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East Halls To Open Time Capsule From 1965, Host The Big Onion’s Funeral

Can you imagine what Penn State looked like in the sixties? You’re probably thinking a whole lot of Beatles, sexual liberation, and racial tension. But you can stop wondering — East Halls is revealing the contents of a recently-found time capsule from 1965 on May 2.

“The 1960s were an exciting time on college campuses across the country, and we’re interested to see what items the students and administrators wanted to showcase for future generations,” Director of Housing Operations Conal Carr said in a press release.

Carr will open the capsule in Findlay Commons at 6 p.m. followed by a farewell party for East Halls staple The Big Onion, which is closing due to upcoming renovations. The party promises to be pretty lit, complete with free snacks, drinks, and a DJ.

“Chicken cosmos were a big deal, and a lot of students loved to watch the game and have pizza there. It’s been a place that alumni would come back to visit on football weekends,” Food Services Residential Dining Coordinator Jim Meinecke said. “It’s connected with students and alumni since the 1990s, and we want to make sure we say a proper goodbye.”

Frankly, we can’t believe Meinecke didn’t give The Big O’s Buffalo chicken pizza a shoutout. Incoming freshmen have no idea what they’re missing out on.

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Sara Civian is one of Onward State's three ridiculously good looking managing editors, a hockey writer at heart, and an Oxford comma Stan. She's a senior majoring in journalism, minoring in history, and living at Bill Pickle's Tap Room. Her favorite pastimes are telling people she's from Boston, watching the Bruins, and meticulously dissecting the My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album. She's seen Third Eye Blind live 14 times. If you really hate yourself, you can follow her at @SaraCivian or email her at [email protected].

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