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Pennsylvania State University is a land grant institution founded in 1855. Penn State is one of the country’s most renowned public research universities and boasts an enrollment of about 100,000 students across its 24 campuses.

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Graham Spanier and Todd Blackledge were some of the notable guests at day 1 of today's 409 Rally downtown.
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Blue Band
The Blue Band was named the best marching band in the country in the USA Today College Football Fan Index Poll, beating the likes of Ohio State.
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Students and volunteers at Penn State will team up with four other universities across the country tonight for the first-ever joint "Campus Lights Out" event in an effort to conserve energy and cut electricity costs.
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Is your dog the life of the tailgate? Does it sleep in a Beaver Stadium dog bed? Onward State is looking for pictures of Penn State's most spirited Pets!
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Jong Seong Shim, a 20-year-old Penn State sophomore facing criminal charges after threatening to shoot people at the HUB, has waived his right to a preliminary hearing. According to a release from the Centre County District Attorney’s Office, Shim’s charges have been sent to the Court of Common Please. Shim is facing two counts of terroristic threats and one count of disorderly conduct.

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A solar panel array to reduce energy costs was announced as the 2015 senior class gift. Students graduating in 2015 chose this option over two other finalists.
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Mt. Nittany
Hiking Mount Nittany is atop every Penn Stater's bucket list for a reason.
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Yik Yak is causing more fear for the Penn State community after a bomb threat threatening the Berks campus that police are still investigating appeared on the app Monday night.
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With the announcement of the 2015 senior class gift, we here at Onward State thought it would be fun to take a look at the best class gifts in the history of the university. Without further ado, here are some of the most meaningful, well-received, and inspirational class gifts that have both stood the test of time and proudly represented Dear Old State.
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At long last, Penn State's most dangerous fugitives have been brought to justice.