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8 Things You Need to Do to Prepare For Hanukkah

December is all about the 25 days of Christmas whether you watch Elf a million times on ABC Family or Ellen DeGeneres’ Holiday Themed 12 days of Giving. While you’re pulling a George Washington and chopping down a tree, some people are lightening Menorahs. The Jewish Holiday began Saturday at sunset and lasts till December 16th. Even if you’re not Jewish but want to surprise your friends, here are eight things that are crucial when preparing for the festivities that take place during Hannukkah.

Finance Takes the Mr. and Mrs. THON Title

Last night the fourth annual Mr. and Mrs.THON Pageant took place in Eisenhower Auditorium. From SNL skits to dance moves, all of the committees looked sharp and put up a tough competition. In the end, Finance took the title. I guess you really should put your money where your mouth is.

Distraction of the Day: Penn State YouTube Gems

In this week's distraction of the day column, we checked out a few of the 651 videos uploaded to the Penn State's YouTube profile. There are a variety of videos that are educational, funny and just plain awkward. If you were ever approached on the street and asked a bunch of questions, here are the videos that might be your time to shine in the spotlight.

Penn State Pitches in for Hurricane Sandy Relief

Although we were swept up in the excitement of Penn State canceling class for an afternoon, Hurricane Sandy devastated many parts of the East coast. Long Island, Staten Island, the Jersey Shore, Atlantic City, and New York City were among the hardest hit cities. People have been suffering without electricity, water, heat, gasoline, food, and shelter. There are so many ways for Penn Staters to help -- even without being in those areas.

10 Costumes You’ll See Everywhere This Year

Every year there are extremely original costumes, cliché costumes, scary costumes, sexy and innuendo costumes, some that are hilarious, and some that are downright ridiculous. Here is what I presume will be the most worn costumes based on extensive research (Google) and an analysis of pop culture from the 2012 year.

Onward Date Hayride Winner

After a week of reading applications, sifting through Facebook photos and reading tweets, Lauren has finally decided on who she is taking to the Onward State hayride since Adam Levine is too busy for her. Only one man can get the rose...I mean...piece of hay.

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