Opinion Columns & Blogs

Opinion Columns & Blogs

When 'misguided' policies about media access occur, no one wins

USA Wrestling has established new parameters regarding who can cover its events, such as this weekend’s Final X at Penn State, featuring Nittany Lion great David Taylor. The national governing body for the sport of wrestling in the U.S. now requires journalists to undergo a background check and take part in a 60- to 90-minute training session. But the chilling effect of background checks on the media is alarming.

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Selflessness is the key to happiness

Most of us have heard the adage, “Money can’t buy happiness.” While the origin of the saying is unknown, I think it’s quite true. It suggests happiness comes not from acquisition of things or status, but from another source. The most consistent way I find happiness is by doing something for others without expectation of reward. Basically: Being selfless.

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DeAndre Levy gets a thumbs down

We give a big thumbs down this week to DeAndre Levy, a linebacker for the Detroit Lions who played his college ball at the University of Wisconsin and who, in making a sideline play, ran into Penn State coach Joe Paterno and broke his leg in 2006.

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Airport leaders deserve praise for foresight

Members of the CDT’s community editorial board identified competitive and reliable air travel as a key factor in the Centre County area’s economic development efforts. Last month, the board met with University Park Airport director Bryan Rodgers, Centre County Airport Authority director James Meyer and Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County President and CEO Vern Squier to discuss the benefits, concerns and the future of air travel in the region.

Franklin talks Blake Gillikin

Penn State football coach James Franklin talks punter Blake Gillikin during the weekly press conference.