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5 An Engineering Student’s Lament

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.

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Athletics
0 Nittany Lions To Host Weekend Series Against Wolverines

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.

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Student Life
17 The Ten Commandments of CATA

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.

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Penn State
3 G-Span Finds a New Gig

It’s been far too long since our revered former President Graham Spanier has been in the news. That changed yesterday when the Harrisburg-Patriot News reported that Spanier would be working on national security projects for the federal government.

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Student Life
6 UPUA Confirms Executive Board Members

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.

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Student Life
8 Confessions of a 20 Year Old Junior

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.

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Penn State
0 Erickson, Administrators To Host Second Roundtable Forum

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.”

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Penn State
4 Rick Santorum Pulls Out (Of the Presidential Race)

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.

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Student Life
0 Flyers vs. Penguins: The Battle of Pennsylvania Staff Predictions

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:

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Athletics
0 You Can Meet Bill O’Brien!

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.

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Penn State
12 Speakers Released, Collective “Who?” Uttered

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.

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Student Life
2 Valley Magazine Fashion Show Part Duex

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.

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Student Life
0 One State Without Shoes

The Penn State TOMS Club is hosting today a One State Without Shoes event in conjunction with the TOMS One Day Without Shoes. This event is to raise awareness of the major problem in shoe deficiency in foreign countries by walking an entire day without shoes.

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