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Mark McColey is a Senior majoring in Advertising and Labor-Employment relations. Among his loves are Penn State Football, The Steelers, The Penguins, The Simpsons, Tina Fey, and Arrested Development.

Colbert Still In Running For Naming Contest

Remember the movement to name the new science undergraduate student center in Ritenour after Stephen Colbert? It's picking up momentum: S. Colbert is one of five names on the nomination list for online voting. Clever acronyms aside (in this case, it's Science Center Of Learning: Bringing Educational Resources Together), it's likely that the school will need an overwhelming landslide to justify naming a building after a fake pundit. So get out there and vote!

The Capitol Steps: Wakka. Wakka. Wakka.

When it came to the Capitol Steps’ Saturday night performance at the State Theatre, I didn’t entirely know what to expect. I would consider myself a fan of both musical and political comedy, yet I had never heard of the group, despite the fact they’ve been performing since 1981. So, for the uninitiated, I did my best to summarize the group's act.


Imagine America as a summer camp. Government officials are the camp counselors. The Capitol Steps are the kids that put on the skits to lampoon said counselors. That description doesn’t necessarily do their show justice – it’s not comparable to the insipid J.C. Penney gag – but there are distinct stylistic parallels.


Is your interest piqued? Find out my other thoughts on The Capitol Steps after the jump.

Football Tickets to Cost Less – Or More

Good news! If you are planning on getting season tickets for the 2010 football season, you'll be paying less than you did in 2009. But that's only if you buy tickets for all the games; single game tickets will cost more. Confused?

The per game price for public and student season tickets will remain unchanged at $55 and $29 per game, respectively. All season ticket holders will pay less in total for their seats in 2010, since seven games are scheduled for Beaver Stadium this fall compared to eight in 2009. Single game ticket prices will increase $3 to $67 per ticket for the 2010 season.

HUB Food Not Punny Enough For Some Students

A Facebook group is "officially petitioning" the Chick-Fil-A Express in the HUB-Robeson Center's Marketplace to rename the nuggets "Chicken Zuggets." They are currently 52 members strong.


I love Chick-Fil-A, and I love Penn State football, but I have no reservations in saying this is stupid. You're welcome to disagree with me and join the group.


(ed. note: you can follow the chatter about the Zuggets movement on Twitter)

Lady Lion Basketball Is Ranked, Colorful

After a 70-66 win over Illinois in the Fourth Annual WBCA Pink Zone game, Penn State Women's Basketball achieved their first national ranking (No. 23) since the 2004-05 season and raised over $80,000 for breast cancer awareness. Thursday they'll be taking on Purdue in what GoPSUSports is reporting as a "Code Blue" game. We look forward to their continuing salute to ROY G BIV as well as an ascent in the rankings.

Big Ten Tournament Ticket Sales Doing Just Great

In the tournament's first year of selling students tickets at a discounted rate, the Daily Collegian reports that not one of the 75 set aside for Penn State students has been sold.


What, you mean people don't want to spend their spring break being disappointed in Indianapolis?

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