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The Phi Delt Saga Continues: Today, A House Fire

The Phi Delta Theta saga continues today with news that a house fire has forced the students out of the former fraternity. Most, if not all, are moving to Eastview Terrace in housing provided at no cost by the administration. This is the second fraternity house fire in recent weeks. With the students now physically […]

Response To Collegian: State Patty’s ‘Lacks Relevance’?

The Daily Collegian ran a scathing attack earlier this week on State Patty’s Day, a student-created tradition which has provided an alternative spring celebration for the past three years. Since that time, tens of thousands of Penn Staters have participated in the holiday, joining Facebook groups and buying t-shirts to show their pride. State Patty’s […]

Greeks Need To Stay On

Greeks need to stay on as executive for THON! No questions asked. “IFC President-elect Luke Pierce introduced a one and a half page document detailing the policy for the creation of Interfraternity Council/Panhellenic Dance Marathon committee. The committee will be formed to examine the AVP positions, which were recently brought into the spotlight when Thon […]

A Closer Look At The State College ‘Tap Tax’

The State College Borough Council has been making headlines recently in The Daily Collegian for its proposed ten percent tax on “poured drinks” in downtown bars. The usual reactions, some for and some against, have been documents in the pages of our newspaper. Yet, when we cut out all the rhetoric, what is this tax […]

Drinking Tax Won’t Solve Drinking “Problem”

The State College Borough Council is proposing a tax on “poured drinks” in our shared town.  Before I delve into the many flaws in this plan, I will quote The Daily Collegian: “”We all want it,” Council President Elizabeth Goreham said. “This is our dream tax.” In its capacity as a member of the University-Community […]

New Concerns With New Ticket Distribution Problem

With Penn State Football going to the Rose Bowl, for the first time since 1994, and Our First BCS bowl game since 2005 there obviously is going to be a tremendous problem, when trying to figure out how to distribute the limited number of student tickets that will be allocated to the student body. “Several […]

A New Day For The Activity Fee

The Student Activity Fee, one of the more secret funds here at Penn State, as in we do not know exactly where our money is going, is turning a new leaf.  It is becoming progressive, it is thinking, well not it but the persons who should and now the persons who are in charge of […]

Tis The Season

As I get colder and colder on my way to Deike Building,  I notice something else, the fraternity houses decorated to the “T”.  Call me what you will, but if you are christian, jewish, muslim, whatever, you have to appreciate the symbolism. “Christmas lights created a smiley face outlining windows, a Nittany Lion on the bushes […]

Greeks Belong At Helm Of Thon

The Greeks, do many things very well, one of the things they do very well, is philanthropy.  Say what you will about the “Animal House” mentality, the Greeks are way more then that.  It is embarrassing to even hear that there is discussion about removing greeks from the over all positions of THON.  “Discussions among two greek […]

Spanier May Leave

According to “prominent democrats,” President Spanier may be in consideration for the cabinet of Barack Obama.   “”Prominent Democrats” have named Penn State President Graham Spanier a potential pick for President-elect Barack Obama’s Secretary of Education, according to an early report by a Washington political journalist. “When you talk to Democrats in Washington, they mention […]