PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

[Photo Story]: Atlas Signs Stand Out In BJC Crowd

With eight dancers on the floor this year, special interest org Atlas knows a thing or two about dancer signs.

It makes sure the dancers all get individualized attention, and it made three custom signs per dancer this year. Atlas starts this process several weeks in advance, breaking into committees and working on the signs both during meetings and on members’ own time. They even communicate with dancers’ close friends to make sure the signs are exactly what they want to see while on the floor.

The signs are kept a secret from the dancers until they stand on the Friday evening of THON. It’s an inspirational moment and something Atlas dancers look forward to every year. The best part? The dancers get to take the signs home with them once the 46 hours are through.

Sophomore Andrew Buzzelli put hours into the signs he made this year. His over-the-top style and coloring make them memorable.

Each sign features inside jokes and dancers’ favorite things
Artist Andrew Buzzelli shows off one of his signature creations.
Some signs make no sense to anyone beside the dancer…
… while other signs are pretty straight forward.

 

About the Author

Janelle Rothacker

Currently a junior studying Kinesiology, Janelle is proud to call upstate NY (the real part, not the 30 minutes north of the city part) home. She's an avid runner and enjoys everything and anything sports. She also has a love of pancakes, avoids the HUB like the plague during the in between classes rush, and can quote the majority of Friends episodes from memory. If you want to hear all the embarrassing things she does daily, or want to contact her, follow her on twitter at @janellerothack or email her at [email protected]

Comments

More by Janelle

Harris, Rivers Win Big Ten Titles On Final Day Of Competition

Three Penn State athletes captured individual titles during the three-day Big Ten Conference meet.

The Class of 2018’s Best Decorated Graduation Caps

We Want To See Your Decorated Graduation Caps

Athletics

Penn State Women’s Volleyball Releases 2018 Schedule

Russ Rose’s Nittany Lions won’t play a single home match in September, electing to test themselves against teams like Stanford and Oregon early in the season.

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

Evaluating Tony Carr’s Performance At The 2018 NBA Draft Combine

Penn State Hockey Commit Evan Bell Wins Clark Cup With USHL’s Fargo Force

Center Ludvig Larsson Transfers To Penn State Hockey From Merrimack

Student Life

Penn State Esports Wins Tespa Collegiate Hearthstone Championship

With two Penn State Esport teams in the top eight, the odds of winning the National Championship were ever in our favor.

Road And Utility Work Impacting Penn State This Summer

Where Do Penn Staters Move After Graduation?

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.

Evaluating Tony Carr’s Performance At The 2018 NBA Draft Combine

Carr underwhelmed in the agility tests and the scrimmage, but impressed scouts with his sharp-shooting skills.

We Are Royalty: Meghan Markle Is A Penn State Fan

Penn State fans are everywhere, even in the British royal family.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Penn State Esports Wins Tespa Collegiate Hearthstone Championship

With two Penn State Esport teams in the top eight, the odds of winning the National Championship were ever in our favor.

Send this to a friend