PSU news by
Penn State's student blog



Bellefonte Man’s Fall Results in Charges Against Students

The Centre Daily Times published this photo of the University Towers apartment building in mid-August.
The Centre Daily Times published this photo of the University Towers apartment building in mid-August.

Two Penn State students were charged yesterday with misdemeanors for furnishing alcohol to a minor as the result of a “source investigation project” on an August 14 incident at University Towers.

Matthew Beck, a 19-year old man from Bellefonte, had been drinking vodka with Katherine Reese at her apartment off of Bellaire Ave when they decided to go to a party being held at University Towers in Nicholas McClone’s apartment on the 3rd floor.

The Collegian notes,

Reese said she helped carry Beck to the other apartment because he was having trouble walking on his own, police said.

Once they got to the apartment, Beck consumed two beers he had taken out of McClone’s refrigerator. During that time, according to court documents reviewed by the Collegian, Beck seemed “agitated and was kicking a door and the balcony railing.”

McClone said he heard screaming when he went to the bathroom. He went to the balcony and saw Beck hanging by both hands on the outside railing, police said. McClone said he attempted to grab him after Beck let go of the railing with one hand, but Beck released his other hand from the railing and fell to the ground, according to court documents.

Beck suffered a variety of fractures and other internal injuries but is currently at his home recuperating.

About the Author


Creator of @OnwardState. Big fan of sweaters.


More by Davis

Penn State and the Process of Life

To paraphrase Mark Twain: The reports of higher education’s death have been an exaggeration. American universities produce more research and relevant knowledge for the world at large than any other institutions I know of. Tuition may be too damn high, but over the long-run, undergraduate degrees are definitely worth the cost. But Penn State could be so much more. It used to be, I think.

Bonded in Blue, White, and Worry

43 Simmons


Incoming Penn State Track & Field Athlete Kristian Marche Shot To Death In Philadelphia

The incident surrounding Marche’s death is “under investigation,” according to the Philadelphia police department.

Former Women’s Gymnastics Coach Files Lawsuit Against Penn State Over Handling Of Abuse Allegations

Men’s Soccer Trio, Reading United Win PDL Eastern Conference Title, Fall Short Of National Championship

Penn State Hockey’s Evan Barratt, Aarne Talvitie Participate In World Junior Summer Showcase

Ally McHugh Wins 400 Medley National Championship

Student Life

Nike Releases New Penn State Sneakers

This year’s sneaker is available to purchase online for $109.99.

Penn State Parking Office Runs Into Student Permit Purchase Issues

Girirajan Lab Seeks To Bridge The Gap Between Fly And Human Genomes

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.

Join Onward State: Fall 2018 Application

Onward State is hiring for the fall semester and we’d love to have you join us.

Fall Move-In Traffic & Construction Changes

When 40,000 students need to move back to State College over the course of four days or so, things are bound to get crazy.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Assessing Penn State’s Front Seven Following Tuesday’s Medical Retirements

Penn State’s defensive line rotation will be shaken up following Ryan Buchholz’s medical retirement from football, while the coaching staff is letting the linebackers duel it out during camp.

Send this to a friend