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Students React to THON Line Dance

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THON 2014 is only several hours old, but opinions are already mixed on this year’s Line Dance.

“I think it was a lot better than last year,” said junior Keegan Walters, a Donor and Alumni Relations exec for the Atlas organization. “I had some trouble learning last year’s, but I learned this one pretty quickly.”

Others, especially those witnessing their first THON, were met with mixed emotions, a combination of bewilderment and awe.

“I’m extremely confused,” said freshman Alyssa Black. “But I’ll get it eventually.”

Samantha Eckstein, also experiencing her first THON, found the lyrics challenging to follow.

“I’m a freshman so I thought it was pretty hard to keep up,” she said. “But I think by the time we’re all done it’ll be fine.”

Any song, be it the line dance at THON or a Billboard-topping hit, is difficult to follow if you don’t pay attention. Elisa Hickey can attest to that.

“I was keep up for a while,” she said. “But then I spaced out for about two seconds and I missed an entire verse.”

Still, she rallied.

“Other than that it’s okay, and by the end I was following along again,” she said.

“I was doing pretty well in the beginning and then towards the end it was kind of rough to keep up,” agreed Rachele Poveromo. “But I do like the chorus.”

Good news for all, students will get to hear the Line Dance over forty more times. By the end of THON, there’ll be no excuses for forgetting the words.

THON - The IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON), the most ubiquitous event on campus, has been in existence since 1973. THON currently benefits the Four Diamonds Fund at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Children’s Hospital and has raised over $100,000,000 since its inception. Read more