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0 The Cirque Comes To Town: An Interview with Maxime Charbonneau

As you may know, the Cirque du Soleil is coming to State College on Tuesday, April 24, to perform “Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour”. This show is the largest production ever at the BJC, and will combine the traditional Cirque du Soleil acrobatics and gymnastics with live music to create an experience unlike any other show yet. I had the chance to sit down with Maxime Charbonneau, the main publicist for the tour, to ask him more about the show.

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Student Life
2 Where to Take the Perfect Graduation Photos

Although none of us really want to talk about it, graduation weekend is right around the corner. Graduating from Penn State is something that most of us seniors aren’t looking forward to, but it is also something we must do, and something that we will never want to forget. As emotional as it might be, the weeks leading up to graduation are the time to go buy that cap and gown (you can do it!) and head to the best spots on campus and create those permanent graduation memories. This can definitely be a very stressful time, so I decided to compile a list of places to hit as you go through your photo shoot.

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Student Life
3 Kony 2012: Remember the Night Still Happened

To refresh your memory, Kony is the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda. His forces kidnap children and turn them into soldiers or prostitutes. Last month, Invisible Children released a 29-minute video called Kony 2012 to increase widespread awareness about the fugitive by April 20, 2012. It went viral, and received over 100 million views in six days.

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Football
6 Observations: Blue-White Game

Let me just get one out of the way first: the Blue-White game is potentially the most over-hyped event in Penn State athletics. Every year, I shake off my hangover and make the walk up to Beaver Stadium. And every year, I am left asking myself why.

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Football
4 Blue-White Game: Notes, Quotes, and Statistics

Looking to make something happen right away, Matt McGloin dropped back and aired a ball down the left sideline in the direction of Allen Robinson. Floating through the air, the pass looked good before hitting the ground a few yards ahead of Robinson as he couldn’t quite catch up to it. That right there was the first play of the Blue-White game and went on to symbolize the game as a whole.

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Entertainment
1 Every Time I Die Rips Up Heritage Hall

Blast beats, mosh pits, and a surge of kids who wore studded belts in high school descended upon Heritage Hall last night for a performance by aggressive metal-core veterans, Every Time I Die. The hardcore scene that is noticeably absent at Penn State crawled from the corners of campus and joined together for a night of sludgy breakdowns, blasting at deafeningly loud decibels.

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Football
0 My Blue-White Weekend Wishlist

Football is back in the air this weekend on campus as Blue-White Weekend festivities begin today with the actual spring game taking place at 2 p.m. tomorrow in Beaver Stadium. Saturday will mark the first time that many have entered Beaver Stadium since the emotional 17-14 loss to Nebraska last November. I’ve looked forward to this weekend for a while for many reasons. Listed below are five things I’m looking to get out of this weekend, including the game, and around State College in general.

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0 How to Buy Tree at Penn State

It was a sad day last month when Penn State was forced to cut down one of the majestic elm trees in front of Old Main. The tree, which had cast a shadow over Old Main for nearly 80 years, was infected by Elm yellows disease — a disease that has claimed nearly a quarter of Penn State’s elms over the last five years.

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Student Life
3 Skipping Class? Don’t Burn Yourself on Social Media

Beautiful weather has finally returned, and the end of the semester is so very near. This can only mean one thing for most Penn State students – Daylong Season. Before you tweet those Instagram photos of your bros getting iced or Tebowing, remember how connected your parents and teachers are these days. That said, here are a few tips on how not to get caught daylonging on social media.

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Entertainment
1 EOTO Fires Up at the State Theatre

EOTO, a side project of two members of the String Cheese Incident, played a razor-sharp bass blasting performance at the State Theatre on part of their Bass Invaders tour. Although only roughly 150 tickets were sold for Thursday Night’s show, Michael Travis and Jason Hann acted more like DJs than musicians with the sound they produced.

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Student Life
0 Back to Cafe Laura: Baked to Perfection

Unfortunately, my two original partners in crime could not make the second adventure to Cafe Laura due to paint parties and matzo times. But I am a woman of my word, so I went back to Cafe Laura to the same Se7en: Food to Die For meal to see how the HRIM students improved from their first meal to their second. Let’s get critiquing.

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0 Penn State Goes Green

While some Penn State students may choose to spend their April 20th doing activities that might not exactly be school-sanctioned, Earth Day celebrations will be celebrated all over campus today. A number of campus organizations are hosting myriad sustainably minded activities for students to attend.

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Student Life
13 Best Grass on Campus

Well, we’re starting to have better weather now and you know what that means – time to chill in the grass. Whether you need a quick nap before your next class or just want to study in the sun, Penn State has many great spots to lay out.

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0 Onward State Gets High at Old Main

In the last post from our View from Above series, we take you to the Old Main bell tower; a highest high point I am proud to cross off my Penn State bucket list. The reason why I call this the “highest high point” is because this is not the view you would see on the Lion Ambassador tour. This view is from within the actual bell tower — one level higher than people visit on tours — that took more of a struggle to climb than I expected.a

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Football
0 5 Things To Do: Blue & White Weekend

Blue-White Weekend is one of the best weekends in the spring every year. It’s time to break out the tailgating stuff (and ponchos, it rains every year) and get ready for some football!

As much as we might not want to admit it, there are many different things to do during Blue-White Weekend, even if you don’t like football. Here’s a list of the top five things you should do this weekend.

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Student Life
3 UPUA Collegian Editorial Misses the Mark

The Daily Collegian’s Board of Opinion published an editorial yesterday, opining that the UPUA would be better served to allocate money to student organizations as opposed to some of the initiatives outlined in their current proposed budget, which will be up for vote amongst the general assembly tonight, because the money would reach more students that way. The issue with this assertion is that there is already an organization, the University Park Allocation Committee (UPAC), which exists specifically for this purpose.

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Student Life
2 Onward Debates: Sisu-cks

I’ll be the first to admit that I love living in West Halls. It’s conveniently located, the dining hall is fantastic, and my room is much bigger than my freshmen counterparts in East Halls. However, the one thing that drives me absolutely crazy about West is Sisu, the now-infamous convenience store.

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0 Onward Debates: Si-SUPER!

There are a few activities that most people associate with college students: studying (of course), drinking alcohol, and eating lots of food like the growing teens and twenty-somethings that we are. Now, I love to eat just as much as the next person, but when it comes to eating dinner in the dorms, the last thing I want is a Hot Pocket oozing with partially hydrogenated soybean oil, corn syrup solids, imitation mozzarella cheese, and artificial butter flavor with a side of distilled monoglycerides and L-Cysteine hydrochloride. Agree with me? Sisu is the place for you.

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