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CATA Buses: A Key to Cutting Back DUIs

We all know that close to $500,000 is wasted every year on an ineffective program called Late Night Penn State. Instead of subsidizing the cost of pizza, hot dogs and board games, we subsidize the Centre Area Transportation Authority, or CATA, to offer buses until 4am on Thursday thru Saturday?

Spending More On An Election Than For Students All Year

The University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA) has made an atrocious decision in putting the elections budget at close to $6,000. Meanwhile, they have decided to cut the campaining time to just 9 total days, two of which occur during Easter weekend.

Now You are Free

With all the talk from the administration about State Patty’s Day, the most important thing to realize is that you, the students, do not need their blessing to make decisions as evident by this weekend.  I ask why stop here?

Want to Rock The Vote? Bring in MUSIC

This past Saturday, I had a chance to interview the politically driven band State Radio before their show at LuLu’s. I stayed around for the show as well, and what I found was a band who could truly Rock The Vote.

Two Years Later: Is the UPUA our Student Voice?

After two years of existence, the UPUA is heading into its third election cycle. While the UPUA is referred to as the Student Voice, has it lived up to that designation.

Congratulations to THON

While there may be critics of THON, I must say that the amount of money that was raised is truly impressive. Moreover, I have never seen the Bryce Jordan Center so lively.

Remove the Blind Fold: The Money is still not ours

SOS believes it is great that under the leadership of Dan Green, the activity fee was, in large part, returned to students and UPAC; however, the Student Activity Fee Board still exists which gives the power to Student Affairs, thus they at any time can take back the fee.

Power in the Tax

This past Monday, I attended the Borough Council Meeting. One thing that I heard, really got my attention. Apparently students do have a major economic impact.

My First UPUA Meeting

Tonight marked my first meeting for Academic Assembly Committee of UPUA, as I now serve as the Smeal Business Council Delegate. I must say for all the negativity given to the UPUA, one committee at least has it right.

An Open Letter On Student Activity Fee Changes

At Safeguard Old State we talk a great deal about changes needed at Penn State. In reality, though, it begins with the Student Activity Fee. Last night, February 5, marked a change in the structure for the allotment of the nearly $3 million in Student Activity Fee dollars. Was this change enough? Were the means […]