Author: Ryan

Ryan is a senior Media Studies major. In addition to writing for Onward State, you can find him performing with Full Ammo Improv Troupe ( and with No Refund Theatre ( on campus.

10 Questions With Tom, PSU “Wheel” Rep

A few weeks ago, Eli let us know about Drew Magathan, the Temple student who cleaned up on Wheel of Fortune with over $100,000, and lamented the lack of Penn State representation on the show. That’s when we were thrilled to find out (through commenter Kyle – thanks Kyle!) that we actually did have a […]

Former GSA President Busted for Alleged Forgery

We hate to have to report on student crime here at Penn State. Especially when it is borne out of desperation. Earlier today we posted about the unfortunate case of the Smeal Investment Club President getting busted, which comes a week after we found out that Raghavan Balaji, the former president of the Graduate Student […]

Going Geek: Does Facebook Own Your Stuff Yet?

Remember a few weeks ago when everybody just about flipped one over Facebook changing their Terms of Service and conveniently leaving out that passage about how you own your own content? Good. Consumer advocacy blog The Consumerist originally broke the story and has been tracking it ever since. They even reminded everybody to vote in […]

Asher Roth and Eminem: Relevant?

It seems like, every few years or so, a new, ego-maniacal, out-of-touch white rapper comes along and reminds us all how the public education system has failed us. In 1990, we had Vanilla Ice. Then came Eminem, and now we have to deal with this Asher Roth clown. I’ve been trying to figure out why […]

Going Geek: Making the Move to Gmail

Last week, Evan wondered what would happen if Penn State did away with its notorious Webmail system and adopted a 3rd-party service, like the ever-popular Gmail. The comments section soon filled with questions and tips on how to make Webmail work better and how to even replace it with Gmail. It hadn’t occurred to me […]

Tau Tau Uprising

What do you do when you get in a spot of trouble that gets you kicked out of your house? Change your name and don’t take shit from nobody. The Collegian reports today that the former Phi Delta Theta fraternity and Phi society were voted back into the Interfraternity Council by a two-thirds majority on […]

Get Dumped? I’m Likin’ It!

So, we all know how much college students like us are absolutely tripping over themselves with how much they love the new Facebook format. All the cool new things you can do! Like not be able to read what’s going on! And miss your friends’ birthdays because they changed the position on the page! Forget […]

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