Multicultural student-run media site “The Underground” is conceived

February 11, 2015

The idea of The Underground, a multicultural student-run media site devoted to telling the untold stories within the Penn State community, is first discussed after a presentation from CNN’s Soledad O’Brien on the Penn State University Park campus. Freshmen Candice Crutchfield and Adriana Lacy came up with the idea. After discussion with other students, the website ( was created. The first contributors included a small group of friends: Candice Crutchfield, Adriana Lacy, Matthew Lamas, and Adam Tidball.