PSU news by
Penn State's student blog



Candlelight Vigil To Be Held At Old Main Wednesday Night In Honor Of Tally Sepot

As news of this weekend’s tragedy reverberates across campus, Alpha Chi Omega President Nikki Szczepaniak and Panhellenic Representative Sammi Brentrim are asking students to congregate Wednesday night as a show of support for a fellow classmate gone far too soon.

The sisters of Alpha Chi Omega will hold a candlelight vigil at Old Main Wednesday at 8 p.m., and are asking students to come and celebrate the life of Tally Sepot. Throughout the night, some of Tally’s closest friends will speak, followed by an A Capella performance from a Penn State group in her honor.

Candles for the event will be provided on a first come first serve basis, but Bentrim urges students to arrive approximately 10 minutes prior, as they plan on beginning at 8 p.m. sharp. Students are urged to dress accordingly, as the event will commence rain or shine.

Students should bring umbrellas in case of inclement weather. The forecast predicts the temperature to hover around the mid-40s, so light jackets are encouraged. The sisters anticipate a large turnout, and will have 400 candles ready to hand out to those in attendance.

More information regarding the event can be found via Facebook. As of noon Tuesday, there are already 1,100 people attending on Facebook.

About the Author

David Abruzzese

David is a senior from Rochester, NY, nestled right in beautiful Western New York. He is majoring in Broadcast Journalism, and as an avid sports fan, he passionately supports the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres. He is the first Penn Stater from his family, and couldn’t be prouder to represent Penn State University. In his free time, he likes to alpine ski, and play golf. You can follow him on Twitter @abruz11, and can contact him via email at [email protected]


More by David

So Long, And Goodnight: David Abruzzese’s Senior Column

It’s been a hell of a ride, folks. Senior staffer David Abruzzese rides off into the sunset with his senior column.

Saquon Barkley Mum On NFL Future; Relishes Fiesta Bowl Opportunity

DOTD: Nittany Lion Catches Pass At Fiesta Bowl


Incoming Penn State Track & Field Athlete Kristian Marche Shot To Death In Philadelphia

The incident surrounding Marche’s death is “under investigation,” according to the Philadelphia police department.

Former Women’s Gymnastics Coach Files Lawsuit Against Penn State Over Handling Of Abuse Allegations

Men’s Soccer Trio, Reading United Win PDL Eastern Conference Title, Fall Short Of National Championship

Penn State Hockey’s Evan Barratt, Aarne Talvitie Participate In World Junior Summer Showcase

Ally McHugh Wins 400 Medley National Championship

Student Life

Nike Releases New Penn State Sneakers

This year’s sneaker is available to purchase online for $109.99.

Penn State Parking Office Runs Into Student Permit Purchase Issues

Girirajan Lab Seeks To Bridge The Gap Between Fly And Human Genomes

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.

Join Onward State: Fall 2018 Application

Onward State is hiring for the fall semester and we’d love to have you join us.

Fall Move-In Traffic & Construction Changes

When 40,000 students need to move back to State College over the course of four days or so, things are bound to get crazy.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Assessing Penn State’s Front Seven Following Tuesday’s Medical Retirements

Penn State’s defensive line rotation will be shaken up following Ryan Buchholz’s medical retirement from football, while the coaching staff is letting the linebackers duel it out during camp.

Send this to a friend