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Day: January 13, 2011

Do You Know the Coffee Man?

At 5:55 a.m. on a dark, deserted street tucked between College and Beaver avenues, a car silently pulls into an empty parking spot. A man emerges a few seconds later, wearing a three-day-old five o’clock shadow and holding a tobacco pipe comfortably between his lips as if it’s an extra appendage. He walks quickly toward the coffee shop across the street, eager to get out of the chilly winter air.

Fiddling with his keys for a moment until the lock clicks, he enters the room and heads directly into the back, hanging his hunter-green winter coat on a peg and pulling off his leather gloves, throwing them haphazardly on the counter next to him.

Read the rest of our profile of William Christopher Clarke, the owner of The Cheese Shoppe and W.C. Clarke's Coffee, after the jump.

Men’s Soccer Players Prepared for MLS SuperDraft

On Thursday, Penn State students Corey Hertzog and Matheus Braga will be hoping to hear their names called at the Major League Soccer (MLS) SuperDraft held in Baltimore, MD. After illustrious careers on Penn State's Men's Soccer team, both players are expected to get picked in the three round draft.

A Guide to Surviving Syllabus Week

Here are some tips and tricks to surviving a week entirely dedicated to drinking and reading a piece of paper that already can be found on Angel.

Penn State UPUA Passes Legislation to Join PASS

At a December 19 meeting in Philadelphia, the student governments at Penn State, Pitt, Temple, and Lincoln universities agreed to form a unified Pennsylvania Association of State-Related Students (PASS).

The measure is a joint resolution between the four universities, who are still currently on winter break. Once fully formed, PASS will be a unified student voice for Pennsylvania's largest public universities, especially with regard to tuition. It will be a much stronger force and presence in Harrisburg. UPUA President Christian Ragland said that events such as a joint pep rally were already planned.

Penn State is the first of the universities to formally join the organization, having passed legislation to that effect last night with a vote of 38-0-2.

Introducing Onward State Mobile

Well, this one's been kicking around in my head for the past couple of months. And today, I'm very excited to announce Onward State Mobile, a mobile-optimized version of the website. Onward State Mobile brings the same Onward State look and feel to your phone to give you an awesome experience on the go. Head on past the break to find out some of the features included in Onward State Mobile.

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