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Author: Evan Kalikow

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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.

Anderson Taping: A Strong Disappointment

On Monday, a group of Penn State student leaders went to New York City to participate in a town hall-style forum about the Jerry Sandusky scandal on Anderson Cooper's daytime talk show, Anderson. Below is a rundown of the day.

The 6 People Not to Be at a Halloween Party

To most people, Halloween is this Monday, October 31. If you're reading this, though, chances are Halloween starts tonight. Maybe it even started a couple of days ago. In any event, you may find yourself at a Halloween party over the next half a week. Here are six people you should absolutely not be.

10 Things I Learned at the Media Dodgeball Fall Classic

As you may have should have heard, last Saturday was the First Annual Media Dodgeball Fall Classic. For a full, mostly-accurate recap of the exciting matchup between Onward State, the Daily Collegian, Phroth, and Valley Magazine, check out Adam Smeltz's column from yesterday on Here are ten things that I learned.

Homecoming Court Interview Series

Last week, we had the chance to meet briefly with all of the Homecoming Student Court candidates and ask them each a few questions that they probably don't get asked every day. Check them out below, and VOTE if you haven't already!

The 5 Worst Classrooms on Campus

During your time at Penn State, you have surely hopefully gone to class at least once. Some of these classes may have been in lovely, or at least serviceable, locales. Others, though, have been held in awful, awful rooms, worse than a thousand hells simultaneously. With the help of both the always-lovely photographer extraordinaire Eric Weiss and Onward State's Twitter followers, I ventured into the bellies of the beasts and determined the five worst classrooms on campus.

Want to Be on the Homecoming Court? Here’s How

By now, you've surely heard that the 2011 Homecoming Court was announced. Maybe you've even seen the video of the Court members being surprised in class. If you're an underclassman, you might be thinking to yourself, "Boy, that sure seems neat! How can I get onto the Homecoming Court?"

Allow me to run through the process with you. You can trust me, because I just went through it and I was rejected!

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