Author Archives: David Arthur Abruzzese

‘We Are’ Making A Difference: Sustainability In The Big Ten

Penn State serves as one of the nation’s preeminent research institutions, serving as a pioneer of sorts in a handful of fields. Although the university’s presence can be felt worldwide thanks to its global impact, much of that research is … Continue reading

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Read And Respond 2: Elon Musk’s Electric Cars

Let’s face it; the impact of CO2 on our environment is palpable, and for all the wrong reasons. Elon Musk, founder and CEO of Tesla, highlighted these important facts during an introductory presentation for the Model 3. But while Musk … Continue reading

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Assumption vs Fact: Man-Made Climate Change

Whether or not we want to believe it, climate change is real. Not only is it real, but it’s a clear and present danger that could dictate our planet’s well being — along with its inhabitants. But the subject of … Continue reading

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Assignment 4: Draft

Penn State serves as one of the nation’s preeminent research institutions, serving as a pioneer of sorts in a handful of fields. Although the university’s presence can be felt worldwide thanks to its global impact, much of that research is … Continue reading

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Bibliography 4

My goal with this post is to elaborate on Andrew Guberlet’s discussion regarding Penn State OPP and its initiative to reduce the campus’ carbon footprint and help make the university more eco-friendly. I want to use tangible examples to help … Continue reading

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Assignment 3: Global Warming: What Our Candidates Believe Vs. The Truth

2016 is a pivotal year for each president hopeful as the race intensifies for both the Democratic and Republican presidential nominations. A bevy of issues will be placed at the forefront to be discussed, and each candidate will hold a … Continue reading

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Bibliography 3

My goal with this post is to take a deeper look at certain presidential candidates and their views on climate change. I want to take a deeper look into both their beliefs as well as statistical data to gain insight … Continue reading

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How Riding Your Bike Can Lower Carbon Emissions

Human beings are an active species. No matter what, we’ve always got to get somewhere. The main reason we’re always out and about it commuting to work. Now naturally opting to use a car is the more time-efficient method. Cars are … Continue reading

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Read And Respond: The Reign Of Recycling

This article raises a number of valid points regarding a topic most people have a surface-level understanding of, but may not get the whole picture. I myself fall under that category, as a college student who honestly recycles when I … Continue reading

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Assignment 2: The Environmental Benefits Of Taking A Bike To Work

Human beings are an active species. No matter what, we’ve always got to get somewhere. The main reason we’re always out and about it commuting to work. Now naturally opting to use a car is the more time-efficient method. Cars are … Continue reading

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Bibliography 2

My mission with this post is to advocate something that I do every single day: ride a bike. It’s no secret that CO2 emissions from cars, busses, etc. is having an adverse effect on the earth’s atmosphere. There’s plenty to … Continue reading

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Responsible Irrigation For Our Nation’s Golf Courses

Golf is one of the most popular sports in America, and with roughly 25 million players teeing it up each season across the nation, courses are pressed to use surrounding natural resources in order to maintain their facilities and ensure … Continue reading

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Math Test

\(x^3 – 3x^2 – 10x = 0\) \( (1+r)^n\) \( (5.7 \times 10^{-8}) \times (1.6 \times 10^{12}) =  9.12 \times 10^4\) \( \pi L (1-\alpha) R^2 = 4\pi\alpha T^4R^2\) \(12 km \times \frac{0.6\text{ mile}}{1\text{ km}} \approx 7.2\text{ mile}\) \[12 km … Continue reading

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Assignment 1: Reducing Our Nation’s Water Consumption On The Golf Course

There were a number of topics I could’ve covered, but golf is a subject of great interest to me. Specifically, I’ll be discussing the issue of water consumption throughout our nation’s golf courses, and how the staggering rate negatively affects … Continue reading

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Bibliography: Responsible Irrigation For Our Nation’s Golf Courses

Topic: Golf courses generate a substantial amount of revenue for our nation’s economy, but with all the positives come some concerning negatives — golf course maintenance requires a great deal of water. As sustainability becomes increasingly prevalent, it’s clear something must … Continue reading

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Introductory Post: David Abruzzese

Hello everyone, my name is David Abruzzese, and I’m a junior majoring in broadcast journalism here at Penn State. Along with that, I serve as sports editor at Onwardstate.com, something I take great pride in. I decided to take this … Continue reading

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