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Friday, November 7, 2008
THON stays up for the kids
Penn State Behrend THON held their fourth
annual "24 For A Cure" event on Saturday, Nov. 1,
raising $1.384.64 for children with cancer. 24 For A
Cure is a 24-hour dance marathon to raise money for
children being treated for pediatric cancer at Penn
State Hershey's Medical Center.
The event started at 3:00 p.m., at which point par
ticipants could no longer sit, not to mention sleep.
until 2:00 p.m. the next day. Since 24 For A Cure
was held over Daylight Saving Time, the official
stop time was an hour earlier as clocks were set hack
By Rachel Reeves
editor in chief
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After months of recruiting, planning, audition
ing, and fundraising. Dr. Jason Bishop finally
saw his efforts begin to take sonic. shape. Penn
State Erie, the Behrend College, hosted the
Northwest Songfest in the McGravey Commons
throughout the day of Saturday, Nov I.
One hundred and forty elementary. middle.
and high school students who are considering
involvement in the Young People's Chrous of
Erie spent the day with choir students from
Behrend. Rehersal for the students began at 9:00
a.m. and concluded at 7:00 p.m. with a multi
choir concert. The students took breaks throught
the day for lunch, dinner and a few activites.
"It's important for kids to have the opportunity
to see what can he accomplished in a day if they
work hard." said Bishop. The students received
their music that morning, and had only the day to
prepare before the performance later that night.
Bishop acknowledged that it was a demanding
event for those involved, but also rewarding.
"When you expect great things. kids will meet
your expectations." said Bishop. "They want to
The success of Bishop's event says a lot for his
theory. Alexandrea Boho, a Behrend student
inolved in the choir, spoke highly of the results.
"It was a great expereince. I loved being around
the kids." she said. "They pulled together in only
one day. They had music they had never seen at
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To participate in the event, students had to first
make a fifty dollar donation. Throughout the
fundraiser, participants were entertained by a DJ,
video games, volleyball, and a host of other activi
One of the recurring activities of the fundraiser
was a "line dance" in which all participants would
gather together to sing and dance to a song written
by THON participants
Students travel to vote
Students took a shuttle to Brookside Fire Station to vote on Tuesday
Students expressed their political voices in a
variety of ways, from taking the SGA shuttle to the
polls, watching CNN's election returns in Bruno's,
and even driving great distances to their home
town polling sites Tuesday.
Before Pennsylvania's polls closed at 8 p.m., a
higher than average amount of students participat
ed in the election that eventually led to the selec
Blood Drive draws record crowd
The semester!) , blood drive took place in McGarvey Commons on Thursday.
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By Marcus Yeagley
head copy editor
tion of Senator Barack Obama ID-IL) as President
of the United States, the first African-American to
reach the highest of offices.
Over 100 students without cars or other forms of
transportation took advantage of a shuttle, run by
SGA and driven by a variety of college faculty. to
the Brookside Fire Company.
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Friday: Partly Cloudy in the AM
Showers/T-Storms in the PM. High 69 F.
Winds S 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday: Afternoon showers. High 52 F.
Sunday: Rain/Snow Showers. High 45 F.
THON members raised over $l,OOO al 24 For ,1 Cure
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Vol. LV No. VXII
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The men and xx omen's cross country team
raced their way to victory last s eekend at the
AMCC Championships held at Penn State
The men's [Cain repeated as champions as they
claimed their second consecutive AMCC title.
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'aid junior And\ lams. "We accomplished our
Coal which was to return as ,MCC champs.
Mentally and physically the guys were ready and
they proved it.-
Junior Kevin Gorily finished first for Behrend
and second overall out of 71 runners. lams fol
lowed close]) hehind as he came in second for the
Lions and third o\ erall.
Sophomore Matt Alto was also thrilled with the
men's performance at the championship in which
nine total teams competed.
"our goal from thr heginning was to win the
„ANICC... said .Alto. "Going into it. we knew that
we were the hest team. sow e really were not sur
prised. We are all glad as a team to ‘,‘
The AMCC Men's All-Conference team this
year consists of junior Kevin Gorily. junior Andy
lams, junior Roh Shrawder. sophomore Bob
Click. and freshman Carl Kallgren.
The women's team placed third out of the eight
this year. Last season the women won the
"Going into it IANICC Championships], we
had a lot 01 goals, hut \Ne len short. - said sopho
more Jenna Fatica. "We sage it our all so that's all
vou can ask lot
Sophomore Emil Herr\ v, as first for the Lions
and fifth overall out of the 73 runners. Fatica
placed second for Behrend and eight overall.
The AMC'C Women's 11-Conference team
includes sophomore Emile Berry. sophomore
Jenna Fatica. and sophomore tilallory Souleret.
"The men's team was expected to win and they
did. - said head coach Greg Cooper. "The
women's team had probably one of the hest races
of the season. Thee performed the hest they
could and there is n o thing more that we could
Not including the AMCC Championships,
Fatica and lams have heen the top finisher for the
Behrend Lions in all e races this season.
"By working hard in practice and Inv team
mates pushing me. - said ['mica vv hen asked how
she has accomplished placing first. "I don't con
sider it an individual sport at all. it is a team sport.
I've tOrtunatelv been able to lead the team."
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