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Tis the Burglary Season in State College

For most people, the Christmas season is a time of giving and joy. Regrettably, in the State College area, this time of year is also known for burglaries and thefts. Why would State College be different from other areas? Much of State College’s population consists of Penn State students, and the vast majority of Penn… view more

Marijuana Is Still Illegal At Penn State

It is late August, which means that State College and Penn State University is welcoming a new class of incoming freshmen and a returning batch of upperclassmen.  With regard to the freshmen class, many of them will be experiencing their first long term separation from their parents, and that separation means a lack of direct… view more

Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana and Drug DUI Laws

In February of 2018, Pennsylvania residents were able to obtain medicinal marijuana.  Regrettably, questions regarding the whether or not the marijuana can be “legally” possessed and “legally” ingested or consumed is still an issue.  Pennsylvania law still generally prohibits a person from possessing marijuana, and the distribution or delivery of marijuana remains a felony offense. … view more

Penn State’s Failure to Change Alcohol Policies Post-Piazza

Everyone knows that underage and binge drinking is not a Penn State problem but is instead a problem at college campuses across the United States.  However, following the death of Timothy Piazza, whom the Centre County District Attorney has claimed may have had a blood alcohol level as high as .36%, Penn State and excessive… view more

3 myths about underage drinking to know before partying

While partying is a part of college life, do not assume the law will let you off easy. Knowing the legal penalties of certain actions can keep you from unintentionally getting yourself into trouble. If you believe any of these myths, review the truth before going to the next party. It may come as an… view more

Resist aggressive impulses that may follow sporting events

Penn State is home to several sports teams. Whether you are catching a football game or showing your support for the track runners, it is easy to get excited and invested in the success of the players and team. This passion, though, can quickly transform into aggression. According to the Huffington Post, domestic violence is… view more