Day: January 12, 2011

Five Tips to Mastering Drop/Add

Now that your celebratory winter season gift exchange event is over and 2010 is but a memory, it is time to get back into the swing of things here at PSU. With so many courses to take and so little interest in any of them, what is a student to do? Luckily, the beginning of the semester starts with that magical time known as the drop/add period. Basically, you can drop and add classes without penalty.

It’s like trying on shoes except the shoes are credits and they cost thousands of dollars. Still, don’t let that stop you from aimlessly meandering through various Gen Eds and electives. To help you, here are five hints to really get the most out of drop/add.

Nittany Lions Knock Off Illini on THON Night

For the 3rd game in a row, the Nittany Lions faced off against an opponent ranked in the top 25. After stunning Michigan State on Saturday afternoon, Penn State went into the game looking to make it two upsets in a row, and become the first Penn State team to win back-to-back games against ranked opponents since 1954.

In front of a crowd of 6,353, bolstered by the fact that all student ticket sales would be donated to THON, the Nittany Lions started off strong, jumping out to a 12-5 start. But a 12-0 run brought the Illini back into the game, resulting in a 25-25 tie going into the half. But surprise surprise, senior standout Talor Battle took the team on his shoulders with a game-leading 26 points. But the hero of the game was Andrew Jones, who took a last-second miss by Battle and turned it into a dramatic dunk that sealed the game for the Nittany Lions with a final score of 57-55.

Bands Battle at THON Band Bash to Perform at THON

On Thursday night six bands will fight for a chance to perform during THON 2011. The event will be in Alumni Hall in the HUB, and doors will open at 6:30pm. While admittance is free, donations will be accepted at the door.

The winning act will be determined based on judging by THON Entertainment Captains and crowd response. The winning band will join nine other performers THON weekend in the Bryce Jordan Center for a chance to perform in front of thousands of people.

Find out who's playing after the jump.

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