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Onward State sent a couple of geed's around with a camera. Here is our wholly uncomprehensive list of the festivities.
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As the demand for ugly sweaters increases, their abundance decreases. This means you're going to have to get creative. Here are a few cheap DIY options you can sport.
Posted about 2 years ago in about by
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December is all about the 25 days of Christmas whether you watch Elf a million times on ABC Family or Ellen DeGeneres’ Holiday Themed 12 days of Giving. While you’re pulling a George Washington and chopping down a tree, some people are lightening Menorahs. The Jewish Holiday began Saturday at sunset and lasts till December 16th. Even if you’re not Jewish but want to surprise your friends, here are eight things that are crucial when preparing for the festivities that take place during Hannukkah.
Posted about 2 years ago in about by
Merry Christmas Nittany Lion at Penn State
Now that Thanksgiving Break is over, it's about time to get into the Christmas spirit. There’s nothing better than stepping into a room full of holiday décor after walking around in Happy Valley’s chilly temperatures. If you have any desire to transform your apartment or dorm room into a festive abode in time for the holiday, read on for several helpful tips.
Posted about 4 years ago by
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From reading the comments, though, it became clear (if it wasn't already clear) that there's a large rift in the State College community between the students who just want to have a day of drunken fun and the residents who don't want the town or themselves to be needlessly disturbed. I think it's important that we have an open, intelligent dialog about the issue, which is why I'm asking the following question: What do you think should be done (if anything) about State Patty's Day, and how should Onward State be covering it?
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US civil rights leader Martin Luther King,Jr. (C)
The 26th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration week at Penn State, offers students plentiful opportunities to become inspired, informed and engaged. By asking students to 'Celebrate the Legacy: Act on the Dream' in 2011, event organizers hope to continue Dr. King's messages of peace and humility for all.
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First Night State College
Not heading to Tampa for the Outback Bowl? Nothing to do in your hometown for New Year's Eve? Or are you one of the many State College High School students turned Penn State undergraduates who have the distinct pleasure of remaining in Happy Valley virtually year-round? Worry not, my friend. There is plenty to do this New Year's Eve in State College.
Posted about 4 years ago in by
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On December 7 (for those of you already befuddled from studying, we mean tonight), the Greek community will do what they do best. As part of the 2010 edition of the Holiday Lights Tour, fraternities will compete with each other over who has the best something for bragging rights. The “something,” in this case, is holiday decorations. It combines the spirit of the holiday season with practice for one-upping the neighbors' holiday trimmings, a valuable skill most of us will need later in life.
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Check out our pictures from last night's Trick-or-Treat in State College! More after the jump.
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International Suit Up Day

Who doesn’t look good in a suit? I’m glad you asked. Here’s the answer: no one. That’s why today fans of the hit television show How I Met Your Mother are officially celebrating International Suit Up Day.

Posted about 4 years ago in by
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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.

Posted about 5 years ago in by
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Less than a week after the debauchery of State Patty's Day ended with some of the highest crime rates in years, students are looking to create another drinking-centric holiday. Luis Ramos (Sophomore - Civil Engineering) and Gustavo Caldeira (Junior - Finance) cited on the Facebook group that they created the fact that Cinco de Mayo falls during finals week as another reason to create a fake holiday and get drunk. They're asking students to "get your sombreros, mustaches, ponchos and margaritas ready, should be a good day no matter where you drink." As of writing, the group has over 1000 members (and was growing rapidly). Read on for my take on this idea, as well as a sweet Five Second Film.
Posted about 5 years ago in by
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It is very likely that, this weekend, the so-called snow hurricane won't be the only thing to disappoint State College. We reported yesterday that a hurricane-type snow storm would be hitting the northeast late this week. Though it will be most likely affecting State College, the snowfall will be much less than we had previously been told. Is the same general relationship true for State Patty's Day too? Read the full post for more.
Posted about 5 years ago in by
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I'll be frank - I hate State Patty's Day. I feel as though it's an unnecessary excuse to partake in destructive decisions. That does not, however, mean that I am opposed to the actual Saint Patrick's Day, which as a person of Irish decent, I am required to celebrate. State Patty's Day was created four years ago when Saint Patrick's Day fell during spring break, which, I will admit, created an issue. However, since 2007, the holiday has safely fallen after Spring Break, allowing for us to dress in green, line up at bars for poor quality alcohol with green food dye in it, and pretend to actually like gingers. Personally, I think that one of those days is enough, and the Town of State College will agree with me. Read on to find out more.
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I’m sure many of you checked your email yesterday and received this delightful gem from Penn State: Here’s the important things I learned from this video: 0:14 – This professor finally made friends this year 0:18 – “I’ll put the values of Penn State against any university in this country”. NUMBER 1 PARTY SCHOOL! WOOO! […]
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It’s that time of the year again, Happy Valley. Thanksgiving break! A time to head home with a full laundry basket and an empty wallet. A time to grub face with the people you love most. Yes, there are few things better heading home to a table full of stuffing, sweet potato casserole, and turkey […]
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What would you like for Christmas? Well, the Penn State Computer Store will pose as Santa Claus this December. All you need to do is let ‘em know! Best of all, you could win a prize by casting a vote for your favorite “December Deals” on the store website! Not only will you get unbeatable prices on computer accessories […]
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What: During Centre County’s July 4th Fest, the All-Sports Museum is open to the public from 10am-8:30pm.  There will be a special showing of the movie Angels in the Outfield at 3:30pm in the Clemen’s Family Theater.  Lion Cub Zone will be set up in the Founders Mall (BJC Mezzanine entrance parking lot) from 4-8:30pm.  […]
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OK, so the holiday is almost over, but we just found this cool picture through a link on The 50-Yard Lion. Also, special shout out to Stefan, an Onward State photographer, for his service. [Picture taken from Penn State ROTC site.]
Posted about 6 years ago in by
State College was crazy yesterday, with bar hoppers coming/singing/stumbling in groups down College Ave starting before 9:30 am. Just remember: it’s FTK (For The Kegs) . Would you pay $20 to fight this Penn Stater? That’s what he was asking for. Beaver Canyon was pretty busy, and greener than this picture would lead you to […]
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Well… just one more fake holiday. Steve already covered the similarity between our State Patty’s Day and the University of Illinois’ Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day. This other Penn State “holiday” has no parallel. The Collegian ran an article today about Gentle Thursday. This holiday from the 70s was created for more peaceful, less alcohol-related reasons […]
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Even though Simmons Dining Hall made a commitment to healthy eating this year, they didn’t skimp out on Fat Tuesday. Last night, the dining hall hung gold, purple, and green streamers and loaded its trays with authentic novelties from the Gulf Coast like King Cake and Jambalaya. The tablecloths and beads further served to conjure up the […]
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Penn State is still very much in the weekend– the university is closed for Martin Luther King Day. Gandhi’s grandson will be speaking here on Wednesday in honor of MLK, who incidentally once gave a speech at Penn State. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr spoke to a crowd of about 8,000 people in Rec Hall […]
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As you can see, we’ve posted significantly less over break than we did while school was in session. There just hasn’t been a lot going on… other than the Rose Bowl of course. A week from today, second semester will begin at Penn State. This will be Onward State’s first true semester, and we’re excited […]
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Harrisburg International Airport was busier than usual today as Penn State fans began their journeys westward for the Rose Bowl in Pasedena. Six of seven charter planes left today, according to The Patriot News. The increased business has slightly cushioned the airport from what will still be a poor year financially. Without the Penn State […]
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Graham Spanier posted an assortment of brief movie reviews this weekend on Penn State Live– 17 reviews in total. Spanier says that he reviewed fewer movies this year because of the short amount of time between graduation ceremonies and Christmas. Indeed, with graduation on the 20 and Christmas on the 25, Spanier had just five […]
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We’ll be back soon with some Rose Bowl coverage, but until then, enjoy your winter vacations.
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Joseph Vincent Paterno is 82 today. The group over at JoePa’s Virtual Birthday Party has been working hard over the past week to create a digital collection of Paterno memories and birthday wishes. They’ve collected some pretty cool stuff. One of the coolest things they have on the site is a happy birthday message from […]
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The Department of Public Information at Penn State put up some awesome pictures of a gingerbread house designed to look like the Nittany Lion Inn. The gingerbread house weighs more than 60 pounds and the bakery used more than 100 pieces of gingerbread to build it. This great photo of the sweet facade was taken […]

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