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Day: October 17, 2012

Onward Debates: 2013 Senior Class Gift

Voting for the 2013 Senior Class Gift began this week, with three fine options to choose from. Seniors are able to vote online through Friday to select which of the three choices they want to see help define their graduating class. But which project is the best? Three of our writers explain which option they support.

Pro-Paterno Billboards Commissioned in Harrisburg

A digital billboard with rotating messages has recently been erected near Harrisburg, PA. The messages question Louis Freeh's investigation, challenge Tom Corbett's handling of the Sandusky case, criticize the University's inaction to honor the late Joe Paterno, and calls for the resignation of the Penn State Board of Trustee

Penn State Ranks No. 2 Worst Financial Aid School

According to a recent Huffington Post article, Penn State is ranked #2 on The Princeton Review's College Rankings of "Financial Aid Not So Great." This ranking puts PSU just behind New York University (#1) and in front of the University of Maryland (#3). Penn State is also one of three Pennsylvania universities that make the top ten on this list, including Duquesne University (#6) and Villanova University (#8).

Penn State Students Are Good At Stealing Stuff From the Internet

With the help of ScanEye -- a website that monitors public torrent usage based on IP addresses -- Torrent Freak obtained a list of the most active universities using torrent networks. Penn State University ranks 25th in the country on the list with 381 "hits" since last November.

Nobel Laureate J.M. Coetzee Coming to Penn State

Most of you probably haven't heard the name of J.M. Coetzee. Regardless, it's still a big deal, since Coetzee, an acclaimed South African-born author, will be on hand at Penn State on Thursday evening to be honored with a medal by the Institute of Arts and Humanities, as well as to give a reading from some of his works. The ceremony begins at 7 p.m. in the State Theatre.

Top 10 Fall Drinks to Die For

We're already halfway through a very brisk autumn here in Happy Valley. The trees on campus have taken some gorgeous golden, orange, and red hues, and the ground is covered in tempting piles of leaves, just begging to be jumped into. 'Tis the season for hayrides, Halloween parties, and Thanksgiving feasts. Drink accordingly.

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