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Missing Joe Paterno Statue On Day of Sanctions

Posted by on Jul 24, 2012 in Current Events, Journalism Today | 0 comments

[slideshow] News crews and reporters flocked around the entrance to Pennstate’s Beaver Stadium. A fence lined with a blue tarp circled the empty space where the Joe Paterno statue once stood. People from all over the country peeked through the holes in the tarp to see if it was actually true. One individual had even traveled 4 hours to see  what she had only watched on the news. “My whole family are Pennstater’s, I had to drive here and see it for myself.” All around campus the attitude was somewhat somber as they let the NCAA “death penalty” soak in. They began to realize that the loss of money by the University could mean the loss of jobs in their community, which relies strongly on the school . In the normal Pennstate spirit, many in State College wore their...

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The Impact of MMA Legalization in West Virginia

Posted by on Jul 24, 2012 in Current Events, Journalism Today | 0 comments

On March 24, 2011, West Virginia became the 45th state to pass legislation for the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. Passing the law came about after strong opposition by some of the state’s House of Delegates members, who thought the sport was too violent. Mixed Martial Arts is an organized fighting event that takes place in a ring surrounded by a cage. Fighters use a mixture of martial arts fighting styles such as Jiu Jitzu and Kickboxing, giving the sport the its name, Mixed Martial Arts. Since MMA fights were legalized, the sport has grown quite quickly in the region. Gyms that teach martial arts across the state have begun to train fighters and have seen the number of members steadily rise. One Morgantown gym, Anu Academy, trains people in many different types of fighting, including MMA. Gym owner, Neale...

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