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Author: Chadwick Lynch

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Chadwick Lynch

I am a creative thinker and content contributor for Onward State. There is always a madness to my method; it's easier to see in the darkness of abstraction when truth causes blindness. I'm only as serious as you think I am. Obscuris Vera Involvens

SPA Distinguished Speakers: Robert Ballard

How does a 5 hour commute to and from work every day sound? That's just the average time if you're going underwater at a depth of 12,500 feet. Though a vast majority of people can expect never to go that deep underwater, Robert Ballard is one of the lucky few.

10 Questions: The Willard Preacher

Here at Penn State, it is rumored that the three most recognizable people are Joe Paterno, Graham Spanier, and Gary Catell, who is appropriately named the Willard Preacher. Whether or not that's true, nearly every single student sees the Willard Preacher and for someone who is in his own right a human landmark, barely anyone knows who he actually is.

Trojan Sends Condoms to <i>Collegian,</i> Onward State Feels Betrayed

An injustice was committed against us, and it's personal. @Kris_Helfer announced that The Daily Collegian received an offering of condoms and "goodies" from Trojan. We consider this to be a low blow from Trojan, who has situated Ms. Helfer and The Daily Collegian the position to receive a generous endowment without even taking a moment to slow down and understand what large impact this package may leave on everyone.

How to Spit Game in Your Halloween Costume

The allure of guising oneself is fascinating. We have been trying to hide ourselves behind masks for thousands of years, yet this inexplicable fixation on the occult or macabre continues to this day.

Isn’t There Anyone Who Knows What Homecoming Is All About?

...The immortal custom of not being sober is celebrated among the masses, and both undergrads and alumni alike can be found throwing up together in cadence on Beaver Avenue--a spectacle to behold, which reflects the true intrinsic meaning of searching for our roots. But what is Homecoming to us? What does this event, which has been happening since 1920, mean?

Onward Debates: Open Season on SNUGG Season

It's that time of year again, where for whatever reason, the extremely weather-appropriate demographic at Penn State celebrates the slightly less than warm weather. We just have to admit it and realize there is no use in denying: it's SNUGG season, everyone. Spandex, North Face, and UGGs: these have become the obligatory novelty that no one seems to point out, despite its ubiquity ad nauseam. There is no coincidence that UGG is also a self-referencing onomatopoeia for those of us who just can't deal with this ridiculous trend anymore.

Don't get me wrong, I don't really care what people wear. It's the frequency that I see girls wearing this exact outfit that bothers me. And it's not just how often I see that bothers me, it's really why I see it so often that does. It has become a fashionable way to dress down. Which doesn't make any sense.

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