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Five Non-THON Related Things To Do This Weekend

This weekend, the BJC will play host to 15,000 students for THON weekend. But what else is there to do if you don’t want to hang out at the Bryce Jordan Center…or, more likely, if you can’t get in? Here’s five things that can keep you occupied this weekend:

Go to the wrestling match on Sunday
On Sunday at 2 p.m. the top-ranked wrestling team will compete against Clarion. Seniors David Taylor, Ed Ruth, James English, and James Vollrath will be recognized before their final home match, and it should serve as a good tune up before the team heads to the Big Ten championships in two weeks. Students get in for free, so go head over to Rec Hall and cheer on the national champion Nittany Lions.

See Rusted Root at the State Theatre
Rusted Root, a jam band from Pittsburgh, will hit the State Theatre this Friday night at 8 p.m. You can pick up tickets at the door for just $26. The band is famous for that one song from Ice Age, “Send Me On My Way“, so if you want to reminisce about Sid the Sloth, this is the place to do it.

Go to the bars
With everyone at the BJC for the weekend, this is the perfect time to go to your favorite bar and not have to worry about waiting in long lines, or being forced to wait a while to get a drink because tons of people are packing the bar. You won’t be able to go next weekend so make up for it now.

Do laundry
Let’s be real, there’s nothing worse than having no clean clothes, and no available washers to do your laundry. With 15,000 kids packed into the BJC, the chances are much higher that there will be plenty of available washers and dryers. Load up on LionCash+ and quarters, and wash your dirty clothes while everyone else is gone. Besides, the last thing you want to do is wait until after the weekend, when people will want to wash their clothes that they’ve worn/sweat in for the last 46+ hours.

Catch up on homework
With spring break coming up in just a few weeks, most teachers are loading up on homework and exams. This weekend will be the perfect time to catch up on all the work that you’re behind on. Your apartment building/dorm will be nice and quiet, so distractions will be to a minimum.

What are you doing this weekend that isn’t THON related? Let us know in the comments!

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