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Month: December 2009

Life After This American Life

When most of us at Onward State heard that This American Life was going to do a piece on Penn State, we were really excited. It was early in the year, and everyone was still reeling from the fact that we were named the #1 Party School and damn proud of it. We had high […]

Watch the Capital One Bowl At the State Theatre

I’ll tell you what, I love the State Theatre downtown a whole helluva lot. And when they announced that they’d be showing the Capital One Bowl live, I loved it even more. Here are the details: The screening is in high-def. Theatre staff is going to start letting people in around noon. The game starts […]

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 […]

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