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Lisa is a sophomore majoring in History and Philosophy. She likes peach tea and new information.

R.I.P. Penn State Dormitory Landlines

Last Spring, Penn State Director of Housing Conal Carr announced the decision to disconnect Penn State dormitory landlines beginning fall 2009. Although Penn State paid approximately $800,000 annually to maintain the landlines, Penn State Live reported that approximately 72% of students used their landlines less than 20 times in the 2007-2008 school year. Mr. Carr […]

Women’s Soccer Takes On Brazil

The women’s soccer team, which won its 11th consecutive Big Ten title this year, traveled to Brazil last Monday to test its skills: “We are coming off a very successful spring season and are hoping to continue that success on this trip,” said [Coach] Walsh. “One of the biggest benefits of playing in this part […]

A Morning Stroll and a Shooting?

Last Wednesday morning at about 6:45 a.m., a Centre County woman was walking a dog with a friend by the mountain when she was shot by a turkey hunter. WJACTV.com reported the following: The woman was walking near the Tussey Mountain Ski Resort on Bear Meadows Road when she was shot…Police said it was unintentional, […]

PSU People make Time Magazine’s Top 100

Tour guides frequently say that one in every 720 Americans is a graduate of Penn State. But it’s hard to wrap your mind around the influence of Penn State alumni until you see something like this. Time Magazine recently named its world-wide Top 100 most influential people in 2009, and Onward State wants to congratulate […]

Nittany Lion Inn Commissions Painting

When I first visited Penn State, it’s what I noticed the most. The spring bustle feels like this: thousands of people walking in between classes, most with sweatpants on, most with iPods, some protesting, others smiling. Students weave in and out of tours like the tangy smells of Chinese from Panda Express weave with the […]

Gates Foundation grants PSU professors $100k

The Gates Foundation has recently granted 81 teams worldwide $100,000 each to research preventive solutions for infectious diseases such as malaria. The Foundation reports that Penn State professors Dr. Andrew Read (biology and entomology), Thomas Baker (entomology), and Matthew Thomas (entomology) will use their 100k to do the following: “[Read, Baker, and Thomas] will examine […]

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