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Day: November 15, 2012

Boston College Women’s Soccer Player Stephanie McCaffrey Makes Rape Jokes on Twitter

The Boston College Women's Soccer team is already in town for tomorrow's 7:30 p.m. match against Penn State at Jeffrey Field, and one of their players is -- to put it lightly -- "talking some trash." Hailing from Winchester, Massachusetts, sophomore forward Stephanie McCaffrey (daughter of Daughter of Jim and Gina McCaffrey) took to Twitter earlier this afternoon to voice her displeasure with having to play at Penn State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Bars Will Stay Open on State Patty’s Day

Student Body President Courtney Lennartz announced in her comments for the good of the order at last night's meeting that she met with the Tavern Association earlier this week, and that downtown bars will NOT close on State Patty's Day this year despite her request.

Lennartz cited the fact that downtown bars lost over $100,000 on State Patty's Day last year by not opening. Were they really surprised?

Football Season Isn’t Over, Why Are You Leaving?

If you are not planning on attending Penn State's last two home games of the season, you should reconsider. Supporting this team is something you can be proud of for the rest of your life. The decision to have one more serving of pie is not.

UPUA Votes To Purchase More i>clickers

That's right. Whether or not you made it here on purpose, you are now reading the weekly UPUA recap, and I implore you to read on. There's legislation about i>clicker rentals, a presentation about commonwealth campuses, a policy allocating money for encampment, and more!

From Stupid Blog to World Sensation: Ascension of the Squirrel Whisperer

There probably isn't one person on our campus who hasn't heard of Mary Krupa and Sneezy the Penn State Squirrel.
Since the article was written just over a month ago, Krupa's Facebook page for Sneezy has gone from a handful of likes to 4,867 and climbing. A quick glance through the page shows that it is not just Onward State readers that have fallen into the cult of squirrel benevloence, but fans worldwide. So how did the Squirrel Whisperer go from a post on a stupid blog to international sensation? Let's take a look.

Sandusky Scandal to be Featured on Law & Order

Will the Sandusky Scandal enter the national pop culture the night before Thanksgiving? Next week's episode of Law & Order: SVU is about a child predator and an academic institution's cover-up. Some of the show's fans have speculated that the Peacock ripped this episode from the headlines.

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