Vandals stir emotions in Penn State community
Outside Penn State’s Beaver Stadium are a number of small signs, designed to mark different traditions and facts about the football program, campus and traditions that go along with Penn State football. We obviously are well aware of the emotions that have run rampant in State College in recent months, following the news of the scandalous activity that (allegedly) took place on campus and the (alleged) ineptitude of the authoritative figures in handling the dark situation. This all somehow linked to former head coach Joe Paterno in a controversial way, which ultimately removed him from his position as head coach just a week after setting the division one all-time coaching victories record. Paterno was viewed as a scapegoat by many Penn Staters. Right or wrong, Paterno’s passing in January was a somber time for Penn State and the college football community, with a legacy tarnished for the time being.
So imagine the outrage that has returned on campus following news that the Paternoville sign, located outside Gate A of Beaver Stadium, was found bent in half, with the sign actually missing form the scene on Friday. As you might envision, a number of Penn State students are not at all happy about he act of mischief. There is probably some frat boy hiding the Paternoville sign in his closet or under his bed, because if too many people happen to find out who has it, it might be an unpleasant encounter for the vandal.