Month: September 2013

Homecoming’s Color Run Takes Over Penn State

If you were in State College yesterday afternoon, you probably noticed thousands of folks running around campus or trudging around downtown drenched in paint or sporting colorful T-shirts. What you witnessed was the aftermath of The Color Run at Penn State, an event organized by Homecoming for the first time in State College.

Determination and Early Mornings: Meet Penn State Crew

There was a time when I thought that waking up at 6:23a.m. for my 8a.m. class was early and warranted some sort of golden star for the day. Then, I met some members of the Penn State Crew Team.

Police Cruiser or Canyon Delivery Car?

You may have noticed Canyon Pizza’s newest edition to its delivery fleet — an old police cruiser. You’ll remember seeing the “Canyon police car”, so you’ll remember Canyon Pizza, at least if the marketing plan works out.

Overheard at The End Zone

I hadn’t the faintest idea what awaited me when I climbed aboard the establishment’s complimentary shuttle. A friendly bearded man named Bubba drove some clueless Onward Staters and a fraternity twenty minutes off campus, and this is what we overheard.

THON Releases 2013 Fundraising Summary

If you’ve ever wondered exactly where THON’s 2013 total of $12,939,895.36 came from, and where those proceeds went after THON weekend ended, look no further: on Friday, THON released its annual Summary of Fundraising Activities for the 2013 Fiscal Year.

True Grit: Scholarship Rewards Perseverance Through Life’s Challenges

Grit — not IQ, or test scores or raw talent — is the strongest predictor of success, according to “genius grant” recipient Angela Duckworth. It was along this logic that Tom Sharbaugh, a ’73 graduate, designed the Schreyer Honors College Gateway Scholars Program Scholarship, which rewards first-generation college students that have persevered through life’s challenges on their way to academic success.

“Guard the Lion Shrine” to Feature Free Food and Sue Paterno

Free food, Sue Paterno, and the new Lion Shrine will all be featured in this year’s “Guard the Lion Shrine.”