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40 Reasons to Still be a Proud Penn Stater

It’s been a tough week, and an even tougher year for our Dear Old State. But the reasons we fell in love with Penn State in the first place are still intact and always will be. Here are Onward State’s 40 reasons to still be a proud Penn Stater.

1.   The largest alumni association in the world.

2.   Yelling “We Are” at tour groups…

3.   …and the backwards walking Lion Ambassadors.

4.   Old Main at sunset.

5.   The Arboretum fountain on a warm spring day.

6.   A new basketball coach with “Attitude.”

7.   Mediocre late night food places…

8.   …and classy restaurants.

9.   Apartment parties that last until the sun comes up.

10.   Relay for Life, which raised $69,000 this year.

11.   The S-Zone.

12.   Mike “The Mailman” and his infectious smile.

13.   The Nittany Lion, a true “symbol of our best.”

14.   Your “Twenty Phyrst”, which you might not remember all that well.

15.   Our 29 varsity sports teams…

16.   …especially the National Champions.

17.   When Dean DeVore introduces “The Pennsylvania State University Marching Bluuuuuuue Band” before football games.

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18.   The College Avenue McDonalds with your best friends at 3 in the morning.

19.   Our sacred Alma Mater, which we will still sing with unparalleled pride.

20.   Penn Staters like Adam Breneman who are helping change the world before they even get to campus.

21.  The world class Berkey Creamery.

22.   New graduates

23.   …and proud alumni.

24.   The view from the top of Mount Nittany.

25.   This girl (video).

26.   The “Pink Zone” for breast cancer awareness.

27.   The class of 2016, who still believed in us when we were down…

28.   …and a brand new coach who did the same.

29.   A late night walk around campus to clear your mind.

30.   West dining hall cookies straight out of the oven.

31.   Our beautiful campus…

32.   …and the friendliest squirrel population in the world.

33.   The Willard Preacher and his red hoodie.

34.   Lift for Life by the Penn State football team, the largest student/athlete-organized philanthropy in the world.

35.   Grilled stickies at The Diner.

36.   The One Heart PSU “Blue Out” for sexual abuse victims.

37.   Walking home from Frat Row as a freshman with the friends from your floor…

38.   …and going to Cafe with the same friends when you’re a senior.

39.   THON, which has raised over $88 million for childhood cancer research since 1977.

40.   And above all, the strongest, most unified student body in the country, with a spirit that remains unbreakable. Penn State Forever!

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