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Celebrating its 125th year, The Daily Collegian is the award-winning, independent student-run daily newspaper at Penn State University. With a daily circulation of about 20,000, the Collegian seeks to bring up-to-second news to the Penn State and State College, Pa. communities. The Daily Collegian Online can be accessed at Follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@DailyCollegian).

Founded as a land-grant institution in 1855, Penn State University boasts a student enrollment of more than 96,000, studying at 25 campuses across the commonwealth and online. Penn State's business, education and engineering schools consistently are named among the top in the country. Penn State is also known for its annual dance marathon -- often referred to as THON -- a 46-hour no-sitting, no-sleeping event that raised more than $10.6 million in 2012 for the fight against pediatric cancer.

Blog Entries by The Daily Collegian

"I Am a Dumpster Diver, and I Eat Trash"

0 Comments | Posted April 11, 2012 | 3:55 PM

By Nathan Pipenberg

If you stick your head into a dumpster, the first thing that you notice is the smell -- a delicious mix of rancid cooking oil, rotten fruits and mold.

When you jump all the way into a dumpster, you start thinking about what other people would think...

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Meeting A Supertramp

0 Comments | Posted April 10, 2012 | 7:00 AM

I first met "Dan the Walking Man" in New York. We were both hiking on the Appalachian Trail and I was on the last mile of a 25-mile effort to get into town. I was hiking fast to get the day over with, so I had the chance to watch...

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Sexual Assault More Prevalent Than Many Think

0 Comments | Posted April 5, 2012 | 10:07 AM

By Natalie Plumb

Rape, sexual assault and abuse do not discriminate. A survivor cannot predict his or her abuse and never asks for it. Often, too, a perpetrator at a college party has no intention of committing a crime punishable by years upon years behind bars. But he or she...

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Technology Killed Neighbors, Kindness

2 Comments | Posted April 3, 2012 | 6:29 PM

By Jourdan Cole

Mr. Roger's famously asked at the end of every episode, "Won't you be my neighbor?" Today, the neighborhood is a dying idea of a society long past. It's just easier to connect via Internet communities and ignore the communities in our own backyards.

Technology is at our...

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Hipster Counterculture Not Unique

10 Comments | Posted March 13, 2012 | 11:35 AM

By Nathan Pipenberg

Today I have to discuss hipsters, and I'll start off by saying that I know this will be a difficult task because I have yet to meet anyone who willingly describes themselves as such.

I don't even want to talk about hipsters, mostly because they know what...

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