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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 politics. Now they’ve refocused that interest at the municipal level.

Van Saun is 19 years old and a self-described State College “townie.” Fisher is 21 and halfway through Penn State’s MBA program. I’m not one for ageism, by my guess is neither will be taken seriously by borough voters.

This isn’t the first time a Penn State student has run for public office in State College, and while intentions of these candidates are usually nothing but good, expectations are tempered. However, in the case of Fisher, he’s all but guaranteed a primary nomination because only three Republicans are running. It should be interesting to see how both individuals fare between now and the Nov. 3rd election.

[Source: Centre Daily Times]

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Mark McColey is a Senior majoring in Advertising and Labor-Employment relations. Among his loves are Penn State Football, The Steelers, The Penguins, The Simpsons, Tina Fey, and Arrested Development.

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Gorman Abruptly Resigns

Head coach of the men’s soccer program Barry Gorman unexpectedly announced his resignation Monday. He leaves a legacy of 22 years of coaching and three Big Ten titles in his wake. Citing “personal reasons,” he has left the team to a nation-wide search for his successor.

“We expected Gorman to be there,” [rising Senior and Co-Captain Andres] Casais said of next season. “He was a father figure to us.”



Oof, that can’t feel good. The move isn’t completely out of the blue, as Gorman was periodically absent during the past few weeks without notice. But from all accounts, his intention to resign was only revealed yesterday. On the abandonment scale, this registers just slightly above “going to the store for some cigarettes and never coming back.”

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We chatted with student personality Noam Zaremba, or Milk Man, to talk about his pro-dairy movement.

Penn State’s Rose Bowl History

Penn State’s first Rose Bowl appearance 100 years ago helped fund the construction of a West Halls dorm.

Penn State Football To Face Utah In Rose Bowl

The first-ever matchup between the Nittany Lions and the Utes will kick off at 5 p.m. on ESPN on January 2.

 
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