PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

Penn State Releases Annual Holiday Greetings Video Featuring Uber Driver Barron

It’s the holiday season which means it’s time for one of the most wonderful times of the year — Penn State’s annual holiday greeting video. Cuter than ever before, the 2016 edition features President Barron picking students up in University Park and around the Commonwealth in his own version of an Uber and driving them home for winter break.

“I thought you guys had such a great year that I should help out and help you get home,” Barron says after picking up the first student.

From there President Barron goes on to pick up not only a van full of students, but also members of the Penn State Blue Band, the a cappella groups, and even the Nittany Lion. The crew hums along to the alma mater and busts out a cowbell, which Barron keeps readily available in his glove compartment. Though he’s whipping a white Penn State fleet vehicle van instead of a blue and white sports car, the extra room means more passengers.

The Penn State Holiday Greetings video is (usually) something to look forward to during finals week, but this year’s edition knocks it out of the park. It’s cute, funny, and shows that President Barron isn’t just all tuition rates and Board meetings. In fact, he’s adorable. At one point he even yell out the window, “We Are!” and when students reply “Penn State,” he tells his passengers, “I never get tired of that.”

Whether you’re still grinding away on finals or you’re already home for winter break, this video will put you in both the Penn State and holiday spirit. Check out the full video below:

About the Author

Lexi Shimkonis

Lexi is an editor-turned-staff writer who can often be found at either Irving's or the Phyrst (with the chances she'll have her backpack being the same). Lexi is a senior hailing from Spring City, PA (kind of) and studying Civil Engineering. Please email questions and/or pleas for an Instagram caption to [email protected], or for a more intimate bond, follow her on Twitter @lexshimko.

Comments

More by Lexi

A Special, Precious, & Eventful Experience: Lexi Shimkonis’ Senior Column

“And here in this lovely, intriguing spot called Penn State, each of us staked our own special, precious, and eventful life.” — Ross Lehman

Homecoming To Replace King And Queen With Gender-Neutral Court

[Video] An Interview With Line Dance Leader Gina DeFrancesco

Athletics

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