Day: February 19, 2011

Springfielders, What Is Your Profession?

“AWOO! AWOO! AWOO!” all of independent THON organization Springfield’s members shout in response to Joe Giordano’s question. This has become the battlecry of the organization, which has adopted a Spartan mascot of sorts. It’s a fitting shout, borrowed from the movie 300 and applied, somewhat fittingly, to an org that prides itself on being small.

Betty Big Head and Carlos Cranium Rock THON

There are big heads at THON, and no, not the kind that are filled with arrogance and hot air. Onward State's own John Tecce takes a moment from THONing to explain how Betty White and baby Carlos from the Hangover made it to the event.

Dancer Dan: He Speaks at Hour 27

It has been 27 hours since I stood up from the floor of the Bryce Jordan Center. My behind has not touched any surface since, with the exception of a toilet in the men's restroom in the Bryce Jordan Center (a Corner Room breakfast will do that to you).


For THON veterans and newcomers alike, the event is quite a spectacle. Yet amongst all of the sights, there are a handful that stand out. Here are five things to keep an eye out for during this year’s THON.

Dancer Profile: Samantha Cohen

In a sea of dancers eating, playing jenga, dancing and playing with kids, Onward State approached dancer Samantha Cohen for a quick interview.

Check out the full interview after the break.

Scenes from the BJC: Friday

College of Communications photojournalism students are working in shifts to document the unique visual experience of Thon. This gallery includes highlights from the first night. View more pictures in the photo gallery Thon 2011 in pictures: Friday evening.

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