Day: February 13, 2010

Dr. Dog Cures Boredom With Sweet Music

It's a canning weekend. That means that a good amount of your friends are out getting some last minute THON money (or simply going home to escape a zombie campus). For those of us who decided to stay in town tonight, though, there was a treat - Dr. Dog performing live at the State Theatre!

Read on to find out what you missed.

Overheard on Twitter: Colbert Edition

Colbert Nation has been successful, garnering 85% of the vote, but will the Center actually end up bearing Colbert's name?

Read on to find out...

Bus Fares Could Go Up, Obvious Stated

The Collegian is reporting that CATA's fare may go from $1.25 to $1.50 in the near future. While this won't affect students who only ride the loop, those who take a trip to Walmart and Wegmans on occasion will have to pay a bit extra.

As one insightful student said:

I don't think anyone riding the bus will be supportive of it.

I ride the bus maybe once a month, so I know that even if the fare goes up, I'm probably not going to care.

A decision won't be made on the issue until March, and there will be a chance for community members to speak out on the issue. While the rate increase won't have much effect on students, I think those who are actual residents of State College and rely on the bus to get to work may have stronger opinions.

10 Questions With A Gentleman of State College

For many people, Valentine's Day brings up a lot of questions. What is love? Is there such a thing as destiny? What's the best way to dance on a pole? This year, this reporter decided to tackle the toughest of these questions. To get the answers I needed, I knew that I would have to go to a definitive expert. A Gentleman of State College.

Who are the Gentlemen of State College, you may ask? They provide a service many people may be needing around this time of year:

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I knew that this is where I would find answers, so I sat down for a straight-shooting interview with Russell Wilson, one of the Gentlemen's finest. Read on for that interview.

The Other Side of Econ

Penn State film grad John Pupola has just put together this video, "Fear the Boom and Bust." It's a rap battle between two dead economists (in modern times), F.A. Hayek and John Maynard Keynes, rapping about economics. It's amusing and compelling to listen to, through all seven minutes. If you want the definition of creativity, look no further.

Read the full post for the video.

Monterey Jazz Festival comes to Penn State

Six of the most respected jazz musicians will be performing as part of the Monterey Jazz Festival tour at Eisenhower Auditorium this Tuesday, February 16, at 7:30 p.m.

While jazz might not be your thing, next Tuesday's concert looks like it will be better than most. The performing sextet features pianist Kenny Barron, who was recently named a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master. To get an idea what this means, other Jazz Masters include Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald and Horace Silver.

The group will also feature violinist Regina Carter, singer Kurt Elling, guitarist Russell Malone, bassist Kiyoshi Kitagawa and drummer Johnathan Blake, each respected musicians in their own right.

Tickets are available at Eisenhower and online and are only $20 for students.