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Penn State Zoom Backgrounds To Use During Remote Classes

In our last installment of Zoom background ideas, we had the honor of taking you on an adventure through Thomas 100, reliving the line dance at THON, and even having the chance to hang with the Nittany Lion.

It’s been six months since then, though, and you probably need some new ideas to spice up your Zoom lifestyle. So, how about now we visit the Duck Pond or get our preach on with The Willard Preacher? Welcome to part two of Penn State Zoom backgrounds.

If you’re still wondering how to make some movie magic background happen, you can visit Zoom’s help center here to learn more.

Mask Up or Pack Up With Eric

Have you ever met President Barron? Yeah, me neither. However, this is definitely a totally real picture of us celebrating together over Penn State’s health initiative, “Mask Up Or Pack Up.” With Centre County being deemed the second-fastest-growing coronavirus hot spot by the New York Times, I’m not sure it’s working. President Barron and I are just trying to be positive role models, so please, wear a damn mask!

Preach With The Willard Preacher

This summer, I often sat around at home wondering what the Willard Preacher was doing. Was he safe? Was he practicing new lectures? Did he damn us all to Hell? I’m not sure why I didn’t just set him as my background and start insulting myself.

Even though I’m no longer passing him on the daily, the magic of Zoom allows me to receive my daily sermon and feel just a little bit worse about myself.

Visit The Arboretum

This may be a background your classmates actually want to see. Being stuck inside all day staring at the screen can be hard. Brighten up your day by setting your background to honor the flowery goddess herself, the Arboretum. This may also be a good reminder to people that the outdoors do still, in fact, exist.

Enjoy A Snack By The Duck Pond

Unlike most of campus right now, the Duck Pond located outside of the Hintz Alumni Center is bustling with life. There are ducks (duh!), a little turtle family, and a few fish swimming around. It is a calming sight, so why not enjoy a little snack in between classes?

Bonus: Since it’s on your computer, you don’t need to worry about any ducks stealing your food.

Visit A Real Classroom

For many Penn State students, it has been more than six months since they sat in a real classroom to learn. If you miss the thrill of sitting half-awake at an uncomfortable desk, find a picture of your favorite classroom and reminisce about the good ol’ days.

Then, be happy that you can wear your oversized blanket sweatshirt to class.

Help James Franklin Coach

In case you missed it, PENN STATE FOOTBALL IS BACK! If you are a sports fan, you are probably definitely guilty of screaming at a TV or from the bleachers where players will never actually hear your good advice. Impress your friends with your sports knowledge and bring Jimmy Franks to your next class.

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Dana June Nunemacher

Dana is a senior, who is studying public relations. She is from the 570 and yes, she has watched The Office. Her passions in life include drinking unsweetened iced tea and spreading her love for agriculture (yee haw)!

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