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State College Planning Improvements to Fairmount Avenue Park State College Planning Improvements to Fairmount Avenue Park
by Geoff Rushton

A State College park that hasn't gotten much attention over the past few decades could soon be seeing some improvements to make it a more inviting space for people of all ages. Full Story →

Body Ink Has Gone Mainstream, and Centre County Tattoo Artists Are Thriving Body Ink Has Gone Mainstream, and Centre County Tattoo Artists Are Thriving

Yes, tattoos have gone mainstream. Just ask the many tattoo artists in Centre County, who seem to always be busy with customers. They are ready to help you find the perfect art to fit your skin.

StateCollege.com - Vincent Corso, Town&Gown
Penn State Football: Thompkins Posts Fast 40 While Barkley Sleeps on the Couch Penn State Football: Thompkins Posts Fast 40 While Barkley Sleeps on the Couch

Penn State wideout DeAndre Thompkins showcased his speed and quickness during Pro Day on Tuesday morning, headlining the testing with a 4.33 40-yard dash.

StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Beto O'Rourke Brings Campaign to Penn State Beto O'Rourke Brings Campaign to Penn State

O'Rourke — the first 2020 candidate to make a visit to Penn State, though likely not the last given Pennsylvania's position as a battleground state — spoke about a range of topics including immigration, criminal justice reform, health care, the Green New Deal, economic equity and more during a

StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
In Defense of Babies
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In Defense of Babies

When we’re not contemplating our own demise, or the end of civilization, there’s joy, and what is a baby, if not, according to the idiom, a bundle of joy?

StateCollege.com - Russell Frank

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Monterey Jazz Festival Tour to Feature Rising Talents at Eisenhower Auditorium Monterey Jazz Festival Tour to Feature Rising Talents at Eisenhower Auditorium
8 hours ago - StateCollege.com
California’s Monterey Jazz Festival is the longest consecutively running festival of its kind. In celebration of its six decades, the festival’s touring arm will bring to Penn State a diverse roster of millennial talent representing the future leaders of jazz. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Barratt Picks Up First-Team Honors Penn State Hockey: Barratt Picks Up First-Team Honors
18 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State sophomore forward Evan Barratt is one of three Nittany Lions to pick up Big Ten honors. The conference announced a slew of accolades on Tuesday afternoon. [Read More]
Penn State Football: McSorley Looks Sharp At Pro Day Penn State Football: McSorley Looks Sharp At Pro Day
21 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Of the 1,215 passes Trace McSorley has thrown in his collegiate career, it would be hard to argue that the few dozen he slung down the field during Penn State's Pro Day on Tuesday morning were more important, but he looked good all the same. [Read More]
Candlelight Vigil to Be Held for New Zealand Mosque Shooting Victims Candlelight Vigil to Be Held for New Zealand Mosque Shooting Victims
23 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Mackenzie Cullen
A candlelight vigil will be held at Penn State to honor the victims of last week's New Zealand mosque shootings. Members of the community will gather at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday (March 19) at Old Main. [Read More]
Frutta Bowls Ready for Grand Opening Frutta Bowls Ready for Grand Opening
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Hope Damato
New Jersey-based Frutta Bowls will officially open its doors in downtown State College Saturday at 9 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, following a soft opening this week. [Read More]
State College Hockey Hosts Central Cambria for Laurel Mountain Championship State College Hockey Hosts Central Cambria for Laurel Mountain Championship
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
State College will take on Central Cambria on Tuesday night at Pegula Ice Arena for the Laurel Mountain Hockey League varsity championship. [Read More]
Construction Season Is Here. How Will It Affect Centre County in 2019? Construction Season Is Here. How Will It Affect Centre County in 2019?
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Vincent Corso
The snow is melting away and spring is coming, but along with the welcomed warm weather comes orange construction cones that can sometimes make travel feel just as sketchy as a snow-covered roadway. [Read More]
TLT 2019: A Peek into the Future of Learning.
Column
TLT 2019: A Peek into the Future of Learning.
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
Penn State's Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology far exceeded my expectations and raised my curiosity about the future of education. Think major paradigm shifts integrating technology in most aspects of learning. [Read More]
Local Fire, EMS Companies Receive $250,000 in State Grants Local Fire, EMS Companies Receive $250,000 in State Grants
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Centre County fire companies and emergency medical service providers have been awarded a total of $250,156.09 in state grant funding for this year. [Read More]
Nearly 150 Candidates Running for Offices in Centre County Primaries Nearly 150 Candidates Running for Offices in Centre County Primaries
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
A total of 148 candidates will be on ballots in the May 21 primary election for county and municipal offices in Centre County. Here is everyone who is running. [Read More]

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Monterey Jazz Festival Tour to Feature Rising Talents at Eisenhower Auditorium Monterey Jazz Festival Tour to Feature Rising Talents at Eisenhower Auditorium
8 hours ago - StateCollege.com
California’s Monterey Jazz Festival is the longest consecutively running festival of its kind. In celebration of its six decades, the festival’s touring arm will bring to Penn State a diverse roster of millennial talent representing the future leaders of jazz. [Read More]
Frutta Bowls Ready for Grand Opening Frutta Bowls Ready for Grand Opening
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Hope Damato
New Jersey-based Frutta Bowls will officially open its doors in downtown State College Saturday at 9 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, following a soft opening this week. [Read More]
Construction Season Is Here. How Will It Affect Centre County in 2019? Construction Season Is Here. How Will It Affect Centre County in 2019?
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Vincent Corso
The snow is melting away and spring is coming, but along with the welcomed warm weather comes orange construction cones that can sometimes make travel feel just as sketchy as a snow-covered roadway. [Read More]
TLT 2019: A Peek into the Future of Learning.
Column
TLT 2019: A Peek into the Future of Learning.
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
Penn State's Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology far exceeded my expectations and raised my curiosity about the future of education. Think major paradigm shifts integrating technology in most aspects of learning. [Read More]
Local Fire, EMS Companies Receive $250,000 in State Grants Local Fire, EMS Companies Receive $250,000 in State Grants
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Centre County fire companies and emergency medical service providers have been awarded a total of $250,156.09 in state grant funding for this year. [Read More]
Nearly 150 Candidates Running for Offices in Centre County Primaries Nearly 150 Candidates Running for Offices in Centre County Primaries
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
A total of 148 candidates will be on ballots in the May 21 primary election for county and municipal offices in Centre County. Here is everyone who is running. [Read More]
Ferguson Township Looking to Make Northland Area More Commuter-Friendly Ferguson Township Looking to Make Northland Area More Commuter-Friendly
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Vincent Corso
Looking to improve safety for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists alike, Ferguson Township has been working on a Northland area mobility study, and it is asking for the public’s help in prioritizing their efforts. [Read More]
New Facilities Help Shaver’s Creek Educate the Next Generation of Conservationists New Facilities Help Shaver’s Creek Educate the Next Generation of Conservationists
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Karen Walker
Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center is situated in a tranquil setting so removed from the hubbub of a bustling campus and ongoing construction, it’s easy to forget that this nature-lover’s mecca is a mere 20-minute drive from downtown State College. [Read More]
College Admissions Scandal Is No Laughing Matter
Column
College Admissions Scandal Is No Laughing Matter
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
The college admissions bribery and cheating scandal has been a comedian's dream. The only thing is, it isn’t even a bit funny. It’s horrific, and sums up so much that is wrong with our society. [Read More]
Understand the Different Types of Income When Planning for Retirement Understand the Different Types of Income When Planning for Retirement
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Judy Loy
When planning for retirement, it is important to consider all sources of income. There are three sources of income throughout life: social capital, human capital and financial capital. [Read More]

All Local & Penn State Sports

 
Penn State Hockey: Barratt Picks Up First-Team Honors Penn State Hockey: Barratt Picks Up First-Team Honors
18 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State sophomore forward Evan Barratt is one of three Nittany Lions to pick up Big Ten honors. The conference announced a slew of accolades on Tuesday afternoon. [Read More]
Penn State Football: McSorley Looks Sharp At Pro Day Penn State Football: McSorley Looks Sharp At Pro Day
21 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Of the 1,215 passes Trace McSorley has thrown in his collegiate career, it would be hard to argue that the few dozen he slung down the field during Penn State's Pro Day on Tuesday morning were more important, but he looked good all the same. [Read More]
State College Hockey Hosts Central Cambria for Laurel Mountain Championship State College Hockey Hosts Central Cambria for Laurel Mountain Championship
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
State College will take on Central Cambria on Tuesday night at Pegula Ice Arena for the Laurel Mountain Hockey League varsity championship. [Read More]
All-American Kyle Conel to Seek Medical Redshirt, Transfer to Penn State Wrestling All-American Kyle Conel to Seek Medical Redshirt, Transfer to Penn State Wrestling
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Anthony Colucci
What will life after Bo Nickal look like for Penn State wrestling? It could potentially include a former third-place finisher in his place at 197 pounds. [Read More]
What Kind of Quarterbacks do Penn State’s James Franklin & Ricky Rahne Like Best?
Column
What Kind of Quarterbacks do Penn State’s James Franklin & Ricky Rahne Like Best?
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
A few years ago, when I pointed out in a column that James Franklin’s QBs at Vandy did their share of running, the head coach then very quickly pointed out to me that he’s coached a fair number of drop-back passers in his career. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Thump Ohio State 5-1 To Advance To Big Ten Tournament Title Game Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Thump Ohio State 5-1 To Advance To Big Ten Tournament Title Game
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Nothing on paper suggested that Penn State should have beaten Ohio State 5-1 like it did on Sunday afternoon in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Chambers To Return In 2019, But Goals Must Be High Penn State Basketball: Chambers To Return In 2019, But Goals Must Be High
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"My support for Pat has never wavered," Barbour told StateCollege.com in a statement following the initial report on Thursday night. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Season Ends As Nittany Lions Fall 77-72 In Overtime To Minnesota Penn State Basketball: Season Ends As Nittany Lions Fall 77-72 In Overtime To Minnesota
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State lost 77-72 in overtime to Minnesota in the second round in the Big Ten Tournament, a loss punctuated by at least two seemingly obvious officiating blunders, a struggling second half offense and the slow but steady comeback trail by the Gophers. [Read More]
James Franklin’s Latest Hire for Penn State: The Idaho State Ties that Bind(er)
Column
James Franklin’s Latest Hire for Penn State: The Idaho State Ties that Bind(er)
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
James Franklin keeps a binder full of potential hires in case he has an opening. CJF didn’t need it when he brought on his newest assistant, Joe Lorig. Franklin just had to dig back into his memory bank from 20 years and 2,013 miles ago. [Read More]
ESPN to Broadcast Every Match of NCAA Wrestling Championships ESPN to Broadcast Every Match of NCAA Wrestling Championships
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Anthony Colucci
ESPN announced Thursday it will feature three sessions of the NCAA Championships in primetime, broadcast each session on its family of networks, and stream every match online. [Read More]

All Penn State News

 
Penn State Hockey: Barratt Picks Up First-Team Honors Penn State Hockey: Barratt Picks Up First-Team Honors
18 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State sophomore forward Evan Barratt is one of three Nittany Lions to pick up Big Ten honors. The conference announced a slew of accolades on Tuesday afternoon. [Read More]
Penn State Football: McSorley Looks Sharp At Pro Day Penn State Football: McSorley Looks Sharp At Pro Day
21 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Of the 1,215 passes Trace McSorley has thrown in his collegiate career, it would be hard to argue that the few dozen he slung down the field during Penn State's Pro Day on Tuesday morning were more important, but he looked good all the same. [Read More]
New Facilities Help Shaver’s Creek Educate the Next Generation of Conservationists New Facilities Help Shaver’s Creek Educate the Next Generation of Conservationists
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Karen Walker
Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center is situated in a tranquil setting so removed from the hubbub of a bustling campus and ongoing construction, it’s easy to forget that this nature-lover’s mecca is a mere 20-minute drive from downtown State College. [Read More]
What Kind of Quarterbacks do Penn State’s James Franklin & Ricky Rahne Like Best?
Column
What Kind of Quarterbacks do Penn State’s James Franklin & Ricky Rahne Like Best?
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
A few years ago, when I pointed out in a column that James Franklin’s QBs at Vandy did their share of running, the head coach then very quickly pointed out to me that he’s coached a fair number of drop-back passers in his career. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Thump Ohio State 5-1 To Advance To Big Ten Tournament Title Game Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Thump Ohio State 5-1 To Advance To Big Ten Tournament Title Game
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Nothing on paper suggested that Penn State should have beaten Ohio State 5-1 like it did on Sunday afternoon in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals. [Read More]
TGIF: State College Weekend Events for March 15-17 TGIF: State College Weekend Events for March 15-17
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
The Home and Garden Show, baseball, Irish music, Yonder Mountain String Band, 'Live the Stream' documentary, comedy, dance and more highlight the weekend around the area. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Chambers To Return In 2019, But Goals Must Be High Penn State Basketball: Chambers To Return In 2019, But Goals Must Be High
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"My support for Pat has never wavered," Barbour told StateCollege.com in a statement following the initial report on Thursday night. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Season Ends As Nittany Lions Fall 77-72 In Overtime To Minnesota Penn State Basketball: Season Ends As Nittany Lions Fall 77-72 In Overtime To Minnesota
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State lost 77-72 in overtime to Minnesota in the second round in the Big Ten Tournament, a loss punctuated by at least two seemingly obvious officiating blunders, a struggling second half offense and the slow but steady comeback trail by the Gophers. [Read More]
James Franklin’s Latest Hire for Penn State: The Idaho State Ties that Bind(er)
Column
James Franklin’s Latest Hire for Penn State: The Idaho State Ties that Bind(er)
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
James Franklin keeps a binder full of potential hires in case he has an opening. CJF didn’t need it when he brought on his newest assistant, Joe Lorig. Franklin just had to dig back into his memory bank from 20 years and 2,013 miles ago. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Limoges Having Fun, Setting Records And Chasing History Penn State Hockey: Limoges Having Fun, Setting Records And Chasing History
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I think when things are going your way it feels good and the puck keeps coming back to you and it seems like al the bounces are going your way and that's how it felt last weekend and it felt good," he added. [Read More]
StateCollege.com Columnists
Russell Frank

In Defense of Babies

When we’re not contemplating our own demise, or the end of civilization, there’s joy, and what is a baby, if not, according to the idiom, a bundle of joy?

Joe Battista

TLT 2019: A Peek into the Future of Learning.

Penn State's Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology far exceeded my expectations and raised my curiosity about the future of education. Think major paradigm shifts integrating technology in most aspects of learning.

College Admissions Scandal Is No Laughing MatterPatty Kleban

The college admissions bribery and cheating scandal has been a comedian's dream. The only thing is, it isn’t even a bit funny. It’s horrific, and sums up so much that is wrong with our society.

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