The word THON has left the lips of nearly every single Penn State student at least once for the past 37 years. In the same vein, nearly every student and alumni have a general idea of what THON is all about. If you were to survey any one student still awake in a 100 Thomas lecture, he would probably respond with " it’s the largest student-run philanthropy" or ‘"it’s FTK." Both correct. But what if you were to ask how it got started, or what exactly the Four Diamonds represent--would they know?
Recently, Onward State got a hold of a new video vignette released by The Four Diamonds Fund. The video, featuring Four Diamonds visionaries Charles and Irma Millard, Tucker Haas, and countless other Four Diamond Families, explains the roots of The Four Diamonds Fund and THON.
You can find out about the history of the Four Diamonds Fund and check out the video after the jump.
Looking for something cheap (read: free) to do this Blue and White Weekend? Look no further than the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center. No, don’t stop reading! Seriously. Saturday night from 8 – 10, the planets will align, the rain will cease, and a heavenly beam of light will shine down on the Spiritual Center. A sign […]
You might remember Wal-Mart giving out "buttloads" of $5 giftcards to State College residents right before last Thanksgiving. Months later, they are at it again.
Wal-Mart has sent out another batch of $5 gift cards to off-campus Penn Staters. Rather then making the trek all the way out to Wal-Mart to spend your card on a surplus of Warheads and Solo cups, donate it to people who need it most. Our friends at the State College Area Food Bank will put the money into good hands.
Read on after the jump to find out how you can help!
Next Tuesday, the CORE Movie Tour will tie down and set up camp at the HUB-Robeson Center for a screening of Chuck Fryberger's climbing documentary CORE. Join the Penn State Outing Club in getting to the heart of climbing, following some of the world's best climbers on their most exotic and difficult endeavors.
The movie has received high reviews for its excellent low-budget cinematography. Shot in 35mm Ultra High Definition, CORE will allow you to see the reality of climbs in places like South Africa and Helsinki, Finland.
More on CORE and climbing after the jump.
"Through sleet and snow, Penn State students didn’t stop showing their passion for the cause. Because of that passion, Penn State’s Relay for Life was an incredible success,” said Sponsorship Overall Eric Singer after Saturday’s Relay for Life closing ceremony. Countless laps, 24 hours, an El Nino-esque weekend, and $101,273 later, Penn State’s 2010 Relay for Life did in fact earn the right to be called an "incredible success."
Read on for more details about the event.
Like local music? Hate cancer? This Friday, dozens of Penn State musicians will take the street corners of State College in hopes of raising money and awareness for Relay for Life. The first ever Relay Jam will feature local musicians stationed at corners downtown taking song requests in return for some spare change. Sound like something you and a few of your friends might be interested joining? A very important meeting will be held this Wednesday (3/24) in room 267 Willard at 7:00 PM.
More on this first-time event after the jump.