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UNIVERSITY PARK – Indescribable. Unbelievable. Moving. Touching. Inspiring. Invigorating. THON deserves its own word in the dictionary, as no adjective out there can ever capture what it’s like to stand for hours on end, fighting for a cause that affects us all — what it’s like to dance on the floor where families and children and those who lost loved ones stand, willing to continue the fight... MORE
UNIVERSITY PARK – It’s not about a helpless princess or a prince who is too good to be true, anymore. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” takes on a contemporary spin to the classic tale— one whose roots were actually planted in the original story of Charles Perrault’s 1697 text. Perrault’s Cinderella helped the prince be saved from the viciousness of the court with the kindness of her... MORE
STATE COLLEGE – It’s a big weekend in Happy Valley. First and foremost, it’s THON weekend. Beginning on Friday, Feb. 16, the Bryce Jordan Center will be the center of the Penn State University universe. It will remain that way until the reveal late in the afternoon on Sunday, Feb. 18. In addition to THON, there’s a lot going on. Let’s take a closer look at some of the big events: THURSDAY... MORE
UNIVERSITY PARK – THON is a few days away. On Friday evening, Penn State students will take to the floor of the Bryce Jordan Center for the annual event, which raises money for Four Diamonds in the fight against pediatric cancer. Here’s a closer look at some of the numbers behind THON and pediatric cancer: 1: Childhood cancer is the No. 1 leading cause of death for those under 15 years... MORE
Lent has arrived, which means more seafood on your plate.  There are plenty of great destinations for seafood in Happy Valley. Seafood is not only a great resource for vitamins, minerals and protein, but is also a promoter of heart health and mental health by being a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids. So, don’t sit back any longer. Lent is here and a great goal can be to give up... MORE
UNIVERSITY PARK — It's back. Break out the neon knee socks, fanny packs and water guns — the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon will soon have Penn State students dancing for a cure — for the kids. The Bryce Jordan Center, located at the corner of University Drive and Curtin Road, will host the annual public and free 46-hour IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon this weekend. THON brings... MORE
UNIVERSITY PARK – It’s hard to pinpoint what exactly makes Happy Valley so happy and charming, but a good guess would perhaps be the hidden gems sprinkled throughout State College. Each building, each structure, each lawn, each café and each restaurant holds a legacy that stretches for generations. There is such depth to the valley and such history. The must-see destinations of State... MORE
UNIVERSITY PARK – As THON weekend quickly approaches, over 16,500 volunteers prepare for the 46-hour dance marathon. For the duration of THON, State College will be renamed “The City of THON” in support of Penn State students’ fight against pediatric cancer. Whether you’re coming to cheer on dancers, or you just want to see what THON is all about, here’s everything you need to know for the... MORE
UNIVERSITY PARK – As we count down the final days until THON, the largest student-run philanthropy in the world committed to enhancing the lives of children and families impacted by childhood cancer through emotional and financial support, I want to reflect a little on how I got to this position. Right before Thanksgiving break, I was elected by my THON organization, Infinity, to dance in... MORE
LEMONT – It’s that time again – Acoustic Brew is back. What’s Acoustic Brew? Glad you asked. The Acoustic Brew is a non-profit, volunteer-run concert series that was established in 1992. It’s a listening place committed to providing reasonably priced, quality folk and acoustic music in an intimate, smoke- and alcohol-free environment. The Acoustic Brew was the idea of John Walls, who... MORE

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