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An eery sight tonight at the former location of the Joe Paterno statue, where lights illuminate what once was.

Hundreds of people have visited the Joe Paterno statue throughout last night and today. Photo by our own .

Despite a light drizzle, Lift for Life goes on. The first event - football players pushing vans.

The sun sets upon Old Main on one of Penn State's toughest days. Stay strong Happy Valley.

Along with the rose, this note now rests at the base of the Joe Paterno statue: "He was a man. Not a God."

A single rose was left at the base of the Paterno statue by a 1985 grad who says he refused to read the Freeh Report.

Auxiliary police have been stationed at the Paterno statue all day to prevent vandalism.

Allen Street is bustling with families on the first day of Arts Fest.

The mist tunnel is all set up for kids day tomorrow. #ArtsFest

The dumping water buckets are always one of the favorite sights at Arts Fest. It all starts tomorrow!

Colorful banners hang above Allen Street as street vendors set up their displays for #ArtsFest.

Who's excited for Arts Fest?

Early signs of Arts Fest are popping up on the Old Main lawn. Are you coming back to State College next week?

Vibrant pink streaks of a setting summer sun are seen above the Penn State Arboretum.

It's a great day for a walk around campus. Pictured is the Library through the trees on the Pattee Mall.

It's hard to imagine anywhere more beautiful than Penn State during the summer.

If you're in State College with nothing to do tonight, you might want to check out American Reunion at 9 pm in the HUB.

The second summer session starts this week. Do you remember your first night at Penn State?

Want a free Onward State cup? Come see these two dashing gentlemen on the first floor of the HUB to get yours!