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Michael Martin Garrett

Michael Martin Garrett is a reporter and editor for StateCollege.com who covers local government, the courts, the arts and writes the Keeping the Faith column. He's a Penn State alumnus, a published poet and the bassist in a local indie rock band.

Articles by Michael Martin Garrett

All Geek to Me: Penn State Researcher Challenges & Celebrates Geek Culture All Geek to Me: Penn State Researcher Challenges & Celebrates Geek Culture
264 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“It’s still this weird subculture with a lot of issues around gender and race and sexuality. …Of course this is confrontational. Feminism, for me, isn’t about reaffirming the status quo. It’s about knocking down walls and challenging assumptions.” [Read More]
Attorney General, State College Police Warn Against New Sophisticated Scams Attorney General, State College Police Warn Against New Sophisticated Scams
264 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
New versions of the ruse involve scammers using emails designed to look like official IRS documents and technology that displays false caller ID information. By tricking people into thinking an email or call is coming directly from the IRS, scammers are able to coerce payments for fictional taxes ou [Read More]
DA Parks Miller Attacks County Officials, Defense Attorneys in New Lawsuit DA Parks Miller Attacks County Officials, Defense Attorneys in New Lawsuit
264 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Making good on a promise made last month, Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller has filed a defamation lawsuit against practically everyone involved in the controversies that have embroiled the county government and courthouse over the past eight months. [Read More]
Police: Couple Arrested for Growing Pot Also Possessed Heroin Police: Couple Arrested for Growing Pot Also Possessed Heroin
265 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Police say the two Ferguson Township residents arrested yesterday for allegedly growing marijuana in their backyard also possessed other drugs, including over 30 bags of heroin. [Read More]
LION Bash Brings Students, Residents Together to Celebrate State College LION Bash Brings Students, Residents Together to Celebrate State College
265 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“Unfortunately, some of our residents only interact with students at 2:30 in the morning when they’re walking home, so all they see is that lifestyle conflict. But at the same time, a lot of students don’t realize how many opportunities there for them in town." [Read More]
Over 70 Marijuana Plants Seized from Ferguson Township Home
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Over 70 Marijuana Plants Seized from Ferguson Township Home
265 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
State and local law enforcement agencies seized over 70 marijuana plants from a greenhouse in the backyard.“Be kind to yourself. Be gentle to yourself. I am a child of the universe,” the male suspect said to reporters as he was being taken into custody. [Read More]
Kappa Delta Rho Whistleblower Inspects Frat House for Lawsuit, Calls for Betterment of Greek Organizations Kappa Delta Rho Whistleblower Inspects Frat House for Lawsuit, Calls for Betterment of Greek Organizations
265 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“Right now we’re hearing lots of bad things happening in a lot of fraternities around the country. Maybe it’s time start getting these bad people out of good fraternities, to get these fraternities back to what they were meant to be: helping the community, encouraging service." [Read More]
Hypnotist Entrances Grange Fair with Hilarious Results
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Hypnotist Entrances Grange Fair with Hilarious Results
265 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Corey Eminhizer didn't believe in hypnotists, and he certainly would never have lip-synced a Taylor Swift song in public. But then he came to Grange Fair. [Read More]
Christopher Lee Child Sex Trial Postponed While Judge Considers Arguments Christopher Lee Child Sex Trial Postponed While Judge Considers Arguments
265 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Lee's attorney opposed further delaying the trial, according to court documents. Since Lee was indicted last October, his trial has been pushed back six times. Rude has also argued that Lee should be released before his trial, but the judge has repeatedly denied that request. [Read More]
New Penn State Semester Brings Conflicting Emotions for Students & Professors New Penn State Semester Brings Conflicting Emotions for Students & Professors
265 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“It still feels kind of surreal to finally be here,” Santos says. “I don’t know how to describe it. It almost doesn’t feel like I’m actually in college yet.” [Read More]
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