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“That’s why you go to college, to join something way bigger than yourself. It’s everything to me, and I believe that this is one of those things that shows the essence of what this university is.”
THON attendees were shocked around the BJC when they heard Joe Jonas was spotted at THON, so you can only imagine the chaos that ensued when DNCE took the stage to perform.
Ignite! Electrify! Here’s the lyrics for the this year’s line dance.
Each of the four donation stations has been decorated as a different biome. Anyone interested can make a donation for the kids at any point throughout the weekend.
“Every day, I am floored by the amount of compassion and hard work that is poured into our mission from every corner of the organization.”
One of our staffers, Carly Weiss, was sick last year and couldn’t go to THON. This year, she’ll attend THON for the first time — and she’s dancing. We set up an expectations vs. reality to document her journey through THON.
Penn State introduced a new women’s studies course titled “Bad Mothers,” and the class takes a closer look at the recurring theme of bad and absent mothers in the media.
Participating in THON at commonwealth campuses presents a unique set of challenges that many University Park students don’t consider. We sat down with PSUGA dancer Bobby Kemp to discuss logistics, challenges, and the overall experience of being a commonwealth campus student dancing in THON 2017.
Liam Folkes developed a high hockey IQ in his Toronto driveway, but the inherent athleticism came from his track star parents.
Two paths diverged in a wood, and either one could bring Penn State hockey to its first NCAA tournament.
Alumnus Steve Garguilo is moving the world forward after launching TEDxPSU seven years ago. See where his efforts have led him today.
“As Technology Director, I work with my committee year-round to provide efficient & effective technical support to the rest of THON, and ensure that the organization’s technical needs are satisfied.”
Founded in 2008 by a couple of friends, Penn State Club Squash has quietly turned into a successful team and casual way to get involved on campus.
Inspired by a lecture from Boston Imam Suhaib Webb and his “Free Hugs Friday” campaign, some Muslim and Christian students set up a table every month to give away free pizza.
“The guys, when it’s really evident, that play for the team and don’t talk about it, just go and do it — those are the guys I follow,” head coach Guy Gadowsky said.
The Botstiber Scholars Program gives students the tools needed to become leaders back home in sub-Saharan Africa.
Penn State’s Science Policy Society is partnering with Liberty Craft House to make science personable by bringing research into the State College community. The group’s first Science on Tap event attracted dozens of people to Liberty last month to hear more about faculty advisor Dr. Michael Mann’s research on human-caused climate change.
“I want the THON community to have a more holistic view of SL and understand that they are able to make a direct impact on the Four Diamonds and the children at Hershey by donating supplies or their time to the Committee.”
James Franklin and his staff paid close attention to Virginia this cycle, securing four important 2017 signees from the Old Dominion State.
Penn State will pay you to vape, sleep, and participate in a myriad of other random studies.
“We’re going to Minnesota to play the Gophers…it doesn’t get much better a challenge than that. You can look at it either way — the bigger the difficulty the bigger the opportunity. Things are going against us right now, and we have to figure out a way to come out of it.”
Penn State is currently on pace for its best conference record under Pat Chambers this season. It hasn’t all been pretty, but the future is certainly bright.