Freshmen Tell Us About Their First THON
We scoured the BJC to find out how freshmen are enjoying their first THON.
Ilene Parker, Heather Lockard, Nikki Bianco / Ohana
“At first it’s pretty exhausting, but you get used to it. It’s really amazing, but the thought of staying until the end is is a little nerve racking!”
Nicole Finkelstein, Jordan Shapio, Mollo Kiumhol / AOPi
“ This is the most life changing experience ever. It’s an amazing atmosphere, and it’s so cool to experience with all of greek life.”
Ally Voegeli / Finance Committee
“When I came to Penn State I didn’t know how to get involved, and I’m so thrilled to be on the Finance Committee. I’ve gotten to see all sides of THON.”
Vince Luongo and William Klinger / Phi Kappa Tau
“It’s definitely worth waiting in line for.”
Kristen Williamson / Club Gymnastics
“It’s really cool to be here after watching online for five years. It’s everything I thought and more.”
Adidya Aar / Spectator
“It’s amazing to see all of these people here supporting the same cause.”
Doug Leeson / Onward State
“It’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen. All of the colors and energy are just great.”
If you’re a freshmen, let us know how you’re enjoying your first THON in the comments.
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After losing my father to cancer, I thought there was nothing THON could offer me that I didn’t already know. After four years, I found comfort in the familiar.
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