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Penn State Dall-E Mini Creations

There’s been a recent explosion of artificial intelligence tools at the public’s disposal. One that took the world by storm was Dall-E Mini, an AI tool that creates art based on user-generated prompts.

Here at Onward State, we pride ourselves on our pursuit of Big J Journalism, so we came up with a couple of unique Penn State prompts for Dall-E Mini to chew on.

A Nittany Lion Drinking Coke

Much to the chagrin of some, Penn State is a Pepsi campus. Due to the sponsorship agreement between the university and the company, all competing soft drink products are disallowed from campus stores – including Coke.

As a result, this is probably your only chance to ever see the Nittany Lion sipping on a cold Coca-Cola.

James Franklin Winning A Super Bowl

Most Penn Staters know James Franklin is the football team’s head coach, but did you know he was an NFL coach beforehand?

In 2005, Franklin was the Green Bay Packers’ wide receivers coach. The team went 4-12 that year, and he eventually moved back to college football. With him currently under a 10-year contract, it seems unlikely Franklin will ever jump back into the NFL, so this may be as close as he gets to raising the Lombardi Trophy.

Sean Clifford Sitting In A Classroom

Evidently, Dall-E Mini is not familiar with Sean Clifford. But given the results, we’re not convinced it’s familiar with the Big Red Dog either.

A Vincent Van Gogh Painting Of Beaver Stadium

One of our favorite places to be on campus is Beaver Stadium, though admittedly its appearance could use some work. We decided to spruce it up with some Vincent Van Gogh-inspired changes.

Penn State’s Best Academic Major

Well, we were hoping for a little bit more controversy here. Alas, Dall-E Mini chose the political route and just generated pictures of Old Main. Impressive work, nonetheless.

The Location Of Joe Paterno’s Statue

The location of Joe Paterno’s statue is still undisclosed by the university. There have been longstanding rumors about where the statue may be hidden, but they remain rumors. We were interested to see if Dall-E Mini had any hunches.

Apparently, it’s still out and about. And by the looks of it, the years haven’t been too kind to ol’ JoePa. We clearly haven’t been looking hard enough.

Onward State

This was always a long shot. Dall-E Mini isn’t exactly sure what we are, but it knows we are synonymous with Penn State. We’ll give it points for the sentiment.

The Daily Collegian

On the other hand, Dall-E Mini seems to think less of the Daily Collegian…

(This is a totally real and not made up)

Per Onward State Tradition, Here Are Dinosaurs Walking Around Campus

The website couldn’t handle the abstract question, “if you were a dinosaur, what would you be?” So, this will have to do.

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Sam Fremin

Sam is a senior from Ashburn, Virginia, majoring in journalism and political science & minoring in German and creative writing. He is a Dallas Cowboys fan who relishes the misery of Eagles fans. All hate messages can be sent to sam@onwardstate.com or @SamFremin on Twitter.

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