Campus Culture

THON Dancer Mail Must-Haves

THON Dancer Mail Must-Haves

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“Here’s the mail, it never fails. It makes me wanna wag my tail. When it comes I want to wail—MAIL!”

Yes, we did just quote “Blue’s Clues”. It may be a silly song from the past, but it’s exactly how most of the dancers feel when Mail Call comes around THON weekend.

Dashing Through the Snow, on a Penn State Commons Tray…

Dashing Through the Snow, on a Penn State Commons Tray…

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As any young child would do, many of us used to laugh and make fun of our grandparents when they would tell us that their walk to school was uphill both ways. How could that even be possible?

Well, I’m sure most of you have already kicked yourselves for thinking that. When it comes to Penn State’s campus there is no such thing as “flat ground”. Walking to and from class around Happy Valley is indeed uphill both ways and can become quite of a pain in the winter months.

Hot Spots: First Dates

Hot Spots: First Dates

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Dating here is casual — as in any college setting. Our social scene just doesn’t nurture romance. On-the-dance-floor make-outs and party hopping all night doesn’t leave much room for heartfelt conversations and fairytale beginnings.

Holidays From A Townie Perspective

Holidays From A Townie Perspective

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Oh, the Holiday season.

The time when, after everyone is done freaking out about finals, students pack up and head home for a well deserved break. While some have to drive (or fly) for hours on end, a select group of students only have to endure about a 10-minute commute home.

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.

It’s Your Right to Vote

It’s Your Right to Vote

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America is on the cusp of the election and according to recent polls; Governor Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are still neck and neck. Social media has heavily influenced this year’s election, so if you don’t know what’s going on, you’re living under a rock!