When you get to college, it’s a good habit to start staying up-to-date with current events (if you don’t already). National news is important, but so are the issues and events impacting your local community. At Penn State, there is no shortage of ways to get your daily news. Check out a few!
To get the scoop on all things Penn State, look no further than PSU’s many student-run media outlets. The Daily Collegian is Penn State’s official (and oldest–113 years running!) student newspaper, printing issues five days a week. Another favorite is Onward State, a student-run blog that while taking on a snarkier tone than most other outlets continues to be a great source for news, features and commentary. They also have the largest social media following of any college news source in the world! While The Daily Collegian and Onward State are the largest of the student-run outlets, they are by no means the only ones telling the stories of Penn State. Multicultural media site The Underground, Penn State’s life and style magazine Valley and the student-run tv station PSNtv can’t be missed!
If you live on campus, you’re in luck! Penn State Housing provides 95 HD channels (and 120 SD channels) free, you just have to provide the TV. Watching the local news is a great way to learn more about the central Pennsylvania community, especially if you’re not from the area. Channels like CNN, Fox News and MSNBC are available for your national news fix as well!
Daily email newsletters:
If you’ve got five minutes in the morning, then you have time for an email newsletter. Daily newsletters like TheSkimm provide quick, digestible snippets of news that you can read on-the-go. With free newsletters like these, there’s no excuse not to be in the know!
Through the Penn State Student Newspaper Readership Program, students have free access to The Centre Daily Times (State College’s local paper), USAToday and the New York Times. Printed copies are available at multiple locations across campus, and students can also use their PSU credentials to access digital version of the papers was well!
This is by no means a comprehensive list of all the ways to get your news at Penn State, but it’s a great place to start! Get reading and watching and stay informed!