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Valley’s View: The African Students Association

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There’s nothing we love more than to see students taking advantage of the many culturally unique opportunities here at Penn State. The African Students Association (A.S.A) is an organization founded on the mission statement, “to unite the sons and daughters of the Motherland and all those concerned with it’s welfare.”

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THON 2013: What’s In Your Fannypack?

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When you’re standing for 46 hours and can’t leave the floor, dancers are going to want to keep stuff with them, but not have it in the way. The answer? The hands-free wonder that is a fanny pack. It’s not just convenient, it’s one of the best ways for a dancer to accessorize.

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Reading Material: Winter Break Books

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The end of the semester is nearly here – and so are the days of relaxation and relief that we are all looking forward to. But with only two weeks off, it’s a good idea to keep your brain stimulated, so why not trade in your textbooks for some leisurely reading?

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Intercollegiate Apparel: Are You Swapping School Spirit?

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Students here wear their Penn State apparel every day – like it’s a uniform. Be honest: we know you own enough PSU-related clothing to complete an entire wardrobe. (Sweats? Yoga pants? Socks? Headbands? Jewelery?)

And then… there are those students who wear clothes from other colleges and
universities. We’ve seen it, and our student body is and always has been big on school spirit. Is it weird and disloyal to wear another school’s logo, or is it acceptable with good reason? We asked some of our peers for their thoughts.

Must-See Movies to Watch Over Break

Must-See Movies to Watch Over Break

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Fall break has finally arrived! We can all look forward to spending the next week at home, with family, eating lots of food, catching up with good friends … and trying to avoid inevitable boredom. Valley’s suggestion – go see a movie or two.

The Flu Shot You Won’t Be Afraid Of

The Flu Shot You Won’t Be Afraid Of

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Fall has arrived… and with it the season for flu shots. Per usual, the Student Health Center will offer fall flu clinics every Tuesday and Thursday of this month (check the UHS website for posted dates, hours and locations) – and, even though students are aware of the benefits that come with vaccination, there will always be those who hesitate. To many, needles rank among the scariest of Halloween’s ghouls and goblins. With that we couldn’t agree more, which is why we looked for (and found) a much less frightening option.

Handling Homesickness

Handling Homesickness

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Parent’s Weekend has come and gone, and your homesickness may be even harder to suppress than before. Missing home is common among all college students (upperclassmen included!). It’s okay to long for the comforts of home, but if you’re fighting back tears, let us at least help you get through until winter break.