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Day: March 1, 2011

State Patty’s Day Means Green for Local Businesses

For local business owners, State Patty's Day means a different kind of green. I caught up with some of State College's favorite places to eat, drink, and be merry to find out what the influx of State Patty's Day revelers meant for their bottom line.

Primary Element Hosts Spring Break Party

Trying for one last crazy party before it's bon voyage State College? Want to kick off Spring Break 2011 as big as possible? Try stopping by The Mezzanine at 420 East College Ave for a hip hop show to remember. The Spring Break Colors Party is kicking off tonight at 9:00 p.m. and features local hip-hop phenomenon Primary Element.

Ohio State Rolls Into Happy Valley on Senior Night

The Nittany Lions will take to the Bryce Jordan Center one last time this season (until they host a home game in the NIT, that is) on Tuesday night for Senior Night. Jared Sullinger and the number-one ranked Ohio State Buckeyes come to Happy Valley looking to secure a top seed in both the Big Ten Tournament next week and the Big Dance. But why should you make your way to the BJC at 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday to cheer the flawed DeChellis regime? Here are some reasons:

1. Talor Battle
2. The other seniors
3. The last postseason push
4. It's the Tuesday before spring break

Read on past the break for a full explanation.

Order of Omega Revived at Penn State

The EΨ chapter of the Order of Omega is back at Penn State. Order of Omega is an honor society for fraternity and sorority upperclassmen. Chartered in 1984, Penn State's chapter lay dormant for a sizeable stretch of time. But this semester, Order of Omega is having a second go at its débutante ball.

3 Reasons to Run for Office in UPUA Elections

With elections for the next assembly of the University Park Undergraduate Association fast approaching, the deadline to register for candidacy falls even sooner. Some may be considering running for a representative position, but still are not completely sure. If you still need some convincing, here are a few reasons that may sway you.

Why You Shouldn’t Run for UPUA

Looking for something that looks great on a resume? Then by all means, run for a spot on the University Park Undergraduate Association. But if you're actually one of those young idealists who's hoping to make an impact on the Penn State community, your efforts might be better served elsewhere. It's not UPUA's fault that they're largely a committee without significant authority--I can't imagine a student government at any level that would be tasked with making legitimate, important decisions that would actually affect any college or university. With billions of dollars, thousands of jobs, and worldwide prestige on the line, it would be foolish to give students more than nominal control. You can't have the inmates running the asylum.

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