Jennifer Zelazny

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Life

We Are…Penn State

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Another sleepless night for me left plenty of time to think about the current situation and Penn State, what we can learn from it, and where we go from here. I, like many other Penn Staters, have great pride in our alma mater. The foundation is deep and something that you just cannot explain unless you experience it for yourself. Our alumni association is the largest dues-paying organization of its kind in the world. We are not defined by the actions of a few – but by the actions of all. We get together almost every Saturday in the fall... Read More » Read more

Life

Does One Person Define an Institution?

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Does one person define an institution? You might say yes if thinking about someone like Steve Jobs or Joe Paterno and their legacy. You also might say no if thinking about someone like Jerry Sandusky. For the past few days I cannot help but to feel a bit sad for both the victims in the Jerry Sandusky case (whomever they may be) as well as sad for Penn State as a whole. While Penn State is getting a lot of bad media coverage it frustrates me that the media coverage is all because one person. I just hope the media... Read More » Read more

Life

214 Simmons (Penn State) Offspring

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On our travels east – we stopped over at my freshman and sophomore college roommate’s house. We snapped a photo of all our kids before we left. It is just hard to believe we are all (my roommate and I) grown up and are raising potential Penn Staters! Read more

Stuff

My New Bike

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I have been looking into buying a bike for about a year now. I had a Trek when I was at Penn State and decided I wanted to get another. Because of my busy schedule I have just not had the time to get out and actually get one, but last Friday after stopping by a neighborhood garage sale (early) with a friend – I saw a purple Trek with an aluminum frame, front suspension, and a price I could not beat. When I first saw it I was ready to easily pay $100 but the price tag said $40.... Read More » Read more

Life

Call for All PSU Friends to Gather…

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I received a long awaited phone call yesterday – from one of my favorite people of all time: Amy G (now Amy M after getting married). We had not spoken for some time – but it was great to catch up. Amy was Amy’s (my Amy) roommate freshman and sophmore year. Not only did we catch up and talk about our great times at Penn State – we decided that it would be great if we could get together again back at Penn State during the Penn State Blue and White game (annual spring scrimmage) on April 25th. I am... Read More » Read more

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The Story of My Life – Told in the Header

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For the last few versions of Jappler.com – I have had images in the header arranged in a way to tell a story. My roots. This picture was taken out of my car on the road my parents live in NY. My home. Old Main on the Penn State campus. I was destined to go to Penn State and it was my #1 goal since I was 3 years old (besides a few months in 7th grade when my #1 goal was to beat Super Mario Brothers) I spent a lot of time sitting on the front steps reading, people... Read More » Read more

Games

Generation Social

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As a history major – I tend to look at everything and find trends, think about what historians will write about our time, and all kinds of fun things that drive Amy crazy. The other day while I was thinking about playing Super Mario 3 on my Wii, I thought about the definition of being social (“interactions between people”) and then thought that my son Evan’s generation will most likely view our generation as very unsocial. We wrote letters that took days to deliver, interacted with people very limitedly, played games by ourselves, and worked independently. Our definition of communication... Read More » Read more