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Day: December 5, 2014

Preview: Women’s Volleyball Begins Postseason Against Siena

The reigning NCAA champion women's volleyball team begins its defense of the title today as it takes on Siena in Rec Hall at 7:30 p.m in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

Student Lauren Philbrook Impresses at Philly Marathon

For one Penn State student, Thanksgiving break was not entirely lost to turkey leftovers and quick naps in between football games. Lauren Philbrook, a graduate student, took to the streets of Philly on Sunday, Nov. 23 and achieved second place among women in the Philadelphia Marathon.

Freshman 101: Surviving Canning in the Cold

Weather forecasts say it's going to get pretty chilly for canning this weekend. Are you prepared?

12 Things to Buy for Your Secret Santa Downtown

It’s that time of the year again! A time to get together with your favorite orgs and do a little Secret Santa before a long winter break apart. If you’re anything like me, this time can be just as stressful as it is enjoyable. You’re either broke, paired up with someone you hardly know, or just plain awful at gift shopping. Or some horrendous mixture of the three. That said, here is your guide to Secret Santa shopping on a budget.

Penn State Lacrosse Adopts Pediatric Cancer Patient

Five-year-old Gavin Royer's life has been a challenge since he was diagnosed with a brain tumor just 10 days after his fifth birthday, but he was all smiles on Tuesday when the Penn State men's lacrosse team officially signed him to a letter of intent. The signing was of course purely ceremonial, but Royer is a big fan of the team and got to meet all of the players before receiving his own locker and gear.

Drunk, Sober, High: Speed Dating at Willard

We sent three reporters to a speed-dating event at Willard Building in varying forms of inebriation. Here are their accounts of what went down.

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