It may not have been perfect, but Daryll Clark got to solidify his much-discussed legacy at Penn State with a win.
The Nittany Lions won the Capital One Bowl, 19-17, closing out what could have widely considered been a disappointing ten win season. The victory over No. 12 ranked LSU was certainly not the squad’s best play of the season – a 13 point lead in the third quarter quickly turned into a one point deficit – but it was the its first win over a ranked opponent.
This fall was Onward State’s second full semester at Penn State. Our readers are probably aware that we spent much of it preparing to become a business. We have paused those plans.
Onward State is not unique in our approach to covering the news; we are hardly the first to crossbreed snark with objectivity. New (and old) media outlets all over the world been forced to develop new paradigms of entrepreneurial journalism. Reacting to this new era is occasionally fruitful, but always tentative. Frankly, nobody knows what the media will look like five years from now.
While you may have been enjoying your holiday break, those who work at Penn State’s privacy office were not. After a breach in the PSU network due to malware infections, social security numbers of over 30,000 individuals connected to the Eberly College of Science, College of Health and Human Development, and Commonwealth Campuses have been hacked. Annemarie Mountz, spokesperson for Penn State, says they’re not sure if the data was accessed by cyber-criminals, but that all those affected should stay on their toes and be alert.
When Sly Stone of Sly & the Family Stone shouted “I wanna take you higher,” he probably wasn’t thinking about financial aid for college students. But that line can indeed describe Penn State’s substantial aid received from the U.S. Higher Education Act (HEA), which was passed in 1965 by Lyndon Johnson. It must be re-passed by Congress every five years, a measure taken to better allow for improvements. More specifically, Penn State is a major beneficiary under Title IV of the HEA, which deals with federal student aid programs. In fact, according to information released this month by the U.S. Department of Education, Penn State is the top ranked 4-year public school in Title IV funding, raking in $549,308,028 in total funds.
Ah, post-Christmas. For many of us, that means returning unwanted gifts, gorging on leftovers, and realizing that there isn’t much going on at home. Thankfully, football is here to save us from any sort of holiday denouement.
Bowl Season kicked off last Saturday with the New Mexico Bowl, but it may have been hard to be emotionally invested in a bout between Fresno State and Wyoming. Fear not – for any Penn State fan has some investment in Big Ten games, which are just around the corner. Here’s our guide to Big Ten bowl games.