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Author: Catie Simpson

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Catie Simpson

Catie is a junior majoring in Human Development and Family Studies. She's also the resident townie and culinary enthusiast due to a brief stint at the CIA (the culinary school not the secret government agency). She currently works at a Baby Temperament Lab on campus where she tries to get babies to do dangerous things. She's also on the twitter.

Penn State Wants Your Blood

November 4th marked the kick-off of this year's PSU-MSU Blood Donor Challenge. The American Red Cross is giving us Nittany Lions yet another chance to kick Michigan's ass (albeit off the field) and for a good cause!

Classroom Pet Peeves: Student Edition

After several years of studying at Penn State, everyone seems to rack up a list of classroom pet peeves, you know, the little things people do that aren't really a big deal but for some reason just drive you NUTS. We all have 'em, and we've all been guilty of 'em. We gathered several annoying classroom habits that made the top of our lists.

New Brewpub Opens in Happy Valley

Centre County is no exception to the recent trend in local microbreweries. Locals and students alike can already enjoy the delicious craft beer offerings at Otto's, The Gamble Mill, and Elk Creek Cafe. This past Sunday brought about the opening of another such establishment: The Happy Valley Brewing Company.

Fundraising to Help Penn State Military Students

If you think your past week of classes was hard, just imagine working your way towards your degree while fighting for your country oversees. The Military Students of the Penn State World Campus do just that.

Mamma Mia’s and the Case of the Missing Spoon

Mamma Mia's giant spoon is still missing! One writer tries to solve the case with some good old fashioned sleuthing.

Students Get Spirited At Shaver’s Creek Fall Festival

If you aren't quite satisfied with all the fall festivities offered up by downtown State College then you might want to check out the Shaver's Creek Fall Harvest Festival. For those of you that don't know, Shaver's Creek is an educational nature center located in Petersburg, PA, and home of birds of prey and live reptile exhibits, as well as nature hikes and student run programs.

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