So why did we adopt the colors blue and white two and a half years after the student body chose pink and black? The available records on this subject are not extensive, but according to university archives, the reason was two-fold: The color pink faded to white after a few weeks in the sun, and the school’s baseball club was mocked for its pink and black uniforms by an opposing team.
Monthly Archives: April, 2014
I am providing a summary report of how your SAF funds were spent in a semester of the 2012-2013 academic year. It is my hope that this information provides you with greater insight on how your $85 per semester activity fee was used to enhance the experiences of you and your peers.
The sun is out in State College, the birds are bumpin’, and the ducks are back at the duck pond. Some of the ducks that is. Anybody with any duck knowledge (I’m looking at you, Ag Majors), may have noticed that the only mallards to spend any time at the pond are exclusively male. We here at Onward State began to worry—where did the lady ducks go? Why aren’t they with their men? So we did a little research.
President Rodney Erickson said the university is on pace to receive 120,000 applications for enrollment at Penn State. At this point, approximately 119,000 applications have been received but Erickson expects more to come before the window closes.
A Penn State astronomer made a big discovery recently, finding the universe’s coldest known brown dwarf.
I came into my Penn State experience with a bit of dread and a lot of uncertainty. But every person throughout my Penn State journey has left their unique hand print on my life- and for that, I am thankful. Every year I have learned not just in the classroom, but especially outside of it. Here are some of those lessons.
There will be some changes to on campus parking privileges during finals week thanks to UPUA and Penn State University Transportation Services. One-week parking passes will now be available for purchase that will allow students to park on campus overnight. Check out our post to find out more.
Karaoke is one of those things you hate to love, even if you don’t want to admit it. If you’re looking to sing your own rendition of “Baby Got Back” any time soon, we’ve got you covered with this breakdown of some of the best spots in State College.
Penn State’s season opener against the University of Central Florida might be many months away, but Nittany Lion officials took a trip to Croke Park this past weekend to get the lay of the land yet again.
According to defense attorneys, James Franklin and director of performance enhancement Dwight Galt contacted her due to her connections to the team.
After fleeing war-torn Sierra Leone, Abu Fofanah, the youngest of seven children, earned a full scholarship to Penn State. Inspired by personal experiences, he created his own t-shirt business, now known nationally, that sports motivational sayings.
The Penn State basketball community has been buzzing for the past few weeks, ever since Marshall guard Kareem Canty announced his plans to transfer and named the Nittany Lions as a possible destination.
The Wong family has been making egg rolls for the State College community since 1970. But when I called to speak further about the family business, Suzie Wong politely declined the interview. A few days later, I drove down Aaron drive, found Suzy Wong Egg Rolls after a few drive-by’s, only to be declined again.
Most Penn State professors don’t like Rate My Professor, because of its tendency to attract extreme positive or negative ratings, and because it can be a forum for venting. They prefer to get feedback on their classes through SRTEs.
If you’re like most Penn State students, you’re probably reading this partly as a desperate attempt to forget about the finals that are now less than a week away. If reading the last part of that sentence made you nauseous, have no fear, SPA has exactly the thing to ease the stress that comes with knowing finals are just around the corner.
Dana O’Neil, a Penn State graduate and ESPN college basketball writer, will be speaking on campus to students in the College of Communications.
According to the Journal & Courier which filed an open records request, 12 of the 14 schools in the Big Ten are projected to receive $44.5 million from the conference’s broadcast distribution plans in 2017-18. That figure is significantly greater than the current distribution of $27 million handed out to schools this past year.
Michael Pilato’s famous mural on Heister St. has some new editions. Pilato unveiled the addition of former Penn State football player and Math Whiz John Urschel and Jasmin Enriquez, a recent graduate who started Only With Consent, a sexual violence awareness organization during the First Annual Herb Hand Pizza Crawl. The two were added to the Inspiration Mural as a surprise stop during the tour, which benefitted Uplifting Athletes and RAINN, the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network. The mural already features Kelsey Hirsch, the founder of Bands4RAINN, who raised more than $10,000 for the organization following Jerry Sandusky’s arrest.
I wish I could say I had some grand advice I learned over the past four years, but I can’t because I still don’t have most of the answers. As I sit here thinking about the mistakes I’ve made, I realize I wouldn’t want to change any of them. Each speed bump brought me to where I am today, and for that, I am forever grateful. So rather than leave you with a piece of advice I learned, I’d like to thank the people who defined my college experience. Although I can’t name everyone, I’d like to thank some of the people who helped me along the way. Without all of you, I don’t know where I’d be today.
A single caller repeatedly contacted Penn State Police to leave non-specific bomb threats. The caller said there were explosive devices in every building on campus. The caller said there was a suicide bomber at 9th avenue and 7th street, but there is no such intersection on or near the University Park campus.
President-elect Eric Barron has been on campus for several weeks now preparing for his first official day on May 12. He has mostly stayed under the radar, but for the first time ever this afternoon, Penn State’s 18th president addressed a large group of Penn State students in an official capacity.