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Day: May 5, 2010

Fake Bomb Forces Atherton Hall Evacuation

Last night, Atherton Hall-- home of the Schreyer Honors College-- was evacuated for three hours as University Park police investigated a suspicious looking device that had been found in a ground floor janitor's closet. The device, a plastic cylinder with wires and batteries attached to it, was termed a "hoax" by Penn State.

As bomb experts were in the process of examining the device, a few students approached police and said that they believed the device in question might be one that they had assembled a few months ago.

Read on for more details.

WE ARE Recycling!

While Penn State tuition and fees may rise every year, there is one way the university is saving us some money: recycling. Hundreds of thousands of dollars are saved every year through the University’s recycling efforts (last year it was close to half a million). Penn State recycles more than half of all its trash and has even won awards for its program.

After the jump, read all about PSU recycling and how you can do your part to go green.

Get a Lion Shrine Pic Before the Rush!

Hey (soon-to-be) Graduates! Want to get your picture, dolled up in your cap and gown, with the Nittany Lion Shrine, the JoePa statue, or an ice cream cone at the Creamery? You’re probably thinking of doing so on graduation day. Makes sense, but here’s an idea: Go this week instead! Throw on your graduation garb, […]

Philly’s Taser-Boy Headed to Penn State

Monday afternoon at Citizens Bank Ballpark, something more unusual than the Phillies losing to the Cardinals took place. 17 year-old Steve Consalvi decided it would be a good idea to run out onto the field, just for the heck of it. That trip ended poorly for him when a Philadelphia police officer decided to go all University of Florida on his ass and Tasered him in shallow left field.

Besides being immensely humorous, you're probably asking why this website is covering this. The answer is because Mr. Consalvi is "a real good student, heading to Penn State," according to his father. So if you've ever wondered what a taser feels like, you can ask him in person.

The full video can be found after the jump.

Musical Distractions on Finals Week

If you aren't too busy studying and find yourself free tonight or Thursday evening, there are two concerts that might be worth checking out.

Tonight at 9 p.m., The Makepeace Brothers will be performing a 21+ show with British Phil at Cafe 210 West. I hadn't heard of them before, but they definitely have an interesting sound. They're good summer music.

Then on Thursday, from 6:30 to 9:45 p.m., Matt Pond PA, Bobby Long, and The Kalob Griffin Band will be performing on the Allen Street Stage as part of State College's "First Thursday".

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