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Onward State’s THON 2011 Coverage in Review

We covered THON 2011 around-the-clock through our THONward State special edition this past weekend. Our liveblog, livetweets, and other posts in aggregate this year marked an unprecedented amount of THON coverage for Onward State and it was our pleasure to bring it to you.

We’ve compiled everything we’ve published about THON 2011 into this list below. Click around and check out what you may have missed this weekend. You won’t be disappointed.


THON 101: Family Hour by Dan McCool
Kirsten Kelly Interviewed on Fox Business FTK by Davis Shaver
THON’s Man of Mystery: Barry Bram by Ryan Kristobak
THON 101: The Glossary by Lauren Feinstein
Why Do I THON? by Dan Vecellio
Bands Playing During THON by Nick Johnson
THON 101: 24 Hour LOOP Service by Davis Shaver
THON 101: OPPerations by Ali Fogarty
THON 101: Focus Groups by Charlotte Kohl
THON 101: Entertainment by John Dempsey
THON 101: Special Events by Ali Fogarty
THON 101: Hospitality by Ryan Kristobak


THON 2011 Live Blog by Staff
Participate in THONward State 2011 by Davis Shaver
THON 101: THON 2011 Line Dance Lyrics by Devon Edwards
Ohana: The Official Fish of THON by Lee Lawver
Dancer Profile: Mike Lytle by Lauren Feinstein
Reactions to the THON 2011 Line Dance by Lee Lawver
Video: Students Pour into the BJC for THON 2011 by Dan McCool
OS Dancer Dan Update: Hour 4 by Marcus Correll


THON 2011 Live Blog: Saturday by Staff
Rules & Regs: Dropping the Hammer 46 Hours at a Time by Devon Edwards
Jimmy Fallon Requests Songs, Promises $1g, Deletes All THON-Related Tweets by Matt Dippolito
Dancers Get Change of Scenery Off Dance Floor by Devon Edwards
Sink ’em FTK by Matt Dippolito
Dancer Profile: CCSG President Mohamed Raouda by Matt Dippolito
Moralers Keep Dancers On Their Feet by Tyler Hoy
Behind the Scenes: Crafting the Line Dance by Dan McCool
PASS Malfunctions Don’t Deter Dancer Friends by Devon Edwards
Dancer Profile: Ian Hochberger by Lauren Feinstein
OS Dancer Dan Update: Hour 20 by Marcus Correll
Dr. Andrew Freiberg Profile by Michael Berton
Scenes from the BJC: Friday by Davis Shaver
Dancer Profile: Samantha Cohen by Lauren Feinstein
I Spy… THON by Lee Lawver
Dancer Dan: He Speaks at Hour 27 by Marcus Correll
Betty Big Head and Carlos Cranium Rock THON by Lee Lawver


THON 2011 Live Blog: Sunday by Staff
Why #THON isn’t–and won’t be–a Trending Topic by Devon Edwards
THON Spectator Busts a Move by Matt Dippolito
Three Multimedia Stories from THON by Davis Shaver
Natty Nittany: THON Edition by Joe McFetridge
Color Wars Gets Dancers’ Heads in the Game and Off Fatigue by Devon Edwards
What’s in Dancer Mail? by Dan McCool
THON Dancer Builds Better Memories by Devon Edwards
OS Dancer Dan Update: Hour 40 by Marcus Correll
From the Dance Floor: Dances and Descriptions by Davis Shaver
From the Floor: Rob Bolden on THON by Davis Shaver
Justin Burns Shows Us the Meaning of THON by Nick Johnson
OS Dancer Dan: The Final Update by Dan Vecellio
Go Go Gadjet Rocks THON by Evan Ponter
Penn State Breaks $9 Million with THON 2011 by Davis Shaver
Photo Gallery: Last Four Hours of THON 2011 by Eric Weiss


My Moraler & Me by Marcus Correll
Dancer Reports from the Dance Floor by Davis Shaver
Dancer Dan: Wrapping Up My Greatest Weekend by Dan Vecellio
THON Spreads Message to West Coast by Evan Ponter
Daily Collegian: From Cancer to Dancer by Davis Shaver
THON Over, Penn State at a Loss for Words by Evan Ponter
R&R: Keeping Composure During THON by Ryan Kristobak
Stop Motion Video: THON 2011 Finale by Eric Weiss
Graham Spanier Speaks with David Adewumi at THON by Davis Shaver

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