PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

Washington Post Shows Love for State College

Elms

In a recent article for the Washington Post, James F. Lee, originally from Bucknell, wrote about all the activity that goes on at State College aside from football and tailgating.

Lee found the joy in things like going to the creamery, hanging at Webster’s, enjoying free entertainment, ogling at grilled stickies at the Diner, touring the Palmer, and visiting our newest attraction, the arboretum.

He also made note of the Penn State obsession with good ol’ Joe Pa, highlighting Peachy Paterno ice cream, his statue outside Beaver Stadium, murals, Paterno library, T-shirts, bobbleheads, etc…

In a conclusion on State College, Lee left readers a positive note:

Mike and Mary McGinnis of Colorado had been sent to the arboretum by their daughter, a student at the university. “She told us it’s really pretty and we would enjoy it,” Mike said. Joe Plummer, a Penn State horticulturalist, was watering plants nearby. He nodded his head. “It’s a hidden secret,” he said.

He was referring to the arboretum. But I took it to mean the whole town.

If that doesn’t make you feel warm and fuzzy, then I don’t know what will.

[Photo]

About the Author

Comments

More by Chris

Renowned Author Toni Morrison to Speak Tonight

Last month, the wonderful Maya Angelou delighted a packed house at the Eisenhower Auditorium as part of the 2009-2010 Distinguished Speaker Series. Continuing with literary greats, the Paterno Fellows Program is hosting renowned African American author Toni Morrison at the Eisenhower Auditorium TONIGHT at 8 p.m.


She will be receiving the Arts and Humanities Award tonight for her contributions to Penn State’s Arts and Humanities. Expect another wonderful speech from another outstanding African American author.

Calling All Ballroom Dance Enthusiasts

Be the M.O.O.D. Cover Girl!

Athletics

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

Former Penn State women’s gymnastics head coach Jeff Thompson has filed a lawsuit against the university following the termination of his contract in February 2017. Thompson, alongside his wife and associate head coach Rachelle Thompson, was accused by former gymnasts and an assistant coach of creating a hostile team environment. The Thompsons allegedly pressured athletes to compete […]

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

Penn State Women’s Soccer Adds Swiss Forward Kim Dubs

Student Life

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

The lab uses a combination of human genomics, computational biology, and functional studies, using Drosophila and human cell lines, to understand the risks caused by genetic mutations and to grasp how gene disruption leads to altered neurodevelopment.

Join Onward State: Fall 2018 Application

Pennharmonics To Hold 25th Anniversary Reunion Concert

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 you to join us.

Mayor Don Hahn Asks Borough Council To Consider Changes To Proposed Overnight Parking Restrictions

State College Mayor Don Hahn posted on his blog Sunday republishing a letter he sent to Borough Council on August 1 outlining three revisions he’d like them to consider for the proposed overnight parking restrictions.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Madden NFL 19 Ratings For Nittany Lions

For the second consecutive year, Sean Lee is the highest-rated Nittany Lion in the Madden video game.

Send this to a friend