Club Profile: Schuylkill THON

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If you think only University Park students THON, think again. THON organizations exist at every Commonwealth campus. Although UPark students often forget Commonwealth students’ contributions, they play a vital role in the fight against pediatric cancer.

Onward State: Why does Schuylkill THON THON?
Schuylkill THON rep William: We THON to show that small campuses can make as much money as a big campus can.

OS: How many dancers from Schuylkill are? Their names?
William: There are two dancers. Their names are Alex and Beth.

OS: How many supporters are here from Schuylkill?
William: There are forty students.

OS: How much money did Schuylkill THON collect?
William: More than forty thousand dollars.

OS: How can Commonwealth campuses have a greater presence in THON?
William: By raising more money to get on that big screen. And to have more of us come out to THON weekend.

OS: What are you most excited about at THON ’13?
William: To see that new total and knowing we made a big impact on that total, all of the campuses together.

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I am a staff writer for Onward State. I graduated as a Nittany Lion with Honors in 2013. After spending one year in exile in suburban Philadelphia, I return to Happy Valley to earn a degree at the Dickinson School of Law. Outside of politics and government, my interests include college football, soccer, Irish history, astronomy and advocating the elimination of the Oxford comma.

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