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What You Missed At THON While You Were Asleep, Part Two

While you were asleep last night, THON kept rolling in the BJC and now we’re hours closer to the final reveal. To curb the FOMO, here’s a handy list of everything you missed if you decided to catch up on some much-needed sleep.

Men’s Gymnastics Won The Pep Rally

The Men’s Gymnastics Team absolutely dominated the competition with their flip-filled performance. The Blue & White Society also handed out white shakers to the crowd, which was at capacity. Despite some technical difficulties, the Pep Rally was entertaining as usual.

Photo: Alex Bauer

OPP Mopped Up The Floors Again

Once again, OPP partitioned off the floor to clean the dancers’ area. It’s important to keep the floor clean of dirt and germs, especially if there are folks on the floor with weakened immune systems. Luckily, OPP has a new strategy this year to optimize the process.

THON Held Another Water Social

THON volunteers (and the Nittany Lion) encouraged everyone to stay hydrated by holding another “water social.” We think it’s easier to use our THON (water) Drinking Game.

Photo: Cori Bugenhagen

Dancers Started Receiving Their Final Mail Of THON 2017

Dancers started to get emotional (happy tears only, of course) over their final letters from THOM 2017. The love was felt in the BJC as they read over encouraging words from their friends and family.

There Was A Dance Party On Stage

Several groups came up on stage to perform and entertain a packed floor of dancers and arena of spectators. The Penn State Sign Language Association took to the stage — their stand out moment was when they signed “Bye Bye Bye” by N*SYNC. Next several dance groups stepped on stage to bust a move.

Photo: Joe Whitman
Photo: Cori Bugenhagen

Dancers Were Serenaded By Live Music

Duo TV Dinners, The Brass Cadillacs, and The Rockets switched up the pace so that folks didn’t have to listen to a D.J. for hours.

Photo: Joe Whitman

We Did The Line Dance Eight Times

After all, there is no better way to stretch and pass the time than with the line dance. At this point, remembering the line dance choreography is a piece of cake.

Once Again, Onward State Didn’t Sleep

If you’re still experiencing some FOMO, catch up on everything with our live blog or read some of our stories from last night, like the rumors about Blink-182, our “overheard” on Twitter, our makeshift THON spa, or our compliation of THON onesies.

About the Author

Katie Klodowski

Katie is a senior from Pittsburgh, PA and a retired editor at Onward State. Currently, she works as a staff writer. True to her hometown, she is a fan of Steel City sports but also uses her ballet and music training to be a tough critic of all things artsy. The fastest ways to her heart are through pizza, sushi, and a solid taste in music (this means no Taylor Swift). To be constantly razzle-dazzled, follow her on all social media forms at @KatieKlodowski


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