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The View from the Valley

An Exploration into Town-Gown Relations


Archive for October, 2008

Perspective: The Human Reaction To The Riot

So much has been said about last weekend’s riot in Beaver Canyon that anything more risks commentary overdose. That being said, it’s worth looking to the perspective of a few local residents and alums to get a more realistic and human take on this topic. From the Centre Daily Times: Oh my. What has the […]


State College & A Student Relations Committee

The Daily Collegian reported today on an idea first proposed by Safeguard Old State Executive Director Chris Morell on Oct. 13 at a meeting of the State College Borough Council. Mr. Morell proposed the creation of a Student Relations Committee of the State College Borough, to be established as a formal ABC committee in our […]


Penn State deserves to be #1

WE deserve to be number 1.  For the school with some of the most rowdy fans in all of the land.  Where else do we see street signs being uprooted, just because a football game was won.  Have you ever been to a place where people, are willing to state pepper spray in the face, […]


The Liquor License: Tony Sapia’s Last Stand?

Tony Sapia, owner of three of State College’s most infamous bars — Tony’s Big Easy, Candy Bar and Lounge and Lulu’s Nightspot (formerly Club Love) — may soon be parting with the liquor license his businesses depend on. As The Daily Collegian reports, Mr. Sapia’s liquor license renewal earlier this year was denied by the […]