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HackPSU Winner Creates Flying Robots That Can Find Your Cell Phone HackPSU Winner Creates Flying Robots That Can Find Your Cell Phone
11 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
"I've been working with flying robots for a long time. Obviously losing things is a big problem, so we had a concept where a flying robot could locate them," Garimella says. "We thought about how we can use this innovative technology and leverage it into a real world application." [Read More]

'Steps for State' Walking From Old Main to Harrisburg, Advocating for Appropriations 'Steps for State' Walking From Old Main to Harrisburg, Advocating for Appropriations
14 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
It's not often that supporters walk 114 miles in order to raise awareness for their cause. "We have the second-highest in-state tuition rate in the country behind Pitt, so it’s obviously a problem with Pennsylvania schools and the amount of funding that they get," John Lombardo says. [Read More]

Happy Valley's Got Talent Showcases Local Artists For a Good Cause Happy Valley's Got Talent Showcases Local Artists For a Good Cause
22 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
The Tides Program held its fifth annual Happy Valley's Got Talent fundraiser on Saturday night. "I would call it a privilege to have the opportunity to perform in front of the community. If I can use my voice to touch anyone, I’ll do that," Prime Time division winner Darlene Coulanges says. [Read More]

Flyers To Officially Pitch Beaver Stadium Game vs. Penguins To NHL Flyers To Officially Pitch Beaver Stadium Game vs. Penguins To NHL
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Doug Leeson
In January 2017, the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins franchises, we might just have the chance to see the two teams face off at Beaver Stadium. The outdoor game at Penn State has mostly been nothing but speculation until this point. [Read More]

Nonprofit Accepting Applications for Free 'Rock Group' Program for Teenagers Nonprofit Accepting Applications for Free 'Rock Group' Program for Teenagers
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff, Gazette Staff
"Young musicians need an outlet for musical expression. Sounds provides one of the only venues in State College where teens can perform," Price says. "I never had guidance from an older musician growing up and my goal is to help students by providing my experience as a learning tool for them." [Read More]

Penn State Football: As Blue White Game Draws Close, A Special Teams Preview Penn State Football: As Blue White Game Draws Close, A Special Teams Preview
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, David Abruzesse
While there are punters and kick/punt returners to worry about, the most noteworthy battle within the special teams unit falls on one big question: Who can fill Sam Ficken's big shoes? As it currently stands, redshirt freshman Joey Julius and redshirt sophomore Chris Gulla are the main contenders. [Read More]

Smoking Bleacher Motor Prompts Evacuation at State High Smoking Bleacher Motor Prompts Evacuation at State High
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
A bleacher motor in the school's North Building gymnasium began sparking and smoking at around 3 p.m., according to a news release from the school district. Administrators evacuated approximately 150 students in attendance at the basketball game. [Read More]

Happy Valley's Got Talent Promises Entertainment for Good Cause Happy Valley's Got Talent Promises Entertainment for Good Cause
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Gazette Staff
Two entertaining performances (2 p.m. matinee and 7 p.m. finals) will be held at The State Theatre in State College — the finalists range from an a capella group, to vocal performances and instrumentalists. [Read More]

Borough Establishes License Fee For Owners of Student Homes Borough Establishes License Fee For Owners of Student Homes
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
The newly-initiated Student Licensing Fee will need to be paid by all owners of properties designated as student homes. "When the ordinance was drafted, we took into consideration that existing homes wouldn't have to pay the fee," planning director Ed LeClear says. [Read More]

Penn State Pride Week Pushes Social Boundries as Part of Larger Struggle Penn State Pride Week Pushes Social Boundries as Part of Larger Struggle
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Love says public displays of LGBTQ pride push social envelopes and make some people uncomfortable – but that’s precisely the point. “It’s up to us to constantly push the limits of what it means to be queer and what it means to be normal. That’s part of why we have these celebrations.” [Read More]

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