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Month: January 2012

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Attention to Long-Entrenched Penn State Problems Can’t Fade Now

Long-time State College resident Adam Smeltz reminds us that if Camelot ever existed here, it wasn’t perfect.

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Reddit Raises $80,000+ Overnight for Orphanage in Kenya

Penn State student harnesses the power of social media to turn around the fate of a local orphanage in Kenya.

OneSchool: Is It the Next Facebook?

Last week, OneSchool announced that it was releasing an updated version of its app, which it did on Tuesday. I have spent the past week testing the new version, seeing how beneficial this app would be for Penn State students. I was fortunate enough to have also downloaded it before the update, and can safely say that the app made major improvement. However, these upgrades fail to convince me that OneSchool is worth the memory on your smartphone. I reviewed the nine features that OneSchool bundles, and I am dissatisfied with the experience that I had.

Social Media Insights: Twitter Aides in Exchange

It is sometimes difficult to remember the permanent stain that the media placed on Joe Paterno’s legacy. There aren’t many people who don’t know at least something about what happened at Penn State this past November. I’m sure I’m not the only one who has unfriended someone on Facebook because of a crude comment, or unfollowed someone on Twitter following an inappropriate joke. But social media can help bring us together just as easily as it creates divides amongst us.

Lady Lions Fall to Michigan State 83-77

The Penn State women's basketball team lost for the first time in nearly a month by a score of 83-77 against Michigan State on Sunday. The Lady Lions' five-game win streak was ended by the Spartans, who were led by 32 points from Porsche Poole. The next contest for the Lady Lions is at the Bryce Jordan Center on Thursday against Indiana at 7 p.m.

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