February 16, 2013 at 2:47 AM
As the crowd in the Bryce Jordan Center continues to move to the rhythm of a variety of hits in the early morning hours, students on the concourse chimed in with various thoughts of this year’s event.
A third-year attendee of the dance marathon, Gabriell Abrams (senior-psychology) said she appreciates the “excellent song choice" that features “lively yet current” tunes. Although she is not part of the event, she has come to lend her support to friends for the past few hours that she has been here.
While last year the support drew mostly from the crowd, Abrams said she feels this is not quite the case this year.
“The support of the crowd [this year] is low but still energetic,” she said.
In the BJC since Friday at 4 p.m., Emily Tauber said it is more challenging to remain in the stands as opposed to the floor where people are better occupied by playing games, constantly moving around and seeking inspiration from the those in stands.
Tauber further added that she is fortunate enough to have floor time, describing the experience "invigorating" and "distracting."
A member of Club Field Hockey, Tauber said the club's THON child for approximately seven years, Eli Sidler, 16, passed away in June 2012.
As a testament to his character, the nickname "chemowarrior" was given to Eli.
To properly commemorate him this year, the attending club’s members are wearing T-shirts with a special message to Eli:
"We are Warriors. Are You?"