The Penn Stater Daily — Feb. 4, 2014
Fashion statements: It’s official: James Franklin merch is hitting stores in downtown State College. Among the new designs, inspired largely by social media: “Franklion” tees, and gear emblazoned with some of Franklin’s most memorable quotes, including “Dominate the State.” Managers from The Family Clothesline and Lion’s Pride tell The Daily Collegian that the response to the Franklin items has been “very good,” and that new designs are already in the works.
On Key: You don’t have to convince me that Keegan-Michael Key ’96g is one of the most creative people on the planet. I interviewed Key back in November for an upcoming feature in the March/April issue, and more than making me laugh (though he did that — a lot), he also made me think. That smart brand of comedy landed Key and co-star Jordan Peele the no. 18 spot on FastCompany‘s list of 2013’s Most Creative People. The article delves into the duo’s writing process, which is both surprisingly simple and incredibly intelligent.
From Hand to mouth: Penn State’s new offensive line coach Herb Hand had no idea that a simple tweet about his lunch would start an all-out firestorm. Coach Hand (@CoachHand) made a pitstop yesterday afternoon at Canyon Pizza for a slice and shared his whereabouts on Twitter (above). Local pizza purists shot back with comments questioning Hand’s choice and offering, shall we say, “suggestions” on where he might find better pizza in State College. (Onward State collected some of the most colorful tweets here.) Hand’s response: “I see a pizza throw down in the near future.”
Mary Murphy, associate editor