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Day: October 4, 2011

Penn State Seeks Bromance: Avicii on Nov. 17

Get your fluorescent pinnies and favorite snap back ready, because in November, Penn State is about to get real bromantic. Details after the jump!

Homecoming Celebrates Spirit Week

It's hard to believe, but Homecoming Week is just a few days away. Before anyone realizes it, we'll be watching the floats parading down Curtin Road, cheering as a King and Queen are selected, and singing along as the alumni Blue Band gives it their all in Beaver Stadium. But the fun doesn't start there--let this week be the beginning of the excitement by participating in Homecoming's Spirit Week.

Sneak Peek: Pegula Ice Arena

Even though ground has not yet been broken, the Penn State community has gotten a pretty convincing glimpse of the soon-to-be Pegula Ice Arena. This new facility is currently in the works due to a $88 million donation by natural gas tycoon Terry Pegula. Thanks to a few released renderings and drawings of the facility, we can get a pretty good idea of what the new Icers' home will look like. Check out some artists' conceptual images after the jump!

Sam Richards Gets Real

You may know Sam Richards from being one of the over 400,000 people who watched his "radical experiment in empathy" on TED. Or you may have heard of Sam Richards from the book "The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America" by the modern day right-wing McCarthyist, David Horowitz.

But each year some 725 students get to know Sam Richards as that eccentric SOC 119 professor who stands up on tables to deliver inspiring out-of-the-box perspectives on racial issues every Tuesday and Thursday in 100 Thomas. Learn more about the world-renown sociologist and race relations professor after the jump.

Observations: From Happy Valley to Death Valley

Our own John Tecce made the trip from Happy Valley to Death Valley this weekend to see one of the best teams in the country, the LSU Tigers. This week's Observations come SEC style and compares Beaver Stadium with another of college football's premiere venues.

Report: Penn State Trades Fight Song for Ed DeChellis

It has come to our attention that "directional school" uses Penn State's "Victory" song as their own. How embarrassing.

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