Author: Dan Vecellio

Dan is a graduate student in meteorology, hailing from Bradford, Pennsylvania. His interests include sports, Penn State and commons cheesesteaks. Feel free to contact me through my email or follow me on Twitter.

THON 2013 Overall Committee Announced

Tonight, new THON overall Will Martin found out who he would be working towards building a great THON 2013 with as the rest of his overall committee was announced. You can find the list of the 14 new members of the overall committee after the jump.

[Disclaimer] Onward State’s Coverage of UPUA Elections

UPUA election season, the time each year when the undergraduates at Penn State get to decide who will be the faces of their student government, is upon us. Elections are something that Onward State has covered with the utmost ferocity since our inception. While we like to poke fun at those making the decisions during the year, elections season is a time for hope to spring eternal that the next year may be than the last, and we pride ourselves on helping our readers come to informed decisions on who they think is best equipped to help UPUA make that leap forward. This year, two of Onward State’s staff members–Evan Ponter and Ryan Kristobak–have stepped up to the challenge of being the voice of the students in the Seventh Assembly, competing for the presidency alongside the tickets of current UPUA vice president Courtney Lennartz and Katelyn Mullen as well as current UPUA press secretary Maggie Quinn and Gina Feghali. Because of this potential perceived conflict of interest, we feel the need to address concerns regarding how we will proceed with elections coverage this year.

[Protips] Surviving 55 Days Of Cafe

It’s a tradition unlike any other. No, I’m not talking about The Masters. I’m talking about the Fifth Annual 55 Days Of Cafe which starts today and runs through the Saturday of Finals Week. As an alumnus of this event and frequent purveyor of Cafe 210, here are some protips for all prospective participants.

Overheard On Twitter: Recruiting Dominos

After Adam Breneman made his decision to attend Penn State on Friday night, fellow recruit, Virginia quarterback Christian Hackenberg, welcomed the tight end to the Nittany Lion family.

Back By Popular Demand: A Visit From State Patrick

A year ago, I was challenged to come up with a poem about State Patty’s Day to which I said, “Challenge accepted”. A Visit From State Patrick was born and posted the day before State Patty’s 2011. Now, with popular demand wanting it to be republished, I present it to you again. We would just republish the old story, but the poem was printed onto a picture which was lost when we switched servers. It is important to note that this is NOT AN ENDORSEMENT of State Patty’s Day. I wrote the poem and I wish the “holiday” would die once and for all. That should quell any fears of the editorial staff being hypocrites as it pertains to SPD.

[FTK] THON 2012 Breaks $10 Million

Late this afternoon, yet another chapter was added to the story of this historic year at Penn State. But whereas the past few months have been tragic, marked by sadness and suffering, the past few days have entailed something different altogether. In a year that has tried even the most proud Penn Stater, THON 2012 provided an oasis of hope, surrounded by a sea of color. And what’s more, they broke records while doing it.

Couple Proves Best Dancer Mail Goes Past Pretty Pictures

Dancer mail is a time for laughs and tears as dancers get things to take their minds off of their aching and tired bodies. But, one dancer received mail from his girlfriend that ailed all that cured him.