Day: January 13, 2012

Support Penn State Athletics FTK This Weekend

This weekend provides two chances to get out and see your favorite Penn State teams play while supporting THON in the process. "Come early, be loud, stay late" For The Kids!

The School Philly I Know

Many of you are now familiar with the Penn State and Philadelphia sports blog known as The School Philly. Founded in August 2010 by a couple of ambitious Penn State juniors, most know them for their tendency to use the word "fuck", or for their renown PSU's Dime-a-Dozen section that profiles Penn State's hottest girls.

But just what makes these wordsmiths tick? What goes on behind bulwark walls of "The School Philly House", a remote College Avenue edifice that the founders of The School Philly and fourteen other stalwarts call home? These are the answers I sought, and so I arranged for a historic meeting to be held.

THON Announces Mandatory Canning Workshops

Yesterday evening, THON Overall Elaine Tanella released a statement declaring announcing mandatory Canning Workshops for all students who plan to participate in Canning Weekend #3. From Monday, January 16 to Wednesday, January 18, students canning will have to attend one of the 30-minute workshops (times listed after the jump). Tanella stated that the workshops will "overview safe canning practices, travel safety guidelines, general courtesy, and THON information," so as to ensure that each student is aware of and understands all canning policies.

However, why has the Overall Committee decided to institute these workshops, and is it necessary? Find out more information on the workshops and my thoughts after the jump.

WBB Get Important Win Against Michigan

The 25th-ranked Penn State women's basketball team got a big win on Thursday against a tough Michigan team. After losing its first two Big Ten home games, Penn State beat the Wolverines thanks to 22 points from Maggie Lucas and 15 from Zhaque Gray.

The Lady Lions (12-4, 2-2 Big Ten) led for most of the game, winning rather more easily than expected. Penn State shot 55.4 percent, while holding Michigan (13-4, 2-2) to just 34.3 percent. However, this win is not indicative of the Lady Lions' season so far.