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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Robin William’s Death: A Lesson on Empathy for Society

Robin William’s Death: A Lesson on Empathy for Society

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Over the last two weeks there has been a media storm broadcasting the late Robin Williams’ suicide. As the world grieves for one of Hollywood’s most beloved comedians, mass articles have been written on ways to combat depression. However, amidst millions of internet posts about Williams, there is one thing society seems to be lacking during this time, empathy.

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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).

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Beauty & The Beach

Beauty & The Beach

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It’s officially mid-summer my friends, so if you haven’t hit the beach already, it’s about time you started packing your bags. But before you sink your toes in the sand and tune out all signs of reality, let’s talk packing. Sure, it’s easy to toss a few cute suits in your bag (thank you, Victoria’s Secret), but what about beauty necessities?

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Ugly Chic:  The Return of the Birk

Ugly Chic: The Return of the Birk

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The most comfortable sandal in the world has finally made a stylish comeback. Birkenstocks are no longer reserved only for your granola-crunching biology professor’s wardrobe. The ‘ugly’ sandal features a cork footbed, roomy toe box and wide straps.

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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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World Cup Wanderlust

World Cup Wanderlust

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So far, you probably have been paying attention to the most watched sports event aside from the Olympics on your TV screen—the FIFA World Cup. Since it doesn’t involve varied events (it’s soccer) everyone is on the same level.

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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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