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Day: April 14, 2010

Noah Karn Apologizes for Twitter Quips, Resigns

Noah Karn resigned, effective this afternoon, from his position as UPUA Student Life and Diversity Chair.

His full letter of resignation can be found after the jump.

Will Study for Food: A Column for Aspiring Happy Valley Foodies

I once met a PSU undergraduate student who confessed to eating ten "meals" a week consisting of fare purchased from Canyon Pizza. I have nothing against Canyon. There is nothing more delicious than a slice purchased while stumbling down Beaver Ave, with a dollar of found quarters and dimes. But, as a regular source of sustenance? No way.

I have met underclassmen who eat every single meal at that campus bread-basket, Redifer Commons. I, too, loved the variety and accessibility of Redifer when I used to live on campus. But, come on folks. There's a whole world of food out there!

Read all about it after the jump.

Penn State Idol Competition Seeks to Discover Hidden Talent

Students who walked through the HUB-Robeson Center at this time last April will probably recall witnessing some pretty amusing head to head rap battles. The defunct Blue and White Rapper Contest has this year been replaced with the Penn State Idol Competition, for which voting began on Monday.

After reviewing all of the entries, a group of judges chose the sixteen best performers for the student population to vote on. Students interested in participating in the voting aspect of the contest can find the performers' auditions here.

Students have the opportunity to vote on their favorite prospective idols online until 4 p.m. on Friday, April 16.

More on Penn State's first Idol Competition after the jump!

UPUA Diversity Chair in Twubble

Update 8:49 PM: Karn has resigned from his position. He was not present at the meeting. UPUA President Christian Ragland read his statement, found here.

According to the Daily Collegian,

Newly appointed UPUA Student Life and Diversity Chairman Noah Karn has come under fire for racial and gay slurs posted on his Twitter page.

Onward State has acquired the screenshots in question, found after the jump.

Thursday: National High Five Day

For Tom Pennella, a junior studying Business Management, this Thursday is the realization of three years of work making people aware of National High Five Day. For the past two years, Pennella has been running a free lemonade stand to recognize this day.

"I just paid for it out of my own pocket," Pennella said, adding, "It was just a fun thing to do."

This year, Pennella's lemonade stand is being sponsored by The LION Radio Station. Along with the free lemonade at the HUB lawn from 12-4 p.m., there will be a free drawing for two tickets to the Pitchfork Music Festival.

"I'm glad The LION is sponsoring it...because I'm broke," Pennella said.

Los Campesinos! and Cymbals Eat Guitars to Play at HUB

As if you didn't have enough concerts to distract you from your studies, SOMA is putting on their final show of the year April 26 in Alumni Hall. It looks like a stellar lineup, including rising indie stars Los Campesinos! and Cymbals Eat Guitars, as well as local favorites Kalob Griffin Band and Zak Sobel.

The show will be free to all students, you just have to show your ID at the door. After the jump, check out the video for the new single from Los Campesinos!, "Romance is Boring".

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