Monthly Archives: September, 2010
A team of researchers from Duke, Intel, and Penn State used a widget called “TaintDroid” to monitor what data 35 of the most popular Android applications send out unbeknownst to the user, according to an article about Android from the BBC.
The data transmitted by the applications was found to include everything from the phone’s location to its number and audio information.
So it’s an away game, another playlist, another pain in the ass. I know, I know. But you have to make the mix to continue drinking all day while we prep for the Iowa game, right?
At this point, we’ve begun to cover every genre. This week has even more new songs from dubstep artists, as well as the usual Mr. Kanye West. As we try to diversify the songs for the playlist, keep in mind that some songs just aren’t right for the party (like the new Glee soundtrack), and that this party playlist is solely for the purpose of shakin’ asses.
The weather outside is downright nasty today. Onward State’s John Rinaldo sent in footage this afternoon of a flood in the Sparks Room 15 computer lab and its adjacent classroom.
Grab your tents, grab your sleeping bags. You finally have another excuse to camp out. Except this time, make sure to bring a safety deposit.
No no, this isn’t another profile on Paternoville. This time, we’re camping out for something longer lasting than front row tickets for a Penn State football game.
We’re camping out for next year’s housing.
The National Research Council (NRC) released its 2010 doctoral program (graduate school) rankings on Tuesday. The NRC does this type of release every 10 yrs, though the last release took place in 1995. This data is taken very seriously by many firms that judge our institutions. Let’s see what the report says…
A new video game store will press start and begin life in downtown State College this week. Located at 421 East Calder Way, Gamers Arena should provide the perfect alternative to those on campus who don’t want to take a bus to purchase murder simulators. The store is celebrating not being GameStop with a grand opening bash tomorrow, the first of October.
Vice President Biden’s visit led to some confrontation outside the Pollock Road entrance of the HUB. In one such instance, Sam Settle of Young Americans for Freedom got in an argument with Steven Heppelmann, a Penn State physics professor. Hilarity ensues in the video after the jump.
Scheduling: A traumatic experience we all have to go through together. A night that reminds us graduation actually does exist. A necessary speed bump that pokes fun at those of us who are still clueless about our life path. A fight with your peers for the best classes at the best times (hello four-day weekends!).
That’s where Onward State steps in. Last week in our Community section, we asked for your opinions on the classes offered here at Penn State. Based on your comments and other feedback, we’ve assembled a brief list to help you in your quest to achieve some prime time knowledge.
This Friday, October 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Penn State Homecoming is hosting a blood drive at Alumni Hall in the the HUB. If you’re interested, donors are encouraged to schedule appointments ahead of time. You can do this online or in person at the HUB, where tables will be set up today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
President of the Council of Commonwealth Student Governments Mohamed Raouda appeared during the Open Student Forum portion of the meeting and encouraged UPUA members to attend this weekend’s CCSG meeting. Raouda said that the Assembly has “so far shown amazing support to the Commonwealth.”
Myers argued that the provision would discriminate against students and would be a problem not only for students, but for rental owners, business, and for Penn State. By lowering the amount of occupants allowed in a rental from three to two, the Borough Council would be taking already limited living space away from students.
The University Park Undergraduate Association is currently searching for a Parliamentarian to serve for the 2010-11 academic year. The primary role of the position would be to be an authority on parliamentary procedure and advising Assembly members thereof.
Penn State’s defense of a 13th straight Big Ten title couldn’t have gotten off to a better start Sunday as the Lady Lions shut out the Lady Spartans of Michigan State, 1-0, in front of the second largest Big Ten Conference game crowd in the history of Jeffrey Field.
Vice President Joe Biden attended a rally today at the HUB-Robeson Center to address the Penn State community regarding the upcoming legislative elections in November.
Speaking to a crowd of over a thousand students, professors, and townspeople in the HUB, the vice president spoke on behalf of President Obama about the issues that Americans will face when they go to the polls in two months.
Rush Limbaugh isn’t the only one who wants your unused pills. On Saturday, the State College Police Department held an event that offered residents of State College a chance to safely dispose of their unused prescription pills. Residents were able to hand over their pills anonymously at a box in the police department.
This event was part of a nation-wide effort that took place this weekend, coordinated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
You’ve probably heard that Vice President Joe Biden is speaking on campus today, but what you may not know is the College Republicans are holding a little rally of their own today in front of the HUB. They will be there most of the day registering new members, handing out information on Republican candidates, and talking to passers-by.