Committee Spotlight: Rules and Regulations
OS: What does your committee do?
Kate: We make sure everyone in the BJC is staying safe and obeying the rules of THON.
Leigh: We provide an infrastructure of love and support for the families.
OS: How many years have you been involved in THON?
Kate: This is my third year.
Leigh: This is my third year too.
OS: What is your favorite part of THON?
Kate and Leigh: The last four hours of THON. It is generally the most emotional part of THON because of events such as family hour.
OS: Why did you get involved?
Kate: I like to help out. I like to do something good for humanity and this seemed like the best way.
Leigh: It is a big part of Penn State. It is all for a great cause. How could I not get involved!?
OS: How long will you be here this weekend?
Leigh: We have 5 shifts and have a few hours off after each shift
Kate: We will be here for 25 hours this weekend, but possibly a little longer so we can hang out with our friends and eat something.
OS: What song do you hope they play this weekend?
Kate: I agree! It usually pumps everyone up and gets everyone singing. It becomes a giant sing-a-long in the BJC. It also has a great message that goes with THON .
OS: How would you rate your dance skills?
Kate: 10. I may not be very good, but I have fun when I dance. Having fun is all that matters!
Leigh: 7. I’m trying to learn the line dance as quick as I can.
OS: What’s the coolest thing you’ve seen so far this weekend?
Leigh: The best part so far was being part of the human tunnel for the dancers. I loved seeing how excited the dancers were on the way to the BJC.
Kate: The human tunnel has definitely been the best part so far.
OS: If you were a dinosaur, what kind would you be? And why?
Kate: Velociraptor. They are the fastest and most badass!
Leigh: Pterodactyl. It would be fun to fly!
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Tim’s Law adds stricter penalties for hazing, as well as provides requirements for institutions and includes immunity for those who call for medical attention in hazing emergencies.
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