PSU news by
Penn State's student blog



Best Of Yik Yak: THON 2015 Edition

During THON weekend, all forms of social media are taken over by posts of “FTK” and “We stand for 46!” Once you’re done sifting through the infinite THON pictures on Facebook, you can expect the same flooding on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat.

Yik Yak was no exception, maintaining a THON-centric theme for several days on end. From heartwarming stories to real talk about the BJC, here’s a look at the best yaks of THON 2015.

Pre-THON Musings

Wait, remember that time one of these yaks inquired about Left Shark, and our I-Spy list included it, and then Left Shark actually appeared at the THON Pep Rally? Yeah, me too.

IMG_5704  IMG_5734

All The Feels

You didn’t have to wait for Family Hour to get all the THON feels — Yik Yak kept us pretty covered.

IMG_5722  IMG_5743
IMG_5745  IMG_5770

The Weather Was Not On Our Side

It was not the warmest of THONs, and the sass about the cold temperatures was very real.

IMG_5703  IMG_5705

The Non-THONers

Yik Yak saw its fair share of those who don’t THON, either supporting their fellow students, or totally taking advantage of an empty downtown State College.

IMG_5729  IMG_5731
IMG_5739  IMG_5724


From parodying the line dance break, to dreaming of a THON Snapchat — these yaks covered what we were all thinking.

IMG_5716  IMG_5723
IMG_5746  IMG_5737
IMG_5738  IMG_5750

THON Real Talk

Of course, for as wonderful as THON is, various criticisms of the weekend will always arise, on both sides of the argument.

IMG_5749  IMG_5773
IMG_5744  IMG_5774

State Patty’s Next Weekend Though…

Last weekend, Devon Werkheiser (AKA Ned Bigby) said it best: “You’re not out partying. I mean, you are out partying. But you’re not out partying. You’re here doing this for the kids.”

This weekend will be a different story.

IMG_5702  IMG_5730

The Post-THON Strugglebus

Monday morning, everyone was either still fast asleep, or taking to Yik Yak in an effort to become a human once again.

IMG_5767  IMG_5768

And Finally, My Personal Favorite

*hair flip emoji*

Photo: Alex Bauer/Onward State

About the Author

Jessica Myers

Jess graduated in May 2015, with a Bachelor of Arts with honors in English, and with two minors in Latin and Art History. When she says she's "shippin' up to Boston," she's not just singing the song -- she's actually attending Northeastern University this fall to pursue her master's degree. You can follow her shenanigans at her site,



North Dakota Interested In Playing Against Penn State Hockey In Nashville

North Dakota is working towards an agreement that will see its hockey team play against Penn State in Nashville during the 2020-21 season.

Former Cal Swimmer Says She Emailed Sandy Barbour About Sexual Harassment Claims

Max Sauve Commits To Penn State Hockey

Penn State Women’s Volleyball Releases 2018 Schedule

Penn State Hoops Alumnus Joonas Suotamo’s Journey To Becoming Chewbacca Featured On ESPN’s ‘E:60’

Student Life

Penn State Love Stories: A Chance Meeting On A Service Trip

When Abby Wilt went on a service trip to Nassau, Bahamas, she had no idea she’d meet the love of her life.

10 Questions With 2019 Class Gift Director Tom Beeby

Career Services To Launch Integrated Career Management & Recruiting Platform

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

State Theatre Recognized As A State College Historic Site

As it approaches the 80th anniversary of its opening, the State Theatre has been recognized as a State College historic site.

Penn State Love Stories: A Chance Meeting On A Service Trip

When Abby Wilt went on a service trip to Nassau, Bahamas, she had no idea she’d meet the love of her life.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

10 Questions With 2019 Class Gift Director Tom Beeby

Tom Beeby will serve as the 2019 Class Gift Executive Director.

Send this to a friend