“We Are” Appreciative: 10 Things Penn State Students Are Thankful For

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Most students believe they go to the best school in the world, but Penn State students know they do. As 2014 comes to a close, students look back on the past year and reflect on what truly made it a good one. Like every other year, Penn State students have their school to thank. Here are a few reasons why they’re grateful.

Greek Life

“I’m thankful for Greek life because it gave me my big and made Penn State feel like home.”- Allie Miller, freshman

Good Vibes

I am most thankful for being a part of a community that truly cares about one another and making a difference. It feels like one big family. The school spirit is amazing and I can’t imagine going anywhere else.”- Angelica Catani, sophomore


“I love our student section and our football team in general.”-Alex Lotito, freshman

CATA Bus System

“I am thankful for a reliable bus system and good transportation.”-Brian Lifshutz, freshman

My Roommates

I love having great roommates to come home to every day and night.”-Christina Swift, sophomore

Extracurriculars That Rock

“My boyfriend, would be the cheesy answer. But also, for being in the blue band because it’s such a great experience I get to have.”- Stephanie Speicher, sophomore


“Im thankful for THON because we’re able to get put other people’s lives in front of our own.”- Nicole Broderick, sophomore.


“There’s so many different people that you can become friends with.”-Michelle Yankovich, senior

Education & Experiences

“I’m thankful for what my major has taught me and the background it’s given my for the future.”-Allie Zecca, sophomore


“I’m lucky I have a school that makes it so easy to go abroad. It is a once in a lifetime experience and I am going to emerge myself in a culture that is foreign to me and I’m hoping to get a different perspective on life”- David Mahi, Junior

Maggie is a sophomore at Penn State University. She aspires to pursue a career in journalism.

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