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Day: December 2, 2010

Eco-Action to ‘Bare’ Witness for Alternate Energy

Talk about pulling out all the stops. At 3:40 p.m. on Thursday December 2, members of Eco-Action, a student advocacy group for alternative energy, plan to show solidarity in a unique dropping their pants.

According to a press release, the demonstration outside of the HUB comes as President Spanier and Penn State must make a decision about "the future of the West Campus coal-fired steam plant in January 2011."

State Patty’s Day “Officially” Announced

Don't worry, just as Walmart and Target solicit their Christmas selection the day after Halloween, early excitement has come for Penn State's most official holiday. No, not you Statetoberfest, but State Patty's Day.

Ten Questions With Alyssa D’Errico

Senior libero Alyssa D'Errico has had an extremely successful four years as a member of the Penn State women's volleyball team. She played in every match during her freshman year and has been part of four Big Ten titles and three straight NCAA Tournament championship victories. Along the way, the Nittany Lions had a record 109-match winning streak, partly due to D'Errico's strong defense and serving. Onward State got a chance to talk to D'Errico before the post-season begins on Friday against Niagara.

Reader-Submitted Post

Pi Sigma Alpha Wants to Facilitate Political Debate

This is the first political discussion topic submitted by Pi Sigma Alpha to the readers of Onward State. We are seeking to create a platform for Penn State students to discuss some of the important current events.
START is an important treaty between Russia and the United States aimed at reducing nuclear arms held by both countries. What are your thoughts?

UPUA Audit of Legal Affairs Reveals Faux Pas

Last night, the University Park Undergraduate Association voted 36-0-1 on a resolution presenting the results of an audit of the UPUA's Department of Legal Affairs. It had previously surfaced that Legal Affairs had not been appropriately reporting its expenditures and was perhaps doing some inappropriate spending.

Williams, Terrapins Shell Penn State

Going into halftime of Wednesday night's game with Maryland, Coach Ed DeChellis said he wasn't panicking about being down after twenty minutes. After all, with two starters out of the game and a 22.5 percent shooting performance in the first half, being down by only six points was a welcome sight to DeChellis. Unfortunately for him and the rest of the Nittany Lions, that was their best half of play.

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