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    Students face backlash after editorial blasting decision to honor Joe Paterno

    When Garrett Ross, a Penn State senior who's editor in chief of the student-run daily newspaper, saw a university press release in his inbox, it didn't initially strike him as notable. Then came a friend's text message — and a decision that caused an uproar in Happy Valley.

    Within the release on various matters was almost a passing reference to honoring Joe Paterno, the legendary and now-tarnished late football coach, at a home game on Sept. 17.

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