The Penn Stater Daily — Feb. 25, 2014
Daydreaming, FTK: In case there was any doubt, staying awake—and standing up— for 46 hours is no small feat. A story from today’s York Dispatch proves just how mentally taxing THON can be on even the most dedicated dancers. Penn State York sophomore Mark Czaus explains how he was dreaming on the dance floor—despite being awake and on his feet. “I guess I was going in and out of consciousness,” he says. Yikes. Two days later, it sounds like Mark got a chance to rest up and recover, thanks to some understanding profs.
Also, if you tuned in to ABC World News last night and were disappointed to see that THON wasn’t featured, be sure to check out the show tonight: Onward State reports that the THON segment will air tonight during the 6:30 EST broadcast.
Chart of the matter: I’m a sucker for cool infographics—especially ones that share encouraging stats. Penn State Hershey tweeted out this link earlier today: It’s a neat interactive chart that shows how alcohol use among young people is declining, hitting a record low in 2013. Here’s hoping that bodes well for this weekend’s State Patty’s Day.
Full moon: Back in January, we told you about the Lunar Lion team’s efforts to raise money through crowdfunding site RocketHub.com. Just over a month later, Lunar Lion has raised a whopping $133,768 with help from notable donors, like Weebly co-founder David Rusenko ’07 and NFL linebacker Michael Mauti ’13.
Mary Murphy, associate editor