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Month: February 2009

Oz Gets Remixed

The revolutionary musical “The Wiz” premiered on Broadway in 1975 as the first adaptation of The Wizard of Oz where all of the characters were portrayed as African Americans.  The Penn State School of Theater put on a dazzling production of it this week, and will continue to do so through the weekend. We were […]

Other Fake Penn State Holidays

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 […]

A Colloquium on Ecocriticism

What: A two day event being held by the PSU Americanists titled “Critical Environments and Environmental Criticism: A Colloquium on Ecocriticism.” The keynote speaker tonight is Dr. Ursula K. Heise and the keynote speaker tomorrow is Dr. George B. Handle. When: 6:30 pm tonight and tomorrow Where: 113 Carnegie Building Cost: “Your student activity fee […]

Recovering From Thirsty Thursday

Skipping morning classes on Friday is certainly a routine for a lot of Penn Staters that go out on Thursday night and start their weekend pretty early. Even though I’m an alum and not a student I find myself dragging my hungover carcass out of bed and showing up at the office around noon on […]

The Illini’s “Unofficial” State Patrick’s Day

Every year, we Penn Staters take pride in our celebration of State Patrick’s Day.  The fact that we chose to celebrate the holiday famous for drinking copious amounts of alcohol on the weekend, instead of March 17 (on a Tuesday this year), is a testament to our awesomeness and respect for our own education. As […]

Bro Call

“Why Wasn’t Dane Cook’s New Movie Nominated For Any Oscars?” Sup, Bromosexuals? Chad here again, and this time I’m angry. I’m sure a lot of you saw the Oscars this past Sunday. You may have been asking yourself this past week, “Man, those Oscars were really lame! Why hasn’t Chad of Onward State commented on […]

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