I’m going to be honest. I don't know where to start this piece. As a journalist, I am supposed to have a way with words, but as a Penn State student, the past few days have left me at a loss for words. I don’t know what to write that has not been written already, but regardless, here is my perspective/opinion on recent events, biased as it may be.
I may only be a freshman, but in my short time here at Penn State I have learned what it means to be a Penn Stater.
When people say “We Are Penn State”, what does that mean? What IS Penn State?
Penn State is research and academic excellence.
Penn State is Beaver Stadium on a Saturday in the fall.
Penn State is Happy Valley.
Penn State is outstanding faculty and countless alumni.
Penn State is 91,000 students representing 132 nations.
Penn State is the largest student run philanthropy in the world, THON.
Penn State is character.
Penn State is integrity and loyalty.
Penn State is a family.
Penn State is success…with honor.