Following the death of the iconic Joe Paterno, the Penn State family has shown a beautiful outpouring of support to recognize his contributions to the University and the State College community. Another display of gratitude for Joe has been planned, stemming from a Facebook event for after Wednesday’s private funeral service.
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With THON only 24 days away, it’s time to get started on the second half of the Overall Series interviews. Today features Morale Overall Gen Goldsmith. Learn how she, and the rest of her committee prepare to keep the dancers company during THON Weekend, and the THON community inspired all year. Also, make sure to check out her committee of the week video at the end of the interview (you just might get a sneak peak at this year’s Line Dance).
It’s a joyous time for all bookworms, hipsters, coffee connoisseurs, tea drinkers, poets and music junkies in the downtown State College area. Why, you ask? Because the well renowned and greatly missed Webster’s Bookstore & Café is almost back in business!
Monday was a day that we all feared was looming, but didn’t want to admit. We were scared to think what a society without Joe Paterno would be like. Well, friends, alumni, and fans, today, January 23rd, marks the first day of that post-Joe Paterno world.
THON announced that Canning Weekend #4 will occur the weekend of February 3-5, a week earlier than originally scheduled. The decision was made to “give more students, such as dancers and Committee Members, the opportunity to participate if they so choose,” according to the release from THON.
He’s gone now, but Joe Paterno’s impact on this world may never fully be realized. One day, my kids will have Joe Paterno to thank for being a part of making them who they are — because he will always be a part of me. People will debate his legacy for the rest of time, but I know the real heart of Joe Paterno.
Thank you Coach. I will forever be in your debt.
We all knew this day would come, as it will for all of us, and we knew that day seemed near as Coach Paterno’s cancer and subsequent treatments appeared in the news. Yet, none of us truly know how to react to the loss of a man whose impact we cannot measure, a man that we knew so well yet barely knew at all.
After last night’s announcement of the cancellation of Canning Weekend #3, social media erupted with aches of disappointment. But before long, students, alumni, and the many supporters of THON were uniting to make amends through, what Onward State’s own John Tecce has dubbed, #CyberCanning. But how significant of a role does a Canning Weekend play in the overall fundraising of THON? Can you reschedule a Canning Weekend? I reached out to THON Overall Elaine Tanella and Public Relations Overall Kirsten Quisenberry to get some answers.
I couldn’t believe what I was hearing.
Inside the Assembly Room, located in the corner of the basement of the Nittany Lion Inn, I sat listening in disgust as Franco Harris and Anthony Lubrano discussed Joe Paterno and the Board of Trustees with a lively audience of around 150. Most attendees were part of the recently established group called Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship, whose goal is to reform the Board of Trustees and find “justice” for Joe Paterno.
When Pat Chambers was hired by Penn State last June, he knew he had a tall mountain to climb. There were times this season when Penn State was left for dead, and many, including myself, had trouble finding another game on the schedule that they could win. And yet here we are, with ten games left before the conference tournament, and Penn State has proven that they can beat any team in the conference.
Last semester, I sojourned across campus to find the five worst classrooms. We all had a good laugh at how awful they all were! But what about the unsung heroes? What about the great classrooms? Well, dear reader, fear no more. Here’s my breakdown of the five best classrooms.
Earlier this afternoon, THON tweeted that due to an incoming storm front, they were reconsidering the weekend’s fundraising, urging students not to head-out yet. THON has now confirmed that they have canceled Canning Weekend #3 “due to weather forecast of icing that is detrimental to volunteer safety for travel and canning.”
How would slobbering, blacked out frat bros respond to a man repeller outfit? Would the contrast from all the other practically naked chicks entice them or would they just think I was there by mistake? I mean. can you imagine if I showed up somewhere in shoulder pads or boyfriend jeans? Not only would I go home alone, but probably in a straight jacket as well. I decided to give it a try last Thursday night (aka Thirsty Thurs of Sylly Week), and here’s what happened.
A small yet intimate crowd paid their respects to the trailblazing figure head of the civil rights movement, Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., by listening to the inspiring words of social activist, Jeff Johnson. Learn more about how Johnson challanged tomorrow’s political agenda setters to get uncomfortable after the jump.
Late Wednesday night, Pete Thamel and Mark Viera of the New York Times published an article that addresses the Penn State Board of Trustee’s decision to fire legendary football coach Joe Paterno. The Times had spoken to thirteen of the thirty-two board members, who up until this point, have remained silent. For over three hours, they attempted to recall the tough decisions that led to the termination of Paterno and former Penn State president, Graham Spanier.
Admittedly, last night was the first time I have attended a UPUA meeting in nearly a year, and it was also my first time actually having to pay attention (which is harder than it may seem). Any reasonable person, like myself, would come in with high expectations. I was hoping for an enlivened Anthony Weiner-esque speech from President T.J. Bard, a Joe Biden signature f-word slip up from VP Courtney Lennartz, or perhaps even a leftist Kucinich style outburst from fan-favorite Elias Warren. After all, galvanizing democracy is what I have come to know from my student-leaders, why should I imagine any different?
The Penn State Men’s Basketball Team will welcome the 22nd ranked Fighting Illini to the Bryce Jordan Center for a Big Ten conference clash. The game is a primetime 9 pm start and will be broadcasted on ESPN2. For students, if you wear a gray Penn State shirt to the game, attendance is FREE. It also Dollar Dog Night, so there are really no reasons to miss out on this one.
The “Board of Trustees” has been thrown around in conversation very generally as if to explain an omnipotent identity when for the most part, its actual structure and power dynamics are overlooked. It is the purpose of this article to explain the bigger picture, to answer the questions “What is the Board of Trustees?” and “What makes one eligible to be on the board?”.
To all Penn State Football fans scheduled to graduate this spring, does that 17-14 loss to Nebraska on Senior Day that played a role in costing Penn State a Leaders Division title still sting? Through a limited time opportunity, you can get that bad taste out of your mouth by securing season tickets for 2012. A note posted on the Paternoville Facebook page explains the opportunity after the jump.
Fans will get a chance to get an up-close and personal look at Pat Chambers and this year’s Penn State basketball team this afternoon at the Bryce Jordan Center. That’s because the squad’s regular evening practice will be open to the public free of charge.
I grew up on J.Mike’s subs–mostly because it took me about 3 minutes to walk there, but also because they’re really freaking good. We all know what food snobs Jersey people can be, but I can assure you that J.Mike’s will not disappoint here at Penn State. Here’s why you should be excited about their Grand Opening tomorrow:
Courtney O’Bryan’s death was and is, unmistakably, a tragedy. I think I speak for all of Penn State when I say how shocked and saddened we were to hear the dreadful news. But when I found out that THON had responded by mandating attendance at canning workshops, I wondered if the lesson her death taught us had actually been learned, or if the organization simply aimed to obfuscate the real risk.