Day: February 15, 2013
Walking around the Bryce Jordan Center during THON weekend you see a lot of interesting characters. Onward State ran into two brothers decked out in Tron inspired suits. Andrew Sheffler is a junior at Penn State majoring in natural gas engineering. His brother, Daniel, is a sophomore at Penn State New Kensington. They’re both here supporting Penn State New Kensington’s four dancers.
The people at this year’s THON are colorful. Very, very colorful. Here’s your chance to see some of the groups that went all out to show their THON spirit. Unfortunately, the Bryce Jordan Center is a huge place and I couldn’t document all of the weird stuff that’s going on—there is a LOT of weird stuff going on.
One month after the last day of THON, it’s Saint Patrick’s Day. Coincidence? Yes. Anyway, we interviewed members of the Penn State Irish Society to find out why they THON.
As the BJC crowd begins to get a grasp (well, maybe not everyone) on this year’s Line Dance, we heard what a few of the committee members, org members and spectators thought of it. However, we wanted to get the Dancer’s opinions on the new Line Dance, as they are the ones who will be doing it all weekend.
Meet Apollo For the Kids, a fledgling Special Interest Organization currently in is its second year of existence. Last year, the then newly-formed org raised an impressive sum of just over $37,000. This year, Apollo returns to THON as no stranger to the weekend’s shenanigans, with yellow-clad members holding down fort in their section among other Special Interest Orgs such as Atlas, Springfield, and Ohana.
Check out our exclusive snare-cam footage from the perspective of the Blue Band Drummers who performed at THON 2013!
Despite the weekly meetings for the past five months, my first shift as a Rules & Regulations committee member defied my expectations.