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Community Content: The Collegian Should Read Up Before They Write Up

Colored students at Penn State? Did I just read this right?

In Defense Of Eliminating Canning

With the canning era now behind us, it’s important for us to take a step back and think about why this decision was made, and remember why we THON in the first place.

Free Speech On Campus: Taking It Upon Ourselves

With current debates about whether the university should remove posters and what speech should be permitted on campus, it’s important to look at what the university can do and what our community should do.

Community Content: Student Body President Katie Jordan Addresses Governor’s Failure To Appoint Student Trustee

“Students deserve the same respect as any other university entity. After all, this University was created to serve its students.”

Invest Big: Terry Ford’s Senior Column

“The lives you’ve been a part of, the memories you’ve created, and the friendships that will last a lifetime.”

Kill Hypocrisy, Not Greek Life: An Open Letter To The Penn State Administration And Board Of Trustees

Penn State Greek life has allowed thousands of men just like me to grow into better people and successful members of society. Depriving anyone of this amazing opportunity, even for just a semester, is not only a disservice to the students but a hypocritical action of the university.

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