Battle of the Curts State Representative Curt Sonney and his opponent Curt Smith debate

On Thursday, Oct. 16, in Reed 117, Behrend hosted a debate between State Representative Curt Sonney and his opponent Curt Smith. The debate was open to the public, and  those who wanted to ask questions were given slips of paper which were then filtered by the moderator, Dr. Speel of the Political Science department. 

Penn State issues travel ban on Ebola nations

As a precautionary measure, Penn State has issued a temporary moratorium on travel to and from countries where Ebola is most prevalent.

Self-taught musician amazes Behrend crowd

On Oct. 17, students gathered in Bruno’s to listen to Rachel Brown. With her ukulele and her guitar, she amazed the audience. Born and raised in New York City, Rachel Brown is a self-taught musician.

Ebola spreads in the U.S.

As of Friday, October 10, two cases of Ebola have been reported by the Center for Disease Control in Dallas, Texas.

'The Walking Dead' captures millions

On Sunday, Oct. 12, 17.5 million tuned in for the live viewing of the season five premiere of “The Walking Dead."

'Balls, Balls, Balls'

On Friday night in Erie Hall, students gathered to enjoy “Balls, Balls, Balls,” the event put on by LEB. Students could enjoy the Nerf gun battle or have their choice of a meatball sub or donut holes. The turnout was a bit smaller than normal, but all who came had a good time.

Alex's Lemonade Stand

“Fighting cancer, one cup at a time.” This is the phrase that serves as the backbone behind ALSF, or Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, an American pediatric cancer charity. 

Adam Levine the stalker

Maroon 5’s latest music video, “Animals,” has been heavily criticized by support groups working to prevent sexual violence against women.

Business Blitz

In McGarvey Commons on Oct. 9, the Business Blitz event was held from 5:30-8:30 in the evening. This event was jointly sponsored by all of the business clubs on campus. The purpose of the Business Blitz was to help students improve their presentation skills while simultaneously getting feedback from industry professionals.

'Level Money' app makes money management easy

The Level Money app acts as a financial GPS. 

Leader of 'The Black Parade' puts on a new face

On Sept. 30, the former lead singer of MCR, Gerard Way, released his own album, “Hesitant Alien.”

Mexican authorities arrest leader of Juarez drug cartel

Mexican authorities apprehended the alleged leader of the Juarez drug cartel on Thursday.

Creativity for a cause

It’s time to express your creative side.

An adventure into 'Boyhood'

This summer, Richard Linklater, director of “School of Rock,” “Bernie” and the “Before” series, came out with his 12-year-long project: “Boyhood,” which received critical acclaim from nearly every film critic able to see and hear. 

Cannabis Conflict in PA

The Pennsylvania Senate passed a revised version of Senate Bill 1182 known as the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Act on September 24. With 23 States and DC that have enacted laws to legalize medical marijuana, Pennsylvania is beginning to catch up.

‘Sleep Cycle’ app helps users get good quality sleep

Good sleep is hard to come by as you get older, but the Sleep Cycle app can scientifically help you feel well-rested and ready to start your day.

The world at home: a student perspective on the Hong Kong protests

The Behrend Beacon sits down with Ching Hong Wu, an international student from Hong Kong.

Treat yourself: homemade butterfingers

If buying a candy bar seems like too much of a hassle, why not try and make some from scratch?

VanDamia, men’s golf crowned AMCC Champs

A recap of the Penn State Behrend men's golf team's stellar effort at the AMCC Championships.

Behrend men’s soccer red hot

A summary of the Penn State Behrend men's soccer team's recent success.

Cross country teams return to action at Carnegie Mellon University

The Penn State Behrend men's and women's cross country teams recently competed at Carnegie Mellon University.

More than 53k funded by Behrend for fall research

This fall, Behrend has funded more than $53,000 in undergraduate research for students from over 30 majors. The money for the Academic Year Undergraduate Research comes from the Behrend budget and is designed to motivate students to be more involved in faculty research projects. Annually, the college offers nearly $350,000 and each student is eligible for $2,600 in grant money. 

MCC plays games to investigate different cultures

On Oct. 3 in Reed 150, the Multi-Cultural Council (MCC) held their Gaming Night event. The MCC is a student organization that serves as a liaison between the Student Government Association and ten other peer organizations devoted to students of varying cultures. During this event, which was open invitation to all, members of the Multi-Cultural Council participated in a game of Jeopardy based on cultural facts from around the world. At the end of the night, everyone went home a winner, and the MCC organization graciously provided a variety of ethnic food for all participants. For this occasion, Mexican-style cuisine from the popular restaurant Q’Doba Mexican Grill, was served.  What can be better than a night of new friends and free food? 

500k gift to inspire ‘creative energy’ at Behrend

A gift commitment of $500,000 was given to Penn State Behrend by the Samuel P. Black Foundation to boost the film studies program.

NFL game ends in tie

Josh Lapping recaps the recent NFL game that ended in a tie between the Carolina Panthers and the Cincinnati Bengals.

Penn State loses second-straight game to rival Michigan

Penn State drops their second-straight game against the Michigan Wolverines.

Lady Lions tennis dominates

A summary of the Penn State Behrend women's tennis team's recent victory over D’Youville.

Becoming Olivia Pope

The women’s clothing store just released their Scandal Collection – a stunning 42-piece compilation of tailored suit pants, silky blouses and structured coats.

Typhoon rattles Japan’s east coast

One person is dead, three are missing and 10 are injured after Typhoon Phanfone battered Japan Monday.

Search for flight MH370 resumes

The search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is entering the next face in the Indian Ocean. 

Browns ‘comeback’ with win over Titans

A recap of the Cleveland Browns' recent come-from-behind victory over the Tennessee Titans.

Appionated: 'Pact' makes healthy eating and exercising profitable

It’s easy for people to make excuses for not exercising and eating right, but “Pact” makes you keep your promise or pay up.

Behrend artist: Student chases dreams of stardom

The pipe dream of “making it” in the music industry is not easily obtained. Behrend senior, Zach Knight, is looking to do just that.

What’s going on with Thursday Night Football?

A look into this year's Thursday night football games that might be surprising.

Students gear up for employment opportunities

Students suited up to attend this fall’s Career and Internship Fair last week.

On Oct. 1, companies and students gathered in Junker Center to network. This career fair was the highest student-attended fair, with a final number of 1,058.  Of those students, 51 were from Gannon University and 4 were from Edinboro University. The tables were all full, with 157 companies filling 160 tables.

PSB men’s soccer on a roll

A recap of Penn State Behrend men's soccer recent action.

Lady Lions soccer splits a pair

An overview of recent Penn State Behrend women's soccer action.

Ben Bradford countrifies Behrend

On Oct. 10, students and members of the Erie Community gathered in Bruno’s to listen to country singer Ben Bradford. Bradford played covers as well as original music. He described his music as “rockin’ country with a soul.”

U.S. Supreme Court gives ‘tacit’ victory to same-sex marriage

The United States Supreme Court has refused to hear cases from five states aiming to keep same-sex marriage bans in place

Nurse in Spain contracts Ebola

A nurse who treated two Ebola victims in Madrid has tested positive for the virus

Comedian Ryan Reiss comes to Behrend

Penn State Behrend’s Lion Entertainment Board presented the students with comedian, Ryan Reiss this past Friday at Reed 117. Based in New York City, Reiss is an opener for Late Night with Seth Myers.

Magician David Gerard amazes

On Friday, Oct. 3, master magician David Gerard came to campus prepared to blow away the students and family of Penn State Behrend. His show was full of shocks and surprises; the audience was constantly kept on their toes as he pulled off each trick. He was able to guess the names of pets as well as dates that were important to people without a hitch.

Women’s volleyball keeps it tight

A recap of recent Penn State Behrend women's volleyball contests.

Is binge-watching killing you?

Binge watching TV shows has become a norm in today's pop culture, but is the act detrimental to your wellbeing? 

Suicide bomber kills 5 in Chechnya

A suicide bomber killed five police officers and injured 12 civilians in Chechnya Sunday.

Students and parents gather for a family-fun weekend

Over this past weekend, Penn State Behrend held Parents and Families Weekend, where families of students could come and enjoy events and educational workshops [on information about the campus for the young and old alike.] 

'Gone Girl' thrills

"Gone Girl" pleases audiences. 

Al Roker shines a light on USO

Al Roker recently took a break from NBC’s “TODAY” show desk to give back to American soldiers. 

Northwestern hands PSU first loss of season

A recap of the Penn State vs. Northwestern football game that occured on Saturday, Sep. 27.

Are you worth more than your 'Selfie?'

“It took me 14 years to perfect it, but now I am instafamous.” 

Penn State: A world within a campus

The Student Government Association meeting last Thursday covered topics to benefit the student body, but discussion was dominated by the relationship between American and international students. 

Behrend soccer shows up big

A recap of the past week's soccer action from the Lions' men's and women's squads.

AFC North round up

A summary of the NFL's AFC North division after four weeks of play.

Lions volleyball red hot

A summary of recent Penn State Behrend women's volleyball action.

Tough test for ladies tennis

Recap of recent Penn State Behrend women's tennis action.

PSB Golf at La Roche Invite

Summary of the Penn State Behrend men's golf team's most recent competition.

PSB women's tennis still rolling

Penn State Behrend's women's tennis team went 2-1 in their latest three matches.

Sports talk: it's that time of year, sports fans

Sports Editor Mike Callan talks about this time of year for sports fans.

Delta Chi Fraternity pig roast

On Sept. 11,  the Delta Chi Fraternity organized one of the biggest annual events known on campus. Delta Chi is an international club that fixes its goal toward leadership, character, education and friendship. The members are very involved on campus and hold many service events, community services, and the biggest of all, always sponsor an annual Pig Roast event. 

NFL week three events result in rookie QB infiltration

With some injuries to starting quarterbacks in week three, some NFL rookies are going to be starting in week four.

Behrend CC at Dickinson Invite

The Penn State Behrend men's and women's cross country teams competed at the Dickinson Invitaional on Saturday.

Juicing: good or bad?

 Everyone, from your friends to A-List celebs, is professing their love for juicing.  Is this a good idea though?

Club Spotlight: Financial Management Club

The Finance Club was changed to the Financial Management Association (FMA) here at Penn State Behrend. The main reason for doing so is because this is an international association that allows students, as well as professionals, to network with a recognized global organization. The club will assist in the professional, educational and social development of college students interested in finance, banking and investments.

President Obama Addresses Nation: “We will…destroy [ISIL]

U.S. President Barack Obama announced the lifting of restrictions on airstrikes in Iraq and the authorization of direct attacks on the Islamic State (ISIL) insurgency in Syria in a nationally-televised speech last Wednesday. 

Firebird: restaurant review

Firebirds, which is located in the Millcreek Mall, feels as if you stepped into a fancy New York City restaurant and bar. The wood fired grill cuts everything in their kitchen, from steak to chicken to fish, and has a very extensive wine list.

Maroon 5 releases fifth studio album, 'V'

It’s hard to believe that after ten years of being together, Maroon 5 has just put out their fifth studio album, properly titled “V”(pronounced five).

Yakin' away

Yik Yak is a new app that has to be the best creation since Twitter. 

The sizable controversy of 'All About that Bass'

Meghan Trainor has risen to the top of the charts with her hit, “All About That Bass,” an anthem supporting full-figured girls in a catchy tune.

Robert Michael Pyle comes to Behrend

On Sept. 4, students and members of the community gathered in the Smith Chapel in order to hear the readings of Robert Michael Pyle, or “Bob”, as he introduced himself. The one-hour reading had a positive atmosphere filled with laughing and stories. Pyle read various pieces of his writings including poems, short stories and essays. 

Treat yourself: nachos

Can’t handle another Bruno’s sub? Want something more than Dobbins? Well, don’t worry – we have the solution for you: nachos. You can buy everything you need for this recipe right on campus.

Single & satisfied

Why people should embrace being single instead of dreading it. 

They're up all night to get lucky: Emmys 2013 from NPH to 'Breaking Bad'

Although Neil Patrick Harris qualifies for the so-called “Ryan Seacrest Center for Excessive Hosting,” that does not mean he should register. 

New ebola vaccine shows long-term immunity in monkeys

An experimental vaccine has given monkeys “long-term” immunity from the Ebola virus, according to the US National Institutes of Health. The experiments have shown immunity could last up to ten months.

Condom Casino

LEB promotes safe sex in a fun environment

Where did my show go?

Once again, it is that time of year when the television season begins airing new episodes of series and introduces a crop of rookie shows for our entrainment enjoyment. 

Samples of deadly toxins found unsecured in US labs

Scientists discovered six improperly stored vials containing samples of dangerous pathogens including ricin, the bacteria that causes plague and the bacteria that causes botulism.

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General Education Modification

Author: Katerina Procyk

Representatives from University Park and the Behrend College had a meeting in the Reed building to discuss future changes to the general education requirements that are coming to Penn State in the upcoming years. 

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Engineered for excellence

Author: Rachael Wigton

In the midst of the pride of having Penn State’s Engineering program named 57th in the world, Penn State Behrend sent a student cross-country to represent its own engineering prowess.

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‘Sleep Cycle’ app helps users get good quality sleep

Author: Nicole Greene

Good sleep is hard to come by as you get older, but the Sleep Cycle app can scientifically help you feel well-rested and ready to start your day.

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Treat yourself: homemade butterfingers

Author: Rayna Ganabathi

If buying a candy bar seems like too much of a hassle, why not try and make some from scratch?

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Cannabis Conflict in PA

Author: Adrienne McCauley

The Pennsylvania Senate passed a revised version of Senate Bill 1182 known as the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Act on September 24. With 23 States and DC that have enacted laws to legalize medical marijuana, Pennsylvania is beginning to catch up.

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Battle of the Curts State Representative Curt Sonney and his opponent Curt Smith debate

Author: Adrienne McCauley

On Thursday, Oct. 16, in Reed 117, Behrend hosted a debate between State Representative Curt Sonney and his opponent Curt Smith. The debate was open to the public, and  those who wanted to ask questions were given slips of paper which were then filtered by the moderator, Dr. Speel of the Political Science department. 

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