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I Spy: THON 2018 Edition

While being on your feet for 46 hours is ceratinly not the most comfortable thing in the world, have no fear.  We’ve got you covered.  There is no better place to play a game of “I Spy” than a BJC packed with bright lights, brighter letters, deafening music and over seven-hundred dancers.  We have created a list of things to keep your focus on as you pass the time. Try your best to find all of these things we’ve spotted in the BJC so far:

1. Man Riding a Dinosaur

Spotted quicker than Serena VanDerWoodsen in Grand Central Station, we found a man riding a blowup dinosaur across the floor. As if having an inflatable dinosaur last year wasn’t fun enough, this year we’re riding one.

2. Tutus Worn as Necklaces

Tutus are worn every year at THON without fail, but this year many of our dancers and committee members have chosen to wear them around their necks instead of their waists.  A look? If only Joan Rivers were here to decide…

3. Monsters Inc. Letters

Greek organization’s letters are lit up all over the BJC, but Phi Kappa Theta and Trilogy have chosen a unique design for their letters.  See if you can spot them throughout the various bouncing and colorful letters.

4. Conga Line on the Floor

Every once in a while, if you glance onto the floor you’ll notice a dancers and DRCMs circling around in a wedding style conga line.

5. Fish Costume From Ohana

Every time we look at Ohana, we notice a couple of bobbing fish heads.  The org really embraced their color this year. With their fish heads and blue tutus, they practically swam to THON.

6. Smiley Face Balloons

In case THON needed more smiles, we now have balloons reminding us exactly why we THON.  Not only for the cure, but for more smiles.

7. Spongebob THON Poster

Directly across from press row, we have been staring at a THON poster that has Spongebob, Patrick and the Pineapple on it.  Take a look at the floor and see if you can find it too.

8. Letters That Have Seen Their Better Days

We couldn’t help but notice some of the Greek letters in front of us were held together by duct tape.  They look like they have one false move and they’re ripped.  Try and spot a letter or two that has definitely looked better.

9. The Lion Dancing Better Than Literally Anyone Else

Presumably as he should be, but still worth looking out for.

10. Santa Hat

Two months after Christmas, but whose keeping track? Certainly not this dancer.  See if you can spot him looking festive as ever.

11. Jim Harbaugh Sits at THON

Much like last year’s Ohio State Would Sit During THON poster, this year we have one saying “Jim Harbaugh Would Sit During THON.” We’ve been dancing for almost 24 hours, and Michigan still sucks.

We hope this game provides you at least a few minutes of distraction this weekend.

About the Author

Lydia Novak

Lydia is currently a freshman studying Broadcast Journalism hoping to double minor in Psychology and Theatre. She is from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina also known as "the place where it is always warm and sunny." She is a huge sports addict and most definitely trusts the process. She also loves pasta. Send her complaints or criticism at [email protected]


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