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Author: Doug Dooling, Jr.

About the Author

Doug Dooling, Jr.

I am a staff writer for Onward State. I graduated as a Nittany Lion with Honors in 2013. Now, I am back in Happy Valley to earn a degree at the Penn State Law. Outside of politics and government, my interests include college football, soccer, Irish history, and astronomy.

Penn State Names Interim Police Chief

Penn State has named Michael Lowery, the current police chief at Penn State Altoona, to serve as the interim Chief of Police at University Park. Lowery will replace Tyrone Parham, who will leave for a similar position at UMass Amherst.

Greenpeace, Prof. Frank Clemente Spar Over Coal Research

Greenpeace accused a retired Penn State professor of being an "academic-for-hire" for the fossil fuel industry, but the researcher insists he was working as an independent consultant. The massive environmental organization released emails as part of what it's calling a "sting" operation, which put two professors -- the other works at Princeton -- in the limelight this week.

Domestic Violence Survivor Beverly Gooden To Speak On Campus

Beverly Gooden, the creator of the WhyIStayed hashtag, will speak about domestic violence tonight in the Freeman Auditorium in the HUB.

Greek Leaders Remember Roy Baker Fondly

Roy Baker, the Director of Greek Life, leaves for West Virginia University after eight years of service. Greek leaders are thankful for the guidance and autonomy he offered their communities.

The Five Worst Fire Alarm Horror Stories

We asked for your fire alarm horror stories. After much consultation, the judges picked the five worst.

We Want Your Fire Alarm Horror Stories

Fire alarms seem to go off during the most inopportune times. Onward State wants to hear your horror stories from when the sirens blared.

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