What most students don’t know is that over the summer Agostinelli’s opened Agostinelli Café and Juice Bar in the front part of McLanahan’s – and they brought along something students in State College haven’t been able to find before.
Could you imagine having to save all of your food not because you had to go shopping, but because you didn’t know where your next meal was coming from? A Penn State fraternity is trying to stop that from happening in State College.
After tough years filled with playground fights, embarrassing prom photos, and late-night study sessions, we are finally adults with an undergraduate degree. It’s time to put down the textbooks and take on the real world. Or is it?
At noon today, about 100 students and State College residents gathered on Old Main Lawn to rally against the actions of Penn State’s chapter of the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity. By now it is no secret what these men have done and how their actions are affecting our campus.
It’s time to get loud, Penn State. Louder than we’ve ever been at the Pegula Ice Arena or Beaver Stadium, louder than anyone can fathom. This time around, we need to raise our voices and take a stand against Kappa Delta Rho’s actions and support our fellow Nittany Lions that were so terribly abused and exploited.
The HUB. It’s everyone’s favorite meeting spot and it’s the best place to gossip with friends while pretending to do homework. You probably visit the HUB daily and grab your favorite food items without thinking twice.
As college students, paying attention in class is life’s biggest struggle, getting enough sleep is a rarity and having enough money is more of a joke than a life skill. But what if there was a way to kill two birds with one stone.
Whether you’re going somewhere warmer than State College, colder (yikes), or anywhere in between, Valley has you covered on what you need to make the most of spring break.
They don’t call it “Happy Valley” for nothing.
Just last week, Penn Staters were insulted by ESPN commentator Keith Olbermann. Well, all of us here at Valley know that his remarks are not true.
Working on State Patty’s can be the ultimate nightmare for a student, but before you start to cry, understand that as you get older, you will start to learn that there is a thing called responsibility and it’s important to develop this quality over the course of your college career.
“Oh my gosh it can’t be true! It just can’t be!” This was basically Valley’s train of thought when we discovered that Clinique found a new home in Penn State’s student bookstore. Now, not only can you purchase some books and Penn State gear, but you can also pick up some makeup tips and products while you’re at it!
If you ask someone why they came to Penn State or their favorite thing about Penn State, you can expect some of them to say THON. If you know what THON is, then you will understand why. However, so many people outside of THON haven’t even begun to grasp the idea.
For most Penn State students attending THON at least once during their time here at University Park is an obligation rather than just a suggestion. For 703 Penn State students this year, they not only fulfilled this obligation but went the extra mile. This year over 700 students didn’t just attend THON, they danced at THON.
The entertainment committee has a hard job of picking songs and bands to please not only the volunteers and spectators, but the dancers as well. After all, they’re the ones on their feet for 46 hours! Valley talked to a few of this year’s dancers to see what songs they’ve liked dancing (or singing!) along to, or what songs they’re hoping to hear:
Thousands of us are in the stands right now. Some of us come and go with generous breaks in between, and some of us decide to stay for…well, a long time. Being in the stands is an underrated struggle — you really can’t move much. Sure, you can go take a walk on the concourse, but you can’t spend half your time ditching your org.
As mail is lined up in the back of the Bryce Jordan Center, the dancers are called up group by group to receive envelopes spilling with supportive letters from their friends and loved ones. Reading these can give the dancers that extra boost of energy they need during the later hours of THON.
The floor of the BJC is a sea of neon Nike’s every third weekend of February for THON. Dancer’s embrace the bright colors while staying comfortable and practical by wearing one-of-a-kind socks with their favorite sneakers. Valley hit the floor and met the owner’s of some of the brightest, cutest shoe/sock combinations at THON 2015.
When you are on the dance floor, looking around at all the upbeat individuals resisting the urge to sit down all in the name of fighting for the cause, you can’t help but be incredibly proud of them. We couldn’t help but wonder what these dedicated dancers are wishing for or thinking about during this time. Valley had a chance to catch up with some of the dancers for THON 2015 to find out just what that might be.
When it comes to THON, everything is for the kids. In this case, THON participants were more than willing to share some of their luscious locks in order to provide wigs that can withstand everyday activities that kids partake in such as playing a sport or taking a shower. This is all made possible through the Wigs for Kids organization.
“Experience THON, wherever you are.” The 46 LIVE webcast has been broadcasting THON to the world since 4:30 Friday afternoon, and Executive Producer Erica Kasan says it has been a huge success.