PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

Sleep Deprivation, FTK!

Sleep deprivation isn’t uncommon for college students, but 46 straight hours of dancing and singing is even more hardcore than any finals week cram session. The body begins to beg for a warm bed. Muscles ache. Temples throb. The effects of denying the body any rest begin to settle in. That’s when many reach for the can of high grade caffeine and 8000% of the daily suggested Vitamin B intake.

At press row, many intrepid writers have been fighting off the sandman with Rockstars, Red Bulls and Diet Cokes. However, as us journos selfishly slug down sugars, many through out the BJC are staying awake with nothing more than water, concession stand eats and an electric spirit.

THONPKT

THONLateNight7

THONLateNight8

The dudes from Phi Kappa Tau were pulling a Joe Cocker and getting by with a little help from their friends. Zombie eyes and contagious yawns were fought off with cheesy dance moves and chants of “FTK, bro.” Admittedly, the Usher and Lil Jon playing over the house speakers helped a lot but the main stimulant for one brother, Collin, were the names of the THON kids.

“Cora, Maddie, Travis, Carter…” he trailed off in a half-conscience state. “You’re so out of it, dude,” said one of the other brothers. “…ugh..yeah I am.”

Regardless of the occasional zone-out, PKT was keeping the party alive while keeping in mind the motto of the weekend-For The Kids!

THONLateNight3

THONLateNight4

Standing in the bleachers becomes monotonous after running through the line dance more times than you can ever remember. So instead, many THON patrons make their way out into the hallways to get their game on. Tennis balls, Nerf vortexes and anything else that flies or bounces fill the concourse air. It’s a great way to keep the body active while also helping to ease some of the mental strain associated with hour upon hour of bumping and grooving. Time flies when you’re having fun!

THONLateNight5

It’s easier to get over your own sleepiness when you’re thinking about someone else. A number of THONers ditched the cans of Red Bull for a pack of Sharpies to make signs and crafts for that special dancer on the BJC floor.

THONLateNight2

Don’t get me wrong, I ran into many caffeine addicts roaming the halls of the BJC. Some went with the new school stimulants like energy drinks, 5 Hour Energy shots and caffeine pills while many stuck with the conventional cup of Seattle’s Best. But the majority of THONers weren’t running on Dunkin but rather on the energy of thousands of sleep deprived philanthropists, pumped up on kicking pediatric cancer’s ass. Come at me, bro!

About the Author

Comments

More by Evan

Penn State Students Ask Willard Preacher for a Little R-E-S-P-E-C-T

A group of Penn State feminists combated the Willard Preacher’s hateful rhetoric about sexuality and women by staging a flashmob to the tune of “Respect” by Aretha Franklin. Watch the video and weigh in after the jump.

#MusicMonday: Spring Break-It-Down

Artists Announced for Largest Outdoor EDM Concert to Hit Happy Valley

Athletics

Penn State Women’s Volleyball Releases 2018 Schedule

Russ Rose’s Nittany Lions won’t play a single home match in September, electing to test themselves against teams like Stanford and Oregon early in the season.

Penn State Hoops Alumnus Joonas Suotamo’s Journey To Becoming Chewbacca Featured On ESPN’s ‘E:60’

Evaluating Tony Carr’s Performance At The 2018 NBA Draft Combine

Penn State Hockey Commit Evan Bell Wins Clark Cup With USHL’s Fargo Force

Center Ludvig Larsson Transfers To Penn State Hockey From Merrimack

Student Life

Penn State Esports Wins Tespa Collegiate Hearthstone Championship

With two Penn State Esport teams in the top eight, the odds of winning the National Championship were ever in our favor.

Road And Utility Work Impacting Penn State This Summer

Where Do Penn Staters Move After Graduation?

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

Evaluating Tony Carr’s Performance At The 2018 NBA Draft Combine

Carr underwhelmed in the agility tests and the scrimmage, but impressed scouts with his sharp-shooting skills.

We Are Royalty: Meghan Markle Is A Penn State Fan

Penn State fans are everywhere, even in the British royal family.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Penn State Esports Wins Tespa Collegiate Hearthstone Championship

With two Penn State Esport teams in the top eight, the odds of winning the National Championship were ever in our favor.

Send this to a friend