many student acts to benefit THON.