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Author: Davis

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Creator of @OnwardState. Big fan of sweaters.

Penn State and the Process of Life

To paraphrase Mark Twain: The reports of higher education's death have been an exaggeration. American universities produce more research and relevant knowledge for the world at large than any other institutions I know of. Tuition may be too damn high, but over the long-run, undergraduate degrees are definitely worth the cost. But Penn State could be so much more. It used to be, I think.

Bonded in Blue, White, and Worry

It would have been too easy to acknowledge the events of this year with a brief sentence buried in an an otherwise self-indulgent senior column.

News of the child sexual abuse scandal broke with more force in State College than anywhere else in the country. There were certain obvious ways in which this happened. The aftershocks from this fall continue to reverberate around Happy Valley, however, and the worst may be yet to come.

Here's what I think we need to remember now more than ever.

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Inside the New Penn State Football Weight Room


43 Simmons

As a college student, one of the questions I've gotten used to is, "What's your major?" For me, this has always been a conversation-starter.

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No. 4 QB Shane McGregor Hopes to Write a New Chapter in his Career

Fourth-string quarterback Shane McGregor is a fifth-year senior who walked-on at Penn State. He is best known for winning a $5,000 national essay competition and scholarship for his sports journalism class, but he has not yet written off his career under first-year head coach Bill O'Brien.


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Amendola Denies Wrongdoing in Issuing Subpoenas

Jerry Sandusky’s attorney, Joseph Amendola, denied the allegations he was improperly using subpoena power and expects to file a response to the Commonwealth’s motion next week, he wrote in an email Friday afternoon.

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