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Dancing For Hope

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Senior elementary education major Ali Smith will be standing 46 hours this weekend with over 700 fellow dancers, 3,400 committee members and 15,000 student volunteers. However, there’s only one person Ali regrets won’t be there to hold her hand on the BJC floor this year.

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Thinking Pink with Pink Zone and Legally Blonde

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The theme of the day is “Act Pink. Play Pink. Think Pink,” a tagline that gives a swift bend-and-snap to Ms. Elle Woods and her Delta Nu sorority sisters in honor of the Thespian’s promo performance of Legally Blond that day, but also highlights the upcoming Pink Zone Lady Lions game and overall mission.

Dealing with Disapproval

Dealing with Disapproval

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You can officially eat Easy Mac for breakfast, Ben & Jerry’s for lunch, and use the leftovers for dinner without anyone telling you not to. But just because you’re in college now doesn’t mean there aren’t some things you still have to answer to your family about, and more often than we’d like, the answer they come up with is ‘No.’

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Penn State Gets a Lesson on Girl and Guy Code

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You know it was a good night when not only did the entrance to the show require a disclaimer sign for profanity and adult content, but your review of the event will probably need one of those, too. But, as a courtesy to sensitive eyes and ears, we’ll skip over some of the more, how should we say, unladylike material from this past Saturday evening and get straight to crackin’ the code – Girl and Guy Code, that is.

Weighing In: Welcome to the CryoZone

Weighing In: Welcome to the CryoZone

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Standing in a small, nitrogen-filled chamber wearing only my bra, underwear and a pair of shoes I’m almost certain I saw my grandma wear to the beach last summer (with probably the same pair of wool socks I have on right now, no less), I feel more like a science experiment than a girl trying out the latest fitness fad.

Four Strings of Happiness: The Penn State Ukulele Club

Four Strings of Happiness: The Penn State Ukulele Club

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The ukulele is a whole lot of happy in an itty bitty package. With only four strings and endless YouTube videos teaching you how to pluck ‘em, these fun-sized guitars attract hipsters and music-lovers alike, and luckily for everyone on campus who falls under either of those categories or somewhere in between, Penn State has a club for that.

Shopping Your Closet This Halloweekend

Shopping Your Closet This Halloweekend

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You’re sitting in class on Thursday afternoon when you get a text from your friend reminding you that she’s throwing a social tomorrow night. As is protocol in these situations, you ask her what she plans on wearing and in response she sends you a picture of cat ears and a black leotard. Oh yeah… tomorrow’s Halloween, isn’t it?

Weighing In: Ballet-Inspired Fitness

Weighing In: Ballet-Inspired Fitness

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What if we told you there was a frappe that actually reversed your calorie count, not contributed to it?
You won’t find this frappe on the menu between iced chai lattes and caramel machiattos at your local Starbucks, but you will find it on the menu at your favorite gym between plies and rond de jambes.

We’re Fall(ing) for Overalls

We’re Fall(ing) for Overalls

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Pumpkin spice everything, North Faces for days, and the realization that it’s only going to get colder from here – if you’re over all that is fall, take a second and reconsider that summer #TBT you were about to post, because we think we might have exactly what you’re looking for.

Slacklining State: Your New Favorite Pastime

Slacklining State: Your New Favorite Pastime

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On a campus as large as Penn State’s, it’s not unusual to come across something, well, unusual. It’s easy to assume the circus has come to town when you spot a group of students taking turns teetering across what can only be described as a tightrope tethered between two trees on Old Main lawn, but when it comes to writing them off as another campus oddity, Dear Old State’s resident slackliners ask that you cut them some slack.

Weighing In: Stepping Up Your Workout

Weighing In: Stepping Up Your Workout

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If you’ve been breathing a little heavier since being back on campus, you’re not alone. And no, we’re not talking about seasonal allergies or your uncontrollable (and frankly uncomfortable) reaction to the amount of cute boys per square foot. Whether you’re walking to the library, class, or just trying to walk back to your room, Penn State is vertically challenged in the worst way possible.