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THON 2022: Best Hats On The Concourse (Again!)

Eclectic outfits are the norm at THON, and that’s no different this weekend.

Our staff ventured through the Bryce Jordan Center to find some of the best headgear out there. Overall, we found no shortage of functional, silly, or downright strange accessories.

These Minnie Mouse ears are classic. There’s no better way to show people that you have been to Disney World at least once in your life, and that’s what Andrew Guess set out to do. He already graduated from Penn State but came back for THON because his fiancé is a dancer this year. Hope you two make it to Disney again in the future!

The rainbow bucket hat, flower burette, and lobster mask form an undefeated combo. Hopefully, senior Zach Launcher wants to remain undefeated with the Spank Ultimate Frisbee team at Penn State. If he shows up like this, we’ll guarantee a W.

This hat just looks so retro and cool, kind of like Sesame Street mixed with a 90s rap video. Sophomore Teghan McIntyre was sporting this fresh Sigma Kappa hat on the concourse. That’s a sweet hat Teghan — no Kappa.

Carley LaRosa is a Penn State freshman who did a terrific job of matching her unicorn headband to who she THONs with: the Penn State Equestrians! Just try your best not to lean over so you don’t take someone’s eye out. But hey, fashion hurts.

It’s still not too late to show some love after Valentine’s Day, and Taylor Barry with Axis proved that with this headband. Even the passer-by in the background couldn’t look away from this runway-ready headband.

Who said security can’t get in on the fun? Sophomore Elliot Kelchner is working his first THON this year and says that he has enjoyed every minute of it. This hat paired with the fanny pack reminds us that no matter what plans we have, we are always free. ‘Merica.

I mean, come on. When we saw this hat we sprinted to flag this guy down. Harsh Pandey is a self-described seventh-year senior who has always supported THON in his time at Penn State. We just wish we had brought some cardboard for breakdancing to go along with his hat.

You really can’t miss with this bandana and antennas combo. Junior Dipesh Patel proved this in his headwear choice while he was representing Alpha Epsilon Delta. Bonus points for the pose.

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Jordan Mansberger is a senior at Penn State majoring in broadcast journalism. He is from Cassville, Pennsylvania. He is a huge Pittsburgh sports fan as well as his Denver Nuggets. When he's not working, he can be found instigating Twitter beef with Padres fans and Antonio Brown or practicing his sub-par golf game.

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