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Day: September 8, 2010

Students Highlight Problems of Death Penalty

Sometimes the legal system that we put our trust in fails the most vulnerable members of society. Many times it is for something simple, like a disputed traffic ticket. However, when the death penalty is the sentence, the government needs to be 100% certain that no innocent people are wrongly found guilty, unlike the case of a Texas man who was featured in the New Yorker.

Today members of Amnesty International on campus brought light to a most egregious violation: That of the case of Troy Davis, who was sentenced to death for a 1989 murder of a Savannah, Georgia police officer.

UPUA Reaches out to Freshmen

Today from 3:00 to 5:00 in East Halls Quad, the University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA) will be hosting Fresh Fest, a new event to familiarize the Class of 2014 with the UPUA. Fresh Fest will feature live music, free food, speakers, and the chance to meet their student representatives, including UPUA President Christian Ragland, and many other UPUA members.

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Joe Paterno Field Not Enough

Naming 120 yards after Joe Paterno is just not enough, he deserves more!

Read on to find out what Russ thinks should happen.

Women’s Soccer Drops Two Over Weekend

The sixteenth-ranked Lady Lions soccer team arrived in dreary Connecticut this weekend and came back home in a even drearier mood as they lost two one-goal games Friday and Sunday, falling to Yale 1-0 to open the weekend and UConn 3-2 in overtime in the finale.

The Disco Biscuits ‘Roll’ Through PSU

Maybe I took one too many glowsticks to the head, but last night at the State Theatre, The Disco Biscuits brought the house down with their stunning jam rock.


The Disco Biscuits, a well-known band to the State College area, began playing around 9:30 as fans decked out in tye-dye and sunglasses rolled into the aisles. But there was something amiss.

Men’s Soccer Starts 2-0

The men's soccer team went 2-0 and won the Wolstein Classic in Columbus, Ohio this weekend to start the season on a strong note.

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