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Author: Doug Dooling, Jr.

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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 To Celebrate We Are Sculpture

The Lion Shrine, Allen Street Gate, and HUB Patio are some of Penn State's most beloved class gifts. At 2:30 p.m. the university will welcome the latest addition: the We Are statue near Beaver Stadium.

Nationals To Host THON Night During Canning Weekend

The Washington Nationals are the latest MLB franchise to host a THON Night. The team will present THON with the Spirit of the Game Award.

Not One Drop: The Alcohol Ban At Tailgates That Begins At Kickoff

If you do not have a ticket for a Penn State football game, you better not plan on drinking while you're watching the game from your tailgate. Since 2006, the university has banned drinking after kickoff... and we are not the only school to do so.

Wolf for the Lions: What He Means For PSU

Tom Wolf won the governor's race and his victory poses some changes for the Commonwealth's relationship with the University.

Blackface: A Halloween That Ripped a University

In 2003, the chairman of the College Republicans hosted a Halloween party where one of the guests wore blackface. Members of the Undergraduate Student Government were in attendance, but no one spoke out against a multitude of offensive costumes. When the chairman shared photos of the event on his website, a controversy ignited. And after all this, Penn State still debates if it is permissible for students to use other cultures for their costumes.

John Amaechi Criticizes Joe Paterno, Response to Sandusky Scandal

John Amaechi, an NBA sensation and 2013 Homecoming Grand Marshal, reflected on his connections with Jerry Sandusky, his time at the Second Mile, and the scandal that followed.

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