Author: Claire Fountas

About the Author

Claire Fountas

Claire Fountas is the student life editor for Onward State, as well as a junior pursuing a double major in journalism and psychology. She lives in a suburb of Chicago and strongly disagrees with anyone who hates the Cubs or the Blackhawks (so, pretty much anyone at Penn State). You can follow her @ClaireFountas or email her at [email protected]

Student Life

How To Celebrate Winter In State College

For those in need of a study break, there are plenty of fun events to celebrate the arrival of winter in Happy Valley.


Penn State Love Stories: Brought Together By The CATA Bus

For Claire and Brian Blankenfield, taking the CATA bus was simply a part of their daily routine -- until the day it introduced them to each other.

Student Life

How To Spend Your Thanksgiving Break In State College

If you're staying local for Thanksgiving break, here are a few events to check out next week.


Fetterolf’s Barber Shop: A History Of Hair, Football, And Family Values

"It's all about having the opportunity to meet people from different walks of life," Weaver said. "In a town like this, you really do get to know everybody."


Penn State Love Stories: Employees At The HUB Chick-fil-A

"On our wedding day, Matt had his Chick-Fil-A name tag inside of his tuxedo jacket."

Student Life

What To Do If You Don’t Have Housing For Next Year

If you have yet to figure out housing, don't fret -- here are some tips to point you in the right direction.

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