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40 Top Moments of the 2012-2013 School Year

As this year comes to a close much too quickly, here are the highlights of the 2012-2013 school year. From Sneezy the Squirrel, to sports upsets and Big 10 titles, to finding out Aaron Carter still has a career, we salute this school year and look back on its most memorable events.

1. Welcoming of the Class of 2016

Freshman Convocation - 8.25.12-7

2. “Nittanyville’s” First Campout

(Photo: Eric H. Weiss)

3. Football’s 24-21 Win Over Wisconsin, “A bunch of… fighters”

Penn State vs. Ohio Football (Photo: Dave Cole)

4. Michael Mauti’s Season

Mauti Northwestern

5. Blue Out Initiative Raises $78,928 for PCAR

Beaver Stadium 3


6. “Why We Dance: The Story of THON” Documentary Airs

Nittany Lion THON

7. Hurricane Sandy: PSU Cancels Classes for the First Time Since 2007

Hurricane Sandy

8. Paige Raque Begins Amazing Recovery

Paige Raque

9. Penn State on the Cover of Sports Illustrated

sports illustrated

10. Sneezy Brightens up Campus

 Chef Sneezy

11. Nittany Lion Shrine’s 70th Birthday


12. Opening of Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital


13. Vigil for Newtown Victims

The names of each victim from the Newtown, CT shooting is placed beside among candles (Photo by Dave Cole)

14. PSU Women’s Volleyball Named Big 10 Champs


15. Crows Take Over Campus


16. *Ndulge Cupcakes Closing


17. The Boss Takes Over the BJC


18. Students Vote in the Presidential Election


19. O’Brien Named BIG 10 Coach of the Year

Bill O'brien starts alma mater ritual

20. Emily Whitehead’s Incredible Journey

Emily's Journey

21. Men’s Basketball Upsets Michigan

Basketball Upset

22. Chubbies: Skies out, Thighs Out


23. Two Week Winter Break

Old Main Snow

24. Willard Preacher Showdown


25. THON 2013 raises $12,374,034.46 For The Kids


26. …And Boasts Record-Breaking Lines


27. Luke Bryan Win’s Sexiest Concert… ever

luke bryan

28. Harlem Shake Goes Viral Across Campus

harlem shake

29. The Bon Jovi Center

Bon Jovi Performs In Melbourne

30. State College Ranked Third Best College Town

Welcome to State College

31. Grillers Closes, Grillers Reopens, and Repeat


32. Afro Kid.


33. Mullen/Dooley Take UPUA Office


34. Wrestling Wins Third Straight NCAA Title

Penn State Wrestling

35. Relay For Life Raises $137,145.95

Photo by: Karen Marchuska

36. Construction Takes Over Campus

Hub Lawn Construction

37. Nicholas Jones Selected as New Vice President


38. THON Announces Store in the Hub


39. Aaron Carter Jams out in Cafe


40. The Graduation of the Class of 2013



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