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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.

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First World Problems: Packing Edition

First World Problems: Packing Edition

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There’s nothing in this world we resent more, but can completely relate to on an extremely shallow, yet intimate level. Yep, we’re talking about first world problems.
In light of finals and the inevitable chore of packing up everything you somehow managed to haul all the way here in the first place, you’re probably going to be hearing your fair share of first world problems being voiced this week and will most likely let a few slip yourself, and Valley wants to be there to say we told you so.

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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.

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Indie Films: The Best of 2013

Indie Films: The Best of 2013

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Indie films are often underrated. Just in case you weren’t sure, an “indie” film is a movie produced outside the major studio system (usually on a very small budget). Despite being low budget, indies often have great cinematography, very honest writing, and manage to bring in some outstanding actors. Once you go indie, you’ll never go back. Check out our list of the best indie films of 2013 and see for yourself.

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Why Your Hair Needs Clarifying Shampoo

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When I was home on spring break, I stopped in to see my hairdresser for a quick trim. I had been really trying to take it easy on my hair—straightener and curling iron reserved only for weekend styling. So you can imagine my surprise when my stylist merely touched my hair and was appalled by its condition.

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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.

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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.

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Getting Acquainted on Tinder

Getting Acquainted on Tinder

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Dating is hard. But, dating in college? Really hard. Between a full load of classes and multiple extracurricular activities, meeting someone we could potentially see ourselves dating is a challenge. As college students, we are constantly jumping from one time commitment to another.

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