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First Day Of Spring 2024 Classes Prop Bets

The spring semester is here.

Sylly Week has arrived, and you’re 109 days away from the final days of classes. Maybe you were itching to get back to Happy Valley or just arrived in State College this morning to stretch your break, but nonetheless, the day has come.

In typical Onward State fashion, we put together a list of prop bets to help get you through the first day boredom-free.

For those not familiar with prop bets, Onward State co-founder Evan Kalikow put it best: “A prop bet is short for proposition bet. Basically, it’s a bet on something not commonly betted upon. For example, lots of people bet on the score of the Super Bowl, but how many people bet on how many times the winning coach will say ‘humbled’ in the post-game press conference? That’s a prop bet.”

It’s important to note, however, Onward State is NOT a gambling site, and none of these bets are real whatsoever. We don’t encourage or promote gambling, but we do encourage having fun.

Prop Bets

  • Your classmates in Forum are arguing about whether or not to root for Michigan in the National Championship: 9-1
  • You contract an illness on the first day back in State College: 14-1
  • A Brad Kraut wannabe shows up in Sam Richards’ SOC 119 class: 11-1
  • Ohio State transfer wide receiver Julian Fleming is #SettingTheStandard in the front row of your 9 a.m. MATH 34 class: 2-1
  • You’re hungover after rolling Champs for the Penn State basketball and Golden Globes double-feature: 8-1
  • You develop a new campus crush: 20-1
  • You pick up a coffee from the recently-opened Dunkin’ on South Garner Street: 10-1
  • It’s the first day you’ve left your apartment since Friday after arriving ahead of the snowstorm: 7-1
  • Sean Clifford and Juliana Alessandroni are on campus taking engagement photos: 2-1


  • Textbooks purchased: 800.5
  • You eat shit on ice: 2.5
  • Ugg slippers spotted: 50.5
  • Peach Bowl merch spotted (RIP): 24.5
  • Debates about Michael Penix Jr.’s 2020 two-point conversion: 5.5
  • Eagles apparel worn despite getting rolled by the Giants: 10.5
  • Nick Singleton/Kaytron Allen comparisons: 6.5
  • Canvas classes still not published: 1.5
  • Girls with fresh blowouts in class after getting the Wavytalk thermal brush for Christmas: 15.5
  • Meatball Monday subs served: 250.5
  • Football players in your journalism or recreation, park, and tourism management class: 4.5
  • Students who threaten to jump in front of a CATA bus: 6.5
  • First day of class Penn State day-in-the-life TikToks made: 30.5
  • Lectures started despite it being Sylly Week: 4.5
  • Beers consumed at A’s: 750.5

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About the Author

Keeley Lamm

Keeley is a junior journalism major from Richmond, Virginia, and is Onward State's managing editor. She also talks about awesome stuff on our podcast, Podward State. Keeley is a lover of grilled cheese and Kevin Jonas. If you'd like to share your thoughts on the superior Jonas Brother, feel free to contact her on Twitter @keeleylammm or send your best joke to her email [email protected].

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