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Author: Michael DeGothseir

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Michael DeGothseir

Advertising/PR major, Blue Band drummer, peanut butter enthusiast.

10 Questions With Blue Band Drum Major Chris Siergiej

Meet Chris Siergiej, the newest Pennsylvania State University Marching Blue Band drum major. This past Saturday, Siergiej (pronounced SIR-gee) was chosen above nine other candidates to lead the Blue Band in 2013. Siergiej, who played saxophone in his first three years, is entering his fourth season with the Blue Band.

We caught up with Siergiej the day after his successful audition to find out how he prepared and what he's excited for moving forward, among other things.

Report: Happy Valley Freshmen Are…Happy

Apparently, Penn State freshmen are happy. A recent Department of Education report ranks Penn State's freshmen 22nd out of all U.S. state schools in terms of retention - and ultimately, happiness.

13 People You’ll Work With in Group Projects

There's seven words every college student hates to hear: "You'll have a group project this semester." Coincidentally, those are the same seven words every professor loves to say.

Senior Column: Shapeless in the Hands of Fate

One of our writers reflects on his time at Penn State, how it shaped him into who he is today, and how we as students are responsible for helping Penn State find its new identity.

The Rathskeller’s Sobering Ties to Prohibition

On the single most important day in American history, the United States officially ratified the Twenty-first Amendment on December 5, 1933. Three days later, The Skeller opened its doors.

Mark Emmert Declares “Eternal Winter in Happy Valley”

Earlier today, NCAA President Mark Emmert made an addition to the sanctions levied against Penn State this past July.

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