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Take the Stress Out of Scheduling with These Tips
As  I was scheduling my classes for fall semester, I started to think about how I wish someone gave me some advice on scheduling before I did it at New Student Orientation. Here are a few of my tips for you: Do Your Research– Ask around. That’s the best way to get a feel for […]
Cafe Laura: Penn State’s Student Run Restaurant
Penn State’s Hospitality Management Program is one of the best. The capstone class for the major is HM430. This class places students into groups and they plan theme dinners at Cafe Laura, an on-campus restaurant in the Mateer Building. The theme dinners range from Star Wars to Mardi Gras. One of the themes this semester was […]
Juggling Life in College
While college can be a fun and exciting time, it’s also a time when you do a lot of growing up. Part of the experience of maturing in college is balancing everything that comes your way. First things first, you always have to put your academics first. Think about it; you’re in college to learn, […]

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Study Abroad 101
“Study abroad is the best experience I have in Penn State. If I were to choose again, I would go every semester if possible.” Tim, recent graduate from Penn State told me. Study abroad is one of the most popular and welcomed programs at Penn State. Students can choose various study abroad programs: they can […]
Making a Big Campus Feel Small
From online classes, to a universities with over 50,000 students, and everything in between, no two campuses are exactly alike; or exactly the same size. If you are looking into a big campus, you may be excited about the size, the excitement, the energy, and all the new people that come with it. However, you […]
All about Penn State Libraries
Even as we move closer to a paperless world, the library is still the cornerstone of a research university–and these days, libraries are much more than just books and a quiet place to study. Penn State University Libraries were recently ranked 2nd among U.S. public universities and in the top ten of all North American university […]

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Study Abroad 101
“Study abroad is the best experience I have in Penn State. If I were to choose again, I would go every semester if possible.” Tim, recent graduate from Penn State told me. Study abroad is one of the most popular and welcomed programs at Penn State. Students can choose various study abroad programs: they can […]
Why I chose to become a Nittany Lion
Hello, my name is Nicole Miao. I come from Guangzhou, located in deep south of China. It is a place where you can have unlimited amount of dim-sum everyday and no snow all year around. I have spent 4 years in Penn State, and I will be graduating in Spring 2018. My majors are Advertising […]
How I Learned to Love Penn State
If you had asked me in high school what college I wanted to go to, I would not have said Penn State. I had my heart set on going to school outside of my home state of Pennsylvania; more specifically, I wanted to go to New England, where I dreamed of studying in a library […]