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Day: October 6, 2011

Courting Nittany: Open Letter Asking Kristina Helfer on a Date

Hi! My name is Dennis. I saw your column "Mounting Nittany" this morning on the Collegian website and, well, I thought maybe that I’d ask you out on a date. Believe me, I’m not usually this brash, perhaps it was the devil-may-care attitude exhibited in your column that inspired me to write to you. I just got out of a long-term relationship, so I'm not looking for anything particularly serious right now, but based on your column I don't think you are either, so I thought we might be a good match!

PSU Greats to Return for Iowa Game

Two Penn State football greats will be back in Happy Valley this weekend as a part of the Sports Illustrated Heisman Trophy Tour. Fans will have a chance to get autographs with John Cappelletti and Derrick Williams, and take a photo with the Heisman Trophy.

Natty Nittany: In Love with Fall Layers

With winter just around the corner at Penn State, we get to enjoy the wonderful three short weeks between shorts and sandals season and the advent of floor-length North Face parkas and Ugg boots, also known as autumn. Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year for fashion. You can’t just throw on some skimpy little thing and run around like the people who use their tan as clothing, and you can’t hide those pajama jeans you’re wearing under your full body snowsuit to survive the cold. For fall, you have to put it all out there with your best layers on top.

Chronic Town to Feature Emperor X

Roustabout!, SOMA and the LION 90.7fm have collaborated once again to bring a show for indie fans to Chronic Town. This time it's Emperor X.

Greek Life in the Post-CollegeACB Era

If you've found yourself typing in (did you know ACB stands for Anonymous Confession Board? No? Me neither) in search of the latest fraternity and sorority rankings, you were probably redirected to, "the world's leading website for venting, sharing and being yourself."

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Finding the Student in Student-Teacher

Like many other students, before Sunday, I felt the pressure of being in-between because I had not yet heard whether I would be selected to a THON committee. I also feel the pressures of being in between these worlds, perhaps even more than most college seniors, because I am a student-teacher, and the problem often lies in the hyphen. The fact that I am a student-teacher is also the reason that I am not allowed to be in a THON committee, taking me out of the in-between, and into being just “out.”

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