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While You Were Sleeping: What Happened At THON 2022 Overnight

If you were one of the many people keeping the vibes alive in the Bryce Jordan Center during the first night of THON 2022, we applaud you. However, if you opted for a refreshing slumber to reset, we don’t blame you, either.

If you were among the lucky folks who hit the hay, here’s what you missed during the first overnight shift of the weekend.

‘Park Hill’ Throws It Back

The duo went with some early 2000s TV show anthems of “I Found A Way,” “What’s New, Scooby Doo?,” and the Sponge-Bob classic, “Ripped Pants.” Needless to say, they killed it.

Slides Of Strength

THON broke out the classic ‘Slides of Strength’ early Saturday morning to get the dancers going. Hopefully, they enjoyed the much-deserved boost.

DJ Dosk Turns It Up

The DJ got the crowd going wild with some EDM mixes that kept spirits high and dancers groovin’. The highlight of the set came when “Dosk: The Bear” (Dosk’s mascot) stormed onto the stage to pump up the crowd.

Urban Dance Troupe Breaks It Down

The hip-hop student dance group showed everyone up, dancing to popular hits from Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber, and Nicki Minaj.

Hydration Station

Raise your water bottles and repeat after me: Chug, Chug, Chug! Stay hydrated, folks!

‘My Hero Zero’ Rocks The Stage

For their twelfth-ever THON performance, the State College band mixed in the old with the new to raise the roof of the BJC.

Tips For Staying Awake

After a year away from the Bryce Jordan Center, some of us may need some tips on staying awake. Check out five of our key tips to stay on your feet.


THON opted for two Refurbished Clarke Focus S28 Floor Scrubbers and two Clark 20-Inch Rider Floor Scrubbers to clean the floors. They are NOT messing around this year. These are the real deal.

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Tobey Prime

Tobey is a senior studying broadcast journalism from Lancaster, PA. He is a major Pittsburgh sports fan and Miami Heat fanatic. When Tobey isn't writing for Onward State, you can catch him looking at photos of his pugs. Send your best insults to [email protected] or sports takes to @tobey_prime on Twitter.

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