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Day: February 18, 2011

OS Dancer Dan Update: Hour 4

As hour four comes to a close in the Bryce Jordan Center, THON has only just begun to take over State College for the weekend.

Line dances have been taught and practiced, dinner has been served, and the 708 dancers campaigning FTK aren't the least bit worried about getting tired.

The staff here at Onward State is proud to say that one of our editors, @DanVecellio, is on the floor representing the Penn State College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. We decided to check-in to see how he was doing.

Video: Students Pour into the BJC for THON 2011

More than 6 hours ago, the doors to the Bryce Jordan Center opened and thousands of Penn State students rushed in to support their friends who would soon be taking the dance floor. Check out OnwardState's exclusive video of students streaming into the BJC.

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Reactions to the THON 2011 Line Dance

Spirits were high when THON's 2011 line dance was revealed, and the screams of the crowd almost lifted the roof off of the Bryce Jordan Center. We hit the floor to hear first hand what the dancers and committee members thought.

Check out their reactions and photos of their favorite poses after the jump.

Dancer Profile: Mike Lytle

While exploring the floor during the first hour of THON, Onward State caught up with senior Mike Lytle from Penn State Behrend Campus right before he learned the line dance.

Ohana: The Official Fish of THON

Have you seen a school of fish gliding through the BJC? They are members of Ohana, an independent THON organization founded in 2008. For three years, they’ve been participating in the fight to find a cure. “Ohana means family in Hawaii,” said Ohana’s Outreach Chair Jamieson Cox. If you think that quote sounds familiar, you […]

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THON Co-Founder Speaks at Press Conference

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