A 21 year-old New Jersey man was arrested recently on West College Avenue after he was reported staggering and stumbling while cars whizzed past, just a few feet away. When Penn State police confronted him, he reportedly told them he was "of alcohol" when he meant to say he was "of age." Officers say he had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath and became verbally combative when confronted.
After the hazing-related death of a 19-year-old Beta Theta Pi pledge in February, Penn State outlined certain changes it expected to see in fraternity life. One of those changes was stricter enforcement of underage drinking laws.
Every year, there are news reports across the country of overzealous college students taking to the streets to celebrate a big win by their school in football or basketball. It was no different recently at Penn State, when the Nittany Lions won the Big 10 football championship game.