I had signed up on some kind of ITS notification service with Penn State and received an email notifying me of their new contract with Box and a 50 Gb space for all psu user accounts.
This sounds great, but technically does not affect me much as I already have a box account via some old Dell promotion (50 Gb). However, I did look into the fine print to see if I could get one specifically for Penn State related research materials and data and this is where I did a double take. I have no problem giving companies access to my files for administrative purposes but to seek a very specific "royalty free, irrevocable" permission by sneaking in a hidden fine print clause is just not, how to put it, "cool".
I hope I am not being too sensationalist, but if you have seen this kind of "irrevocable, royalty free" fine print at other reputable cloud storage user agreements, I would be happy to hear from you . Please feel free to comment or share this and discuss this either here or on other social media. I will cross post this on facebook too.
Also, I think the website is http://box.psu.edu
El Jalisco, Great Mexican food. Similar to Rey's Azteca (near the mall).
Affordable options. Also, a lot of the PSU football team seems to go there to get good food. So if you want to see some prospective NFL guys or prospective math professors and NFL guys, go here!
Will edit and post more details later on this review, but if you are looking for affordable mexican food with a location that has lot of parking (and it is byob), this place is worth checking out.tg
That is the a snapshot of a nicely presented, rich chicken curry (red or panang curry) at the Kamrai restaurant in Lemont PA. Located in the quaint village of Lemont, Kamrai is definitely a "high end" restaurant with a nice ambience indoors and an equally nice menu pricing.
Entrees are priced a little upward so it might make sense for students and others to peruse the menu online ahead of time instead of getting a sticker shock when you arrive. (most entrees are upward of $12.. even the vegetarian ones, so this is not a "regular visit" place for students. Also, they are BYOB (wine/beer only), but they do charge a $3 corkage fee.
The service is a little slower than other places, but the ambience is a lot more cooler than "My Thai" on Westerley Parkway or the hustle bustle of Cozy Thai on Allen St (add to that easier parking in Lemont), so some things even out in terms of overall experience at Kamrai.
My special recommendation to students would be that use your BYOB options at Cozy Thai - which is mostly walkable from most of downtown - so you don't have to worry about designated drivers when going to Kamrai.
There are other reviews on your standard Yelp, Urbanspoon etc, but here I will just link to a local news article on Statecollege.com
NEW MEX-TEX RESTAURANT
An authentic* Mexican restaurant and bar opened near N. Atherton Walmart. Named "Don Patron Mexican Grill", this restaurant is modeled after a quick service Mexican restaurant.
I had a Pollo A La Parilla, which was a boneless chicken breast grilled and covered with a salsa based sauce and served with beans, rice guacamole and tortillas.
My friend had a basic chicken enchilada (actually I was nt paying much attention as I was super hungry).
Service was prompt and good. Their chips and salsa was good and refills were offered without prompting. Overall, we had a good experience and will definitely go back again.
It has a fairly nice sit down atmosphere, but with a slight festive note. By that we mean, the music is audible, and I managed to sneak a dance with my friend to some latin tunes. It was her birthday, so she obliged although that meant being the center of attention for a few minutes. While I am not able to locate the actual website of the State College location of Don Patron, the menu at Belle Vernon PA is listed here (pdf new window). The local menu is quite similar (prices may vary though)
Check them out on Foursquare.
* : The authenticity is vouched for by one of my close friends, who was born in Mexico and visits Mexico routinely.
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New Restaurants in State College
El Jalisco - Mexican
Another good Mexican restaurant, run by the same management as Rey's Azteca (which is near the mall). This one is located on North Atherton, so it gives options for people in that region of town.
Kamrai - Thai-Japanese
Located in Lemont, with some really nice options on the menu