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A Girl’s Guide to Fighting Sweat

A Girl’s Guide to Fighting Sweat

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Sweating, perspiring, dripping, whatever you call it, you hate it, it’s horrible. Whether you’re walking from Willard to Thomas, dancing in a packed frat or bar, or sitting in a stuffy classroom, you’re probably sweating everywhere. It is obvious that no amount of deodorant or perfume can disguise your sweaty body parts, but don’t worry.

A Dash of Healthy: Spiced Chicken Power Bowl

A Dash of Healthy: Spiced Chicken Power Bowl

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Change how you see chicken with our Spiced Chicken Power Bowl. Each serving is a complete meal, packed with 35 grams of protein from whole grains and lean meat. Quinoa, one of the main ingredients, is a go-to power food. While it’s often labeled as a grain it’s actually a seed, made up of all 8 essential amino acids. In college-speak this means you can count on quinoa as a complete source of protein— it’s got your back.

Taking Your Closet From Drab to Fab

Taking Your Closet From Drab to Fab

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From dorm rooms to apartments, many of us have become accustomed to the small closet life. Sure we all probably have high hopes of having a roomy walk-in closet one-day, but for now we must make use of what we have. Having a small closet means maximizing every inch of space. Organization is a key factor in successful space maximization.

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.

Most Common Sylly Week State-stagrams

Most Common Sylly Week State-stagrams

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We’re insta-back to Penn State for another soon-to-be insta-amazing year, so you know what’s coming and you’re more than likely a contributor. Get ready to throw your dying iPhone in a fitted rage at the nearest wall for freezing up, because your Instagram feed is about to actually burst into flames.

Realizing You’re Not a Freshman Anymore

Realizing You’re Not a Freshman Anymore

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It’s no secret that all upperclassmen are in denial about not being freshmen anymore. Once they start their sophomore year and they see the next batch of twerps move into East wearing their lanyards and brand new Penn State Football shirts, they start to realize that the many perks that came with the freshman life are now gone.

Summer Flings Fly Away

Summer Flings Fly Away

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Ever seen the movie, 500 days of summer? Well, having a summer fling is a relationship that is similar to this movie with some cheesy one liners, pointless emotional fights and a whole lot of summer lovin’. Instead of Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the main lovers, replace them with you and your partner.

Back-To-School Style: Campus Edition

Back-To-School Style: Campus Edition

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To all my ladies (and any willing gentlemen) out there, it’s time to address the way you dress. Whether you’re rolling out of bed just in time for class or waking up at the crack of dawn to primp and prep, the outfit you choose in the morning can make or break you later on (Yes, it’s that serious).

Thank You, Dear Old State

Thank You, Dear Old State

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Freshman year was weird.

It was fun, challenging, made me want to drop out and move to California and made me question why I couldn’t skip high school and come straight to State. It’s mind blowing to think it’s over and I’m moving on to sophomore year.

You Made It Class of 2014

You Made It Class of 2014

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Dear graduating seniors,
Congratulations! You did it. You successfully balanced your schoolwork, social life and your various extracurricular activities for the last four years. As sad as it is to say it, your time in Happy Valley is almost over.

Stages of an All-nighter

Stages of an All-nighter

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Going to college comes with tons of awesome experiences: your first football game, your 21st birthday bar crawl, killer internships and (for Penn Staters) THON. But with the mad perks college gives you, come the cons along with it. The dreaded right of passage we all experience? The all-nighter.

The Stages of Crushing on your TA

The Stages of Crushing on your TA

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Admitting you have a crush may sound juvenile when you say it out loud (obviously boys don’t have cooties), but there’s no harm in a little window shopping every once in awhile. It’s innocent fun and makes you feel like a kid again, which is a nice refresher when hooking up is the norm nowadays.