Author: Matthew D'Ippolito

I'm a senior majoring in print journalism with minors in political science and music technology. I'm from the small town of Pennsburg, about an hour north of Philly. I hope to one day work as a music reporter for Rolling Stone. I am single and looking to mingle.

Switch the Right Decision

I’m probably the only person who has spent my entire college career almost evenly divided between working for The Daily Collegian and Onward State. I feel like this has given me a unique perspective on Penn State’s media scene. And I’ve learned a great deal from both media outlets.

The #MusicMonday Spring 2012 Playlist

Throughout the semester, our staff has put together a short playlist of relevant music each Monday for your listening pleasure during the week. For the last Monday of spring 2012, Onward State has compiled a Spotify playlist with all the Music Monday tunes from the semester. Enjoy!

No Senior Week Creates Logistical Nightmare

As we approach the end of the academic year, it probably hasn’t escaped most seniors’ attention that we no longer have a week between the end of finals and commencement weekend. Instead, graduation ceremonies will take place the weekend immediately following finals. But is this a good idea?

#MusicMonday Rocks You into the Last Month of School

We’ve reached the final stretch of the school year. Most students are frantically finishing the last of their schoolwork for the end of the semester. Seniors are desperately trying to enjoy the end of their college experience and finish off that bucketlist. To help get you through this final month, Music Monday is here to provide some hits to motivate you in whatever you’re doing this April. This week’s selections are brought to you by Melanie Versaw, Dennis McNamara, Alex Robinson, Joe Rogachevsky and Matthew D’Ippolito.

Movin’ On Battle of the Bands Felt Stale

If you were present or paying attention to social media this weekend, you know by now that ska band Wondershop Showdown and DJ Keegan Tawa won Battle of the Bands and will be opening for the Avett Brothers and Ludacris at Movin’ On. These two acts are each talented in their own right, but were clearly not the right decision when measured up with all the other performers Saturday night. If you missed it, allow me to recap the evening and explain.

Penn State Steps Up to the Plate at Relay for Life

New venue, better weather. Relay for Life of Penn State underwent some drastic improvements this year while raising $69,620 for the American Cancer Society.

Ramona Falls and Tim Eads to Headline Arts Crawl This Friday

The entertainment scene in State College is heating up this spring, and this weekend will be no exception. Penn State’s sixth annual Arts Crawl is set to take place this Friday night on campus, featuring a multitude of musical performances and visual arts displays.

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