Author Caitlin Gailey
When line dance leader Heather Grace Thomas sleeps, her alternate dance captains take her place. We sat down (stood up) for 10 questions with alternate line dance leader Rick Melli to find out what his experience is like.
Dancers beware: the Penn State THON Snapchat now displays an hourly countdown. Stay off the app if you’re trying to avoid knowing what time it is.
Everyone THON’s for the kids, but not everyone THONs the same way. We compared the experiences of different organizations and how they all THON in their own way.
Melissa Ferdock and Donta Gadson met in the once place you would never expect to meet your significant other: a frat party. The two met their first night out freshman year and four years later decided to share their story.
Chuck Lawless was at Cafe 210 West to watch the Go-Go’s perform. A senior with no interest in finding a serious relationship had his plans derailed when he met Sydney Moser.
Ron and Bobbie Graziano fell in love in an RV on the way to a National Championship game. However their story doesn’t start out like most. It includes a dorm covered in tinfoil, a roommate, and the Shandygaff. 27 years later they decided to share their story.
If you have grown up visiting Penn State, it’s almost guaranteed you’ve taken your fair share of pictures at the Lion Shrine. Now is the time to share them! We want to see you growing up at the Lion, so submit your pictures to us and there is a chance you could appear in a future post.
Penn State plans to implement Starfish, an innovative advising software that emphasizes communication between student and advisor. The software will be put into effect in May.
This Sunday, November 15, the Lionettes will host their first annual Mr. Lionette Pageant, with all proceeds benefitting THON.
The fraternity Delta Kappa Epsilon is hosting a fundraiser that will take place Sunday, November 8th, from 12 pm-6pm at their house on 328 East Foster Avenue. The money is being raised in support of their brother who is battling cancer.
Penn State’s Ballet Club, Volé, is hosting its annual Dance Organization “Tis’ The Season” Showcase this Friday, Nov. 6. The showcase will include performances by several student dance companies.
Sophomore Shawn Fox released his debut album this week, with the majority of the proceeds from sales being donated to THON. He performed less than a year ago at THON’s Got Talent, and has found another way he can give back to the cause.
Fall air, free food, live country music, gym sports, and more will be featured outside of the IM Building this Thursday for the Lion Ambassadors’ Fall Harvest Fest. Oh, and there’s going to be a Ferris wheel.
This past July Junior Brian Hughes won the Collegiate National Pistol Championship while competing at NRA Outdoor National Matches. He has been competing since he was a freshman in high school, but has found great success in a short period of time.