Author: Sarah Desiderio
With over 900 clubs and organizations here at University Park, 80 of which are club sports, they’re really not kidding when they say there’s literally something for everyone. From croquet to Kan Jam to ultimate Frisbee you could be a sports fanatic or just a mediocre tailgate enthusiast and you’ll still find your niche. But if you used to run shit in the recess yard, Penn State’s Club Kickball is the choice for you.
You may have noticed it along your walk to the HUB, a set of rocks adjacent to the HUB Bookstore. If you were to stop amidst the bustle on your way to class, you would see a plaque on one of the rocks that reads “‘For those we lost along the way’ Nittany Lions Forever.”
Right under our noses there is an entire community of competitive Super Smash Bros. enthusiasts here at Penn State in the PSU Super Smash Bros Club.
Lisa Wandel is your typical Penn State employee. Director of Residential Dining here at Penn State, you may see her walking around campus in business casual attire and a pleasant smile. She’s comes from a Penn State family, a graduate herself and two children who were/are Penn State students. Nothing out of the ordinary. What you wouldn’t know at first glance is that she’s a total bad ass and president of the Centre County Women’s Adventure Club.
Let’s be honest, we all hoped and dreams that when we were out of the room our toys came to life like in Toy Story. And there wasn’t a dry eye in the theater when Mufasa met his untimely, yet fateful demise. But did you know there is officially a club you can join to celebrate any and all things Disney?
Whether you remember them from your own tours way back when or have heard them in passing, here are some of the lies tour guides tell their tour groups.
You may have seen them around campus, in some sort of circular formation kicking around a hacky sack. Maybe you avoided eye contact, or maybe you fought the temptation to join in. Either way, what you probably didn’t know is that they were members of the Penn State Footbag Club… or that we have a footbag club, or that footbag is a word. Well, it is, and the Footbag Club has been kickin’ it (pun intended) for two years now.