Author: Ryan Kristobak

Hailing from Lebanon, PA, I am a senior majoring in print journalism. Things I enjoy include lovesacs, denim, mullets, Fight Milk, Jonny Moseley, and "hang in there" kitten posters. Things that bother me include "fun" sized candy bars (not fun), fish, shoobies, wet door knobs, baby leashes, and Jake Lloyd.

Jim’s Army & Navy: The Greatest Store Ever

For those of you who have ventured onto the west side of Beaver Avenue, there is a good chance you have passed by Jim’s Army & Navy. If you are one of those people, your first thought when passing by Jim’s was most likely, “What the hell is going on in this store?” When a store’s window display boasts handcuffs (they even come in pink), switchblades, throwing stars, machetes, other swords, and ammunition, you really have no choice but to be utterly confounded. Little did I know that I was about to walk into the greatest store ever.

The ‘Indiana Jones of Virus Hunting’ is Coming

GlobeMed, along with the support of several other student organizations, will be hosting its 6th annual Global Health Conference, hoping to inspire attendants to become more active in the movement toward social justice and global health equity. The conference will begin with keynote speaker, Dr. Nathan Wolfe, or as he is known, the “Indiana Jones of Virus Hunting.”

Rob Schneider: ‘The Man, The Myth, The Legend’

As beloved Theatre 100 Professor Rob Schneider’s time at Penn State comes to a close this spring, he shares how he fell in love with the theatre, how he ended up in Happy Valley, and his plans for after his departure. Schneider also leaves some last words for the students and faculty here at Penn State, as well as answering some of the art’s most hotly contested mysteries.

A THON Proposal: Jake & Diane

Whenever you witness something incredible – a proposal – at a large event – THON – you can’t help but think, “I wonder if I know who those people are…” Usually, once you figure out all the details, the closest you are to that event is the friend of a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend… But sometimes, your brother calls you shortly after that proposal and tells you that his girlfriend happens to be best friends with the guy that just proposed. Enter Jake Feathers, and his fiancĂ©e Diane Mowery.

Final Dancer Update: Jerry Agosta, Hour 41

When I asked Jerry to take his picture for this post, he said, “Come on, Ryan. I’m crying.” I told him not to worry about it because in an hour or so, we are all going to be crying (can’t even see the tears in the picture, Jerry). And, just so you know, I may or may not have let out a few mansobs as I read through this post in the media room.

Final Dancer Update: Joel Kreider, Hour 41

There isn’t much that I can say about this last update. I know Joel is extremely tired (aren’t we all?), but in a matter of an hour, the Final Four Hours will commence, and before he knows it, he will be sitting on the BJC floor.

Dancer Update: Jerry Agosta, Hour 27

As I approached Jerry, I could see that he was starting to feel the pain of standing for 27 hours. However, desperate fleeting grimaces of physical discomfort, his spirit was as high as it could possibly be. Here is what he had to say:

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