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Penn State celebrates Osama Bin Ladin's death

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penn state riot osama bin ladin

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After President Obama’s speech on May 1st, 2011 confirming Osama Bin Ladin’s death, Penn State rallies, celebrates, riots, and gathers on Beaver Avenue at Beaver Canyon. Students chanted and sang, along with TPing, tearing/throwing notes/textbooks (since it is finals week), and overall, gathered as a unified crowd throughout the night to celebrate.

Check out the Facebook fan page for: Penn State Osama is Dead Riot 2011

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Here is a great youtube video that sum’s up the night.

Relax during study week at Penn State

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SPA presents Relaxation Week

Is the imminent threat of exams looming over your head and stressing you out? Do you feel you need some time to unwind a little before the semester ends? Well, worry no more and  start thinking of taking your exams on a beach because the Student Programming Association presents Relaxation Week once again!


Monday, April 25, through Friday, April 29, there will be a myriad of activities and fun to help make your week of exam preparation a little easier. All the Relaxation Week activities will take place in the HUB from 11am -3pm and, as always, everything is FREE! A complete list of what you can start getting excited for is as follows:


Monday: Massage Chairs and Stunner Shades (spin art sunglasses)

Tuesday: T-shirt shop (print a saying/photo on a T-shirt)

Wednesday: Sign Shop (print a saying on a sign)

Thursday: Photo Dry Erase Board

Friday: Wax Hands


Come to the HUB and take some of the load off of your busy day!

Penn State ranked #2 PARTY SCHOOL by Playboy for 2011

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Penn State has released their 2011 party schools, and yes, Penn State University is ranked #2. Here’s a story about it done by: NBC Philadelphia, CLICK HERE! Apparently the lively music scene helped out this year, and after looking at all the big artists that came through this fall and spring, how can’t you agree.

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Playboy 2011 Top 10 Rankings

1 — University of Colorado at Boulder

2 — Pennsylvania State University

3 — Arizona State University

4 — University of Western Ontario

5 — University of Texas at Austin

6 — University of Wisconsin

7 — University of Georgia

8 — University of Tennessee – Knoxville

9 — University of Central Florida

10 – University of California – Santa Barbara

Penn State student featured in Playboy

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Aisha Jamal, a senior at Penn State University and bartender at The Mezzanine will be featured as Barmate for April 2011 in Playboy. You can just call this hotty by her other name, “Laila Rose”. Check out more revealing pictures of her at Playboy’s Blog, click here!

Check out the upcoming event at The Mezzanine to help celebrate her appearance in the April 2011 issue!  The event is on April 29th at 9pm at The Mezzanine, located at 420 East College Avenue. Facebook event page is below.

Comedian, Iliza Shlesinger coming to Penn State

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Winner of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” to Perform


Iliza Shlesinger, the first female and youngest comedian to hold the title of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” will perform at 8 p.m. on April 12th in Heritage Hall as a part of the 2nd Annual April Fool’s Comedy Month, presented by SPA. This is a ticketless event for students with valid Penn State photo ID.

After winning the title “Last Comic Standing,” Shlesinger had her own half hour special on “Comedy Central Presents.” In addition, she has appeared on Comedy Central’s “Live At Gotham,” Showtime’s “Pauly Shore & Friends,” E! Network’s “Chelsea Lately,” “The Soup” and NBC’s “Last Call with Carson Daly.”

In the fall, Shlesinger will be the host of the upcoming dating series “Excused” for CBS Syndication. She also currently hosts her own hit web series “The Weakly News with Iliza” on She is currently touring the US headlining shows at colleges and clubs.

For more information, visit or

Steve Byrne coming to Penn State University

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Featured Comedy Central Comedian to Perform


Comedian Steve Byrne will close off the Student Programming Association’s “Comedy Month” at 8 P.M. on April 26 in Alumni Hall. The show will be free for students with their valid Penn State photo ID.

The Pittsburgh native has become one of the more prominent names in comedy in recent years, and has an impressive resume to show for it. He had two hour long Comedy Central Specials, and his half hour Comedy Central Special was voted the seventh most popular by fans as part of the Standup Showdown. He also has appeared on the big screen in Four Christmases with Vince Vaughn and The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard with Jeremy Piven and Will Ferrell. In addition, Byrne has also made appearances on The Tonight Show, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Call with Carson Daly, and Good Morning America.

Steve Byrne has also been part of several national comedy tours including The Jameson Tour, Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Tour, and The Camel Cigarettes Sin City Tour. Byrne is also not shy of the international spotlight when touring. He has toured with comedian Drew Carey on a USO tour in Afghanistan, and has performed in his own USO tour of Afghanistan, Japan, and Guam.

For more information on Steve Byrne, please visit his website at