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It’s around 12 o’clock on a sunny Tuesday afternoon. Gary Cattell is about to begin his work, as he does most days at this time. He has meticulously picked his spot at the base of the Willard Building steps, partially for acoustics, but mainly because a majority of students have classes there. He takes his position next to the steps with a plaza surrounded by bike racks and bushes. The Willard Preacher is ready to begin.
The Penn State athletics department held an unveiling ceremony at Beaver Stadium yesterday to show off the brand new hockey uniforms that both the men’s and women’s team will be wearing this coming season. The new jerseys mark a new era in Penn State hockey, as the program is officially making the move from a club to a Division 1 team. Max Gardiner and Tommy Olczyk, sophomore forwards for the men’s team, modeled the jerseys at the press conference.
For the first time, the Penn State Board of Trustees will allow for public comment during their meeting this weekend at the Nittany Lion Inn. Recent amendments to Standing Order VIII now allow for up to 30 minutes of public comment, with a maximum of 10 speakers. All interested speakers can apply on the BOT website.
For 24 straight hours, volunteers will read the political satire novel, Catch-22, by Joseph Heller, in front of the library. This around-the-clock marathon reading begins tomorrow with the first speaker, Sue Paterno. Find out more about the event and the background of Joseph Heller himself after the jump.
One glimmer of light in what has been a rather dark two weeks for the Penn State Football program has come in the mold of Allen Robinson, a 6-3 205 lb. sophomore wide receiver from Orchard Lake, Michigan. He currently ranks fourth in the country with nineteen receptions and twenty first in yards over the first two weeks with 186. These statistics are good enough to put Robinson at the top when it comes to Big Ten receivers. Robinson has certainly evolved from the three star recruit who only received scholarship offers from Buffalo, Minnesota, and Toledo in addition to the Nittany Lions.
Downtown State College will be getting a new store where fashionistas in Centre County and beyond will be able to buy, sell and even trade clothes to build their closets. Learn more about The Attic, a new consignment store opening Downtown after the jump!
There are plenty of ways to spend your 21st birthday here in State College. There’s the common Phryst celebration, the not-so-common chill night at home, and the always obvious get plastered and forget everything that happened situation. I went for the first option, and it’s the one I suggest.
During the past few months, I’ve committed myself to a deep cleansing sabbatical of philosophical purification. Suddenly, all of my answers were questioned last week when I learned about the try-outs. I felt I needed to try out and begin my career as a journalist at the Collegian. September, whatever Thursday’s date was last week, at approximately 5:14 p.m, I began to prepare for my try-out. But I didn’t get that interview and I woke up into a nightmare. I didn’t make the cut. That’s when Onward State came to me. At my weakest moment of complete despair, they found a place for me. Sure, I had to re-agree to some ridiculous terms, like deadlines and participating, but they welcomed me with open arms. I shred myself of my Frat-tire, put on a dirty Pacsun v-neck, smoked a Marlboro red and entered the realm of my people.
Have a dollar and want to throw something at heathens? Well then here’s the event for you.
The Atheist/Agnostic Association is setting up Stone an Atheist, three days of throwing water balloons at Penn State’s own resident atheists and non-believers.
Ben Novak, in the eyes of this writer, is the Godfather of Governance Reform at Penn State University. As a former Trustee, Dr. Novak was vocally critical of the Board long before the Sandusky scandal broke in November. We recently sat down with Dr. Novak for a 10 questions interview.
Penn State students have been looking for a way to help, and an organization named Darkness to Light has given the answer. This Sunday at 10am is the Penn State Walk For Prevention, an event aimed at preventing child abuse, and encouraging those who see signs to act immediately.
Have you ever dreamed of having a few drinks and kicking back with former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain? If you’re like me, the answer is an unequivocal yes. And if you’re also like me, you’ll be doing just that next month on October 17 at the State Theatre as the “2012 College Truth Tour” makes its stop in State College.
The NCAA and their governance of college athletics will be scrutinized and discussed by a group of nationally respected panelists at the State Theatre on Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. The session, titled “The Future of the NCAA and Its Membership” will be presented by Penn State’s John Curley Center for Sports Journalism and moderated by Malcolm Moran, the director of the Curley Center.
When the NCAA hit the Penn State Football program with sanctions on July 23rd and allowed players to transfer without penalty, nine decided to leave. Below is an update regarding how these guys have performed at their new schools through the first two weeks of the college football season.
According to a promo video that launched on web today, Crystal Seth is debuting a single from his upcoming album, District XXIII, with a video with the white dude in ‘Ms. New Booty,’ Bubba Sparxxx. Learn more about the Penn State rapper’s move to the prime time after the jump.
Bay Area punk-act, Green Day, will be bringing their the UNO, DOS, TRE, TOUR! to the Bryce Jordan Center on Friday, January 11. Find out when tickets go on sale and how you can snag a free copy of the band’s new album after the jump.
Charlottesville, Virginia, home of the University of Virginia Cavaliers, is an easy four and a half hour drive from State College. Despite the loss, the atmosphere was enjoyable and hospitable — which could prove to be a rarity for traveling Penn State fans in the near future. Here’s what I took away from my trip to beautiful Scott Stadium.
In today’s ridiculously fast media environment, news stories can go from headlines to feature film pitches in less than a year. Yesterday, Deadline reported that ICM Partners is shopping around a package based on Joe Posnanski’s book, Paterno, with Al Pacino attached to star. Yes, Al Pacino of The Godfather, Scarface, and Jack and Jill fame.
During the darkest time in school history, with every move we make scrutinized by the national media you’d think Penn State fans would show a little class when a player under performs on the field. Wrong. Some irrational fans felt the need to belittle kicker Sam Ficken, following his tough game against Virginia.
There are a lot of dumb people in the world, and a lot of these dumb people have Twitter accounts. Penn State kicker Sam Ficken struggled mightily on Saturday, missing four field goals. Some people took to Twitter to act like idiots and voice their displeasure with Ficken’s performance. We compiled some of these gems.
As you walk home from your late night weekend festivities, it’s pretty much inevitable that you’ll hear a snippet of a conversation between drunken passerby that, out of context, will force you to clap a shocked hand over your mouth to suppress an onslaught of uncontrollable laugher. Here are a few of the most ridiculous and entertaining tidbits that I — and a few Onward State cohorts — overheard on Beaver Avenue.
In August, somebody registered creepycoachcostume.com. Yes, you read that right. Someone bought a domain name, where one could purchase a Sandusky coaching outfit for this year’s shenanigans. The outfit comes with a cap that says “Ped State,” a whistle, and a t-shirt that promotes “Sandusky Football Camp.”