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STATE COLLEGE – Things are looking good for the Penn State men’s basketball team. Sure, the Nittany Lions have dropped three consecutive games, but they are still the No. 7 seed in the Big Ten Tournament, which begins today at historic Madison Square Garden in New York City. Penn State will face Northwestern at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday night. If the Nittany Lions can get past No. 10 seed... MORE
It has taken me a while to actually sit down and reflect on dancing in THON. It's something so hard to put into a few words and something that I will never forget. I'm still in disbelief that the weekend went by as quickly as it approached. I'm left humbled and honored that I was able to dance. It didn't actually hit me that I was dancing until I sat amongst the 706 other dancers right before... MORE
UNIVERSITY PARK – Looking for a family-friendly event to take the kids to this weekend? Well, you’re in luck. The State College Spikes will once again play host to SpikesFest. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 4 at the Penn State Indoor Multi-Sport Facility, which is located adjacent to the Bryce Jordan Center. What is SpikesFest? Well, it’s a giant indoor... MORE
UNIVERSITY PARK — Registration is open for We Are Weekend, the Alumni Association’s premier summer event that’s scheduled for June 1-3. A variety of events are planned for We Are Weekend, including:  College of Health and Human Development-hosted events Sign up for an alumni cooking class that will focus on eating a delicious, healthy dinner. Taking place in Henderson Building... MORE
STATE COLLEGE — In downtown State College, beyond the constant hustle and bustle of Penn State fans, there’s also an abundance of places to keep your cravings at bay. From College to Beaver Ave. and beyond, here are a few of our favorites. For brunch on the weekends, head to The Deli & Z Bar. Every Sunday, enjoy live jazz brunch in the hippo room. If brunch isn’t your thing, you can... MORE
Spring is almost here — simply take a look outside and it’s pretty clear that she’s on her way. Happy Valley has some events and activities throughout the next few months to make the wait a bit more bearable, to make the bloom of spring all the more sweet. Start sniffing the roses and marking down the following games, festivals, showcases and performances on your calendar. Spring right into... MORE
It’s finally happening. The sun is finally starting to peek out of the clouds, slowly spreading warmth and happy days for Happy Valley. Once the temperatures start rising, so might your ambitions to rise up hills and mountains — or as it is commonly known as, hiking. Pennsylvania is a home to beautiful mountain ranges that kiss the sky with their peaks and provide beauty and glory to the... MORE
UNIVERSITY PARK – Another THON may be in the books, but there’s still plenty to do in Happy Valley. While we are still a few weeks away from spring officially arriving, the snow is gone so it’s time to get out and see what Happy Valley has to offer. Here are some of our top choices for this weekend: THURSDAY, FEB. 22 Luke Bryan – The award-winning country star brings his “What Makes You... MORE
STATE COLLEGE – Many restaurants in the Happy Valley area operate on a similar foundation: fresh, local, quality ingredients. Being surrounded by a booming agricultural community makes that formula easy to achieve; it also makes for seriously delicious, fresh cuisine available to order at any time of the year. Coming up with fresh and exciting new items year-round is a tall order, but there is... MORE
UNIVERSITY PARK – Through song, lyric and dance, a cultivation of expression and arts is possible. And what better way to celebrate spring than to blossom through the beauty of story and theatre? Happy Valley has many theatre performances coming up this spring and each is unique, original and vibrant in its own special way. Don’t miss out on the following performances sprouting on the... MORE


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