Drunk, Sober, High
Dr. Andrew Freiberg is a pediatric hematology oncologist at the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. In layman’s terms, Dr. Freiberg works with young cancer patients. He has been involved with THON since almost the very beginning of the event. Onward State got a chance to take with Dr. Freiberg on Saturday about his work and involvement with THON.
As hour twenty comes to a close in the Bryce Jordan Center, THON is officially nearing the half-way point. Sleep deprivation is starting to set in, the songs are getting repeated and at this point the 708 dancers can probably do the line dance in their sleep (too bad they won't for another 20+ hours). 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.
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While Onward State was dodging bouncy balls down on the floor and scoping out the scene, we came across dancer Ian Hochberger from York, Pennsylvania and asked him a few questions. Ian is the THON child for Alpha Omicron Pi and Sigma Chi and he is dancing this year!
Read on past the break for a full interview.
The line dance is one of the most memorable parts of THON, something that from year to year dancers and spectators alike carry with them in their memories of THON. The finished product usually takes runs about five minutes long, and takes the better part of an hour to teach to the dancers, but the creation process takes months.
Line Dance Coordinator Jaci Mayer explains what goes into making one of THON's most beloved traditions.
Approaching half way through THON weekend, dancers are starting to feel the fatigue. Moralers all over the floor are doing whatever they can to help their dancers stay motivated.