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- Ben Jones

“You've got to rely on your work ethic and the people around you and just trust in your abilities and what you've done. We've had a pretty good run, so hopefully we'll be able to get back on track here and go.”


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Kids and Summer: Where to Go, What to Do Kids and Summer: Where to Go, What to Do
13 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette
When it comes to summer activities for children, there are a plethora of choices in Centre County. Whether it's a Penn State Sports Camp or a simply a day trip to Penn's Cave, there is something for every age and every taste. [Read More]
Centre Gives Aims to Top Previous Total on Final Day Centre Gives Aims to Top Previous Total on Final Day
21 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Centre Gives is one of the easiest ways for residents of State College and the Centre region to make a difference in the lives of their friends and neighbors -- but there are only a few short hours left to make that difference. [Read More]
Treat Mom to a Mother's Day Meal Treat Mom to a Mother's Day Meal
21 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
While you probably have plans to buy flowers and a clever greeting card, you might also want to honor the woman who packed your lunchbox every day by treating her to a meal. As is the case with any holiday, State College has a plethora of options available for Mother's Day diners. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Barbour Supports All-Or-Nothing Approach To Satellite Camps Penn State Football: Barbour Supports All-Or-Nothing Approach To Satellite Camps
22 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
“The opposition doesn’t surprise me," Barbour said on Tuesday speaking to the media in Harrisburg. "You don’t hear the opposition necessarily coming from the conferences that allow it, you hear the opposition coming from the conferences that don’t allow it and particularly the coaches." [Read More]
Sam Ficken Invited to Kansas City Chiefs Minicamp Sam Ficken Invited to Kansas City Chiefs Minicamp
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Doug Leeson
Ficken had as much of a rollercoaster career as anyone possibly could. His most infamous moment came in 2012 when Penn State lost to Virginia 17-16. The sophomore missed four field goals and an extra point in the one-point loss. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Caravan Begins, And With It A Plan To Meet Everyone Penn State Football: Caravan Begins, And With It A Plan To Meet Everyone
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
James Franklin is hitting the recruiting trail, but this time he's looking to pick up key season ticket holders as Penn State's annual PR tour kicked off on Tuesday in Harrisburg. [Read More]
Off to the Races: Centre Gives Campaign Starts Strong Off to the Races: Centre Gives Campaign Starts Strong
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“This really gives you a sense of solidarity,” Alloway says. “We all share the burden of providing these services to our community. So if we all come together, if we’re all strong, then we all succeed.” [Read More]
Remembering The Phi Psi 500: Charity, Racing, And The Pursuit Of Alcohol Remembering The Phi Psi 500: Charity, Racing, And The Pursuit Of Alcohol
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Jessica Myers
Imagine hundreds of runners and tens of thousands of spectators taking in the spectacle. Korsak candidly reminisced, “Teams of completely inappropriately dressed people would walk through the course: make-believe priests, nuns, doctors with a sick person on a gurney.” [Read More]
Trustee Chairman Attacks Alumni-Elects Over New Lawsuit Trustee Chairman Attacks Alumni-Elects Over New Lawsuit
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“Because they have now agreed to keep the information confidential, which they could have easily done instead of suing the university, we will provide the requested information,” board of trustees chairman Keith Masser says. [Read More]
A Lesson You Didn't Learn In Driver's Ed, Now You're Enrolled in Remedial Merging 101
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A Lesson You Didn't Learn In Driver's Ed, Now You're Enrolled in Remedial Merging 101
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
Now, I know what you're thinking. I'm a true-blue Pennsylvanian, honorable and fair, and I believe in waiting in line in an orderly manner. As soon as I see the "Right-Lane Closed Ahead" signs I move over into the left lane. And this is the crux of the matter – you shouldn't be doing it. [Read More]

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Kids and Summer: Where to Go, What to Do Kids and Summer: Where to Go, What to Do
13 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette
When it comes to summer activities for children, there are a plethora of choices in Centre County. Whether it's a Penn State Sports Camp or a simply a day trip to Penn's Cave, there is something for every age and every taste. [Read More]
Centre Gives Aims to Top Previous Total on Final Day Centre Gives Aims to Top Previous Total on Final Day
21 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Centre Gives is one of the easiest ways for residents of State College and the Centre region to make a difference in the lives of their friends and neighbors -- but there are only a few short hours left to make that difference. [Read More]
Treat Mom to a Mother's Day Meal Treat Mom to a Mother's Day Meal
21 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
While you probably have plans to buy flowers and a clever greeting card, you might also want to honor the woman who packed your lunchbox every day by treating her to a meal. As is the case with any holiday, State College has a plethora of options available for Mother's Day diners. [Read More]
Off to the Races: Centre Gives Campaign Starts Strong Off to the Races: Centre Gives Campaign Starts Strong
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“This really gives you a sense of solidarity,” Alloway says. “We all share the burden of providing these services to our community. So if we all come together, if we’re all strong, then we all succeed.” [Read More]
Remembering The Phi Psi 500: Charity, Racing, And The Pursuit Of Alcohol Remembering The Phi Psi 500: Charity, Racing, And The Pursuit Of Alcohol
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Jessica Myers
Imagine hundreds of runners and tens of thousands of spectators taking in the spectacle. Korsak candidly reminisced, “Teams of completely inappropriately dressed people would walk through the course: make-believe priests, nuns, doctors with a sick person on a gurney.” [Read More]
Trustee Chairman Attacks Alumni-Elects Over New Lawsuit Trustee Chairman Attacks Alumni-Elects Over New Lawsuit
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“Because they have now agreed to keep the information confidential, which they could have easily done instead of suing the university, we will provide the requested information,” board of trustees chairman Keith Masser says. [Read More]
A Lesson You Didn't Learn In Driver's Ed, Now You're Enrolled in Remedial Merging 101
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A Lesson You Didn't Learn In Driver's Ed, Now You're Enrolled in Remedial Merging 101
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
Now, I know what you're thinking. I'm a true-blue Pennsylvanian, honorable and fair, and I believe in waiting in line in an orderly manner. As soon as I see the "Right-Lane Closed Ahead" signs I move over into the left lane. And this is the crux of the matter – you shouldn't be doing it. [Read More]
Final Arguments Made in Lawsuit Between Trustees, Alumni Association Final Arguments Made in Lawsuit Between Trustees, Alumni Association
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
The four trustees were kept off the ballot and the PSAA publicly explained that sitting university trustees would likely have more influence than regular alumni council members. Then, the PSAA updated its bylaws to include a clause that states university trustees can not serve on council. [Read More]
School District Will Offer Tax Rebates to Elderly, Disabled Residents School District Will Offer Tax Rebates to Elderly, Disabled Residents
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“I’m troubled by the age requirement, though I do understand the reasoning,” said Laurel Zydney. “But at the same time, this puts in the position of dividing the populace by age when the whole idea is to give relief to those for whom the school taxes are an inordinate burden.” [Read More]
Trustees Go to Court Demanding Information On Trustee Selection Process Trustees Go to Court Demanding Information On Trustee Selection Process
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
"Petitioner Trustees are unable to fairly asses the recommended candidates without access to the Board Nomination Material," the filing reads. "...In addition, the right of a Trustee to cast an informed vote is fundamental and essential to the exercise of his or her fiduciary duty." [Read More]

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Penn State Football: Barbour Supports All-Or-Nothing Approach To Satellite Camps Penn State Football: Barbour Supports All-Or-Nothing Approach To Satellite Camps
22 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
“The opposition doesn’t surprise me," Barbour said on Tuesday speaking to the media in Harrisburg. "You don’t hear the opposition necessarily coming from the conferences that allow it, you hear the opposition coming from the conferences that don’t allow it and particularly the coaches." [Read More]
Sam Ficken Invited to Kansas City Chiefs Minicamp Sam Ficken Invited to Kansas City Chiefs Minicamp
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Doug Leeson
Ficken had as much of a rollercoaster career as anyone possibly could. His most infamous moment came in 2012 when Penn State lost to Virginia 17-16. The sophomore missed four field goals and an extra point in the one-point loss. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Caravan Begins, And With It A Plan To Meet Everyone Penn State Football: Caravan Begins, And With It A Plan To Meet Everyone
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
James Franklin is hitting the recruiting trail, but this time he's looking to pick up key season ticket holders as Penn State's annual PR tour kicked off on Tuesday in Harrisburg. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Year Two On Caravan Brings New Challenges For Franklin Penn State Football: Year Two On Caravan Brings New Challenges For Franklin
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Because for all of his charm and all of recruiting buzz, Penn State has won 10 or more games only four times since 1997. That's not Franklin's fault, but talk is cheap. Everyone talks, not everyone wins. It's not that anyone doubts if Franklin can win, they just want to see it happen. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Conway Dismissed For Violation Of Team Rules Penn State Hockey: Conway Dismissed For Violation Of Team Rules
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Conway scored 10 goals and had a total of 26 points during his up and down freshman campaign. The England native became a dependable force on both ends of the ice by the end of the year. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Busy As Free Agency Winds Down Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Busy As Free Agency Winds Down
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Not getting drafted is a fine way to start an NFL career, but it does require a lot more patience. The minutes feel like hours, the hours feel like days. When a prospect finally signs with a team for a tryout it's months of preparation finally paying off. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Assistant Brian Daly Departing Program Penn State Basketball: Assistant Brian Daly Departing Program
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Daly spend four season as a member of the Penn State basketball coaching staff and second serving as an associate head coach. He had previously worked with head coach Patrick Chambers at Boston University prior to taking the job at Penn State. [Read More]
Penn State Football: The Offseason Is Half Over, But The Real Transition Continues
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Penn State Football: The Offseason Is Half Over, But The Real Transition Continues
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
James Franklin has the task of rehabbing the facilities, reemphasizing (but not redoing) the core brand, recruiting much deeper and earlier, refocusing the national media and returning Penn State to seasons of double-digit victories. (The last time that happened? 11-2 in 2009.) [Read More]
Penn State Football: Not To Be Forgotten, Bolden's NFL Dream Comes True Penn State Football: Not To Be Forgotten, Bolden's NFL Dream Comes True
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"Coming from my city man I'm so hype for his opportunity," Bolden tweeted. "I get to show what I can do right in my backyard! I'm forever thankful I thank God for this chance." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Free Agent Picture Begins Following Conclusion Of Draft Penn State Football: Free Agent Picture Begins Following Conclusion Of Draft
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Certainly being a drafted NFL player has its benefits, that much is obvious. But when it comes to controlling your future as a player, being a free agent can bring with it certain freedoms. [Read More]

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Penn State Football: Barbour Supports All-Or-Nothing Approach To Satellite Camps Penn State Football: Barbour Supports All-Or-Nothing Approach To Satellite Camps
22 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
“The opposition doesn’t surprise me," Barbour said on Tuesday speaking to the media in Harrisburg. "You don’t hear the opposition necessarily coming from the conferences that allow it, you hear the opposition coming from the conferences that don’t allow it and particularly the coaches." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Caravan Begins, And With It A Plan To Meet Everyone Penn State Football: Caravan Begins, And With It A Plan To Meet Everyone
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
James Franklin is hitting the recruiting trail, but this time he's looking to pick up key season ticket holders as Penn State's annual PR tour kicked off on Tuesday in Harrisburg. [Read More]
Remembering The Phi Psi 500: Charity, Racing, And The Pursuit Of Alcohol Remembering The Phi Psi 500: Charity, Racing, And The Pursuit Of Alcohol
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Jessica Myers
Imagine hundreds of runners and tens of thousands of spectators taking in the spectacle. Korsak candidly reminisced, “Teams of completely inappropriately dressed people would walk through the course: make-believe priests, nuns, doctors with a sick person on a gurney.” [Read More]
Trustee Chairman Attacks Alumni-Elects Over New Lawsuit Trustee Chairman Attacks Alumni-Elects Over New Lawsuit
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“Because they have now agreed to keep the information confidential, which they could have easily done instead of suing the university, we will provide the requested information,” board of trustees chairman Keith Masser says. [Read More]
Final Arguments Made in Lawsuit Between Trustees, Alumni Association Final Arguments Made in Lawsuit Between Trustees, Alumni Association
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
The four trustees were kept off the ballot and the PSAA publicly explained that sitting university trustees would likely have more influence than regular alumni council members. Then, the PSAA updated its bylaws to include a clause that states university trustees can not serve on council. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Year Two On Caravan Brings New Challenges For Franklin Penn State Football: Year Two On Caravan Brings New Challenges For Franklin
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Because for all of his charm and all of recruiting buzz, Penn State has won 10 or more games only four times since 1997. That's not Franklin's fault, but talk is cheap. Everyone talks, not everyone wins. It's not that anyone doubts if Franklin can win, they just want to see it happen. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Conway Dismissed For Violation Of Team Rules Penn State Hockey: Conway Dismissed For Violation Of Team Rules
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Conway scored 10 goals and had a total of 26 points during his up and down freshman campaign. The England native became a dependable force on both ends of the ice by the end of the year. [Read More]
Trustees Go to Court Demanding Information On Trustee Selection Process Trustees Go to Court Demanding Information On Trustee Selection Process
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
"Petitioner Trustees are unable to fairly asses the recommended candidates without access to the Board Nomination Material," the filing reads. "...In addition, the right of a Trustee to cast an informed vote is fundamental and essential to the exercise of his or her fiduciary duty." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Busy As Free Agency Winds Down Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Busy As Free Agency Winds Down
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Not getting drafted is a fine way to start an NFL career, but it does require a lot more patience. The minutes feel like hours, the hours feel like days. When a prospect finally signs with a team for a tryout it's months of preparation finally paying off. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Assistant Brian Daly Departing Program Penn State Basketball: Assistant Brian Daly Departing Program
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Daly spend four season as a member of the Penn State basketball coaching staff and second serving as an associate head coach. He had previously worked with head coach Patrick Chambers at Boston University prior to taking the job at Penn State. [Read More]
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Russell Frank

The Amazing Disappearing Student

Five-alarm sex, eh? That's pretty awesome, all right. We will probably continue to have instructors who, for grading purposes, don't care if they ever see their students' bleary mugs as long as their charges submit passable work.

John Hook

A Lesson You Didn't Learn In Driver's Ed, Now You're Enrolled in Remedial Merging 101

Now, I know what you're thinking. I'm a true-blue Pennsylvanian, honorable and fair, and I believe in waiting in line in an orderly manner. As soon as I see the "Right-Lane Closed Ahead" signs I move over into the left lane. And this is the crux of the matter – you shouldn't be doing it.

Us Versus Them, Fighting Over Common GroundPatty Kleban

When others are identified as part of "them" it is easier to be critical and to assign negative characteristics, even though we have common ground. Republicans versus Democrats. Liberals versus conservatives. Men against women. Women against men.

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