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Day: March 29, 2011

New Downtown Tanning Salon Makes GTL a Reality

California Tanning Express, a new tanning salon, opened a month ago. Their addition to downtown State College was a long time coming and provides interested students with a cleaner, more reputable option than The Bronze or Ultimate Tans. Read more after the jump.

SPA Presents April Fool’s Comedy Month

This April, SPA will celebrate their 2nd Annual April Fool’s Comedy Month and trust me, it’s no joke with some of the acts they have booked. The event will feature several comedians throughout the month that will keep you laughing until the end of May.

“The Buried Life” Cast to Inspire at LateNight

What do you want to do before you die?-- this common question is the basis for MTV's popular documentary series The Buried Life. This Friday, April 1st, the cast of the series will turn this question on Penn State as they speak at SPA's LateNight.

The Power of the UPUA Assembly

If you have clicked on Onward State or picked up a Collegian sometime over the past 15 days, you've seen headlines dealing with one or more of the four UPUA presidential tickets. Since the start of the campaign season, the media focus on the upcoming election has been on the executive branch of the student government. But do the presidential tickets deserve all this hoopla? Do they wield enough power in the UPUA to warrant such excessive coverage? The power of the UPUA is still in the hands of the 39 members that make up its Assembly, yet there has not been one story profiling the any of the 57 undergraduates vying for either the six at-large, 12 off-campus, seven on-campus or one of the 14 academic college positions in the government's legislative branch.

Curtis Drake, Pete Massaro Injured in Practices

The Penn State football team suffered two big blows this week, as Curtis Drake and Pete Massaro both went down with leg injuries in spring practices. Both players were expected to be big contributers in the 2011 season. Drake suffered a fracture to his left tibia in practice last Thursday, and Massaro suffered a torn ACL in his left knee on Friday.

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Women’s History Month Speakers: Toni Clarke

Please join us, Wednesday, March 30th from 12-1pm in Clemens Family Theater inside the Penn State All-Sports Museum at Beaver Stadium as Toni Clarke; former Lady Lion ('79) and current Maryland Associate Judge, speaks of her experiences in both the basketball court and judicial court.

The speaking event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

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