Month: October 2012
Tomorrow morning, U.S Senator Bob Casey Jr. will be making an appearance at the Corner Room where he will will meet with supporters and the public. Casey is set to arrive at 11 a.m. Sen. Casey, from Scranton Pa. has served in the Senate since 2006 after a victory over Rick Santorum and is running for reelection against Tom Smith, a republican from Armstrong County and founder of a Tea Party group called the Indiana and Armstrong Patriots. Prior to entering politics this year, Smith worked for decades as a coal miner and later owner of a successful coal mining business.
As Hurricane Sandy ripped through areas of the Northeast — specifically New York and New Jersey — State College remained largely unscathed. Leading up to the storm, students and residents stocked up on essential supplies like flashlights, food, and malt liquor. It would all be for naught, and even though Penn State cancelled classes for the first time in five years on Monday afternoon, conditions would never reach the levels the most people expected.
This Saturday night, Relay for Life of Penn State will be selling hot dogs and meatball subs at a few locations in downtown State College including the Student Bookstore, the CVS on Beaver Avenue, and Rapid Transit. The hotdogs will cost two dollars while meatballs subs will be a slightly more expensive three dollars with all of the money going towards fundraising for the American Cancer Society.
The Bryce Jordan Center is always the venue that people think of when they hear of a big act coming through Happy Valley. Unfortunately, three acts have been forced to reschedule their Penn State performances within the past month. Find out the reasons why Tiësto, Green Day and Pretty Lights were forced to postpone BJC appearances after the jump.
As election day draws near, student organizations are stepping up their efforts to reach the student population. Get Out The Vote is an organized last-minute push to maximize voter turnout. Check out what to expect in the coming week before the election.
Penn State student-athlete, radio host on the Lion 90.7 fm, and DMV hip-hop artist, Mike Wallz, released the first single, “Pretty Green Eyes”, from his up-coming solo album, The Free Life. However, his music is more like a movement. Read more about how Mike Wallz is living The Free Life after the jump.
Although highly-touted tight end recruit Adam Breneman has yet to walk on campus as an official student of Penn State, he is already making a huge impact, and it has nothing to do with his football abilities. Breneman, who is missing his senior season due to an ACL injury suffered last June, announced his partnership with Project ALS. in July. Breneman set a goal to raise $20,000 by November 2nd. With the deadline two days away, Breneman released an update Tuesday afternoon announcing that this goal had been met, and then some.