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4 Tag Yourself in a High-Res Beaver Stadium Photo

Allow me to introduce you to the coolest thing you’ll see all day.

For the 107,818 fans that were at the football game on Saturday, Penn State created a Gigapan panorama that makes everything in the stadium a high resolution image. Fans are encouraged to zoom in and tag themselves in the stands. Play around with it for awhile — it’s really incredible how clear everything is.

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Sandusky Scandal
37 Penn State Featured on Cover of Sports Illustrated

Sports Illustrated announced earlier today that Penn State would be featured on this week’s cover regionally in the Northeast. The cover marks the one year anniversary of the Jerry Sandusky scandal breaking and reads “We Are Still Penn State: Defiance, Collective Guilt, Denial…Happy Valley One Year Later.”
My initial reaction was positive, noticing that the main headline is “We Are Still Penn State” — an appropriate rallying cry that those inside Happy Valley have been using for most of the year. But then when I saw the subheadline of “Defiance, collective guilt, revival,” I have to question just how favorable — or fair — S.L. Price’s centerpiece will depict Penn State.

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Student Life
4 Penn State Uses Sandy as Excuse to Get Drunk

Hurricane Sandy is blowing through the North East causing significant damage, especially in New York and New Jersey. Flood waters have inundated subway passages. Boardwalks have been swallowed up by waves. And in State College, shelves of malt liquor have been scrounged up like emergency rations of flashlights, bread, and milk in areas that lie bel0w sea level.

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Athletics
0 Promotions Set for Penn State Basketball

With the team’s opening scrimmage against Philadelphia University just five days away, Penn State basketball single-game tickets are on sale to the public. The program also announced a slew of awesome promotions catered toward a boost in student support for the Nittany Lions — a team that is on the rise in the second year under Pat Chambers.

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Football
56 Game Day Observations: Ohio State

Penn State is a special place before primetime home football games. The mental buildup leading up to a White Out is unlike anything I’ve experienced, and this last week was no different with a record-setting number of Nittanyville campers and a game day atmosphere that only a WhiteOut could induce. Although the score didn’t go the way I would have liked, here’s my observations from this weekend’s game.

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Football
1 Richie Anderson Commits to Penn State

A disappointing football weekend for Penn State concluded with a bit of good news Sunday night as Richie Anderson, a running back from Frederick Maryland, committed to the Nittany Lions program. If the name sounds familiar, it is because Anderson’s father, also named Richie, played fullback for the Blue and White in the early 1990s before enjoying a long career in the NFL. The younger Anderson was originally committed to the Maryland Terrapins as part of the Class of 2013 before switching to the Nittany Lions last night. The 5-11 180 lb. senior is rated as a 3 star prospect by most major recruiting services and also had offers from Illinois, Boston College, Wake Forest, East Carolina, Rutgers, and Temple in addition to Penn State and Maryland. He was at Beaver Stadium Saturday night, and true freshman running back Akeel Lynch hosted him for a weekend visit.

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Student Life
0 A Look At PA-5th Congressional Candidates

With the presidential election only eight days away, naturally all eyes are on the campaigns of Governor Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama. However, the impact of the 5th congressional district vote–the district including State College–is also included on the Nov. 6th ballot. The candidates are Republican incumbent Rep. Glenn Thompson and Democrat Charles Dumas. Thompson, hailing from rural central Pennsylvania with a background in healthcare, has served two terms in congress.

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Penn State
8 Rally For Resignations 2.0 Draws Disappointing Crowd

For the second time this year, a crowd of alumni gathered on gameday to voice their displeasure with the current Penn State Board of Trustees in an event that they have deemed the Rally for Resignations 2.0. Anthony Lubrano, the newest member of the board, was again in attendance at the event on Saturday afternoon and spoke to the crowd of approximately 150 alumni.

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Athletics
0 Penn State Weekend Sports Recap

While some high profile programs including football and volleyball suffered tough losses, several other sports teams were in action this past weekend including soccer, field hockey, ice hockey, and cross country. Here is a recap of how each team fared.

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Entertainment
0 Tonight’s 3LAU Show Moved to Levels Nightclub

Penn State’s newest spot for late-night entertainment — Duo Nightclub — is doing its best to take the town by storm, seemingly attempting to rival Levels Nightclub, which currently monopolizes the the electronic dance music scene in State College. Duo has officially announced that they will be hosting well-known DJ and mashup artist 3LAU to play on November, 28th at 8 p.m.

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Student Life
2 Overheard on the Halloweekend

This beloved holiday brings out the absolute wildest of party animals, throws them in scandalous and/or hilarious costumes, and provides them with an excuse to go crazy in a way that is utterly unacceptable any other time of the year. What came out of people’s mouths this weekend exceeded expectations. You’ll either love this, or you’ll be horrified by it, so…trick or treat!

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Downtown
4 Hurricane Sandy to Hit University Park

Hurricane Sandy, or the #Frankenstorm, is expected to hit State College beginning Monday night into Tuesday morning. According to State College-based Accuweather, weather conditions in State College and Central Pennsylvania deteriorate throughout Monday and will worsen sometime between Monday night and Tuesday. Effects of Sandy will continue through Wednesday.

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Football
2 Missed Opportunities Plague Penn State in 35-23 Loss

Treated to perfect football weather and a sea of white in front of 107, 818 fans, tonight could have been extra special for Penn State. Several missed opportunities later, the end result looks similar to big games of the past three years where there would be a ton of hype only to see the Nittany Lions (5-3, 3-1) play flat as they fell to the Buckeyes (9-0, 5-0) 35-23.

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Football
1 Gameday Coverage: Penn State vs. Ohio State

Happy Saturday! Hopefully everyone is enjoying the early portion of the day leading up to tonight’s highly anticipated showdown at Beaver Stadium where the Penn State Nittany Lions (5-2, 3-0) will host the ninth ranked Ohio State Buckeyes (8-0, 4-0) in a battle of the two Leaders Division teams with unblemished Big Ten records to this point. Both teams are led by coaches in their first year with the respective programs. Urban Meyer will be attempting to remain undefeated in his initial campaign with the Buckeyes while Bill O’Brien seeks his sixth consecutive victory in his opening season with the Nittany Lions. Below is all of the information and media coverage for tonight’s contest.

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Downtown
19 Consent, Assault, and Crossing the Line

State College feels like it’s our own safe little bubble. There’s a reason that we’re comfortable gallivanting around downtown at 2 a.m. while moderately inebriated. Even females, scantily clad as they’re often seen to be, seem content stumbling home alone for several blocks. But maybe they shouldn’t be. Since the beginning of the semester, less than two months ago, eleven sexual assaults have been reported to the State College Police Department.

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