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Day: January 26, 2011

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Spanier: Penn State Working to Grow Its Reserve Funds

President Spanier told the Faculty Senate yesterday that Penn State is increasing reserve funds in case the financial situation for the state, and its appropriations, deteriorates further.

SI Writer Tom Verducci Returns to PSU

Tom Verducci is the exception to the rule: he knew he would become a sports journalist by the age of 10. That type of certainty is something many strive for all of their lives, and yet here is a man who had it all figured out before even becoming a teenager. Verducci shared this insight when he spoke at the HUB-Robeson Center last night in an event sponsored by the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism.

From that point on Verducci's career blossomed. He created and fostered relationships while gaining the trust of colleagues, sources, players, and managers. As with any line of journalism, finding the balance between professional and personal conversations was tough: "I don't want to be their friends; I'm an objective journalist."

Dollar Dog Night Makes Everyone Happy

Just over two years ago, Onward State writer (now editor at-large) Eli Glazier made the profound statement that "Dollar Dog Night Makes Many Happy." For those of you who are unaware of this gem thought up by the athletic department and Bryce Jordan Center, Dollar Dog Night is a promotion where you can get a hot dog during a men's basketball game.... FOR A DOLLAR!

Now, after countless hours of research and polling of you, the Penn State students, we have come to the conclusion that Dollar Dog Night makes EVERYONE happy. As poor college students, we like food for cheap and what is better than a frankfurter for four quarters? Nothing, that's what.

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Greek Week 2011: Captain Apps and Logo Contest

Even though Greek Week 2011 won't kick off for a few months, the Greek Week Overall Committee is already hard at work putting it together.

Public Relations Overall Marissa Knaus said that applications are now being solicited for Greek Week captain positions. Knaus also released information about the Greek Week logo contest. Check out the details after the jump.

Lions Wrestle Their Way to #1

Well that didn't take long.

In just his second season as head coach Cael Sanderson and his Nittany Lions are the number one team in the country according to the USA Today/NWCA Coaches Poll.

"It is nice to be ranked number one, but our goal is not to be ranked number one," Sanderson said Tuesday's practice. " Our goal is to the national champions."

Wine Kiosks Making a Comeback

After failures in the machines prompted a removal in December, wine kiosks will be returning to Pennsylvania stores, including the Wegmans on North Atherton St, according to an article published earlier this week in the Daily Collegian.

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