Everyday we wake up, put on our shoes, and walk. We walk to class, we walk to work, or we walk to meet with friends. Everyday, we mindlessly walk to a destination determined by our schedules. But this Sunday, some students will walk for a purpose.
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Believe it or not, but footbag, otherwise known as hacky sack, for some people, is still a thing. In fact, there is a Penn State Footbag Club, and they are hosting a tournament this weekend. Club president, Nathan Pipenberg, has a few reasons why you should make an appearance after the jump.
The world is full of patterns. As engineering students, we are expected to be able to see these patterns and investigate accordingly. But maybe it wouldn’t be a bad idea to break our own daily patterns once in a while and learn something interesting (that we won’t be tested on) while we’re at it.
The Penn State baseball team, which has won six of it’s last seven matchups, will host the Michigan Wolverines this weekend for an important three-game series at Medlar Field. The Nittany Lions (13-19) had won six straight games before a loss to Pittsburgh on Wednesday night as they have been getting a lot more offense than earlier in the season.
Whether you’re hitching the Blue Loop to an 8 am across campus, drunkenly clamoring aboard a late night White Loop, or making the painstaking hike to Wal-Mart on the V, there are certain unwritten rules when it comes to riding the bus. We’ve all seen these rules violated, and have inwardly screamed obscenities at the tactlessness of some riders lacking CATA etiquette. Here’s how to avoid being targeted with angry glares on the bus — or in other words — how not to be a CATA douche.
It’s about 5p.m. and you’re stumbling out of Fratland in search of something incredibly unhealthy, preferably fried or doused in grease, but how are you supposed to choose? Luckily, I have worked my way through the pantheon of State College venues and have rounded up the best of the best.
Penn State, you flatter me. Thanks to UPUA, I can now pick up phone chargers at the Library. Last night in the HUB, I was startled when I saw the latest innovation to reach our campus. Student Affairs has installed four charger boxes on the first floor of the HUB. Each box contains eight chargers cables that can power cell phones and iPods.
The UPUA 7th Assembly is now finalized following their confirmation of an executive board at their Wednesday evening general assembly meeting. It was a somewhat tedious process, but they were able to confirm all six positions on the board after a brief speech from each nominated member, a question-and-answer period, a discussion amongst the assembly, and a secret vote.
DayGlow will be making it rain paint in Penn State tonight yet again and let’s be honest–the world’s largest paint rave is best enjoyed under the influence. Here is a list of 5 tips to enjoying the lifestyle they warned you about in health class.
Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks’ classic parody of the original Frankenstein, my least favorite of his films. But how did Young Frankenstein, a musical adaptation which stopped at Eisenhower Auditorium last night, measure up? Aside from some groan-worthy humor, it definitely improved on the original.
This is getting ridiculous. Another night, another time getting left behind by my friends for the bars. Such is the life of the 20 year old. I am one of those unfortunate souls who have been and will be 20 for the entirety of junior year of college. At this point in the year, it’s really goddamn annoying.
Following a successful and informative Student Town Hall Forum that took place in late November, president Rodney Erickson and other members of the university’s administration will hold a second roundtable forum on Tuesday, April 17, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., aimed at answering any questions that the student body may have about Penn State’s future “in light of recent events.”
Always wanted to create the next Words with Friends? A variety of local businesses have teamed up with the College of Information and Science Technologies to sponsor the 2012 Penn State Hackathon.
I’m extremely disappointed and deeply saddened to let you all know that former Pennsylvania senator and Penn state alumnus Rick Santorum pulled out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday. After a hard-fought campaign, he decided that he was tired of being behind Mitt Romney and constantly coming in number two.
All my life I have been that socially awkward person standing in the back of the room. Now that I am at college I discovered…. well, some things don’t change much. My freshman year is almost over at Penn State and I’ve spent all my time indoors eating Ramen noodles and reading my math textbook.
The day hath arrived. Playoff hockey is upon us. One of the more intriguing series, and certainly the most highly anticipated series by students on campus will be the 4 vs. 5 seed matchup in the Eastern Conference where the Pittsburgh Penguins will take on the Philadelphia Flyers in a best of seven series that begins at 7:30 tonight. This series should have a bit of everything and could be an instant classic. Below, several Onward State staff members provide their insights, thoughts, and snark:
The past year has seen coaching changes within the Penn State athletic department with the hires of Pat Chambers and Bill O’Brien. The next month will allow Penn State fans who live outside of State College to meet O’Brien and other coaches as a Penn State Coaches Caravan hosted by the Penn State Alumni Association and the Nittany Lion Club will make eighteen breakfast, lunch, or dinner stops up and down the east coast.
Last month Governor Tom Corbett signed the new Pennsylvania Voter ID bill into law. The legislation — an apparent gross infringement on democracy — raises the barrier to vote by requiring all voters to present ID at polling stations starting this November.
It’s one of those things about college, like a particularly boozy night or where your freshman writing classroom was, that, looking back in 20 or 30 years, you will not remember, but at the time seem particularly important (especially where the classroom is). Snagging a high-profile commencement speaker, these days, is seen as a sign of cachet, a way to set a university apart. There are slideshows of the best college commencement speakers of 2012. Penn State… will not be on that list.
Valley Magazine has done it again, and with a better venue. Compared to the cramped conditions of Campus Candy last year Valley Magazine’s The Walk 2012 Spring Fashion Show was held in the newest addition to the State College downtown night scene, Levels, as it allowed 18 and older to attend, with 21 and older to drink. Check out our full recap after the jump.