The iconic gold elephant that has hung above the corner of Pugh St and Beaver Ave for more than 40 years is coming down today. Gift Adventures, the shop used by generations of students for last minute Halloween costume shopping, will close its doors today for good according to the Centre Daily Times.
When the most serious charges against former administrators Graham Spanier, Tim Curley, and Gary Schultz were dropped last month after testimony from former General Counsel Cynthia Baldwin was ruled inadmissible, Attorney General Kathleen Kane vowed to appeal the ruling. Today, the Superior Court ruled that it wouldn't reconsider the decision to drop the charges, according to the Associated Press.
State College's two Jersey Mike's locations -- one on 128 S. Allen St. and the other at 2009 N. Atherton St. -- will donate 100% of their sales today (not just profits) to Four Diamonds as part of the national Jersey Mike's Month of Giving.
While Wimpy himself reportedly died soon after the election, his legacy lives on through Collegian archives. The gerbil that nearly took over the student government 35 years ago stands a symbol of hope that maybe, just maybe, despite the contentiousness of the day, we will all wake up tomorrow and take ourselves a little less seriously.
THON 2017 is more than 48 weeks away, but the fundraising is truly a year-round effort. No one event exemplifies that fact than the annual Hope Gala, which raised $201,017 for THON and the Four Diamonds Fund on Saturday evening in New York City.