Last night, at approximately 7:50 p.m, it was announced that Paternoville would be changing its name to Nittanyville. The announcement was met with several overreactions and begs the question: How much does a name really matter?
In light of the release of the Freeh Report last week, the once squeaky-clean name and reputation of Joe Paterno has been further tarnished. Penn State is not the only institution distancing itself from the late coach. The Providence Journal is reporting that Paterno’s alma mater, Brown University, has revoked Paterno’s name from a yearly student award presented to the year’s outstanding freshman male athlete.
Damon Sims, the Vice President for Student Affairs at Penn State, sent a letter to Penn State students last night, which emphasized the commitment of student affairs to move forward from the findings in the Freeh Report. Sims took over the position in 2008 after the controversial Vicky Triponey resigned -- a woman who has recently gained national attention for her criticism of Joe Paterno.
If you've ever seen a women's volleyball game at Rec Hall, you know the spandex uniforms don't leave much to the imagination. But you’ve never seen them like this. This year’s ESPN "The Body" issue includes two former Penn State Women’s Volleyball players completely nude. Megan Hodge and Alisha Glass posed for the special, along with five of their current Olympic-bound teammates.
It's been a tough week, and an even tougher year for our Dear Old State. But the reasons we fell in love with Penn State in the first place are all still intact, and always will be. Here are Onward State's 40 reasons to still be a proud Penn Stater.
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