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Day: September 5, 2013

#thehubisnotaplayground Hits Penn State After Offensive Tweet

What does it take to start a Twitter hashtag these days? Many people have tried and failed to start hashtags like #Rush___ or #Team___, which usually never pick up steam.

Well, apparently all it takes is a single, simple, offensive Tweet.

Students Invent Bag to Get Around Beaver Stadium Security

Members of a Penn State student-developed think tank think they've solved the no-bag policy at Beaver Stadium. A group of students and recent graduates have started My Event Bag, a business that makes a clear plastic backpack. It's small enough to comply with the new security regulations at Beaver Stadium. Taylor Turrisi, director of sales and media for My Event Bag and a recent Penn State graduate, says the idea behind the product came in response to complaints that the clear bag policy felt like an invasion of privacy.

Sights of Nittanyville: Night One

Around 100,000 fans will pack Beaver Stadium this Saturday as Penn State takes on Eastern Michigan in the home opener. Most will show up Saturday morning, but some students just can't wait that long.

Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian to Visit Campus of r/PennStateUniversity

Alexis Ohanian, one of the two co-founders of the popular website reddit, has scheduled a stop at Penn State on February 8, 2014 to promote his new book, "Without Their Permission: How the 21st Centure Will Be Made, Not Managed."

Here’s The Worst Internship Held by a Penn State Student

We asked about your bad internships, and you responded with some pretty rough-sounding experiences. That being said, there was one experience that transcended the others in pure terribleness.

Meet Kaitlyn, the Penn State student who interned for three months at a chicken farm that houses six million hens in Grand Rapids, Michigan. (She requested that we change her name for this post.)

Kaitlyn, an animal science major set to graduate in 2015, worked at the farm from 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every day. One of her main tasks was to check cages for dead birds, in addition to cleaning walls and dusting lights.

UPUA Discusses HUB Renovation, Student Trustee Position

After a yawner of a meeting last week, UPUA was able to pick up the slack and actually get some stuff done last night. Not only did the assembly pass two pieces of legislation, but each garnered healthy debate and we learned a tough lesson on parliamentary procedure along the way.

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