My opinion and narrative, as a Penn State Alum. I hope this can facilitate some discussion between fans, students, and alumni alike.
Among the many student movements started through social media on Tuesday afternoon, one group of students called for people to gather at Joe Paterno's house to show support.
We are the Penn State student body. We are Penn State. For the past five days we have watched our administrators release cryptic statements and cancel press conferences, seemingly on the run from a scandal that must be faced head on.
We, the students, the soul of this great university, have had enough. This is our statement.
This isn't how it was supposed to end. I suppose that's only too obvious. Nobody could have ever predicted that it would be involvement in an alleged child-abuse cover up that finally put down Joe Paterno. But it's not a fitting end for a man who deserved so much more.
In wake of scandal, THON more important than ever.
In the wake of the heinous charges against former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky and the subsequent perjury charges facing Athletic Director Tim Curley and Vice President for Business and Finance Gary Schultz, students are left frustrated, angry and let down by their university and its administration.