Summer music festival returning to State College for 10th year

The Downtown Improvement District will host its 10th annual Summer’s Best Music Fest from June 3-4. The outdoor concert will consist of 27 artists performing on five stages, each located downtown. Although students will have already returned home for the summer, Executive Director of the Downtown Improvement District George Arnold said he believes the event…

Penn State student-run beer delivery startup Aqua Vitae works to gain traction

This article was picked up by USA Today College. Penn State students are working on creating a beer delivery service in State College. Suresh Rajan, the creator of Aqua Vitae, hopes to launch the student startup later this semester. “This is a brand new industry of Pennsylvania,” Rajan (senior-economics and international politics) said. “We’ll be…

Student Farm Club hosts dinner and movie event for Earth Week

The Student Farm hosted its “Dinner and Movie” event Monday night to kick off Penn State’s Earth Week. The event consisted of a special prepared meal in Redifer Commons, followed by a viewing of the documentary “Just Eat It,” in 102 Thomas. “Local Foods Night” featured dishes with produce which was grown on Penn State’s…

Students react to Bernie Sanders’ speech on Penn State’s campus

Students and attendees gathered outside of Rec Hall as early as 8 a.m. Tuesday morning to ensure a spot at the Bernie Sanders rally. Wearing “#FeelTheBern” T-shirts, stickers and various other kinds of gear, the crowd caused the venue to fill up quickly with an attendance of 6,655. Before Vermont Sen. Sanders took the stage,…

Sanders campaign provides support at senator’s State College headquarters

Tuesday afternoon saw a large portion of the State College community volunteer for the Pennsylvania primary. Colleen Unroe, one of many Bernie Sanders volunteers, campaigned at the senator’s State College headquarters, 426 S. Allen St. As a graduate student, Unroe said she decided to volunteer because she has been involved on campus with issues such…

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…

The Daily Collegian (11/05/15)

Here is a page I designed while working as Copy Desk Editor at The Daily Collegian. A closer look at the news page can be found here.

Local gyms offer array of options for those who are trying to get fit

As students return to Happy Valley for another semester, many have health-related New Year’s resolutions on their minds to combat the excess calories most students consumed over winter break. While this past fall was warmer than average, students can expect a brutal winter, resulting in fewer joggers around campus and more overcrowded gym facilities. However,…

The Makery offers affordable art classes to the downtown community

As students walk past the Fraser Centre construction site, they may notice a new local establishment that is already open for business at 209 W. Calder Way. The Makery, a new arts and crafts studio, first opened its doors this past June. It was not until September, however, that the store began to take shape….

Sercy, a downtown clothing and gift store, will be closing this spring

Students walking past College Avenue may notice several bold white letters displayed on Sercy’s windows today – C-L-O-S-I-N-G. Sercy, a women’s clothing and gift store, announced Tuesday morning via Facebook post that it will be closing its doors. The store, located at 224 E. College Ave., will soon make the transition from Sercy to Zilloclean,…

McLanahan’s offers delivery service

With the recent snow storm many students find themselves limiting their time outside, which can make cooking meals a bit challenging. Fortunately, students now have the option to have McLanahan’s delivered via OrderUp.com. Although the food store does not have produce available for delivery, McLanahan’s does offer a variety of made-to-order products, such as breakfast…