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THON Inflatables Return For 2016

Despite lasting 46 hours, THON is meant to be a time of celebration and fun times. Dancers and spectators from all different types of organizations seek ways to keep their energy and spirits high. A few organizations decidedly picked up on the concert vibe and planned ahead with various inflatable props.

Sigma Kappa and Phi Kappa Psi could be seen tossing a beach volleyball around their surround sections. Several other organizations brought even larger inflatable pool toys.

Delta Tau Delta and Delta Zeta were decked out in t-shirts stating “Just Keep Dancing,” referencing the popular Pixar animated film Finding Nemo. Keeping with their theme of Finding Nemo, DTDZ tossed around the crowd an inflatable sea turtle, a reference to the popular character Crush. DTDZ member and freshman Devon Kline believes the inflatable turtle creates a fun atmosphere for THON.

“It’s just a good way to keep the THON spirit alive while dancing,” shouted Kline through the yells and cheers of the surrounding students.

A large, inflatable, bright blue whale made its way throughout the crowd at Bryce Jordan Center. The whale, nicknamed “Willie,” was brought to THON by members of Phi Sigma Sigma. Another first time THON attendee and freshman Maddie Turner considers “Willie” to be a cute and fun addition to the THON ambiance.

Inflatable whale cropped photo THON 2016

“I like the energy it brings to THON, it’s so fun,” explained Turner, “tossing it around while everything is going on keeps THON exciting and alive.”

Organizations will continue doing what they can to stay occupied and alert. Unfortunately, “Willie” was last seen struggling to stay inflated among the crowd.

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Mario Di Paolo

Mario Di Paolo is a contributor to Onward State. Originally from Montoursville Pennsylvania, Mario is seeking a bachelors degree in Print Journalism and hopes to finish by 2017. As a devoted lover of cinema, Mario can often be found alone in his apartment watching pretentious films he pretends to understand.

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