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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.

Introducing AGORA

Penn State’s new Liberal Arts publication, Agora, will be distributed around campus starting today.


Spearheaded by Junior Sean Healy, Agora seeks to promote diversity, free thought, and a marketplace of ideas for the Penn State community. By encouraging contributing writers to write about topics they're passionate about, Sean believes readers are left with an eclectic assortment of "often muffled, sidelined, and under discussed," topics. The result is a publication like none other at Penn State.


“I found it difficult to find a student organization that I was passionate about or thought would fit my personality. I was looking to get involved in some sort of publication or magazine because I enjoy writing,” Sean said when asked why he started Agora.


Interested in that same chance to get involved? Agora is looking for contributors - more information can be found on their Facebook page.

Home Values Rising in State College

Whether it’s on the wrestling mat, the volleyball court, or behind an épée (Brush up on your fencing lingo, we’re defending national champs), Penn State is no stranger to “Top Ten” rankings. Not to be left in the dark, Penn State’s neighbor to the south, State College, cared to join in on the fun.


Recently, State College placed eighth in Kiplinger’s “Ten Cities With Rising Home Values.” State College landed itself on the list by boasting some impressive numbers. Over the course of one year, the average $200,000 house in Happy Valley would gain 4.7% in home value - remarkable compared to the average of 18% drop everywhere else in the country.


So why are houses in State College of all places gaining value? Read on to find out!

Pauly D Tickets on Sale Thursday

It's official - hope you've been working on your blowouts and spray tans.


MTV's Jersey Shore's Pauly D will be spinning at a Penn State Altoona event on February 27. From 8:00 to 11:00 on Saturday night, get your GTL on with everybody's favorite juice-head. Tickets will be sold for $20 on Thursday afternoon from 2:00 to 5:00 at the HUB. Leftover tickets can also be purchased at the door.


Will you make the trek out to Altoona now that State Patty's could be a bust?

Penn State Isn’t Killing Cats

You might have caught wind of the Facebook group “Stop Penn State from KILLING CATS.” Sounds pretty hard to believe coming from a school that has a cat for a mascot, right?


A colony of feral cats has slowly begun to inhabit Innovation Park over the past year. These cats live in the wild with minimal human contact, meaning they can act unpredictably when encountered. What does this mean for the buildings and day care in Innovation Park? Danger.


And if there is one thing Penn State doesn't like - it's danger.

Vote for Next Year’s White Out Shirt!

Does being buried in snow constantly bring you down? Tired of walking to and from class in a constant white out? Get used to it. Penn State is projecting White Outs all the way into at least next October - but they need your help. Our good friends at The Collegian are hosting a poll to pick the next year’s White Out t-shirt. Be sure to vote here starting now before February 19 at 4:00 PM.


Read on to see the rest of the designs. Let us know what you think!

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