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The Sentinel

An Eye on the Penn State Administration


Archive for May, 2007

Got A Problem? Throw Money At It

There is a quote in Thornton Wilder’s play ‘The Matchmaker’ that sums up my feelings on the recent 600 million dollar loan that Penn State just took out, “Money is like manure; it’s not worth a thing unless it’s spread around encouraging young things to grow.” The Trustees claim that this money will finally close […]


Hillary Lewis: Strong Leadership Needed Within UPUA

The University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA) has begun its second year of service as Penn State University’s official student government. President Hillary Lewis has already demostrated that she’s interested in real, positive change at this university by participating in the Safeguard Old State-sponsored rally at Old Main on May After a highly contested six-way race […]


SOS Bulletin: Penn State’s Summer Construction Projects

Penn State has made available a laundry list of its renovation and building activities for the summer months, available at PSU Propaganda Portal Penn State Live. Many roads will be closed as crews work to perform necessary maintenance to the campus, just as President Spanier has announced the borrowing of $600 million dollars to fund […]


UPUA Representative Offers Her Observations & Impressions

On May 2nd and 3rd, I attended my first ever UPUA meetings, which were also the first meetings in which next year’s President Hillary Lewis and Vice President Frank Keller presided. Here are my initial thoughts, opinions and impressions of the University Park Undergraduate Association and the first meeting: 1. I am optimistic about Hillary […]


Summertime and The Living’s Easy

Exams are beginning and the Collegian has stopped printing. Now, let the games begin. By now everyone is familiar with the football ticket fiasco. However, what most students do not realize is that the issue of football tickets is just the icing on a cake of problems. Sure, everyone cares about Football tickets because that […]


Students Speak: ‘Nothing To Lose’ By Opposing Triponey

Penn State freshman undergraduates Claire McManus and Laura McNally sounded off in the Op-Ed page of the semester’s last edition of The Daily Collegian. First, we’ll go to McManus: Congratulations, Penn State students. You have proved, as on State Patty’s Day, that when students really care and organize, it scares the crap out of the […]


SOS Sponsors Successful Rally Yesterday At Old Main

Safeguard Old State sponsored its first official event yesterday in the form of a multi-issue event on the steps of Old Main. The rally, which began at noon and lasted a little under an hour, saw activists from a few different student interest groups at Penn State, most notably the supporters of reinstating the “Real […]


DENIED: UPUA Constitutional Amendments Rejected

Independent student representation at Penn State has hit a roadblock once again. Not too long ago, the University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA), by a vote of 25-0-1, voted to implement a number of constitutional amendments that would enable the UPUA to function more like a real student government, comparable to its counterparts throughout the Big […]


UPUA Defines Leadership Structure For ‘07-’08 Year

The University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA), after its 6pm meeting tonight in 106 Bouke, has announced its leadership structure for the next academic year. The follow students will be leading the UPUA’s various committees; SOS will be offering up specific advice for each of these positions’ leaders next week. The University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA) […]


SOS Rally Scares Admins; Football Lottery Reversed

In a move that was not at all surprising to us here at Safeguard Old State (SOS), the Penn State administration announced that it was reversing its decision on the Football ticket lottery system, and would be moving back to distributing tickets the way it has been done since the 1970s. Let’s be thankful for […]