Author: Paul

Four Diamonds Video Explains Roots

The word THON has left the lips of nearly every single Penn State student at least once for the past 37 years. In the same vein, nearly every student and alumni have a general idea of what THON is all about. If you were to survey any one student still awake in a 100 Thomas lecture, he would probably respond with ” it’s the largest student-run philanthropy” or ‘”it’s FTK.” Both correct. But what if you were to ask how it got started, or what exactly the Four Diamonds represent–would they know?

Recently, Onward State got a hold of a new video vignette released by The Four Diamonds Fund. The video, featuring Four Diamonds visionaries Charles and Irma Millard, Tucker Haas, and countless other Four Diamond Families, explains the roots of The Four Diamonds Fund and THON.

You can find out about the history of the Four Diamonds Fund and check out the video after the jump.

Phroth Invades Pasquerilla…Phor Real!

Looking for something cheap (read: free) to do this Blue and White Weekend? Look no further than the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center. No, don’t stop reading! Seriously. Saturday night from 8 – 10, the planets will align, the rain will cease, and a heavenly beam of light will shine down on the Spiritual Center. A sign […]

By Paul

Help Feed Happy Valley…Again!

You might remember Wal-Mart giving out “buttloads” of $5 giftcards to State College residents right before last Thanksgiving. Months later, they are at it again.

Wal-Mart has sent out another batch of $5 gift cards to off-campus Penn Staters. Rather then making the trek all the way out to Wal-Mart to spend your card on a surplus of Warheads and Solo cups, donate it to people who need it most. Our friends at the State College Area Food Bank will put the money into good hands.

Read on after the jump to find out how you can help!

CORE Movie Tour Climbs into HUB

Next Tuesday, the CORE Movie Tour will tie down and set up camp at the HUB-Robeson Center for a screening of Chuck Fryberger’s climbing documentary CORE. Join the Penn State Outing Club in getting to the heart of climbing, following some of the world’s best climbers on their most exotic and difficult endeavors.

The movie has received high reviews for its excellent low-budget cinematography. Shot in 35mm Ultra High Definition, CORE will allow you to see the reality of climbs in places like South Africa and Helsinki, Finland.

More on CORE and climbing after the jump.

Relay For Life Breaks Record!

“Through sleet and snow, Penn State students didn’t stop showing their passion for the cause. Because of that passion, Penn State’s Relay for Life was an incredible success,” said Sponsorship Overall Eric Singer after Saturday’s Relay for Life closing ceremony. Countless laps, 24 hours, an El Nino-esque weekend, and $101,273 later, Penn State’s 2010 Relay for Life did in fact earn the right to be called an “incredible success.”

Read on for more details about the event.

Relay Jam is Looking for Musicians!

Like local music? Hate cancer? This Friday, dozens of Penn State musicians will take the street corners of State College in hopes of raising money and awareness for Relay for Life. The first ever Relay Jam will feature local musicians stationed at corners downtown taking song requests in return for some spare change. Sound like something you and a few of your friends might be interested joining? A very important meeting will be held this Wednesday (3/24) in room 267 Willard at 7:00 PM.

More on this first-time event after the jump.

Stock Market Summer Camp

Penn State offers over 160 undergraduate majors – no doubt a daunting number. The average college student changes majors two or three times throughout their college career. I’d be willing to bet that many of you reading this haven’t declared a major yet or are unsure if the one you’re currently in is “the one.” Wouldn’t it have been nice to have been exposed to what a particular major entails before you took the $14,000 leap?

This coming July, Penn State’s Smeal College of Business is offering a “Stock Market Madness Camp: An Introduction to Trading and Analysis.” Read on for the full scoop on the program.

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