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Day: March 30, 2011

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Counterpoint: Like Cheese, Fine Comedy Gets Better with Age

My friend, former teammate, and current Full Ammo president Dan Miller claims that "young improv" is good improv, but nothing could be further from the truth -- he should know, as someone who has had to sit through as many audition processes as I have (including his own! Ha cha cha!)

The Foster Conference Fosters Feller’s Charisma

“You should read my early coverage of bear hunting. It was awesome.” Let that sink in for a moment. Two chairs sat on the State Theatre Stage, separated by a small table holding two coffee mugs. But no, James Lipton and Inside the Actor’s Studio were not making a guest appearance. The stage was set for Ben Feller, the chief White House correspondent for the Associated Press and owner of the above quote, to own the night.

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Campaigning for a Better Penn State

Dear Penn State students, Thank you. Regardless of the outcome, we have heard your voice and it’s been an AMAZING experience. To the other candidates: we share in your undying patriotism to Penn State. If there is one thing that has been reaffirmed during this truly amazing process, it’s that Penn State students remain passionately […]

Jeffrey Miron Discusses Drug Legalization

Dr. Jeffrey A. Miron, Economics professor at Harvard University, spoke about the legalization of drugs in America at the Willard building last night. Miron advocates drug legalization and has been researching it for 15 years.

The United States spends $41 billion each year on prohibition enforcement and forgoes $47 billion in tax dollars. Drug arrests account for 13 percent of all arrests. Miron proposes that the government legalize all drugs and tax them just like an everyday commodity.

Miron argued that drug laws in America are ineffective and that only harm comes from prohibition. Underground markets can’t use the legal system to solve disputes, therefore they resort to violence. Not to mention underground societies don’t exactly pay their taxes.

UPUA Debate Offers Drama, Little Substance

Presidential candidate David Adewumi had a good point when he said that most of the student body wasn't attending last night's debate, and that the majority of people who were had already made up their minds as to who they were voting for. And he was right: clearly divided sections of supporters indicated their choice by the brightly-colored shirts they wore.

Your Guide to UPUA: At Large Representatives

There are 6 ‘At Large Representative’ positions open to full-time undergraduate students who attend University Park and live on-campus. This year, 12 students are competing. Find out more about them after the jump!

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