Penn State news by
Penn State's student blog



Author: Lisa

About the Author


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

Senator Specter visits Hershey Med

When Senator Arlen Specter decided to visit Penn State’s Hershey Medical Center on Monday, May 4, he chose the location for a reason. The Lebanon Daily News reports that by switching from the Republican party to the Democratic party, which prioritizes health care reformation, Specter has improved his position for re-election to a senior position […]

Penn State Heads to Long Island

I went up to Long Island this weekend to run the half-marathon in the 2009 Long Island festival of races. When I got there, I had to check in at the runner’s expo. The first person I met, a man named Charlie, gave me a big smile when he handed me my information. “University Park?” […]

Howard Lyman: Mad Cowboy (and Vegetarian?)

What: The Penn State Vegetarian Club will host Howard Lyman, a fourth-generation farmer from Montana who works to reform the agricultural industry. His tag line? “Plain truth from the cattle rancher who won’t eat meat.” When: Wednesday, April 29 at 7 p.m. Where: 112 Kern Building Cost: FREE! (Technically, it’s funded by UPAC, so you’re […]

The State Theatre: My Name is Pablo Picasso

What: A play by Australian playwright Mary Gage that depicts the life of Pablo Picasso on the verge of inventing cubism. Lest you doubted the excitement and tension inherent in Picasso’s struggle to create an artistic movement, the play contains “adult language and nudity.” The play features Boalsburg resident M.P. Bernosky and State College’s own […]

Arabian Nights: Bellydance Around the World

What: The Penn State Belly Dance Club will host “Arabian Nights,” a performance featuring professional belly dancers Tammie Rea and Shannon Bishop (with Pepper Lotus Tribal). When: 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 25 Where: Heritage Hall in the HUB Cost: $4 at the door. Tickets can also be purchased at the HUB tables on April […]

Malaria, Fungi, and a Penn State Professor

It’s not every day that a Penn State professor makes his or her way into The Economist. Dr. Andrew Read, a professor of Biology and Entomology, believes he and his colleagues have found a way to combat the spread of malaria. Dr. Read observed that only elderly, female mosquitoes transmit the disease.  Furthermore, female mosquitoes […]

Follow on Another Platform
« Previous Next »