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Alumni Association Introduces Members to 21st Century

The Penn State Alumni Association has a section on their website called the Online HUB. Despite what you may assume, this site has nothing to do with the Hetzel Union Building and not a whole lot to do with Alumni. What the website does offer are “fun downloads”. This includes desktop themes, digital copies of various Penn State songs, ringtones, and the lyrics to many Penn State songs.

Thanks to this website, it appears that washed-up alumni can now relive their college glory days – on their computer! I decided to try out one of the desktop themes, so I downloaded it, unzipped the contents, and saw this text file:

This is the new Penn State University theme for Microsoft Windows 95 under the use of PLUS!

Apparently, PLUS! is a program that Microsoft discontinued with the introduction of Windows XP. So unless you’re running Windows 95 (anyone?), these desktop themes aren’t very much use to you. Oh well, at least their site doesn’t look like a 90’s Geocities page.

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Noah Simmons

Noah is an International Politics major minoring in French. Noah participates in the Mock Trial team, the Sailing Team, and is the president/founder of the Odyssey of the Mind club. Besides pushing the limit of what is journalistically acceptable, Noah enjoys long walks on the beach and football. In a previous lifetime he was William Wallace

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