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Natty Nittany: Fall Fashion 2014

In the past week, a cold has descended upon Happy Valley. For those of you who showed up to class covered in sweat for the first few weeks of classes, this cold comes as a relief. You can finally make friends! For the rest of us, though, the weather poses a dilemma. How can we dress glam and stay warm at the same time? We took to campus to find out.

The Best Do-It-Yourself Penn State Gameday Apparel

When UMass comes to Penn State this Saturday it's not just going to be a battle between our football teams, it's going to be a battle between fans. It's time to prove that the Penn State fan base has the swaggiest fans around. But how do you do that when we're all poor college students? The answer, my friends, is DIY. Grab some fabric paint and paintbrushes, and we will show you how it's done.

Fighter Jets At Croke Park Cause ‘Earthquake’

Americans are known for being loud and obnoxious while abroad, so much so that it's kind of our thing. But only Penn Staters would bring something SO loud to Dublin that the natives would wonder if the city was under attack.

Centre County Pegs Sept. 10 Suicide Awareness and Prevention Day

Every day 86 Americans commit suicide. Though the numbers are staggering and many lives are effected by suicide, it is still a taboo topic. On Tuesday, the Centre County Board of Commissions paired with members of the Jana Marie Foundation to declare September 10 Suicide Awareness and Prevention Day. The day of awareness will hopefully shed light on the many facets of a very tragic issue.

Old Coaly: The Mule Who Built Penn State

We're all about the Nittany Lion here at Penn State, but before there was the Lion there was Old Coaly, Penn State's favorite mule and original mascot. Though Old Coaly passed away in 1893, Penn State clearly had problems letting him go, and his bones are on display in the HUB. Let's be honest, some of us (me) thought the bones were dinosaur bones. Really though, those bones are there to remind students of Coaly's characteristics, characteristics that all Penn Staters should possess--strength, surefootedness, endurance, long service, and loyalty.

Dominique Bigler Family Seeks Help With Funeral Expenses

On August 4, the THON community lost Four Diamonds child Dominique Bigler as she ended her long battle with Synovial Sarcoma. Now, in the wake of their heartbreaking loss, the Bigler family is reaching out to ask for help in the planning of her funeral. They recently set up a website asking for donations to fund funeral expenses.

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