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Day: March 21, 2011

David Adewumi A No-Show For First Debate

David Adewumi and his running mate Sri Pisupati decided not to attend the first of the two UPUA Presidential Debates on Monday night held in Alumni Hall. The other three tickets (Bard-Lennartz, Salters-Quinn and Grimes-Wentz) were present for the event.

Adewumi, who ran for the presidency last year, is thought to not be attending because of a meeting he already scheduled for his initiative, ONEPSU, which will be taking place in Thomas Building at 9:00 p.m. He did not inform the UPUA Elections Committee of his absence until right before the debate which is why his spot was left empty as the debate started. Adewumi and Prisupati later released a blog post and tweets explaining their absence.

Live Coverage: UPUA Elections Presidential Debate

Onward State will be providing live coverage from this evening’s UPUA presidential debate. Live Videos by Ustream

Movin’ On Selects Four Acts from Battle of the Bands

Saturday night brought twelve local bands to Alumni Hall in the HUB for the Movin' On Battle of the Bands. The twelve bands competed for the top 4 spots and a place in the lineup for Movin' On, to be held on Friday April 29th, and open for headliners Little Big Town, Lupe Fiasco, and O.A.R. The top four bands selected by judges were So Long, Pluto in fourth, Atlas Soundtrack in third, The Zak Sobel Band in second, and 5 Cherry Lewis in first. The bands were judged based on originality, musicality, audience response, and overall stage presence.

For Lewis, UPUA Legitimacy Was Key

When people looked at Hillary Lewis, all they saw was a sorority girl. How could they know that she was a savvy political veteran, with experience dating back to elementary school? That she'd been the president of her middle school? That to her, the seemingly insurmountable task of making UPUA a legitimate student government wasn't just an aim, but a reachable attainment? Now, Lewis can look back and smile because she earned the last laugh, but, five years ago, it wasn't so easy to turn the other cheek.

Lady Lions Scouting Report: DePaul

The Penn State women’s basketball team advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2004. The Lady Lions will face three-seed DePaul on Monday at 7 p.m. at the Bryce Jordan Center. Here is some information about DePaul and some keys to how the game may turn out on Monday.

UPUA Candidates: Travis Salters & Maggie Quinn

In the second of our series of UPUA candidate profiles, we feature Travis Salters and Maggie Quinn. Want to get to know them and find out who they are? Look no further.

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