Happy Ninth Birthday, Onward State!
Onward State turns nine years old today.
All jokes aside, thank you, the readers, for following along with us for the past year, and for the past nine years. We’ve published more than 20,000 posts since the blog’s inception, and none of it would be possible without you.
Let’s take a stroll down memory lane and revisit some of our favorite posts from the past 12 months:
It’s like we can still hear “Black Beatles” playing softly in the distance. Penn State football’s on-field success during this month didn’t hurt, either.
Everything’s coming up roses for James Franklin and his comeback kid Nittany Lions.
It’s been a weird year in politics. But it’s not every day the President of the United States shares a story from our little ol’ blog!
The weak jokers who so badly hurt great Penn State University should have fought the NCAA instead of making a deal- http://t.co/b9E5eC9pam
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 5, 2014
We challenged two of our staffers to wear their Fitbits while dancing in THON. They walked to Bellefonte and back.
Snow day! What better way to spend it?
We can’t talk about the past year in blog history without talking about Penn State Greek life.
I sincerely hope this post, and all those before and since, serve as a reminder that we can’t let this happen again.
Exactly 31 years ago to the date of her Hall of Fame induction announcement Rene Portland discussed her stance against “lesbian activity” on her team with The Chicago Sun-Times. One of the first things Portland said she would bring up during recruiting visits with players and their parents is lesbian activity. Portland spelled it out plain and simple: “I will not have it in my program.”
This one speaks for itself.
There’s a reason 10 of 49 Interfraternity Council chapters are currently suspended. (There’s a bonus post for you; you didn’t really expect us to pick just 12, did you?)
…and the end of an era for Onward State using the same few canning stock photos.
GameDay was back and so was Penn State football — until it wasn’t. Anyway, here are some banners.
So here’s to another year of Onward State! Whether you’ve been with us since day one or day 3,287, crack open a cold one tonight for the blog. We’ll stand idly by because we’re not yet old enough to consume alcohol legally in the United States.