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Penn State Outing Club Shut Down, but the Fight is Far from Over

In Camping, Club Features, Editorial, Featured, Hiking, News by ZoeGates1 Comment

On April 10th, the Pennsylvania State Outing Club (PSOC) announced that it would cease to organize student-led trips for the student body in an official disbanding imposed by University administration. The decision, enforced by Campus Recreation, the Office of Student Activities, and the Office of Risk Management, came as a shock to PSOC members and leaders. The story has made …

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Outdoor Nation Cancels Campus Challenge

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On April 27th, Outdoor Nation announced in an email to partners and supporters of the organization that it will discontinue the Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge beginning in the fall of 2018. The month-long Campus Challenge, which ran every fall from 2014-2017, was popular among outdoor programs across the country. The initiative, described on the Outdoor Nation website as “a Mother-Nature-meets-March-Madness …

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College Outside officially discontinues all men’s gear, says guys can just buy larger female sizes

In Editorial, Featured, Gear by AudreyMorris2 Comments

April 1, 2018 — Ladies and women, females and girls, get your typewriters and fountain pens ready because today marks a momentous occasion that will go down in history books for all of eternity. College Outside, the world-famous collegiate outdoor gear retailer, has officially disbanded all men’s gear on their website. Why, might you ask? Feminism of course. In an …

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What the Outdoor Industry Could Learn About Equality from College Students

In Editorial, Featured, Skiing by AudreyMorrisLeave a Comment

Ask me who my favorite pro outdoor athletes are, and I’ll list 300 skiers right off the bat. Shane McConkey, of course, the legend. Sammy Carlson, have you seen that boy bounce through powder in his To Be edit? Candide Thovex, enough said. Yes, all my idols are skiers because I’m obsessed and winter is coming (hallelujah!), but there’s something …

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How to Get Outside While Studying Abroad

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A comprehensive guide to the where’s, the when’s, but mostly the how’s of pursuing adventure internationally   Studying abroad can be one of the most powerful experiences in your educational career, regardless of what you intend to study or where. It often provides you with the opportunity to surpass the typical tourist stereotype and to learn in a more meaningful …

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9 Instagrams You Should Follow If You Love the Outdoors

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Instagram can be a dangerous procrastination tool but also a huge source of inspiration. There are so many different accounts posting beautiful photos of the wilderness. A quick glance at a photo or two can easily turn into an hour long wanderlust session. From rock climbing in Colorado to trekking through the wild Amazon rainforest, these Instagrammers will inspire you …

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The Great American Road Trip Vs. Eurotrip

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Every summer, hundreds of thousands of young adults flock to airports to try and find themselves halfway across the world in a country unfamiliar to them—be it on a study abroad trip, or a post-graduation last-hurrah before the purported “real world” takes over. But for some, this adolescent cliché is just too unsettling for a one-and-done trip of a lifetime. …