5 Struggles that Only Penn State Students Understand

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I would like to preface this article by saying that Penn State University, as we all know, is the greatest school on Earth. We have a pristine campus, some of the most fun bars and the best student section in the Big Ten. What’s not to love? Every great school, however, has its flaws. So, although we LOVE YOU, Penn State, these are the top five things we struggle with.

WCW: Our Favorite Boss B*tch Quotes

WCW: Our Favorite Boss B*tch Quotes

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In today’s society, its easy for us girls to get down on ourselves. We are constantly being compared to celebrities and are in an uphill battle to compete with men. When some of our favorite women in power give us quotes such as the ones listed below, it really helps to boost our self-esteem and motivation.

Vamos! LionChariot Haunted Rides

Vamos! LionChariot Haunted Rides

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As a Penn State student, you are no stranger to Vamos! Lion Chariot rides. Vamos! provides a different way to get around town- by bike. Getting picked up in one of these chariots is the most entertaining way to get around campus and downtown. The friendly and upbeat drivers paired with bumpin’ music makes for a great time. In the spirit of Halloween, Vamos! is changing up their style. We spoke to Todd Miner, the Founder/Owner, to get the lowdown on the spirited new rides.

The Five People We Love to Hate on Facebook

The Five People We Love to Hate on Facebook

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Before we were blessed with Twitter, Instagram and Tinder, there was Facebook. In high school, Facebook was the end-all and be-all of social media. It was important how many tagged photos you were in and how many people liked your profile picture. The most important thing, though, was the amount of friends you had. Looking back now, we have all noticed certain “friends” whose requests we wish we never accepted.

Senior Year Relationships

Senior Year Relationships

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Is it the beginning of the end, or the end of the beginning? As some students enter into their final year at the beloved Penn State, they find themselves in certain situations that they did not expect. One of the most interesting changes that goes on at the start of senior year is the making or breaking of relationships.

The Do’s and Don’ts for the Beginning of any Semester

The Do’s and Don’ts for the Beginning of any Semester

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Ever since we were little the beginning of school was an exciting time. Now that you attend Penn State, exciting is an understatement. There is nothing like stepping onto Penn State’s campus for the first time in the fall. Stepping into your first class, however… that’s another story. To get you started, Valley has provided some tips to help adapt to the new semester.

TBT: The Top 5 Stores of Our Awkward Youth

TBT: The Top 5 Stores of Our Awkward Youth

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Let’s face it – what you wore in middle school mattered. You just weren’t considered cool if your clothes weren’t from an acceptably cool store. Stores that you are now embarrassed to admit you ever shopped at. Here’s a throwback Thursday shout-out to the clothing stores of our awkward youth.

TBT: Friends

TBT: Friends

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As I sat down to write this article, I was instantly shocked that I hadn’t thought of it earlier. Not only was Friends one of the longest running sitcoms, but it was also a personal favorite show of mine.

TBT: The AIM Era

TBT: The AIM Era

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For many of us, AOL Instant Messenger was the first way we were able to really communicate with our friends outside of school. When obtaining a cell phone was still just a dream, our desktop computers were there to fill the void.

TBT: Barbie

TBT: Barbie

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Our throwback this week is dedicated to the glammest gal we’ve ever known: Barbie. Along with her shiny blonde hair, long tan legs and super hot boyfriend, she had a dreamy house, her own private jet and multiple sports cars.

TBT: Halloween’s Glory Days

TBT: Halloween’s Glory Days

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How lucky are we that our throwback for this week falls on everyone’s favorite holiday, Halloween? For us college kids, Halloween is an weekend-long event during which we get to dress up in costumes, go out with friends and hopefully capture a profile picture to last at least the next month.

TBT: MySpace

TBT: MySpace

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This week’s TBT goes out to the original Facebook. MySpace was the social media of 7th grade, the place to see who your ex’s Top 8 friends were and the reason our GPA’s went downhill after 6th grade.

TBT: The OC

TBT: The OC

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Orange County was an enchanting world of nice cars, spoiled teenagers and adults who acted like their spoiled teenagers. Sounds enticing, we know. This TBT goes out to our four best friends and the joy they brought us for four seasons.

TBT: Mean Girls

TBT: Mean Girls

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You’re probably wondering how Mean Girls qualifies as a Throwback. You may be thinking, “I just stayed in last Wednesday night and watched the DVD I got as a present a last year for my birthday.”

TBT: Gel Pens

TBT: Gel Pens

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In middle school, nothing was more exciting than purchasing and opening a fresh pack of Milky Way Gel Pens – except, maybe, showing them off to our friends.

TBT: Chokers

TBT: Chokers

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Our Throwback Thursday this week is dedicated to the staple item that ­­­graced our necks every day during our adolescent years: the choker. Choker necklaces seemed to complete every outfit perfectly, especially since they came in multiple colors and designs.

TBT: Laguna Beach

TBT: Laguna Beach

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“Let the rain fall down and wake my dreams…” This Thursday we’re throwing it back to the most exciting weekly occurrence of our high school days: Laguna Beach.