Author: Eli Glazier

Eli is a junior majoring in International Politics. He enjoys paninis and books.

Eli(on) the Issues: An Introduction

Having been with Onward State from its dorm room beginnings in November 2008, my spring semester abroad has me feeling a little out of sorts. Don’t get me wrong though. While I’m looking forward to the experience, missing out on the day-to-day madness that is Onward State will be strange.

Sorting through emails, planning future coverage, and providing writer feedback took up a sizable portion of my time, as my roommates last semester can attest. While much of my new-found free time will be spent exploring Prague and the rest of Europe, Onward State, and the service it provides to the Penn State community, is very important to me.

Green Man Visits the Nittany Lion Shrine [Just for Fun]

A while back, Onward State set out to make a video that incorporated one of Penn State’s most recognizable landmarks: the Nittany Lion Shrine. Since then, we’ve been pretty busy and haven’t found time to post it. As we start the last week of fall semester class today, take a break from your studies and check it out.

On a viral scale, is it 1918 Spanish flu or just a sore throat?

This is… Onward State’s Thanksgiving Break

Onward State wishes you a very enjoyable Thanksgiving Break.

Meet up with those high school friends that you still talk to. Awkwardly run in to those you don’t. Deal with living with your parents after a few months of independence. Do that work professors felt necessary to assign (Everyone knows Christmas break is the only true break).

Onward Staters are real people too, and will be taking full advantage of their time away from State College. As a result, the blog won’t be updated as regularly over the next week. We are very thankful for your readership and support these past few months (and two years), and we look forward to coming back strong after break.

JoePa Honored in House of Representatives Today

A resolution introduced by our very own Rep. Glenn Thompson honoring Coach Joe Paterno for his 400th win and a lifetime of achievements, both on and off the field, passed the House today.

Happy Birthday Onward State!

Onward State turns two today. If Onward State were a person, it would be capable of feeding itself. It could say small phrases. It could run. However, Onward State is not a person. If you did not know this, you are an idiot.

Onward State is a blog, one with over 3,000 posts and 5,000 comments. We’re much more than that though.

Penn State Halts Shot Glass Licensing

Finally coming to the realization that a University working to cut down on dangerous drinking should probably not be profiting from drinking paraphernalia, Penn State recently announced that it will no longer license shot glasses that say “Penn State” or have any University logos.

Settle v. Professor: the Biden Rally Tiff

Vice President Biden’s visit led to some confrontation outside the Pollock Road entrance of the HUB. In one such instance, Sam Settle of Young Americans for Freedom got in an argument with Steven Heppelmann, a Penn State physics professor. Hilarity ensues in the video after the jump.