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Author: Abby Zwillinger

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Abby Zwillinger

I’m a Junior majoring in Labor Studies and Employment Relations. I have lived on Long Island my entire life, and think NYC is the greatest place in the world. Life is too short, so if you want a cupcake, have a cupcake.

Former Sweatshop Workers to Share Their Tales

Tonight, United Students Against Sweatshops is hosting Gina Cano and Maritza Vargas, two South American apparel workers, who will share their unique stories about their fight for fair labor practices.

Global Living Option Replacing Soon-To-Be Late Simmons

If you're still mourning the decision to close Simmons Dining Commons, maybe it's time to let go. On Sunday, Schreyer Honors College Dean Christian Brady, tweeted “True...good times. The dining will be replaced by our new "Global" special living option. Very excited about that.”

President Spanier Seeking Scholarly Faculty for Award

The office of President Spanier is calling for the nominations of Penn State faculty for Faculty Scholar Medals.

The Faculty Scholar Medal is awarded in five categories: arts and humanities, engineering, life and health sciences, physical sciences, and social and behavioral sciences. Nominations are not for teaching but for research and work done in the field.

Get Yourself to the THON 5K Sunday

This Sunday is the 10th Annual THON 5K. It will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Bryce Jordan Center, the home of THON.

Sign up, cause Gumby says you should!

Registration costs $15 for a “fun run,” aka the no pressure, walk/ run. But if you're interested in the competitive race, registration is $18, where you'll be given a “professional timing chip.”

Penn State is Logo Manic

What do Penn Staters love more than football? Penn State merchandise. I've bought a lot of useless crap in my life, but even I can't help but roll my eyes at the excessive amounts of Penn State stuff there out there.

Click through the slideshow of some of the silly things I found being pawned off as Penn State gear.

Homecoming Carnival

Despite Rain, Homecoming Carnival Rocks

Despite the yucky weather, students came out to the Old Main lawn for Homecoming's Best of Penn State Carnival on Wednesday evening. As per the press release, “The carnival tie[d] together themes around the Penn State campus and downtown State College to highlight what Penn Staters take pride in the most.”

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