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The Sentinel

An Eye on the Penn State Administration


Archive for December, 2007

The Penn State Tax

While other statewide organizations and politicians have laid out the case against tolls on Route 80, at Safeguard Old State, we take special issue with the negative effects it would have on the campus community.  Make no mistake, as far as SOS is concerned, this plan constitutes a “Penn State Tax” because of the disproportional toll (pun […]


Upon Further Review: Constitution Follow-Up

Another stride towards shared governance was completed last week on December 11th, 2007 as the second administrative Special Committee on UPUA Constitutional Review voted 3-0-2 to adopt the UPUA Constitution: Revised 2007 (with both the administrative and faculty representative abstaining from voting).


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Safeguard Old State wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. After such a busy first semester, this is a great time to sit back and reflect on the past and the future.


The Makings of Success

Once upon a time, Penn State’s news source was not the elite brand that it is today. However due to support and dedication, Penn State now has one of the leading sources of news in The Daily Collegian. This proves it takes time to build up an effective organization.


UPUA President and Vice President Speak Out

Editor’s Note: The following is an editorial written by UPUA President Hillary Lewis and Vice President Frank Keller. In this, Lewis speaks of the productivity of the UPUA as well as their struggle for their accomplishments to be recognized.


Administrative Spotlight: Sherri Metcalfe

While some may claim Safeguard Old State has been critical of the administration, we do respect the efforts of individuals who are attempting to better student life and shared governance. Today we Spotlight the efforts of Sherri Metcalfe.


Safeguard Old State Thanks Our Readers, Heralds New Dialogue

Love us or hate us, Safeguard Old State has become a powerhouse of advocacy and student-alumni opinion throughout Nittany Nation over the past few months. As an organization we thank everyone who has visited the website and helped contribute to furthering a diversity of thought for the Penn State community.


Truth: We Are Uniting Penn State

Safeguard Old State has been in action in a huge way all throughout this past semester. We began as a modest blogging initiative in the spring of 2006, originally for the purpose of safeguarding the now defunct Undergraduate Student Government (USG). Since that time, we’ve evolved and our mission has taken shape with SOS having […]


Unfortunate: Old Main Remains The Student Puppetmaster

Safeguard Old State received word late last night from an anonymous tipster about a controversial e-mail sent to various administrators in Old Main from December 7. We’re happy to see both The Daily Collegian and the Centre Daily Times covering this story, but unfortunately The Daily Collegian goes way too soft on what this incident […]


LateNight PennState: Waste of Resources

Every weekend, from Thursday evening to Sunday night, Late Night Penn State (LNPS) is open for business. Or a lack thereof. Some weekends strolling through LNPS is like strolling through a tomb. On weekends like this, one must wonder, is Penn State using its resources effectively to continually stage events like Late Night to deter […]