Author: Evan Kalikow

Evan Kalikow co-founded Onward State in November 2008 with Davis Shaver and Eli Glazier. Having previously served as a Writer, Editor, Standards Editor, and Community Manager, Evan is now a proud alumnus of both Onward State and Penn State. He was also named "Person of the Year" by Time Magazine in 2006.

The Importance of Beards: Why Harry S Truman Should Have Been Hairy S Truman

Co-Founder Evan Kalikow outlines the importance of beard’s in today’s society and the problems that have arisen in America’s foreign policy efforts because of clean-shaven authority figures.

Evan’s Senior Column: Let’s Get Weird

This is weird that this is my last Onward State post, right?

Like, I co-created this site with my buddy Eli and my randomly-assigned roommate (and buddy) Davis during the fall of freshman year. And now, almost four years later, I’m writing a goodbye post? And there are people who aren’t my parents who will read it? That’s bizarre to me (and probably even more bizarre to my 18-year-old self).

10 Questions With Ludacris [VIDEO]

When I first heard that hip-hop star Ludacris would be performing at Movin’ On this year, I jumped at the chance to interview him. After many emails, a lot of patience, and just a little bit of luck, Luda finally agreed to let me as him a few questions. Check out the video after the jump to find out more about his salary, his driving habits, and his past experience as a Blockbuster Video employee.

What’s Up With the THON Overall and Nickelback?

Last month, Will Martin was named Overall Chairperson of THON 2013. This seemed like a pretty solid decision, as he was THON 2012’s OPP Overall and seemed very enthusiastic about THON. After he was announced as the THON 2013 Overall, I went back and read Ryan Kristobak’s profile on him. One part stuck out like a sore thumb. Find out which part after the jump.

Dog Selected as Daily Collegian EIC

In a shocking and groundbreaking move, the Daily Collegian has selected Boone, a dog, as its next Editor-in-Chief.

“We really felt it was the most responsible thing to do,” said Jim Rodenbush, the Daily Collegian’s news adviser. “The last 125 years have seen human after human after human become Editor-in-Chief. Where’s the diversity?”

THON 2012 Prop Bets: The Results

Welp, THON 2012 is over. We raised a whole lot of money and it was a generally awesome weekend.

But the question remains: What are the results of the THON Prop Bets? Find out after the jump.

Your THON Prop Bets Have Arrived

THON is tomorrow. Literally. That means it’s time to make some THON Prop Bets! What is a prop bet, you may ask? A prop bet is short for proposition bet. Basically, it’s a bet on something not commonly betted upon. For example, lots of people bet on the score of the Super Bowl, but how many people bet on how many times the winning coach will say “humbled” in the post-game press conference? That’s a prop bet. You can find out more on Grantland (or research it yourself. I’m not doing your homework for you).

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