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Lantern Tours To Shed Light On Penn State’s Past

As fall weather begins to settle in at Penn State, Lion Ambassadors is preparing for its annual Lantern Tours event on Friday, September 25th. The walking tours, led by Ambassadors with lanterns, will leave from Old Main and travel throughout campus, illuminating the history of Penn State and the famous figures of the university’s past. The event begins at 6 p.m. and will end at 9 p.m., and final tickets for tours will be given out at 8:30 p.m.

The Lion Ambassadors serve as the student alumni corps of the Penn State Alumni Association, and present students, families, and alumni with opportunities to delve into Penn State’s history and traditions. Thomas Koller, project leader for Lantern Tours, says that this event is just one of many awesome functions that the Lion Ambassadors host each year, such Be a Part from the Start, Founder’s Day, and Old Main Open House. All of these events help to highlight the many wonderful aspects of Penn State.

“Lantern Tours celebrates Penn State’s exciting history by highlighting some of the people and events that got us to where we are today,” Koller said. “We hope attendees will learn something new about Penn State, while enjoying free food, music and entertainment.”

The Lantern Tours Event will feature performances from the Penn State Juggling Club, Savoir Faire, NOTA, and more. The Nittany Lion and reptiles from Shaver’s Creek will also make a special appearance. At the end of all tours, participants will have a chance to climb to the top of the bell tower at Old Main. Refreshments will be provided.

If you’re interested in taking a unique look into Penn State’s vivid past, or just looking to take a lantern-lit walk on a fall evening, check out the Lantern Tours Facebook event.


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Gabriela Stevenson

Gabriela is a senior majoring in print and digital journalism and Onward State's student life editor. She is from Norristown, PA, which she normally refers to as "30 minutes outside of Philadelphia" (she looked up the exact driving time). She enjoys Broadway musicals, neck pillows, and eating cereal at night. To contact Gabriela, e-mail her at [email protected], or follow her on Twitter @GabiStevenson if you want to feel young again.


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