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Matisyahu to Headline Jewish Life Festival

Matisyahu will be performing on the HUB lawn September 1, as the headliner for the Jewish Life Festival. The festival will be hosted by Chabad at Penn State, and will also feature kosher hot dogs, challah making, and other events celebrating Jewish culture. The festival is in its third year.


Read on to find out more about the event...

Michael Pipe Holds Town Hall Meeting

A group of about thirty gathered in Schlow Library yesterday evening for a town hall meeting held by congressional candidate Mike Pipe. The group, made up largely of members of the local community and students, engaged the young candidate on a diverse array of issues, and also listened to Pipe describe the intent of his campaign. The meeting was the 10th in a series of twelve meetings, Pipe said.

Read on to learn about the issues discussed...

Returns In New Location

Webster’s Saga is Not About Dollars and Cents

Well that's it. The Webster's of 128 S. Allen St. is no more. Soon, the cafe and bookstore will have a new, albeit temporary, home in 121 S. Fraser St. Of course, as owner, Elaine Meder-Wilgus, noted during one of the community meetings designed to save the downtown cafe: "Webster's is not the building...it's the people that fill it." That remains true, but as Elaine and every Webster's patron knows, that does not mean that the upheaval is not a big deal. It matters. It matters because Webster's used to stand in the middle of Allen St. like an immovable rock of local business, the perfect counter-example to the argument that a community-centered establishment cannot stand in this brave new world of globalization. Unfortunately, that sentiment was nothing but a fiction: Webster's fell behind financially, and the landlord of a very valuable property made a financial decision. Business is business; it has to be about dollars and cents. It is pretty easy to understand, but as a local patron, difficult to take in.


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Arts Fest 2010 Success Despite Rain

They headed home, soggy, burnt, aching, and tired. And they all seemed to have smiles on their faces.

There was an exodus Sunday and Monday morning as artists, alumni, and students alike made their way back home from the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, which finished up for the 44th time on Sunday afternoon. As always, the five days of Arts Fest included fun for all ages, from the artist's pavilions to the Allen water buckets, to the late-night debauchery of what has become a de facto midsummers reunion for PSU students and alumni.

More on this year's Festival after the jump.

Sun Shines on Kids Day at Arts Fest

On Kids Day, $400 pieces of jewelry are put aside in favor of $4.00 handiwork creations. From 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Wednesday afternoon, throngs of young entrepreneurs flocked to Allen St. to sell hand-crafted wares from lines of stalls filled with everything from bead necklaces to wooden toys to bound journals.

Though Arts Fest will cater to older tastes as the week goes on, Wednesday was fun for all ages, and especially to those youngsters proudly offering their own particular brand of art.

4thFest Fireworks Display Set to Dazzle

With so many dazzling sparks, fireballs, and explosions that it was impossible to focus on just any one. With cracks and booms so deafening that it was impossible to do anything else but just look upwards in awe. That's how 4thFest ended last year, enough to earn the attention of the Travel Channel, who noted that State College produced "one of the best fireworks displays in the world." Of course, the main lure back to PSU during summer is Arts Fest - and not without reason. But, students planning their summer pilgrimage should try their hardest to start their visit on the 4th of July. Or decide to come down twice.


Read on to learn more about 4thFest and the organization behind it...

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