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The Sentinel

Despite Report, Facilities To Get ‘Major Upgrades’

Despite the results of the Recreation Facilities Analysis report that we published on Safeguard Old State earlier this week, the Centre Daily Times reports today that athletic facilities will “get major upgrades.” This development, in and of itself, is not necessarily a problem. What would be problematic, though, is if the administration chooses to use […]


Sweatshops: Does Penn State Have A Social Responsibility?

When I decided to come to Penn State I looked forward to going to a place which fostered progressive thinking, a place that would work with students towards positive change. I had heard so much about how Penn State was moving towards becoming a “green” university. I had not heard about the fact that Penn […]


The Other Penn State: Chris Morell

As a freshman here at University Park, I arrived and was completely blown away. I had only been here two times, and never really had the Penn State experience. I quickly realized how different Penn State was from my high school, and I fell in love with it. But a time came when I realized […]


Student Groups Without Advisers To Be Dissolved

Yet another policy put in place by Vicky Triponey during her time as Vice President for Student Affairs is coming back to bite the students of Penn State University. You see, when Vicky created the bloated “Center for Student Engagement” a few years ago, she implemented a policy that prohibited any new student clubs from forming […]


No Clash: Student Groups United For Reform

In today’s article on the student facilities fee in The Daily Collegian, the article paints a picture that just isn’t true to life, which is fortunate for the student body. Safeguard Old State has been providing unparalleled coverage on the administration’s proposed student fee reorganization for expanding facility space, and the major student governing bodies […]


UPUA Stands Firm On Student Fee Reorganization

The University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA) has proven, at least for the moment, that the voice of the students can not only be heard, but can matter. Last night, the UPUA Assembly of Representatives voted overwhelming (19-1-0) to reject and condemn the administration’s proposed reorganization of the Student Activity Fee. The planned reorganization, which was […]


President Mendoza: Will You Return The GSA To Glory?

Last week I wrote that the Graduate Student Association at Penn State was dead. Today, The Daily Collegian reports that, after their coverage of the lack of candidates for the GSA executive, all the positions have been filled with elected leaders. Unfortunately, the new leadership of the GSA under President-elect Alfonso Mendoza do not seem […]


Our Funds & The Student Programming Association

I’m on the Student Programming Association (SPA)’s mailing list, and I got this e-mail yesterday on a trip that has been set to New York City, specifically to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art: From: spaevents@psu.edu To: L-PS-SPA@lists.psu.edu Date: Thur, Apr 3, 2008 at 5:34 PM Subject: Few seats left for NYC TRIP Still want […]


The Graduate Student Association Is Dead

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) at Penn State is holding elections for its executive officers for the next academic year tomorrow. As The Daily Collegian reports, though, no one is running for the GSA presidency. Graduate Elections Seeking Presidential Candidate (TDC) — GSA represents Penn State’s graduate students at the Graduate Council, Faculty Senate and […]


Common Cause of Pennsylvania: Open Records

The LION 90.7fm’s popular public affairs talk program Radio Free Penn State interviewed Barry Kaufman, Executive Director of Common Cause of Pennsylvania, back on February 19th on what his organization’s involvement with recent open records legislation was, as well as his thoughts on what is needed at Penn State University to make the institution more […]