Month: December 2009

Big Ten Expansion Poll

As the bowl season kicks off, the Big Ten has gained relevance on the national scene by announcing that they’re going to investigate adding another school to our coveted alliance. For many schools, this is an opportunity to join an elite guild of research universities that boast large alumni bases and get a sweet ESPN/ABC […]

Google’s Streetview Comes To College, Beaver and Atherton

Google’s impressive and sometimes invasive Streetview imagery has come to downtown State College. The imagery was collected by one of these vehicles with a 360 degree camera mounted on the roof. From what I can tell by the shadows, the general green color of the flora, and the lack of people on the street, the […]

Bowls Aren’t All About The Benjamins

Bowl Season – the magical time of year when we get extra football, graciously sprinkled around the traditional holidays of Winter. The schools must be happy too, after all, for their respective teams merely have to finish with a winning record  in order to get a lucrative bowl payout. The only problem is that in […]

2009 Penn State Trivia Quiz

The end of the year brings the annual Penn State Live Trivia Quiz! While finals just finished last week and you might be hesitant to take yet another test, give it a try. God forbid you learn something over Winter Break! When I took it, I scored a 50%. I’m  pretty embarrassed about that, but […]

“This American Life” Visits Penn State, Gets Upset

On Friday, award-winning and nationally-syndicated radio program This American Life aired a special on Penn State entitled “#1 Party School.” The program focused primarily, as the title would suggest, on Penn State’s recent “honor” of being named the number one party school in America, and the culture of drinking that has permeated the University and […]

Happy Birthday JoePa!

The living legend is celebrating his 83rd birthday today, and while Joseph Vincent Paterno may be in Florida at the moment like many other people his age, unlike them, he is still hard at work. The winner of a record 393 DI-A football games, JoePa will be in search of 394 at the Capital One […]

Borough Defines “Fraternities”

On Thursday night, the State College Borough Planning Commission agreed upon a definition of fraternities within the borough; Fraternities in the borough must be recognized by Penn State. To spell it out, fraternities have to be recognized by the governing board of a student organization (purposely not naming names) and then must be recognized by […]

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