Penn State news by
Penn State's student blog



Blogging THON: Day 1

Though it is officially only 6 hours into THON, this first day has been a full one. I arrived at the Bryce Jordan Center around 4 p.m., shortly before the teams and their dancers arrived. I’ve yet to start feeling the effects of sleep deprivation, but I’m sure to be by my next update.

The highlight of today’s events was the revealing of this year’s line dance. Referencing events of the past year from the swine flu scare to David After Dentist, one might call it a “cultural zeitgeist of the past year”. If you didn’t get a chance to make it to the BJC tonight to learn the dance, check back here tomorrow for a how-to video. There have been tons of performers as well, including a capella groups NOTA and The Dreamers of Phi Mu Alpha, dance team RAM Squad, even Graham Spanier and The Family Brew.

Most THON organizations, both Greek and Independent still have at least a few representatives in the stands to hold their spots and support their dancers. I feel for anyone who is going to be here for the graveyard shift. Thankfully there are going to be events going on throughout the night. Also, if you weren’t able to get on the floor earlier, now might be a good time if you have access to a floor pass.

THON 2010 has been a blast so far, and there’s much more to come. We’ll be keeping you updated through the night, so check back often.

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Nick Johnson

Nick is a junior majoring in IST (the Internet) and CAS (saying things). He hopes to one day get paid to do this, but for now he is willing to do it for the fame. Besides writing for Onward State, he also puts things on the Internet here.

Follow on Another Platform
Other posts by Nick

Southern Kitsch and Sweet Tea at Cracker Barrel

After several months of anticipation, I was finally able to check out State College’s new Cracker Barrel on its opening day. Located at 215 Colonnade Blvd., there are few surprises at the chain’s new location. With rows of rocking chairs out front, checker boards and a game of peg solitaire at every table, I could have been at any franchise location in the country — not that that’s a bad thing.

Help Us Make a Sandwich

Your Guide to UPUA Election Season

The Sword Is The Mind: Penn State Kendo Club Fuses Discipline & Sport

Kendo, a Japanese martial art, unifies the spirit, sword, and body.

The Sword Is The Mind: Penn State Kendo Club Fuses Discipline & Sport

Kendo, a Japanese martial art, unifies the spirit, sword, and body.

‘My Dream Job’: Char Morett-Curtiss Reflects On Retirement From Penn State Field Hockey

After more than three decades at the helm of Penn State field hockey, Char Morett-Curtiss departs the program that she defined.

Penn State Officially Hires Mike Rhoades As Next Hoops Coach

Rhodes’ hiring became official Wednesday afternoon following a meeting of the Board of Trustees Subcommittee on Compensation.