Relive Middle School with SPA

How far would you walk to see Vanessa Cartlon in concert? Luckily, most students won’t need to walk too far next month, as SPA announced Monday that she would be performing at Penn State as part of a concert series that also includes the band Yellowcard.

Carlton will perform on March 16 at 10 p.m. in Alumni Hall as part of the SPA LateNight series. The performance will be a free-ticketless event for all students with a valid Penn State ID. Carlton is most known for her 2002 hit “A Thousand Miles” and her 2004 single “White Houses.” As I reminisce about riding home from middle school with “A Thousand Miles” blaring from the schoolbus speakers, I can’t help but be unreasonably excited for this one.

SPA also announced that another middle school favorite Yellowcard would be performing in Alumni Hall on March 24 at 10 p.m. as part of the same LateNight series. I was always seen as a loser in middle school for not actually caring about Yellowcard, but maybe this is my chance at redemption. I gave another listen to “Ocean Avenue” for the first time since puberty and it actually isn’t that bad.

It was also announced that Morgan Spurlock from the acclaimed documentary “Supersize Me” will be speaking in Schwab Auditorium on March 19. Free tickets will be available to students on March 13, and for the public on March 15. Maybe this will make you think twice next time you consider making that drunk 3 a.m. pilgrimage to McDonalds.

With last night’s concert being a monumental success and a great buzz surrounding these three events, SPA is having quite the spring semester. Make sure you head out to at least one of these shows; it’s your student activity fee put to good use!

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Kevin Horne

Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014 and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus, which is a fake title he made up. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is also the president of the graduate student government. Email: [email protected]

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