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The View from the Valley

An Exploration into Town-Gown Relations


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The gap between Town and Gown Grows

There is no doubt that there is a gap between the views of town and gown.  The towns people are well represented by the CDT, and the students more so by the Daily Collegian.  I found a piece on the CDT’s website, that illustrated this perfectly. “But, hey the Nittany Lion faithful had a right […]


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, […]


Borough Council Could Double Drinking Fines

Every Monday the State College Borough Council meets at 7:30pm downtown. It is my hope that students will begin to go to these meetings as the decisions and discussion that takes place often adversely affects more then half of the students here at University Park. If you read The Daily Collegian you can see the […]


Sept. 11th And The Penn State Bureaucracy

It is not often that you hear about someone talking out against paying respect to people that went before us.  I was in class today and I got an e-mail from the Young Americans for Freedom (YAF), a group of students that decided this year to pay respect to all of those who died on […]