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The Wrap Up

Posted by Aaron Wynne on 12/22 at 05:51 PM

With the end of the Fall semester, here’s a rundown of my top three acts from this fall.

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Roasted Butternut Squash Orzo

Posted by Emily Wiley on 12/15 at 02:00 PM

December dinners tends to be hearty and heavy, and sometimes we need a break from weighty winter food. Enter roasted butternut squash orzo with wilted spinach and dried cranberries.

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Outback Bowl Preview

Posted by Joe Chuba on 12/13 at 10:14 AM

Steve Jones previews Penn State’s Outback Bowl oppenent Florida

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Moroccan Vegetable Stew

Posted by Emily Wiley on 12/10 at 12:17 PM

Warm up this wintry weekend with a bowl of spicy Moroccan vegetable stew. It combines seasonal root vegetables with cinnamon, cumin, and paprika and a splash of sweet coconut milk at the end. The list of ingredients may seem long, but this soup couldn’t be simpler or more satisfying.

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Circa Survive Rock HUB

Posted by Marcus Correll on 12/10 at 11:07 AM

PSMA hosted an end of the semester concert this week to give students one final breather before they have to undergo a weekend of cramming for useless gen-eds.

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My Hero Zero: Zero

Posted by Aaron Wynne on 12/09 at 07:25 PM

When My Hero Zero took stage last Thursday, I found myself in a concerning situation. The band opened with a cover of “This Love,” and I sighed at the probable sight of a band fallen into the fallacious trend of hip-hop covers. When the second song started, it occurred to me that this could be something even more diabolical. “Sweet Caroline” should NEVER be the second song in a set-list. Don’t get me wrong, the song emanates a great atmosphere, but it is one best reserved for the end of a night, not the beginning.

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Circa Survive to Play Alumni Hall in the HUB, 7pm Tonight

Posted by Marcus Correll on 12/08 at 11:34 AM

Circa Survive, an alternative-rock band stemming from the mind of Anthony Green, will rock the HUB’s Alumni Hall tonight at 7pm. The show, sponsored by the Penn State Marketing Association (PSMA) and for dedicated music-lovers, will provide a nice distraction for students before finals ensue. Tickets cost $5 for Penn State students (with ID) and $10 for non-Penn State students. Tickets may be purchased in the HUB today until 2pm, or at the door if tickets are still available.

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LIFeSTYLE Trattoria in Bedford

Posted by Emily Wiley on 12/07 at 03:11 PM

LIFeSTYLE is an Italian gem in Bedford County. It’s located just off Main Street, between the 1794 headquarters of George Washington and the medicinal mineral springs, now home to a luxurious spa and resort.

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Into It. Over It. Rocked It

Posted by Marcus Correll on 12/06 at 04:16 PM

Last Tuesday Penn State’s Asylum club put on another house show at La Casa Blanca, 221 E. Park Ave.

Supported by local acts, the show kicked off around 9pm with Sean Kapy and Edward Longo. Both artists praised the crowd with heartfelt “thank yous.”

After the State College musicians performed, Last Full Measure, another Pennsylvania band, played. Last Full Measure is Brendan Walsleben’s project and is currently touring and gathering fans. While Walsleben is fairly new to the music scene, his talent and vocal range made for an impressive musical package. He is working on a future full-length that should be available sometime next year.

La Casa Blanca, no stranger to diverse bands, was warmed up and ready for the final show of the night: Into It. Over It. This one-person band is more of a pop-punk act. Playing with as much soul as exuberantly possible, Evan Thomas Weiss—the face behind Into It. Over It.—serenaded those in attendance.

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Penn State Bowl Match-Up

Posted by Joe Chuba on 12/06 at 10:11 AM

Steve Jones on how Penn State ended up facing Florida in the Outback Bowl.

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Maple and Sage Roasted Root Vegetables

Posted by Emily Wiley on 12/03 at 02:21 PM

Here’s a versatile, sweet, and savory recipe to make use of your favorite winter vegetables. Try it as an accompaniment to chicken in puff pastry with apple butter and Fontina cheese or mustard-baked chicken with pretzel crust.

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My Hero Zero Plays the Saloon Tonight at 10:30pm

Posted by Aaron Wynne on 12/03 at 02:00 PM

This Friday night, The Saloon will feature cover band My Hero Zero. The group will rock out to renditions of hit songs from State College’s favorite bands. Some songs that they often cover include Take Me Home Tonight, Sweet Caroline, and Shout.

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Penn State Football Review

Posted by Joe Chuba on 12/03 at 10:01 AM

Steve Jones on Penn State’s positives coming out of the Michigan State loss

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Penn State Women’s Volleyball Eyes 4th Straight

Posted by Joe Chuba on 12/02 at 04:59 PM

This weekend marks the begninnig of another NCAA women’s volleyball tournament.  Are the Nittany Lions poised for a 4th straight title?

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SPA Noontime Concert Series: The Potential is There

Posted by Ryan Chase on 12/02 at 03:14 PM

Every Friday at noon during the fall and spring semesters, a band performs on the first floor lounge of the HUB-Robeson Center. It’s called the Noontime Concert Series. Masterminded by SPA (Student Programming Association) and funded by the student activity fee, the Noontime Concert Series, in the past, has offered an eclectic selection of outfits stretching the entire musical soundscape.

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