Author: Alyssa Murphy

My name is Alyssa, or Aly. I'm a senior at Penn State, print journalism major. I'm from a little city of Pottsville. If you've heard of it, it's probably only because of Yuengling beer.

Celebrate 100 Years of Social Intercourse

100 years ago, before the time of social media, and before Cosmopolitan magazine, there was the Penn State Cosmopolitan Club. Today, students can partake in International Education Week from Nov. 15-19 to bolster up those same feelings from yesteryear. And you don’t even have to pay dues.

Time to Really Bleed Blue

Penn State: 823. Michigan State: 987. Seven days remain. For those who managed to pass math class in elementary school, you’ll be able to see that we’re losing the annual PSU-MSU Blood Donor Challenge. Let’s fix that.

Penn State to Celebrate 100 Days ’til THON

Wednesday marks the highly-anticipated 100 Days ’til THON. And how do you count down to the greatest dance marathon in the country? By dancing, of course.

17th Annual Blood Drive Starts Today

The best way to gorge on turkey and stuffing and other Thanksgiving goodies is to get rid of all of that excess blood. Good thing, then, that the Penn State Student Red Cross Club starts the Penn State – Michigan State Blood Donor Challenge today.

Penn State Alum Campaigns for Governor

And if a Penn State alumnus wants to be elected governor and talks at Penn State, what is the topic that will be addressed? If not drinking, then it must be the expense of tuition. Good news: Democratic nominee Dan Onorato wants to lower the price students pay for college. Bad news: you probably won’t be affected, especially if you’re a senior like me.

Onorato spoke in Heritage Hall Monday afternoon from 3 to 4 p.m.

Rep. Thompson to Meet with Students

Have questions about legislation regarding the economy or tuition?

Rep. Glenn “G. T.” Thompson (PA-5) will be at the Memorial Lounge of Pasquerilla Spiritual Center from 2 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 13 to meet and greet with students.

Happy in the Valley

Chances are, if some stranger came up to you and demanded to know if you would pick Penn State all over again, you’d say yes. In fact, there’s a 92.1% chance you would say yes. That’s way up from 2002 with 80.2%.

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