"Morally obligated" "Should have done more" "Disgust and confused"
When the word broke out on the news I just shrugged it off. It wasn’t because I didn’t care, but more so that I didn’t want to believe any word of it. Now I can barely turn a corner to avoid a discussion, television talk show, or internet website regarding the allegations.
As I read articles pertaining to the recent sex scandal, my memories immediately thrust me back to The Forum where I took my business ethics classes in University Park. The discussion was about whistle blowing and the differences between “doing what is right” and “doing things right.” I distinctly remember telling myself, “Man, I sure don’t want to be in a position like that.”
Fast forward to present day. I am feeling a lot of different emotions. I’m probably more distraught than anything. I hate hearing and reading what people have to say. The media is painting a bleak picture for my alma mater and all I can do is sit here defenseless as bloggers, social media sites, and news sources rip to shreds what was once thought to be a highly honored university.
I became a Nittany Lion because of the rich traditions, educational opportunities, and true college atmosphere. It was my ideal home away from home; a place where I could grow and prepare myself for adulthood. And I wish it could have stayed that way.
In no way shape or form do I support the acts that were described in the grand jury report. Nor can I defend the leadership whose responsibility it was to bring these heinous acts to perspective. They all fell short of what was obligated from them.
However, I would like to remind everyone that nobody is perfect. So the next time you want to troll or flame others especiallyif you’re from the outside looking in, use your diction wisely. We all acknowledge that an offense was committed and the perpetrators will be dealt with. You do not need to act like a complete and utter ::enter expletive here::.
My name is Pete Sarabia and I graduated from Penn State in May of 2010. During my four years at University Park I never recognized the name Jerry Sandusky nor did I consider to think that I was associated with him. Now, he will be fully embroidered in my memory and in the memory of many others, alumnus or not, as a man of great disdain and distaste who sullied the name of The Pennsylvania State University. I and millions of others have been affected by the actions of so few.
Since I left for vacation, I’ve been doing more cardio and lifting lighter weights with higher repetitions. The change in my training has attributed to me losing some muscle mass and some weight; I’m 155 now. My endurance is increasing and I’m getting leaner. Holidays are nearing and I’m getting a little nervous because I LOVE THE HOLIDAYS. So much great food. I hope I can keep this training up.
Listen folks, the rise of Google’s mobile OS, Android, is nothing short of stellar. When the G1 first came out for T-Mobile, everybody scoffed at its buggy, slow interface. Fastforward three years and its dominating the market; including Apple’s once untouchable iPhone. In fact, Apple market share remained unchanged at 28% percent. Most of the gains made from Android were due to lackluster Blackberry and Microsoft sales. So at least Apple is not receding. Overall, I’m excited. The competition will continue to heat up, benefiting the consumers.