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Kappa Kappa Gamma And Delta Chi Dancers In High Spirits

Despite their organizations having their floor passes suspended, the dancers from Kappa Kappa Gamma and Delta Chi didn’t let it affect them. In fact, they said they have “high morale.”

“Not having people down here is hard for a regular organization, but not for an organization [like ours], which has a crowd like that, with the type of morale that keeps us going,” said senior Leo Antelo, who is dancing for Delta Chi.

The two groups have been very vocal and supportive in the stands throughout THON, and according to senior Kristi Kovats, who’s dancing for Kappa Kappa Gamma, the dancers have been really appreciating the enthusiasm.

“Overall we have a really really strong org, and them in the audience they’re just amazing. They’re keeping us rowdy,” she said.

Spirits are high for these dancers who are determined to power through THON despite the sanctions, and Kovats revealed that the main problem the dancers are having is that their parents are unable to visit them on the floor. Besides that, she said the dancers are doing a really good job supporting each other throughout THON.

Luckily, the two organizations have a handful of independent dancers, so a few of their friends who are on the independent dancers’ pass lists have been able to get on the floor.

Antelo said that their group is special, which is why the suspension hasn’t affected them on the floor.

“We’re a different group of people that would be able to power through something like this and keep going strong throughout the whole 46 hours,” he said.

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Mindy Szkaradnik

Mindy is a senior majoring in Print Journalism, Spanish, and Global and International Studies. She is the 12th member of her family to attend Penn State, she loves Bruce Springsteen, and her friends are always making fun of her for talking too much about study abroad. She can be reached on Twitter (@mszkarad) or via email ([email protected]).

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