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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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#Goals… Fitness Goals.
With a new semester, and more importantly, a new year, quickly approaching, resolutions are on the forefront of everyone’s minds. Whether you’re worried about staying in shape while at school, or even just setting some new fitness goals, Penn State is the place to make them happen. With three gyms on campus, daily programs, and […]
My First Semester: Corbin Miller
Who better to talk about what being a freshman at Penn State is like than… a freshman? Meet Corbin. He is a freshman in DUS (our undecided major track), a member of a fraternity… and he also happens to be my brother. I sat down with him to ask about what it was like to have a sibling at […]
What Residence Halls to Live in at University Park
As acceptance letters are gradually making their ways into the hands of future Penn Staters, and these Penn Staters are accepting their offers, they now have an exciting choice to make the college experience really feel real: choosing your residence hall preferences. This gives you a chance to choose where you spend your freshman year, […]

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My First Semester: Corbin Miller
Who better to talk about what being a freshman at Penn State is like than… a freshman? Meet Corbin. He is a freshman in DUS (our undecided major track), a member of a fraternity… and he also happens to be my brother. I sat down with him to ask about what it was like to have a sibling at […]
Why I Chose Penn State
As I’m getting ready to spend a semester across the pond and more than 3,000 miles  from Penn State, I can’t help but reflect on what all brought me here to begin with and all of the amazing things and people I’d be leaving behind. I grew up in a town not far from State […]
State College Shops!
Upon deciding to come to Penn State, one of my biggest concerns was if I would be able to buy everything I needed to survive on my own! Especially without a car! And I’m sure you’re all wondering the same thing. Well the answer is YES! Downtown State College is just a quick walk from […]