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Day: February 5, 2011

@AbolishCancer TwitterTHON Raises $4,000 FTK

On Thursday last week THON teamed up with social media philanthropy Abolish Cancer to conduct the second annual TwitterTHON. In less than 8 hours @abolishcancer received more than 4,000 new followers on Twitter. Those new followers translated into a $4,000 donation to THON.

While the amount of money raised exceeded the site's expectations, the greatest surprise was the passion with which everyone tweeted and retweeted to spread THON's message. Sure, the Penn State community participated, but so did a bunch of "Twitterati."

The Mezzanine Closes Its Doors

UPDATE: We've just received word that Mezzanine management and the landlord have resolved their disagreement and the club will be open for business tonight.

At least temporarily. Onward State has received information from multiple sources close to the situation stating that, due to a difference of opinion between the landlord (the Herlocher Mustard Family) and the Mezzanine management, the popular club has been shut down for the time being. Our sources tell us that the liquor license for the Mezzanine is owned by the landlord, and the occupants of the property are given access to the license. Apparently, the Herlocher family became concerned about the safety of the license, in regards to compliance with the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. In an attempt to ensure the status of the license, the Herlochers asked for the Mezzanine to be closed temporarily while management reevaluates its policies.

HUB Titles: RED

When watching “Red,” it isn’t hard to figure out that the movie likes to think that age is only a number. This film makes you consider your own age in the grand scheme of things. I remember a time when every computer in the neighborhood had dial-up and floppy disks were relevant. It was a simpler time, when MTV played music and Nickelodeon played cartoons.“Red” tells the older generation among us that awesomeness and badassery never suffer under the passage of time.

SFO Impressed by Quality of Sundance Film Festival

The members of the Student Film Organization who recently returned from the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, brought back some very strong sentiments about what they had seen.

"It was literally the greatest experience of my life," SFO President Sam Broscoe said at their meeting Thursday night.

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