As we reported yesterday, Webster's Bookstore & Cafe is being effectively forced out of its downtown location at 126 S. Allen St by Scott Kresge, who, in conjunction with his mother Catherine Kresge, the owner of the property, declined to renew the current lease. Most signs point towards this being a business decision, one not subject to appeal.
Those in attendance at a support rally held last night at Webster's consider the eviction to be a call to arms, mostly because for them Webster's isn't simply a business. It's a community fixture integral to the culture of downtown State College. And the community is understandably upset.
Joe Paterno was slated for an appearance today in Philadelphia, but could not make it due to illness. It appears that our beloved coach/local deity is suffering "lingering effects of an adverse reaction to antibiotic treatment for dental work," says GoPSUSports. He is also recovering from a bout with the flu which caused him to cancel the last two "Evening with Joe" events held (These events are sponsored by the alumni foundation and Nittany Lion Club).
All ticket holders can get refunds to these events in the same way they were purchased, and it should be all taken care of within four weeks, according to a press release issued by Penn State.
Fortunately, JoePa is feeling much better now. His doctor is advising him not to leave State College until he's fully recovered, but it's definitely still great news!
"No days off" is what UPUA President Christian Ragland will tell you if you talk to him about the time he has currently spent in office. Trust me, I have seen him working tirelessly over the summer, always dressed in his suit dashing from meeting to the other. However, I did recently get a chance to talk to him and discuss the direction UPUA hopes to take once the fall semester starts and what measures they have been taking over the summer to improve the lives of students on campus.
Read on to find out what Mr. Ragland has been up to...
Is your pocket suddenly heavier from extra cash you don't use to buy records from City Lights Records? Do you find yourself shaking because you can no longer purchase vinyls? Do you miss talking to Greg Gabbard about new music? Fear not music aficionado, for The Music Underground and The Kill Screen Kafe will soon be occupying that same location.
According to their Facebook group:
Soon to be occupying the space formerly held by City Lights Records (316 E. College Ave), The Music Underground will offer records, turntables, refurbished stereo components, music equipment rentals and repair services. Starting this summer, you'll find a diverse and affordable selection of new and used vinyl LPs, CDs, cassettes and music memorabilia at the same great location you've been shopping at for years.
Read on to learn more about the store and where you can head to find a preview of their merchandise.
Penn State recently conducted its annual survey of student drinking. This annual assessment administered by Penn State Student Affairs seeks to gather information on issues faced by students, satisfaction, and usage of alcohol as a recreational drug. Three-quarters of the 6000 student random sample (aged 18 or over) described themselves as "light" or "moderate" drinkers.
Read on to learn more about this year's survey.