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Author: Dan McCool

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Dan McCool

Dan is a senior and has been writing for Onward State since January 2010. Did you miss him? Nah, neither did we. He's returning after a semester abroad in England and will be serving as Arts Editor. Favorite things in life include references to The Big Lebowski.

Why Is the Flag on Old Main Lawn at Half-Staff?

If you've walked on Old Main Lawn since Sunday, you might have noticed that the Pennsylvania state flag has been flying at half-staff. Here is the order issued this week.

Clearing Up Confusion about the Liberal Arts Graduation Speaker (Or Lack Thereof)

Yesterday, the list of this year's commencement speakers was released. Each college will have their own ceremony, marked by a keynote speaker, typically a big name to deliver a message to the graduating class. But one curious item on the list popped up: the College of the Liberal Arts did not have a listed commencement speaker.

Bob Costas to Host Show Reexamining Freeh Report

Bob Costas is taking another look at the Freeh Report. When he first commented on it last July, he had only read summaries of the document, and not the 267-page report itself. Now, in order to give the report and its assertions a fuller look, Costas is going to host a program, "a further examination of this issue in a month or two" on NBC discussing the issues in more detail.

Watch American Meat Documentary, Get Free Burrito

Expand your horizons, like your parents are always obnoxiously telling you. The Sustainable Agriculture Club will be screening the documentary, American Meat, on Wednesday, April 3, at 7:45 p.m in 101 Thomas. The film examines American farming and meat production at a crossroads, and how farmers, as producers, are dealing with the present and future of meat production, from diverse angles like hog, poultry, and cattle.

THON 2014 Overall Committee Announced

THON 2013 ended only five weeks ago, but just like that, we have a new Overall Committee for next year's THON. Find out who'll be leading THON 2014 after the jump.

John Ziegler Discusses Sandusky Interview on Today Show

Jerry Sandusky's voice aired briefly on national TV this morning, for the first time since his conviction in June 2012. John Ziegler, filmmaker and the force behind Framing Paterno, appeared on the Today Show to discuss and air clips from his interview with Sandusky from prison.

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