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Hazing is wrong. There, I said it. It’s one of the most polarizing issues on college campuses yet nobody wants to talk about it. It’s like racism in modern American society. We know that it’s still an issue, yet we want to pretend it isn’t. Well, hazing is still an issue, and it’s not going to stop unless we do talk about it. The vicious cycle of being hazed and then believing that one has earned the right to haze will never stop unless people come out and talk about it.
Here we are. It’s the final week of the semester. For many of us, it’s crunch time, with final projects and papers coming due, and finals week approaching fast. Or maybe you’re just spending your last days in State College dicking around, drinking on the porch of Café 210, daylonging or lying in the grass. Either way, you’re going to want some sweet tunes to accompany your plans. Lucky for you, you’ve got Music Monday. This week’s selections are brought to you by Meghin Moore, Alex Federman, Drew Balis, Bobby Chen, Zach Berger and Matt D’Ippolito.
I don’t do drugs, nor do I condone their use. I prefer to live my life according to the words of Marcus Garvey. “The man who is not able to develop and use his mind is bound to be the slave of the other man who uses his mind.”
But dudes, Friday was 4/20, the high holy day of the stoner population. And I don’t know what those guys were on, but I thought it spread across campus and I had caught a whiff of it. I saw some freaky stuff on Pollock Road by the HUB, and second-hand dope seemed like the only logical explanation.
Pennsylvania. The most important state in the United States. The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed within its borders. Three cities (Philadelphia, York and Lancaster) can proudly declare that they were the nation’s capital at some point in our country’s history. The turning point of the Civil War was fought at the Battle of Gettysburg.
As you may know, the Cirque du Soleil is coming to State College on Tuesday, April 24, to perform “Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour”. This show is the largest production ever at the BJC, and will combine the traditional Cirque du Soleil acrobatics and gymnastics with live music to create an experience unlike any other show yet. I had the chance to sit down with Maxime Charbonneau, the main publicist for the tour, to ask him more about the show.
Although none of us really want to talk about it, graduation weekend is right around the corner. Graduating from Penn State is something that most of us seniors aren’t looking forward to, but it is also something we must do, and something that we will never want to forget. As emotional as it might be, the weeks leading up to graduation are the time to go buy that cap and gown (you can do it!) and head to the best spots on campus and create those permanent graduation memories. This can definitely be a very stressful time, so I decided to compile a list of places to hit as you go through your photo shoot.
To refresh your memory, Kony is the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda. His forces kidnap children and turn them into soldiers or prostitutes. Last month, Invisible Children released a 29-minute video called Kony 2012 to increase widespread awareness about the fugitive by April 20, 2012. It went viral, and received over 100 million views in six days.
With the alumni Board of Trustees campaigns in full swing, Onward State has been releasing short profiles of each candidate. Each profile will include a very brief bio with links to their mission statement, website, Facebook page, and Twitter if available. Today we look at candidates 21-40.
Six weeks ago, a small group students brainstormed possibilities that would enable students, alumni, and the public to offer their support to the victims of the alleged crimes against former PSU assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky. Today, a new campaign addresses that issue.
On Saturday, Penn State baseball (18-20, 6-5 Big Ten) knocked off Iowa 2-0 behind a no-hitter by pitcher Steven Hill, the first for Penn State since 1995. Read more about the game after the jump.
Looking to make something happen right away, Matt McGloin dropped back and aired a ball down the left sideline in the direction of Allen Robinson. Floating through the air, the pass looked good before hitting the ground a few yards ahead of Robinson as he couldn’t quite catch up to it. That right there was the first play of the Blue-White game and went on to symbolize the game as a whole.
Blast beats, mosh pits, and a surge of kids who wore studded belts in high school descended upon Heritage Hall last night for a performance by aggressive metal-core veterans, Every Time I Die. The hardcore scene that is noticeably absent at Penn State crawled from the corners of campus and joined together for a night of sludgy breakdowns, blasting at deafeningly loud decibels.
Football is back in the air this weekend on campus as Blue-White Weekend festivities begin today with the actual spring game taking place at 2 p.m. tomorrow in Beaver Stadium. Saturday will mark the first time that many have entered Beaver Stadium since the emotional 17-14 loss to Nebraska last November. I’ve looked forward to this weekend for a while for many reasons. Listed below are five things I’m looking to get out of this weekend, including the game, and around State College in general.
We all follow, favorite, and retweet @PennStateProbz on Twitter. And of course, we all share our favorite Penn State Memes on Facebook. But alas, there’s a glorious new distraction with which to procrastinate your nights away: meet the Tumblr page that Penn Staters shall forever reblog, That’s So State.
It was a sad day last month when Penn State was forced to cut down one of the majestic elm trees in front of Old Main. The tree, which had cast a shadow over Old Main for nearly 80 years, was infected by Elm yellows disease — a disease that has claimed nearly a quarter of Penn State’s elms over the last five years.
Beautiful weather has finally returned, and the end of the semester is so very near. This can only mean one thing for most Penn State students – Daylong Season. Before you tweet those Instagram photos of your bros getting iced or Tebowing, remember how connected your parents and teachers are these days. That said, here are a few tips on how not to get caught daylonging on social media.
EOTO, a side project of two members of the String Cheese Incident, played a razor-sharp bass blasting performance at the State Theatre on part of their Bass Invaders tour. Although only roughly 150 tickets were sold for Thursday Night’s show, Michael Travis and Jason Hann acted more like DJs than musicians with the sound they produced.
Unfortunately, my two original partners in crime could not make the second adventure to Cafe Laura due to paint parties and matzo times. But I am a woman of my word, so I went back to Cafe Laura to the same Se7en: Food to Die For meal to see how the HRIM students improved from their first meal to their second. Let’s get critiquing.
While some Penn State students may choose to spend their April 20th doing activities that might not exactly be school-sanctioned, Earth Day celebrations will be celebrated all over campus today. A number of campus organizations are hosting myriad sustainably minded activities for students to attend.
In the last post from our View from Above series, we take you to the Old Main bell tower; a highest high point I am proud to cross off my Penn State bucket list. The reason why I call this the “highest high point” is because this is not the view you would see on the Lion Ambassador tour. This view is from within the actual bell tower — one level higher than people visit on tours — that took more of a struggle to climb than I expected.a
Saturday’s Blue-White game will have an additional intriguing storyline as a new scoring system has been implemented with the offense and defense having the potential to earn points in various ways during every play.
According to an email sent by the Borough of State College Parking Department, a new initiative to raise money for THON will begin today. The borough has installed four of six parking “meters” painted by local THON children at various places in the State College area.
Last night’s UPUA meeting was short and sweet. They confirmed three new executive board members, were able to successfully vote in their budget for the coming academic year without very much debate, and also passed some questionable legislation. Read the full recap after the jump.
There are a ton of festivities throughout Blue-White Weekend including the annual spring game; however, it can be a bit overwhelming for those attending for the first time. Onward State provides answers to some frequently asked questions to make people more informed.