Author: Shannon Smith

About the Author

Shannon Smith

Shannon is a senior majoring in public relation. She is a part of the Onward State visual staff and a host of Onward States's podcast, Podward State. To send her your favorite TikTok dance, follow @shann_smith31 on Twitter or @shannon_smith31 on Instagram.

Everything Happens For A Reason: Shannon Smith’s Senior Column

"This is not a goodbye to Penn State, and I know I will be back, just in a different way."


[Photo Story] THON Through A Sibling IDC’s Disposable Camera

Two of our staffers captured THON 2024 through a disposable camera during their journey as a sibling Independent Dancer Couple.

Student Life

[Photo Story] A Look Through Penn State Student Farm Club’s Harvest Festival  

The Penn State Student Farm Club hosted its eighth annual Harvest Festival, showcasing the dedication and hard work that goes into the farm.


[Photo Story] Downtown State College Farmers’ Market Returns For 2023 Season

From now until November, the farmers' market will operate weekly from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays on Locust Lane between College and Beaver Avenues.


Penn State Women’s Lacrosse Defeats No. 17 Rutgers 9-7 In Big Ten Opener  

Kristin O'Neill led the way with five goals in the Nittany Lions' Big Ten opener.

womens lacrosse

Penn State Women’s Lacrosse Defeated By Drexel 12-8 In Season Opener

The Nittany Lions put just three shots on net in the final four minutes of the game.

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