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From Press Row To The Dance Floor

Most of my time spent at the Bryce Jordan Center has been up on press row covering the Nittany Lion basketball team for this fine blogging institution. I get to see every game with a birds-eye view, a great site to watch anything in that venue. But in 17 days, I will have a totally different sightline inside the BJC.

My name is Dan Vecellio whom most of you know as an editor here at Onward State. But on February 18th, I’ll be known as dancer 21A at THON 2011.

I will be representing the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences THON Committee, undoubtedtly one of the greatest THON organizations I could have dream of being a part of. I love you guys and know that you will get me through the weekend. I will also be there to represent our two THON families, the Woods and the Brewers, as well as every other THON child and their family from the past, present and future.

For the next two and a half weeks leading up to THON, I will be writing about my experiences and I ask that you leave me ideas on what you would like to know about THON from the perspective of a dancer. I will also be live-tweeting every minute of the 46 hours from my personal account (@DanVecellio) and from @THONwardState. Hopefully I will also be writing posts from the dance floor and I hope that our copy editors will be able to sort through my incoherent rambling right around Hour 40.

So from this introduction to the first line dance to the announcement of the final fundraising total, stay tuned to Onward State for all your THON coverage.

About the Author

Dan Vecellio

Dan is a graduate student in meteorology, hailing from Bradford, Pennsylvania. His interests include sports, Penn State and commons cheesesteaks. Feel free to contact me through my email or follow me on Twitter.


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