I was reading through some of the comments on the 100 Thomas meme in the FanShots (reading the FanShots!?) and I noticed people were commenting about there experience at Penn State. After a fair bit of nostalgia:
Quickly drinking a Guinness out of my Phyrst mug
Leafing through my Zeno's passport
Throwing on my Poz jersey
Intricately planning out my tailgate for BOB's first game next season (It's gonna get wild folks)
Singing the alma mater and all our fight songs
Visualizing a run down Tussey Mountain (that didn't take long..)
Doing the PSU cowbell (fever cured btw)
Watching 30-40 different THON videos...
I finally got to wondering what type of demographic of Penn Staters and non-Penn Staters read this blog.It was my unconscious personal assumption that most readers of this website were post-graduates because I didn't stumble upon this blog until after I graduated (Penn State 2010).
Almost 2 years removed now from the place I called home for 4, I'm living a pretty good distance away from State College, but I still always have that urge to go back. I come from a Penn State family, so it's cool to see different generations of my parents and relatives all sharing a lot of the same stories about the creamery, College Ave, Old Main, the HUB lawn, Beaver Stadium, East Halls, etc. This is one of the reasons, as many of you know, that Penn State is considered different by the Penn State faithful. It's that familiarity, that love for a home away from home, and having a family of Penn Staters wherever you go.
Before I get too emotional on you all, and having never done a poll in FanPosts, I thought I'd poll the readership and see what age groups we have here, and how many people have graduated from PSU. Feel free to post major and graduation date if you want to get specific. (I was Engineering 2010)
And for all you undergraduates, good luck catching the CATA Buses on time (especially if its the White Loop)...
When did you graduate from PSU?
Currently an undergraduate at Penn State (11 votes)
Currently an undergraduate elsewhere (4 votes)
2000-Present (Penn State) (99 votes)
1990-1999 (Penn State) (40 votes)
1980-1989 (Penn State) (38 votes)
<1979 (Penn State) (25 votes)
2000-Present (elsewhere) (12 votes)
1990-1999 (elsewhere) (7 votes)
<1989 (elsewhere) (5 votes)
Not in college yet... (6 votes)
247 total votes