February 16, 2013 at 10:44 AM
As day two of THON wears on, dancers, moralers and committee members have developed various ways of keeping themselves going through the day.
For one, almost none of them know what day it is, THON PR Committee member Samantha Tardif (junior-journalism) said.
“Dancers have their phones, but they usually set them to different time zones. Or sometimes morale will do it for them,” she said.
Tardif said that more entertainment would also come later in the day with an event called “Slides of Strength” designed to rejuvenate the dancers.
“They line the floor with powder, and the dancers slide down it so they can get off their feet for 10 seconds,” she said.
Individual dancer Emily Rankin (junior-accounting) had no trouble keeping herself occupied after packages arrived this morning.
“I got a lot of stuff because my mom made a Facebook page and all my mom’s friends sent me things,” she said. “We tried to enlist these two young children to take on the BJC with squirt guns with us, but they just got us, which was fun."
Rankin also said she had visitors all the time to spend time with on the floor, including members of her honors society, Phi Eta Sigma.
“Two of my friends were on the floor earlier. Everybody in my org got on. My family got on,” she said.