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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.

Take Mental Health Awareness Week Seriously

You know that feeling where you nearly avoid hitting another car? When your stomach is in your throat, your heart is about to burst out of your chest, and it feels like your veins are full of Red Bull? This is how every day feels when you have an anxiety disorder.

Mental Health Awareness Week Kicks Off Today

Today kicks off Mental Health Awareness Week here at Penn State. Throughout the week several student associations will be hosting activities at the HUB including relaxation rooms, body image workshops, and even a TED talk by Kevin Breel. The purpose of this week is to create a dialog about mental health and to create an awareness here on campus.

Arboretum to Host Annual Pumpkin Festival

Although it just turned October, Halloween will be upon us before you know it. If you’re like me and still carve pumpkins every year in order to keep yourself from trick-or-treating into a coma and stealing candy from all the real kids, you’re in for a treat.

How Fast Can You Down a Cheesesteak?

Like Ron Swanson, I too am a red blooded American who prefers to eat steak and bacon over "the food my food eats" i.e. salad. So you can imagine my intrigue when I noticed an advertisement for Bradley's Cheesesteak Eating Competition.

Waffle Shop Showdown

Everyone knows that there's only one place to get a delicious handmade breakfast that's lightening fast to boot: The Waffle Shop. Everyone also probably knows that there are three Waffle Shops to choose from: West College, East College, and Atherton. Well I'm going to let you all in on a townie secret that most people don't know -- one of these things is not like the other.

Harry Potter Club: Sorting, Sorcery, and Slytherins

While many students dream about going to Penn State, for some, it's only second best. A mere default after not receiving their Hogwarts acceptance letters by owl years earlier. These students band together in Penn State's very own Harry Potter Club.

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