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Author: Tom Shakely

  • Penn State, the Nittany Valley, and the Past as a Universe of Adventure

    Penn State, the Nittany Valley, and the Past as a Universe of Adventure

    We are drawn to what feels fresh and what seems new. We imagine that, because we’re living, we’re in the best era and that we’re the best people. We like “moving forward” rather than “looking backward.” Yet, we can do both. It turns out that there is so much that is fresh scattered throughout the […]

  • What Virgil Taught Joe Paterno About Football

    What Virgil Taught Joe Paterno About Football

    Joe Paterno, Mount Nittany Conservancy director emeritus, wrote “What Virgil Taught Me About Football,” which we excerpt here from his autobiography, “Paterno: By the Book:” What Virgil Taught Me About Football Every one of us at Brooklyn Prep had to take four solid years of mathematics, four years of Latin, and two years of a…