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Fourth of July in State College

Fourth of July in State College

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While State College can be fairly quiet over the summer, it may come as a surprise to learn that it is home to the Central PA 4thFest and the best all-volunteer fireworks display in the nation! The 4thFest has been rated among the top five Largest, Biggest, Best 4th of July Fireworks show in the United States. Not shabby for a college town.

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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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Celebrate Mom Gilmore Girls Style

Celebrate Mom Gilmore Girls Style

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“Gilmore Girls” was an iconic TV show that aired from 2000-2007. It was about a single mother named Lorelai raising her daughter Rory in a very small town called Stars Hollow. Lorelai and Rory were known for their freakishly close relationship and undeniable bond that made them more like best friends than mother and daughter.

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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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Behind the Birkin Bag

Behind the Birkin Bag

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Birkin bags are the crème de la crème of handbags – the end all be all.

Created by Hermès and named after singer and actress Jane Birkin, the Birkin bag ranges in price anywhere from $7,400 to $150,000. With prices like these, it makes sense why these bags are typically seen being sported by celebs and very wealthy individuals.

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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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