By: Kelsey Danylko & Jeannette Bordeau
October at Penn State means many things: Homecoming, Football, cold State College weather and the kick-off of THON 2010. As the year gets into full swing, campus gets busier with more activities and new students get to experience some of Penn State’s most popular events.
Although the football season started off slow with games versus the mediocre teams of Akron, Syracuse and Temple and a heart-wrenching loss to Iowa, the team’s schedule picks up in the second month of the season. With a Big Ten title on the line, both the team and the fans are getting more serious. This week gets even more intense with the Homecoming game against Minnesota.
Aside from the big game, campus is bustling with a plethora of homecoming activities. Organizations are busy building floats for the parade while students on the homecoming court are occupied with trying to get students to vote for them. This year’s theme, “Remember the Lion Within” has gotten many students excited for this week full of activities that began with a celebration for freshman in East Halls and ends with the game on Saturday afternoon.
Homecoming also brings with it the beginning of THON 2010, as the theme is revealed on the last float of the parade. Even though the theme has yet to be revealed, everyone is already getting excited about it and hoping to beat last year’s grand total of $7,490,133.87.
Despite the chill in the air, students are busy as ever this month. With Penn State’s favorite activities in full-swing, it’s a great time to be a Nittany Lion.