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Student vets ought be visible Student vets ought be visible
464 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
From a recent graduate and war veteran, I commend The Daily Collegian for featuring the growing military veteran community so early in the semester. Veterans and other adult learners peak on campus during post war periods, but they have always been a portion of the undergraduate community. [Read More]

Starbucks wireless won't add charm Starbucks wireless won't add charm
464 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
It's sort of embarrassing to admit now, but a large reason why I applied to Penn State was because I could envision myself sitting under the large trees on campus doing homework. But after a few weeks stumbling around University Park I realized that the giant tree roots under the enormous elms on [Read More]

New THON rules divert focus New THON rules divert focus
464 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
The 2011 THON rulebook released Monday revealed changes in policies for the upcoming year that THON officials hope will make the event fair for all participating student groups. Changes include different requirements and categories for participating student organizations, and a shorter list of [Read More]

Islam still threat post-9/11 Islam still threat post-9/11
464 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
I was surprised when reading Monday's column, "Mosque opponents are misguided," to discover that the columnist is such a strong supporter of George W. Bush. The columnist praised Bush for his "wise words" on Islam. But where have those "wise words" gotten us? Almost a decade after the Sept. 11 [Read More]

No real need for White House No real need for White House
464 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
In response to Tuesday's letter "No White House home game is bad administrative choice," Mr. Korsak's argument that "White House games have become a great tradition" is, unfortunately, countered by the fact that scheduling soft non-conference opponents seems to have become just as pervasive a [Read More]

Shutting out greeks not FTK Shutting out greeks not FTK
464 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
Greeks 4 Kids was created after the Interfraternity Council (IFC) and Panhellenic Council's (PHC) removal from the THON Overall Committee. The IFC, PHC and 2010 Overall Committee collaborated on the best way to show the removal of the AVP as a positive and to sustain, if not increase, greek [Read More]

THON should provide answers THON should provide answers
464 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
In response to Monday's article "Leaders question THON structure," I do not believe that revealing fundraising totals would negatively affect the kids. Friendly competition is vital to many fundraising efforts. Why is the overall committee rejecting the input of the population that the liaisons are [Read More]

Pirates, PSU pride never falters Pirates, PSU pride never falters
464 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
Despite the Pirate's lacklustre winning record, people go to Pirates games because Pittsburgh loves Pittsburgh. I've experienced this amazing sense of pride in the only other place I've ever lived -- right here in State College [Read More]

Expansion on G.I. should pass Expansion on G.I. should pass
464 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
The bill would grant more scholarship money to veterans and include tuition to vocational and professional schools. Given the previous success of the G.I. Bill, further expansion of benefits for veterans is a step in the right direction. After devoting years of their lives to protecting this [Read More]

Dining services must halt use of battery-cage eggs in halls Dining services must halt use of battery-cage eggs in halls
465 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
The recall of over half a billion battery-cage eggs due to salmonella contamination highlights the need for Penn State Dining Services to switch to cage-free eggs in its campus dining halls. [Read More]

No White House home game is bad administrative choice No White House home game is bad administrative choice
465 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
Those of you not here for the summer may have missed the administration's announcement that there would not be a White House game declared because the home stand games didn't warrant it. Forget for a minute that we are likely to start a freshman quarterback, the fact that the head coach appears to [Read More]

IFC president right in voicing his concerns with THON issue IFC president right in voicing his concerns with THON issue
465 weeks ago - The Daily Collegian Online
Max Wendkos is right in bringing up the discussion about the leadership of THON. I fully support THON, the great accomplishment that is THON and how we are able to support families and children with pediatric cancer. It's becoming more apparent that THON wishes to eliminate greek influence [Read More]

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