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Day: September 5, 2012

UPUA Exploring Automated Laundry Alert System

As part of President Courtney Lennartz and Vice President Katelyn Mullen's platform from last Spring's election season, the UPUA Executive Board is currently working alongside the Association of Residence Hall Students (ARHS) to explore implementing an online laundry automation system.

UPUA Budget Commission Leadership Ousted After Communication Breakdown

It was a brisk April night outside the third floor of the HUB Robeson Center when the University Park Undergraduate Association passed the legislation to fund a budget commission of their own. And now, the commission is left in shambles after communication problems put the leadership of the commission at odds with UPUA leadership.

Sandusky Legal Impact Excedes $16.7 Million

Penn State's legal expenses have now exceeded $16.7 million as of June 30, according to the Penn State Progress website. The largest chunk of that expense, amounting to $9,972,854, comes from "Internal Investigation and Crisis Communication. On the top of that list is "Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan," the publishers of the Freeh Commission's internal investigation, which cost Penn State $6.5 million.

Foster Auditorium Events Will Emphasize the Power of Music

102 Paterno Library will be hosting two free events this Thursday and Friday to celebrate the music of Folk legend Woody Guthrie, who would've turned 100 years old this July.

Penn State Events During the UVA-PSU Game

This weekend, the Penn State football team travels to Charlottesville, Virginia, home to the University of Virginia Cavaliers, also known as the Wahoos. The Penn State Alumni Association will be hosting two events to help Penn State alumni, students and fans headed down to the game get pumped.

Seven Ways to Avoid Looking Like a Freshman

Freshman year is a year like no other. A time for mistakes and learning. You don't want to be too obvious of a freshman though. And you definitely don't want to be a second year freshman. Unfortunately, some people only graduate to sophomore status via number of credits. These people will still make the same silly mistakes that freshman make. Luckily there are ways to not only mitigate your severe case of freshmanitis early, but also to prevent those late onset symptoms before they happen. Here are the top seven things you can do to avoid looking like a freshman.

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