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Day: October 12, 2009

The Three-Quarter Turn: Motion Picture Show

The Blue Band’s halftime show at the Eastern Illinois game was nothing short of epic. The Stadium reveled in the exciting music and field animations with themes from Rocky, Back to the Future, Star Wars, Superman and Batman. I managed to find a video of the performance that spans the entire show and that is […]

Penn State’s Democratically Elected Royalty: Homecoming

This year’s homecoming court nominees have very diverse backgrounds, but they all have two common characteristics: they all want your votes and they all bleed blue and white. Check out the slideshow for pictures and profiles of all nine nominees. So Penn Staters, it’s up to you to vote for the 2009 Homecoming King and […]

Reporting from the Press Box: An Onward State Diary

I’ve never considered myself a journalist. Most of my coverage of Penn State sports comes from a different place than the source of most news coverage – it’s anecdotal information infused with inferences based on statistics. But when I got the chance to attend Penn State’s game against Eastern Illinois this past Saturday – from […]


AIRBANDS!!! Homecoming Week has arrived. To celebrate, the annual Airbands event will rock Eisenhower Auditorium… TOMORROW NIGHT. Campus organizations will “perform” renditions of their favorite tunes, complete with choreography and lip-syncing. Think Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Except at Penn State, and not affiliated with Macy’s, and not on Thanksgiving. Doors open at 6 pm, and […]

It’s No Secret – Plame Is Homecoming Grand Marshal

Valerie Plame Wilson is the Homecoming Grand Marshal this year, but you can’t tell anyone… especially not any newspaper columnists. No longer undercover, the former CIA agent will be attending the Homecoming Parade, an Ice Cream Social, and the Homecoming Game, the Collegian reports. Wilson (’85) is most famous for being exposed as an undercover […]

Jack’s Mannequin Rocks Rec Hall

For the first time in over 2 years, a concert was held last night in Rec Hall. Jack’s Mannequin, from Los Angeles, performed to a crowd of over 2,500. The piano rock band was founded by lead singer and pianist Andrew McMahon following the break-up of McMahon’s former group, Something Corporate. The Jack’s Mannequin concert […]

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