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Day: October 31, 2014

Four Football Players Arrested, Charged With Criminal Mischief

Football players Garrett Sickels, Anthony Smith, Wendy Laurent, and Brent Wilkerson were arrested and charged with criminal mischief last night.

Police Searching for Indecent Assault Suspect

The State College Police are searching for a male suspect who sexually assaulted a female student early this morning as she was walking home along Fairmount Avenue.

The Roar Zone: An Opponent’s Nightmare

Behind the away team’s net in Pegula Ice Arena, you can find the Roar Zone, Penn State Hockey’s appropriately named student section. Its steep bleachers and soul-crushing chants help it add to a hostile environment for anyone not wearing blue and white.

Blackface: A Halloween That Ripped a University

In 2003, the chairman of the College Republicans hosted a Halloween party where one of the guests wore blackface. Members of the Undergraduate Student Government were in attendance, but no one spoke out against a multitude of offensive costumes. When the chairman shared photos of the event on his website, a controversy ignited. And after all this, Penn State still debates if it is permissible for students to use other cultures for their costumes.

Apple VP Lisa Jackson to Headline Environmental Colloquium

Lisa Jackson, former head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and current Vice President of Environmental Initiatives at Apple Inc., will be the keynote speaker for the 2014 Colloquium on the Environment on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. in Schwab Auditorium.

Lace Up Those Kicks for the THON 5K

Slip on your running tights and lace up your sneakers! The THON 5K, or the FT5K, will take place this Sunday, Nov. 3 at 10 a.m.

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