Campus Life

Changing Times

COVID and consumer trends have driven dramatic turnover of downtown State College businesses.
Robyn Ryzdy '95 Com

Screen Time

Social media apps like TikTok are a constant presence in the lives of today’s college students, for whom every moment is potential content. It’s a nearly universal experience—and, for a relative few, a path to a new sort of fame.
Michelle Santiago Cortés

Pride and Purpose

An accomplished résumé, a supportive family, and a student-centric approach set the stage for Neeli Bendapudi’s historic hire as Penn State’s 19th president.
Erin Strout ’97 Com

A Grown-Up Venue

A renovated restaurant and bar in Pine Grove Mills offers locals an upscale alternative to the downtown live music scene.
Robyn Passante '95 Com

Changing of the Guard

President Neeli Bendapudi takes the helm after a transition that completes Eric Barron’s eight-year tenure.
Robyn Passante '95 Com

Down We Go

Penn Staters with a thirst for adventure—and with no apparent fear of deep holes or tight spaces—spend their weekends exploring and surveying underground worlds.
Robyn Passante '95 Com

A Historic Hire

Neeli Bendapudi will become the first woman and first person of color to lead Penn State.
Robyn Passante '95 Com