The act by UPUA’s steering committee on Sunday of closing their session to the public was, strictly speaking, a legal use of their authority. UPUA bylaws stipulate that all meetings must be public, but (in the parlance of Robert's Rules) it’s germane to suspend bylaws and enter executive (private) session provided ⅔ of voting members agree. This move, while legal, is unethical, much in the same way that it is legal (but unethical) to write “UPUA fucking sucks.”
The University Park Undergraduate Association's first town hall meeting of the year was a lot like a Passover Seder--in that listing all the reasons why Wednesday night's meeting was different from all other meetings would take quite a while. For one, there were dozens of students in attendance, rather than the scant two or three who typically show up. Open Student Forum wasn't just a formality, but an avenue for constituents to voice their opinions. And the location--in the HUB already occupied by a tent village not twenty feet away--made for an interesting situation, where anyone without a microphone could hardly be heard over the din.
The hunt for an off campus house or apartment in State College is on for Penn State students. Every year, prices to live in small apartments with a handful of friends continue to rise at an alarming rate. Realty companies know they can charge outrageous prices for subpar apartments, because students are in dire need of places to live. They have a stranglehold on the wallets of the students.
Micha Hancock has surprised many by earning the starting setter position for the Penn State women's volleyball team in her freshman year. At setter, she has wowed Penn State fans with her impressive jump serve and her left-handed attack. Onward State had a chance to speak with Hancock before the Nittany Lions played Ohio State on Wednesday night.