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Major Change isn’t such a Major Change
I came into college knowing I had absolutely everything planned out. I was going to graduate in 4 years (or less) with a degree in Advertising and a minor or two. I’d move on to work an amazing job right after graduation. My freshman year consisted of almost all communications classes sprinkled by a couple […]
Having Your Voice Heard at Penn State
With the presidential election season winding down, you might find yourself wondering, “How can I make my voice heard on a college level?” Luckily for you, Penn State has a ton of ways to express both your political, social, and academic interests! If you’re looking for ways to better the campus community during your future […]
Campus Job Search 101: Job Opportunities at Penn State
While in college, it’s not hard to find someone who is working multiple jobs at a time in order to pay their way through school. Having a job in college is a great way to earn extra money and a way to boost your resume. But is it easy to find a job on a […]

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What is THON? (For the student who lives too far outside of PA)
If any of you are like me when I was in your shoes, you have no clue what THON is. And don’t worry, its okay. Chances are that you live a little too far outside of Pennsylvania to have ever heard of it. I’m only from New York so it’s definitely possible to be a […]
10 Ways to Avoid the Freshman 15
One big college myth (which happens to be true for many people) is the dreaded freshman 15. For anyone who doesn’t know, the freshman 15 are 15 pounds of weight that supposedly every college student gains their freshman year of college. Only a handful of people (like me) don’t put on those 15 pounds. Good […]
Penn State is my home away from home
Hello all future and potential Nittany Lions! My name is Brittany Krugel and I’m here to help you learn about the wonderful school that I’m lucky to call home! To give you some insight about myself, I’m a Freshman so I was sitting where you are about a year ago. I ultimately choose Penn State […]

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The Penn State community is bursting with Blue & White pride. Check out why we love being a part of the Penn State family. We Are!

 

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What is THON? (For the student who lives too far outside of PA)
If any of you are like me when I was in your shoes, you have no clue what THON is. And don’t worry, its okay. Chances are that you live a little too far outside of Pennsylvania to have ever heard of it. I’m only from New York so it’s definitely possible to be a […]
Penn State is my home away from home
Hello all future and potential Nittany Lions! My name is Brittany Krugel and I’m here to help you learn about the wonderful school that I’m lucky to call home! To give you some insight about myself, I’m a Freshman so I was sitting where you are about a year ago. I ultimately choose Penn State […]
2+2 was the right choice for me
My name is Camisha Prince and I am a senior from Brooklyn, NY. I am a Broadcast Journalism major and Theatre minor. What makes a different from a lot of students that go here is that I didn’t start at University Park for my first two years of college. I started at the Penn State Schuylkill, one of […]