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The Penn Stater Daily — March 3, 2014

A kinder, gentler State Patty’s Day: The combined efforts of the university, State College authorities, local businesses, and many student groups seem to be working, as the fallout from this year’s State Patty’s Day festivities was largely minimized. For the third year running, crime was down in the borough, with State College police saying it was “similar to a football weekend.” As late-winter traditions go, it was nice to see the student-run Day of Service back for a fourth year.

Courtesy of Onward State

Maggie Lucas cradles another Big Ten trophy. Courtesy of Onward State

Three for all: The women’s basketball team on Saturday claimed its third straight Big Ten championship, beating Michigan 77-62. The Lady Lions’ terrific senior class went out in style in its last regular-season home game, with Ariel Edwards, Talia East, Maggie Lucas, and Dara Taylor all posting double digits in the win.

And speaking of champs: The Penn State women edged Michigan over the weekend to claim the program’s third Big Ten Indoor championship. And Shane Ryan, just a sophomore, set the Penn State and Big Ten record in the 100 freestyle to earn Swimmer of the Big Ten Championships. He’s the first Nittany Lion so honored.

All aboard: Thirty-two alumni will vie for three open seats in this year’s Board of Trustees election. Our Lori Shontz ’91, ’13g has the scoop, including details about the Alumni Association voting guide, which we’ll publish within the next month.

Right said TED: The fourth annual TEDxPSU event was held Sunday at Schwab Auditorium. Onward State has the highlights.

Ryan Jones, senior editor

March 3, 2014 at 3:42 am Leave a comment

The Penn Stater Daily — Nov. 26, 2013

It’s here: Winter, that is. Those of us non-students still hanging around University Park woke up to a solid coating of the white stuff this morning — and some serious weather advisories, to boot. Holiday travel headaches aside, it sure makes for a pretty picture.

Via @penn_state

Via @penn_state

Remembering a warrior: Sad news from yesterday’s Daily Collegian: Former Nittany Lion Brandon Ream ’06 Bus passed away Monday after battling bone marrow cancer for nearly two years. Ream, a State College native, was remembered by friends and former teammates, including Ream’s former roommate and NFL linebacker Tim Shaw ’06 Bus, on Twitter: “Broken hearted for the loss of my best friend, brother, teammate, roommate, and warrior @BrandonReam.”

Risky business: “Colleen and Bill [O’Brien] aren’t sure they want their son to play tackle football at all.” It’s a pretty shocking statement, but in yesterday’s Philadelphia Inquirer, writer and Penn State student Dan Norton explores why lots of parents are rethinking youth football because of its physical risks. Though Michael O’Brien, age 8, is (predictably) obsessed with the sport, his parents are encouraging him to hold off until he’s at least a teenager. Says Bill: “I have a really strong belief that kids should be really confident with their bodies before they play tackle football.”

Tough trivia: Did you happen to catch Jeopardy! last night? That contestant in the middle spot was Penn State medical student Johnna Mahoney (not Johanna, despite Alex’s pronunciation). I won’t give away the results from last night’s show, but I WILL say that the Final Jeopardy! answer, in the category “Nobel Laureates,” was a killer: The 1991 Nobel Peace Prize winner from this country was under arrest at the time of the award. (Correct response here.)

Mary Murphy, associate editor

November 26, 2013 at 12:28 pm Leave a comment

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