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Bernie Sanders to Speak at Rec Hall

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via BernieSanders.com

Penn State will host its first presidential hopeful of the 2016 election cycle this week when Vermont senator Bernie Sanders makes an appearance Tuesday evening at Rec Hall. Doors open at 4 p.m., with the event expected to get underway at 6:30.

Penn State is a popular stop when candidates tour Pennsylvania: Incumbent George H.W. Bush in 1992¬†and then-Senator Barack Obama in 2008 held rallies on campus. (President Obama was back on campus in 2011 to promote technological advancement.) And who could forget¬†Bill Clinton’s trip to Happy Valley in 1996, when he became the only person to mix flavors at the Creamery? The former president was at Penn State Behrend earlier this month campaigning on behalf of his wife, Hillary, whose Penn State connections run deep: Both her father, Hugh Rodham ’35, and brother Hugh ’72 are former Nittany Lion football players.

Tickets for the Sanders event are free, and you can register for them on his website. We’ll let you know if any other presidential hopefuls come to town between now and election day.

Bill DiFilippo, online editor

April 18, 2016 at 10:36 am Leave a comment

From Hillary Clinton to Adele, Mike Reid’s Biggest Hit Lives On

If you caught the opening of Saturday Night Live this weekend, you saw Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush (or, at least, the comedians playing them) trying to woo skeptical voters with renditions of the early ’90s hit “I Can’t Make You Love Me.” No matter which way you fall on the political spectrum, it was pretty funny stuff:

Of course, most folks watching probably didn’t realize the Penn State connection to a song both Rolling Stone and Mojo magazines rated among the best of all time: “I Can’t Make You Love Me” was written by former Nittany Lion football All-American Mike Reid ’69. The Outland and Maxwell Trophy winner went on to a terrific but relatively brief NFL career before committing to music, where he’s built a quietly stellar career as a songwriter. (ESPN.com caught up with him last year.) And when he does play live, as he did in this clip captured in 2014, he gives his own take on the classic he wrote.

Reid has mostly worked under the radar over the years, but as that SNL sketch reminded us, his most famous song has some serious staying power. In addition to Raitt’s huge hit 25 years ago, “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” has been covered by the likes of George Michael, Boyz II Men, and most recently, Adele.

Ryan Jones, senior editor

February 15, 2016 at 12:57 pm 2 comments


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