Author: Ryan Beckler

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Ryan Beckler

Ryan is a senior in the Smeal College of Business majoring in Marketing. He is a Lion Ambassador who loves giving tours to prospective students. His favorite activities include distributing news and consuming Chipotle.

Kyle Chase Johnson Painted on Inspiration Mural

A week after 2012 Penn State graduate Kyle Chase Johnson tragically died while running the Pittsburgh half marathon, local muralist Michael Pilato painted his likeness on the Heister Street mural, a fitting tribute for a man who, by all accounts, was a quintessential Penn Stater.

Penn State and UCF Discussing 2014 Season Opener in Ireland

The often-discussed Penn State road trip to Ireland is a bit closer to reaching fruition. Penn State is reportedly in talks with UCF to open the 2014 season in Dublin, Ireland, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Senior Column: A Family Found

Life’s funny. I never thought I’d end up here, writing to you all from my seventh floor apartment on Beaver Avenue. As a matter of fact, I never thought I’d end up at Penn State until my life took an unforeseen turn during my senior year of high school.

Pilato to Honor Newtown, Boston Victims on Mural

During the past few months, the victims of the recent events at Boston and Newtown have been on the hearts and minds of many in the Penn State community. In remembrance, local muralist Michael Pilato will dedicate a new section of his Heister Street mural to celebrate the lives which were tragically lost.

Updated: Police Apprehended Man Who Made Threat in the HUB

A Penn State text alert that went out shortly after noon indicates police are searching for a man who made an "indirect threat" in the HUB.

Blue-White Nittanyville Campout a No-Go

A couple dozen Penn State students want to start a new tradition -- a campout for the Blue-White game. But the idea hasn't exactly been well-received.

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