For Tom Pennella, a junior studying Business Management, this Thursday is the realization of three years of work making people aware of National High Five Day. For the past two years, Pennella has been running a free lemonade stand to recognize this day.
“I just paid for it out of my own pocket,” Pennella said, adding, “It was just a fun thing to do.”
This year, Pennella’s lemonade stand is being sponsored by The LION Radio Station. Along with the free lemonade at the HUB lawn from 12-4 p.m., there will be a free drawing for two tickets to the Pitchfork Music Festival.
“I’m glad The LION is sponsoring it…because I’m broke,” Pennella said.
As if you didn’t have enough concerts to distract you from your studies, SOMA is putting on their final show of the year April 26 in Alumni Hall. It looks like a stellar lineup, including rising indie stars Los Campesinos! and Cymbals Eat Guitars, as well as local favorites Kalob Griffin Band and Zak Sobel.
The show will be free to all students, you just have to show your ID at the door. After the jump, check out the video for the new single from Los Campesinos!, “Romance is Boring”.
Michael Pipe, 24, Penn State alum and fan of “The Boss,” Bruce Springsteen, recently announced that he’ll be running for the U.S. House of Representatives in Pennsylvania’s 5th Congressional District on the Democratic ticket. Last Wednesday, I had the opportunity to sit down with Pipe at the Berkey Creamery to discuss his political ambitions and the direction in which he hopes to steer his campaign.
Read on for an account of the day and some insight into the man who could be our next representative in Congress.
Putting the controversy surrounding last year’s shirts behind us, 2010’s White Out shirts have recently been released for public purchase. Available at the Penn State University Athletics online store, the shirts are selling for $15. Feel like being one of 40,000 people to have the same shirt? Head on over and get one.
More after the jump.
It seems like just yesterday that the final total was raised on stage at the end of THON 2010, but the largest student-run philanthropy in the world moves quickly. Applications for select Captain positions have been posted on THON.org this week. THON Captains are in charge of the various projects and events that take place throughout the year and during THON weekend. They report directly to the Overall Committee and many of them oversee committees of their own.
After the jump: the available positions for the spring.
Head coach of the men’s soccer program Barry Gorman unexpectedly announced his resignation Monday. He leaves a legacy of 22 years of coaching and three Big Ten titles in his wake. Citing “personal reasons,” he has left the team to a nation-wide search for his successor.
“We expected Gorman to be there,” [rising Senior and Co-Captain Andres] Casais said of next season. “He was a father figure to us.”
Oof, that can’t feel good. The move isn’t completely out of the blue, as Gorman was periodically absent during the past few weeks without notice. But from all accounts, his intention to resign was only revealed yesterday. On the abandonment scale, this registers just slightly above “going to the store for some cigarettes and never coming back.”