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Look, I’m not going to lie to you — I don’t know much about UPUA, I don’t particularly like UPUA, and I honestly haven’t even remotely cared about UPUA until the last month. I don’t expect you to understand its structure, bylaws, or history of worthless spending. However, I do strongly encourage you to lend an ear to this year’s UPUA election coverage over the next ten days, both on this site and from other outlets. And more importantly, I encourage you to vote.
Calling all Penn State ladies: the Penn State Marketing Association (PSMA) powderpuff football tournament has almost arrived! If you’re not doing anything this Saturday afternoon, grab a few friends and get ready to take the field. The event, which will be raising money to benefit the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania in honor of Joe Paterno, will be taking place at 1p.m. in the multisport complex behind the BJC.
The Penn State women’s basketball team continues their NCAA Tournament run with a second round match-up against LSU on Tuesday. The No. 4 Lady Lions and the No. 5 Lady Tigers will meet at 9:40 p.m., with the game airing on ESPN2 and ESPN3.com.
In his presentation last night, as part of the Student Programming Association’s Distinguished Speaker Series, Spurlock had a packed Schwab Auditorium laughing as he discussed the strange world of product placement.
The Penn State baseball team will play its home opener Wednesday afternoon at 3:35 p.m. at Medlar Field at Lubrano…
While traveling to class today, you may have seen multiple sidewalk chalk drawings around campus advertising for the Evan Ponter/Ryan Kristobak UPUA presidential campaign. It turns out that this act may go against University policy, and the ticket could face penalties.
John Hodgman, a correspondent on The Daily Show, performed at the State Theater on Friday night. Most famously known for his role as the PC in the Mac vs. PC commercials, Hodgman took on the role of a “deranged millionaire,” throwing his socks into the audience after he walked on stage and took off his shoes. He joked with the audience, referencing State College as the “most generically named town in America,” and then launched into the real reason for his show: Advertising his new book.
Ah, spring is in the air in State College. That means you’ll probably be breaking out the spring playlists to relax outside to. But it’s nice to add a few tunes to the list of spring hits each year, and we’re here to help. Here are some new jams to add to your list, as well as a few older ones you might not have considered before. This week’s selections are brought to you by Matthew D’Ippolito (who’s in here twice), Alex Robinson, Sam Cooper, David Morar and Dan Vecellio.
Pink was the theme last night in 102 Thomas, as Maggie Quinn held a second campaign meeting to rally support for her bid for UPUA President.
Quinn, accompanied by VP candidate Gina Feghali, reiterated much of what was covered at her campaign kick-off last week.
A lot has happened since their graduation in 1999, and it’s now time for the first East Great Falls High School Class of ’99 reunion. Rumors have been spreading about the production of “American Reunion” for years, and now it’s finally here. The movie is set to make a full release on April 6th, but if you can’t wait that long, the State Theatre will be hosting an advance screening of the film this Tuesday, March 20th, at 8:00 p.m.
It was not their best game of basketball this season, but the No. 4 Penn State Lady Lions will be content with a 85-77 victory over No. 13 UTEP in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. UTEP ended up being a tough test, but a strong second half by Penn State sealed the victory on Sunday night.
When the doors to this mythical place finally opened, everyone was beyond ready to get in and finally enjoy themselves. Unfortunately, Onward State was not granted media access that had been previously discussed, and it is for this reason that we can’t really tell you how it was. We’re not even sure if the promised DJs were even there. However, based upon the general reactions on Twitter, it seems as though the wait was far from worth it.
50 days ago, Charlie Pittman called the Penn State community to action at Joe Paterno’s memorial service. While we have all tried to “make an impact” and carry on Coach Paterno’s legacy in our own lives, a few prominent Penn State alumni took a step further by creating a video designed to do both in the name of JoePa.
With Saint Patrick’s Day only a day away, many students may be asking themselves, “What can I possibly do to celebrate this holiday?” While in most cases, the number one answer is drinking excessively, there is plenty of entertainment in Happy Valley that will go hand in hand with the inebriation.
Even though he spoke to a crowd of Penn State students and faculty last night, “Gasand” director Josh Fox said that he doesn’t “have great news in terms of how Penn State is handling the [fracking] situation.” The Milanville native told the audience how natural gas companies came to his small town with “an offer that was too good to be true.”
In many ways, the Sherlock Holmes movies aim for the same spirit as the Indiana Jones movies. Both feature intellectual heroes with a drive for adventure, puzzle-solving based on hidden clues, fast-paced action, and witty banter. The second Sherlock Holmes movie, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, combines the action of The Adventures of Tintin (a true successor to Indiana Jones itself) with the twisting mysteries of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (which will play at the HUB in April) . Though it may not reach the heights of either of those two movies, it’s still a fun adventure to take in, and you can see it this weekend at the HUB.
They spend hours upon hours underwater and usually wear the intoxicating aroma of chlorine. Having shared a bathroom with a swimmer for most of my life, I can say without question that swimmers are a unique species. I caught up with one of my favorites, Penn State’s Sam Palser, before she competes in this weekend’s NCAA Championships. SPOILER ALERT: She loves chips and salsa.
That magical time is upon us again as two of the best days in the sports calendar are hours away from beginning. Hopefully you have your brackets filled out and are ready for the madness to get underway. Below some Onward State staff members share some of their picks, overall outlook on the tournament, and what would happened if Pat Chambers fought mascots.
Last night, the start of election season was evident at the UPUA general assembly meeting. The average non-media student crowd of two duodecupled as many candidates and their campaign staff filed in to 302 HUB to watch the wheels of democracy in motion. In fact, there was barely an empty seat in the house, as the Sixth Assembly of the UPUA winds down into its final weeks.
On February 19, cards revealing $10,686,924.83 sent joy through the Bryce Jordan Center and signaled the end of THON Weekend 2012. And now three and a half weeks later, the Overall Chairperson for THON 2013 was been named. Shortly after midnight, THON adviser Barry Bram announced on his Twitter account that Will Martin will assume the role that Elaine Tanella held for THON 2012.
It’s rare that a television show stands the test of time, but that’s exactly what Sesame Street has done for over four decades. The legendary children’s show has won eight Grammys and 118 Emmys, and has been a staple in family living rooms for generations. Last night, those lovable characters from 123 Sesame Street came to life at the Bryce Jordan Center with Sesame Street Live. Below, you’ll read the experiences of three writers who took it upon themselves to have a great night from different perspectives.
Ponter/Kristobak wasn’t the only ticket to hold an introductory campaign meeting in Willard last night. Directly across the hall, Courtney Lennartz and Katelyn Mullen also held a kick off meeting to reveal their 11-page platform.
Evan Ponter and Ryan Kristobak unveiled their three pillar platform to a group of students last night. The platform includes key issues including transparancy, an area the candidates think the UPUA need improvement in. Both candidates referenced their ties to on-campus activism in their introduction, and said that they wanted to reduce student apathy, making the student body “a force to be reckoned with.”
Do you miss Chronic Town concerts? Are you ready to welcome the warm weather of spring by jamming out? Do you feel like you need to get your weird indie fix? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you’ll be happy to know that spring concerts at Chronic Town are back, and their first show of the season will feature School of Seven Bells (or SVIIB).