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Day: August 19, 2010

Penn State #3 in Student Debt Ranking

We all know college is expensive, but just how expensive is Penn State? According to a Gawker article highlighting a study by the Education Department, Penn State ranks third in student debt for non-profit schools.

Penn State is certainly not the only public school (as may be expected from its status as most costly public university) or even the only Big Ten school. Ohio State, Michigan State, Minnesota, and Purdue all made the list along with state schools in Arizona, Texas, and New Jersey.

Penn State Men’s Soccer Preview

New head coach Bob Warming couldn't have come into a better situation in his first year in Happy Valley. Last year, the Nittany Lions men's soccer team had a 12-8-2 record, good enough to earn them the #7 overall seed and a first-round bye in the NCAA Tournament.

While they lost to semifinalist Maryland in the second round, the experience gained by the nine starters and 16 lettermen Warming has returning will hopefully light a spark and lead them to greater heights this year and help to make Warming's job a little easier (something even the sixth-winningest active coach in college soccer wouldn't mind).

Students to Use iPads in English Class

For years, universities have been sweetening the deal of attending their institutions by providing students with "free" technology. Students have been bribed with laptops, iPhones, and even iPads. A California university recently began a program which will give journalism students iPads to help write their articles (which I think is a great idea. Does someone want to donate $10,000 to Onward State? Anybody? Bueller?).

Well, the iPad craze has made its way to Happy Valley. See how after the jump.

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