Seniors head to Café for 55 Days

As students returned from spring break, many seniors headed to Café 210 West to kick off the 55 Days celebration on Monday night. The event has created a tradition among graduating seniors as “55 Days” represents the final stretch before commencement. March 14 marks the first of 55 consecutive days where patrons can purchase an…

Participants share the highlights of THON

Although THON is designed to help children fight pediatric cancer, many participants find additional reasons to devote their time to the Penn State Interfraternity Council/Panhellenic Council Dance Marathon. In a sea of neon tank tops and bright knee high socks, Trilogy THON child Janae Holmes is easy to find. “I’ve been attending THON since I…

THON advice for powering through the final hours

As Penn State Interfraternity Council/Panhellenic Council Dance Marathon heads into its final hours, participants, both old and new, share a few words of advice. Matt Homewood learned early on at his first dance marathon the importance of bringing a water bottle. “Bring the biggest water bottle you can find,” Homewood (freshmen-electrical engineering) said as he…

THON participants weigh in on fashion choices

Every year, Penn State students show their dedication to the Penn State Interfraternity Council/Panhellenic Dance Marathon by standing for 46 hours inside the Bryce Jordan Center dressed in eye-catching outfits. From the bright hair bows and handmade hotloops to the occasional animal costume, THON has it all. James Kyle said he wanted to be comfortable…

“Knitivism” – a knitting club of activists at PSU (sans audio)

FEATURE WRAP: KNITIVISM CIARA O’CALLAGHAN APRIL 9, 2015 WRAP TRT- 1:30 (ANCHOR) KNITIVISM, AN ORGANIZATION OF PENN STATE ACTIVISTS THAT SHARE AN INTEREST IN KNITTING, ARE CURRENTLY PLANNING UPCOMING EVENTS WHERE STUDENTS CAN PURCHASE HANDMADE YARN CRAFTS. COMRADIO REPORTER CIARA O’CALLAGHAN GAVE US AN INSIDE LOOK ON THE ORGANIZATION. TAKE Knitivism WRAP——————————————————————————————————————- RT: MEMBERS OF…

Accomplished writers to speak as part of the Foster-Foreman Conference

Penn State will welcome Caitlin Flanagan and Kimberly Dozier as part of the bi-annual Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Writers. The session will consist of both authors performing their own readings and partaking in a Q-and-A session. Flanagan will kick off the conference at 7 p.m. tonight at the State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave. In…

‘Saturday Night Live’ comedians to come to campus

Two of “Saturday Night Live’s” biggest comedians, Kate McKinnon and Vanessa Bayer will perform tonight at the Bryce Jordan Center with a special guest appearance by comedian and writer, Streeter Seidell. Bernie Punt, director of sales and marketing at the BJC, said the chance to host Bayer and McKinnon was a “serendipitous opportunity.” The comedy…

Penn State student starts his own fitness company

With graduation season quickly approaching, many seniors worry about whether or not they will secure a job. Penn State student Matt Ferri is already one step ahead of the game. Originally a management major, Ferri (junior-corporate innovations and entrepreneurship) decided it was time to make change while he was working out at the gym. “I…

The Bridge Initiative

The Bridge Initiative, a Penn State organization, has gathered a number of students who are willing to lend their time volunteering. “We have a simple, straight-forward goal: to make society a better place,” Vice President of marketing for The Bridge Initiative Jieun Yoo said. “We are the bridge between local organizations in need of volunteers…