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The Sentinel

An Eye on the Penn State Administration


Archive for October, 2006

Fox News Channel Interviews Nick Stathes, USG President

Editor’s Note: This blog post originally appeared on the website of “Safeguarding Traditions Of Penn State,” which was the precursor to Safeguard Old State. It appears here for posterity. *** The sorry state of affairs that is student representation at Penn State University is beginning to turn heads in the national media. USG President Nick […]


Why We Are Safeguarding Traditions Of Penn State

Welcome to Penn State, where advocacy equals democracy, where Old Main knows best, where the marginalized student elects her leader only to have him whisked away mere hours later. Welcome to Penn State, where shared governance and student leadership are replaced with administrative appointments and irresponsible decision-making. Welcome to Penn State, where post-secondary education is […]


A Note Of Welcome From Tom Shakely, Director Of STOP!

Editor’s Note: This blog post originally appeared on the website of “Safeguarding Traditions Of Penn State,” which was the precursor to Safeguard Old State. It appears here for posterity. *** Dear Visitor, With another semester well under way here at Penn State and UPUA elections finally upon us, we’re working harder than ever to make […]


From The Journal Of An Alumnus: A State College Winter

“From The Journal Of An Alumnus” is a new feature on the PSU Stop Blog that chronicles the story of Penn State students past and present. Entries from this journal will be published sporadically here on the PSU Stop Blog. Another February afternoon threatening to add to the recent generous snowfall on the ground. Thick, […]


An Open Letter To President Spanier: UPUA Elections A Joke

Dear President Spanier, I am proud to say that my alma mater is Penn State. As a student, I was active in USG, local politics and other student organizations. After graduation I joined the Alumni Association, became an active member of the Golden Lion Society and return to Happy Valley at regular intervals. But recently […]


With All Due Respect (In Reference To ‘An Open Letter…’)

With all due respect to Brandon, Henry and Andy (see the last Blog entry, “An Open Letter…”), I think your priorities are out of line and your conclusions wrong. I rooted for this to happen all along. It’s been no secret that I support the Undergraduate Student Government. In fact, I voted for Nick Stathes […]


An Open Letter To Mr. Bundy And Mr. Chamberlin On UPUA

Dear Mr. Bundy and Mr. Chamberlin, You’ve each met me more than once. Mr. Bundy, we’ve had a couple chance encounters—I think you were high each time—and then an interesting and mildly frustrating radio interview during which your cell phone rang not once, but three times. (I haven’t held it against you.) Mr. Chamberlin, I’ve […]


Failure Of UPUA To Demonstrate Mandate Constitutes Huge Win For USG, Supporters Of Legitimate Student Government

UPUA elections. Wow. I can’t really think straight after the non-stop action of the evening. I’m out of breath! I’m hyperventilating! I’m… A terrible liar. I can’t think of anything more underwhelming than a turnout like tonight’s. Let’s rewind to half a year ago, when Nick Stathes was elected President of the Undergraduate Student Government […]


Embarrased By Extremely Low Voter Turnout, UPUA Fails To Demostrate Student Mandate To Govern

Editor’s Note: This blog post originally appeared on the website of “Safeguarding Traditions Of Penn State,” which was the precursor to Safeguard Old State. It appears here for posterity. *** Penn State, I’m asking you what I’m supposed to do. Where have you led student government, Galen Foulke? Where have you led student government, Vicky […]


BREAKING — UPUA Results Announced — But Not Official

Edit:  Previously reported USG totals for last year were inaccurate.  President Stathes actually received about more votes – with about 2600 votes just for himself. After a day of reported voting irregularites, PSU Stop is able to independently confirm that the vote totals for the election were 2603, only 400 more than President Stathes, himself, […]