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Day: March 21, 2013

Online Epidemics Course Headed to Penn State

For anybody out there with a hybrid love of the Sims and the Walking Dead, Penn State now has the course for you. Epidemics- The Dynamics of Infectious Diseases is a new online course in which students partake in a virtual simulation of an epidemic as part of their assignment. Just a little practice before the real zombie apocalypse hits.

The End Of An Era: UPUA’s 7th Assembly

Last night's UPUA meeting was nothing short of extraordinary. It was the last meeting for the 7th Assembly, and they made sure to make the most of it by passing fifteen pieces of legislation.

Penn State Marketing Manager Jeff Fisher Fired

Jeff Fisher, the popular Marketing and Promotions Manager of Penn State Football and all Olympic Sports, was removed from his position last week. It is unknown at this point who will assume the responsibilities left behind after his dismissal.

New Panera Bread Set to Open on N. Atherton St.

According to The Centre Daily Times, a second Panera Bread location is opening up on North Atherton Street, right next to TJ Maxx.

Gen Eds That Don’t Suck

Taking Gen Eds is probably the worst part of college. They are basically the hoops you have to jump through before you get to the stuff you're actually looking forward to studying. And now that it's registration time, we're all scrambling to make sure we fufill our respective requirements. However, Gen Eds don't have to suck, and for your personal edification we've compiled a list of some of the best ones out there.

You’re 21! Now What?

Congratulations, you just recently turned 21! I'm assuming that you have many expectations of what this means, namely that you are going to be drowning in beer and liquor like someone who just lost their job. You also probably think that doing that will be awesome. Unfortunately, as someone who recently turned 21 himself, I can tell you that's not necessarily the case. Sure, turning 21 is awesome, but like anything in life, there is what you expect to happen and what actually happens.

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