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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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