On this episode of Podward State, host Grace Cunningham is joined by Associate Producers Jordan Mansberger and Will Pegler to interview a couple of freshman about their first student experience at Beaver Stadium.
Freshman staffers Shannon Smith and Connor Krause talk about what it was like to finally be a part of Penn State traditions, such as popular cheers and the Alma Mater. They talked about their favorite moments and what they are expecting going into next season.
Afterwards, we catch up with guest host and Onward State sports editor Will Pegler to cover some quick sports updates. Starting off with his spring practice experience including takeaways and top players, followed by talking about Coach Shrews, his new hires, and the transfer portal situation. Will wraps up his Sports Talk with an update about Men's and Women's Soccer.
Podward State is an Onward State-produced podcast. Onward State is an independent, student-run Penn State news site that works to generate honest conversation in the hopes of enriching the Penn State community.
The show was founded by Matthew Ogden, Matthew Paolizzi, and Mitchell Stewart in 2019. They have covered a plethora of topics and hosted numerous guests including Tom Verducci, Don Roy King, Ezra Nanes, Jordan Hill, Journey Brown, Bill Belton, Adam Breneman, DJ Newbill, and many more.
Podward State releases episodes weekly and features discussions about all things Penn State, including sports, news, student life, and entertainment which will be available on Spotify and YouTube.