Day: April 11, 2010

Students to Create Awareness for CentrePeace

You need not worry if you see people in orange jumpsuits outside of the Willard Building on Monday, April 12. They are just students trying to increase awareness for CentrePeace.

CentrePeace is a leader in restorative justice in Centre County that works with the State Correctional Institute at Rockview and the Centre County Correctional Facility. They have birthday and Christmas-card programs, a prayer-mate program and a secondhand goods store.

The issue of restorative justice is more pressing than one might think. According to their campaign's Web site, 95 percent of people in prison are going to get out one day. The restorative justice program aids these people in their transition from prison life back into the community.

Read on about CentrePeace and restorative justice after the jump.

Phil Davis–National Champion to World Champion?

UPDATE 2:18 PM: A little late on the bell, but results are here! Phil Davis won by submission at 4:55 in the first round last night. This is a very impressive victory, and it has been speculated that the win will put him in a main card fight for his next Pay Per View appearance.

Phil Davis, former Penn State wrestler and 2008 National Champion, is participating in what many people believe will be his breakout match in the Octagon tomorrow night at Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 112.

He has certainly earned his new nickname of "Mr. Wonderful," compiling a perfect 5-0 record, including a 41-second knockout in his first professional fight and an impressive unanimous decision victory over the World Extreme Cagefighting light-heavyweight champion. Insiders say he will be the next big thing in UFC and will make a huge statement this weekend when he takes on Alexander "The Mauler" Gustafsson.

Drake Performs at BJC

Friday night welcomed former Degrassi star Drake to the Bryce Jordan Center. Drake was known for his role as the wheelchair-bound Jimmy Brooks before launching a career as a recording artist.

When his songs "Best I Ever Had" and "Every Girl" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in July, 2009, Drake became only the second artist to have his first two top-ten hits occur in the same week.

After the jump: more details and more pictures!