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Day: March 15, 2012

“Gasland” Director Criticizes Penn State

Even though he spoke to a crowd of Penn State students and faculty last night, "Gasand" director Josh Fox said that he doesn’t “have great news in terms of how Penn State is handling the [fracking] situation.” The Milanville native told the audience how natural gas companies came to his small town with “an offer that was too good to be true.”

HUB Movies: Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

In many ways, the Sherlock Holmes movies aim for the same spirit as the Indiana Jones movies. Both feature intellectual heroes with a drive for adventure, puzzle-solving based on hidden clues, fast-paced action, and witty banter. The second Sherlock Holmes movie, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, combines the action of The Adventures of Tintin (a true successor to Indiana Jones itself) with the twisting mysteries of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (which will play at the HUB in April) . Though it may not reach the heights of either of those two movies, it’s still a fun adventure to take in, and you can see it this weekend at the HUB.

Penn State Wrestlers Seek Second Straight NCAA Championship

The Nittany Lion wrestlers, fresh off their second straight Big Ten title, are looking to win a second straight NCAA championship as well starting tomorrow in the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo.

10 Questions With Sam Palser

They spend hours upon hours underwater and usually wear the intoxicating aroma of chlorine. Having shared a bathroom with a swimmer for most of my life, I can say without question that swimmers are a unique species. I caught up with one of my favorites, Penn State's Sam Palser, before she competes in this weekend's NCAA Championships. SPOILER ALERT: She loves chips and salsa.

Onward State’s March Madness Picks

That magical time is upon us again as two of the best days in the sports calendar are hours away from beginning. Hopefully you have your brackets filled out and are ready for the madness to get underway. Below some Onward State staff members share some of their picks, overall outlook on the tournament, and what would happened if Pat Chambers fought mascots.

Onward Debate: Paterno Field At Beaver Stadium A Deserving Tribute

It's a no-brainer. When you think Penn State, you think Joe Paterno. When you think college football, you think Joe Paterno. And most importantly, when you think Beaver Stadium, you think Joe Paterno. The House That Joe Built. The venue at which a young Brooklyn boy started his career, and a venue at which a State College legend ended his career.

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