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Fundraiser Benefits Indian Orphans

Interested in food, music, and a good cause? Come to the HOINA Spaghetti Dinner tomorrow evening to satisfy these three interests and more.

The price of $7 includes dinner, dessert, and live instrumental music, ranging from a viola quartet to traditional Indian kirtans.

Homes of the Indian Nation (HOINA) is a nonprofit organization which runs an orphanage and school in Andhra Pradesh, India. All proceeds from the fundraiser will directly benefit the orphans themselves.

Learn more about the event after the jump.

Fourth Annual Earth Hour

Tonight at 8:30, several Penn State landmarks will go dark in celebration of the fourth annual Earth Hour.

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) started the Earth Hour tradition in 2007 to recognize the climate change caused by excessive energy consumption. International landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower and Golden Gate Bridge, will go unlit for one hour tonight as a symbolic gesture.

Participating Penn State locales include Old Main, the Lion Shrine, the Nittany Lion Inn, and the IST Building, reports Penn State Live.

Tonight, turn off the lights and power down the computer. Sit down and talk to your roommates and friends. Sing songs. Gaze at the moon. Go for a walk. Be grateful for the ample electricity available in America, and appreciate your general existence.

Chiddy Bang Performing Soon

Hip-hop duo Chiddy Bang will perform at Sigma Chi fraternity on Thursday, April 8. The show is part of Sigma Chi's week-long philanthropy, Derby Days, and proceeds will benefit the Huntsman Cancer Foundation.

Chiddy Bang is well-known for sampling indie artists in their mashups. Check out "Opposite of Adults," featuring beats by MGMT. Tickets will be $10 and available for sale sometime next week. See the Facebook event for more details.

Do We Live in a Porn Nation?

Michael Leahy, recovering porn addict, says "yes."

At a presentation titled "Porn Nation," Leahy spoke last night at Eisenhower Auditorium about living in a hypersexual culture.

He explained that pornography teaches men to expect  dominance in sexual relationships. According to porn, women must be sexy, submissive, and ready to satisfy men at all times.

This warped version of reality subsumes the minds of porn-watchers, whether they realize it or not. Men enter relationships expecting sex-on-demand. And if they don't get it, Leahy says they watch more porn, and the cycle continues until women become mere pleasure machines to the porn enthusiast.

Welcome to Penn State, Spring Creek Canyon

The Spring Creek Canyon area consists of 1,800 acres currently owned by the PA Department of Corrections. Everyone seems to want a piece, and negotiations have stumbled along for the past few years. Now, a final agreement has been reached.

Read on for the full details, as well as the controversy behind it.

University Eases Campus Transitions

Seven months ago, Penn State launched a "strategic plan" to deal with the challenges of operating a research university in the worrisome economic climate.

One facet of this plan seeks to ease the transition for Commonwealth students transferring to University Park. The University has formed a steering committee to improve these student transitions and has increased the flow of information to Commonwealth students considering such a transition. Read on for more comments and details.

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