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Day: April 14, 2009

Students Run For Borough Council

On May 19th, the State College Borough Council will be holding a primary for the seven-member unit. Two of the candidates on the ballot aren’t old enough to legally rent a car. Penn State students — Democrat Bill Van Saun and Republican Brett Fisher — were inspired in large part by last year’s historic presidential […]

Overheard: Joe Paterno on Harry Kalas

“Harry did a wonderful job for Philadelphia in everything he did. He was fair in his reporting and enthusiastic about the game he covered. He was a class act, one of the greats in the profession, and will be missed.” Joe Paterno, via The Morning Call

PSU Attends Shell Eco-Marathon

3,000 kilometers per liter.  That’s pretty intense, but competitors in the Shell Eco-Marathon will soon be competing to match or beat this high level of fuel efficiency. This contest for efficient vehicles has been going on for decades, and this year Shell is holding an American version of the extravaganza at the famed California Speedway. […]

Reader-Submitted Post

Question of the Day- Seasons

The staff of Onward State loves a lot of things, but nothing more than the changing of the seasons.  So we want to know, Which season is your favorite? Why?

Pennsylvania Has a Plethora of Teachers

According to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, over 15,000 new teachers graduate from Pennsylvania’s 95 teaching colleges (including Penn State’s) per year. Fewer than half of those teachers will find jobs in-state because of Pennsylvania’s competitive educational job market: “‘There were times here in a 12-month period where we had 1,200 resumes on file,'” [said Donald […]

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