penn-state-forever

Listen to your heart

I know there’s something in the wake of your smile.
I get a notion from the look in your eyes, yea.
You’ve built a love but that love falls apart.
Your little piece of heaven turns too dark.

Listen to your heart
when he’s calling for you.
Listen to your heart
there’s nothing else you can do.
I don’t know where you’re going
and I don’t know why,
but listen to your heart
before you tell him goodbye.

Sometimes you wonder if this fight is worthwhile.
The precious moments are all lost in the tide, yea.
They’re swept away and nothing is what it seems,
the feeling of belonging to your dreams.

Listen to your heart
when he’s calling for you.
Listen to your heart
there’s nothing else you can do.
I don’t know where you’re going
and I don’t know why,
but listen to your heart
before you tell him goodbye.

And there are voices
that want to be heard.
So much to mention
but you can’t find the words.
The scent of magic,
the beauty that’s been
when love was wilder than the wind.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktRsl2hAPhY

Sing our love and loyalty,

Sing our hopes, which bright and free,

Rest O, Mother dear with thee,

All with thee, all with thee.

i started this the other day and i’m nowhere near happy with it yet but this seems like a good day to post it as a work-in-progress.

(please oh please oh please keep the source with this if you reblog, i’m hoping to make prints of this and others i’m working on when it’s finished and you can have one! i am a poor class of 2011 alumna and i thank you for your decency)

“Penn State Football doesn’t define us. We are so much more than that. We are the number one school in the country among recruiters from leading companies, according to the Wall Street Journal. We are a leading research institution accredited by the National Science Foundation. We are over 94,000 students across campuses, with alumni in every state and 87 foreign countries. We are the creators of the number one student-run philanthropy in the world, raising over $78 million for the Four Diamonds Fund since THON’s creation in 1977. Don’t forget how incredible this university is, and don’t allow irresponsible oversight to destroy our reputation. For the Glory.” ♥

Dear all Tumblr Followers,

I apologize for my constant posting about JoePa and the scandal.
I just want to show my support for JoePa, one mistake should not make him have to step down from his position, his legacy that he has been for the past 40 years.
If JoePa leaves Penn State because of someone else’s disturbing, disgusting actions I will be heartbroken and so will the rest of Penn State.

Please be patient with me because I am just so mad about this whole thing and want to have my opinion heard.

Thank you so much for understanding. <3

A 2010 Alum's Reaction

As a Penn State alum, I am beyond sickened by the recent charges that have come to light against former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky, former Athletic Director Tim Curley and former Vice President of Finance and Business Gary Schultz. I am extremely upset by their actions and the way they have chosen to represent the Penn State name. But beyond that, I feel for the helpless and innocent victims who were never given a second glance, attempted to be identified, or helped by those they so greatly trusted and looked up to.

When I first heard the news, I was shocked and stunned by the severity of the charges and the excruciating details of the Grand Jury Report. I personally felt and feel like I have been cheated. I feel that these men have taken away something from me that I never thought would waver– a complete faith in the administration and the people who run the university to do what is right and moral. These people who I now believe to have lackluster morals and standards have failed me. As the face of one of the biggest universities in the country, they should have known better. It shouldn’t have been about protecting a football program or doing what was “best for the school”; it should have been about protecting those who couldn’t voice their own pain and confusion. The helpless victims who were preyed upon by an evil, sick man. It should have been about doing what is morally right as a human being, not as a member of the Penn State faculty.

For those accused, the investigations, news stories, and trial will eventually come to an end, but the nightmare for the victims will never stop. They will forever be affected by the extreme and disgusting abuse brought upon by Jerry Sandusky, a man who used his name, position, and authority to prey on them. A man who was caught red-handed by competent adults, but was never turned over to authorities. I believe this man could have been stopped had the actions of our leaders been different and to me that is inexcusable. I feel that in order to restore faith in the Penn State name, all parties involved need to step down and let more reasonable and ethical educators run our beloved university.

The only thing I am confident about in this dark time is that I will not let this tarnish my Penn State experience. I refuse to let the actions of a group of powerful men on campus define my university. WE ARE not just a football program. WE ARE an amazing educational institution, WE ARE home of the number one student run philanthropy in the world, WE ARE a community that doesn’t agree with the deplorable acts of our administration. Because what makes Penn State one of the greatest universities in the world is the students, alumni, and community that have done so much good, worked so hard, and have seen so much success because of our time there. WE ARE Penn State and that will never change.

‎Penn State Football doesn’t define us. We are so much more than that. We are the number one school in the country among recruiters from leading companies, according to the Wall Street Journal. We are a leading research institution accredi…ted by the National Science Foundation. We are over 94,000 students across campuses, with alumni in every state and 87 foreign countries. We are the creators of the number one student-run philanthropy in the world, raising over $78 million for the Four Diamonds Fund since THON’s creation in 1977. Don’t forget how incredible this university is, and don’t allow irresponsible oversight to destroy our reputation. For the Glory.