PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

Victory for Borsuk!

While junior Nick Borsuk did not manage to win the UPUA presidential elections, his intent to strengthen Greek life and “green” life on all campuses did help him capture the title of Council of Commonwealth Student Governments (CCSG) president.

Yet that’s not what Borsuk calls himself. In today’s Collegian, Borsuk shared his self-described “corny metaphor” to illustrate the way he viewed his up-and-coming role:

“We’re skippers of a ship and there are 19 captains,” Borsuk said. “We make sure you get to the destination, but you choose the destination.”

Borsuk may be the “captain of a vessel” (thanks, Wikipedia) named CCSG, but he also resembles “The Skipper” from the popular 60’s sitcom, Gilligan’s Island:

“He [The Skipper] is also the most superstitious castaway, sometimes putting him in conflict with The Professor’s rationalistic view of things.”

Although I can’t affirm whether Borsuk holds superstitious beliefs, he certainly doesn’t always take the most rational side:

“A Penn State Worthington Scranton student asked the tickets, “What fruit describes you best?”

Borsuk said an apple because they are “simple, classic, reliable and represent tradition.”

Reliable? Can apples be unrealiable?

I guess we’ll find out next semester.

About the Author

Lisa

Lisa is a sophomore majoring in History and Philosophy. She likes peach tea and new information.

Comments

More by Lisa

R.I.P. Penn State Dormitory Landlines

Last Spring, Penn State Director of Housing Conal Carr announced the decision to disconnect Penn State dormitory landlines beginning fall 2009. Although Penn State paid approximately $800,000 annually to maintain the landlines, Penn State Live reported that approximately 72% of students used their landlines less than 20 times in the 2007-2008 school year. Mr. Carr […]

Women’s Soccer Takes On Brazil

A Morning Stroll and a Shooting?

Athletics

Cole Miller Misses Cut At U.S. Open

Miller finished the first two rounds of the U.S. Open at +12, missing the cut by four strokes.

Evan Barratt Invited To World Junior Summer Showcase

Several Penn State Women’s Soccer Players Training In WPSL

Top-100 Wrestler Flips From Pitt To Penn State

Maddie Elliston Named Penn State Women’s Soccer Captain

Student Life

Penn State Love Stories: A Chance Meeting At Beaver Stadium

If alumna Alex Perry hadn’t accidentally gotten into the wrong admissions line before a football game, she might never have met the love of her life.

Virtual Reality: Changing The Game At Penn State

Penn State Cracks The Top Ten In Niche’s 2018 Party School Ranking

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

Freshman 101: How To Buy Football Tickets

Tickets go on sale for graduate students on Monday, June 18, followed by seniors on Tuesday, juniors on Wednesday, sophomores on Thursday, and freshmen on Friday.

Hackenberg Waived By The Raiders

Hackenberg was waived by the Raiders Tuesday only a few weeks — 21 days, to be exact — after he was traded to Oakland by the New York Jets.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Penn State Love Stories: A Chance Meeting At Beaver Stadium

If alumna Alex Perry hadn’t accidentally gotten into the wrong admissions line before a football game, she might never have met the love of her life.

Send this to a friend