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Day: January 19, 2012

Canning Weekend Canceled Among Weather Concerns

Earlier this afternoon, THON tweeted that due to an incoming storm front, they were reconsidering the weekend's fundraising, urging students not to head-out yet. THON has now confirmed that they have canceled Canning Weekend #3 "due to weather forecast of icing that is detrimental to volunteer safety for travel and canning."

Keeping the Bros at Bay: A Man Repeller Inspired Challenge

How would slobbering, blacked out frat bros respond to a man repeller outfit? Would the contrast from all the other practically naked chicks entice them or would they just think I was there by mistake? I mean. can you imagine if I showed up somewhere in shoulder pads or boyfriend jeans? Not only would I go home alone, but probably in a straight jacket as well. I decided to give it a try last Thursday night (aka Thirsty Thurs of Sylly Week), and here's what happened.

Jeff Johnson Speaks at MLK Day Celebration

A small yet intimate crowd paid their respects to the trailblazing figure head of the civil rights movement, Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., by listening to the inspiring words of social activist, Jeff Johnson. Learn more about how Johnson challanged tomorrow's political agenda setters to get uncomfortable after the jump.

New York Times: BOT Speaks for First Time

Late Wednesday night, Pete Thamel and Mark Viera of the New York Times published an article that addresses the Penn State Board of Trustee’s decision to fire legendary football coach Joe Paterno. The Times had spoken to thirteen of the thirty-two board members, who up until this point, have remained silent. For over three hours, they attempted to recall the tough decisions that led to the termination of Paterno and former Penn State president, Graham Spanier.

UPUA Does…Nothing

Admittedly, last night was the first time I have attended a UPUA meeting in nearly a year, and it was also my first time actually having to pay attention (which is harder than it may seem). Any reasonable person, like myself, would come in with high expectations. I was hoping for an enlivened Anthony Weiner-esque speech from President T.J. Bard, a Joe Biden signature f-word slip up from VP Courtney Lennartz, or perhaps even a leftist Kucinich style outburst from fan-favorite Elias Warren. After all, galvanizing democracy is what I have come to know from my student-leaders, why should I imagine any different?

Free Tickets and Dollar Dogs: PSU-Illinois Preview

The Penn State Men’s Basketball Team will welcome the 22nd ranked Fighting Illini to the Bryce Jordan Center for a Big Ten conference clash. The game is a primetime 9 pm start and will be broadcasted on ESPN2. For students, if you wear a gray Penn State shirt to the game, attendance is FREE. It also Dollar Dog Night, so there are really no reasons to miss out on this one.

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