Free Market Frats: Why Greek Life Should Be Privatized

by Drew P. After the tragic death of Timothy Piazza at Beta Theta Pi (BTP) fraternity in February, Penn State has been waging an all-out war on Greek Life. The University has set restrictive new policies on Greek Life, including banning hard alcohol and kegs, requiring third party bartenders, banning first semester rushing for freshmen, policing frats during parties’ w/administrators, banning fraternity BTP and ending ‘daylongs’. These harsh restrictions show that Penn State is playing into the same leftist…

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Buzzfeed Editor Discusses Fake News at Penn State

by Jack Torrance On Thursday, March 30th, Craig Silverman, Media Editor for BuzzFeed News, gave a presentation on fake news, its history, evolution, and effects. He analyzed multiple pieces of fake news through his definition of fake news: stories that are “one-hundred-percent false… created by people knowing it’s false… and for an economic motive (ad revenue).” The presentation was mainly composed of examples of fake news in the past few years. Silverman started with an ABC News fake news…

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The Daily Collegian is wrong on the so-called wage gap

by Vincent Cucchiara Yesterday the Daily Collegian published an article about the “gender pay gap” being a factor for students entering the work force. The wage gap is an extremely pervasive and persistent myth that has been touted by such notable figures as former President Barack Obama as well as Hillary Clinton. A few companies, such as Audi, even dedicated millions of dollars in Super Bowl ad time to signal their displeasure at the existence of the wage gap. The problem however…

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Top 10 Things I Would Fix at PSU

Parking: Given that there are over 40,000 students at Penn State, it is no surprise that parking is difficult. The current situation, however, is absolutely not acceptable. If your child is a freshman, they are not allowed to park on campus, period. This makes it very difficult if you ever need to come home due to an emergency, or if you do not want to have your parents drive to PSU every semester break. While Penn State does have…

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The NAACP at Penn State responds to white nationalist posters

On Wednesday, March 29, the Penn State chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) held a discussion on the best ways to “fight fascism” on Penn State’s campus. The recent discovery of white nationalist posters on campus prompted the meeting. The posters advocated for Identity Evropa. An organization that advocates for the United States becoming an ethnonationalist state for white people. Many students said that these posters represented an existential threat to themselves and that stopping white nationalism was a…

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Candidate for Governor Visits Penn State

Senator Scott Wagner visited Penn State University on Monday, the 27th, to speak to College Republicans. The visit was part of his campaign tour as he runs for Pennsylvania State governor. Senator Wagner chose to become an entrepreneur at the age of twenty, without a college degree. He has since experienced much success with his two businesses Penn Waste and KBS Trucking. He has been a state Senator since 2014, defeating both Republican candidate and Democratic candidate by  write-in…

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Violent Leftwing Organization Marking Found Near Campus

On 3/24/2017 around 12:00 AM, there was a sticker found attached to a traffic light panel near the Atherton Street College Avenue junction promoting the violent left wing extremist group Antifa. This is an international group that claims to be anti-fascist, and has often used physical violence to promote the organization’s goals. One of their common slogans is “punch a Nazi”, which explains one of their primary modes of operation, intimidation. One example is this antifa supporter who links…

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College Republicans and College Democrats debate the 2nd Amendment

On Thursday, March 23rd the College Republicans and the College Democrats held a debate on the 2nd Amendment and gun control. On the Republican side Riley Compton and Maggie Malecki were in favor of less restriction on fire arms; while the Democrats, represented by Veronica Weyhrauch and Katierose Epstein, argued for more restrictions on the sale of guns. The debate kicked off with each side’s opposing interpretations of the 2nd Amendment. The Democrats opened by declaring that the 2nd…

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UPUA Targets Minority Students, Increase sex assault risk

  University Park Undergraduate Association, the undergraduate student government at Penn State, is seeking to make Penn State a tobacco free campus. While many people may believe that this is a progressive move by the UPUA (who overwhelmingly consist of left leaning ideologues as evidenced by their legislative history here), this move unfairly targets minority international students, especially those from Asia. Attending the college of IST, as well as being a smoker, I have observed that the majority of…

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