Pennsylvania April 27, 2016
Guest Contributor 14 Surefire Ways To Always Spot A Penn State Graduate
It never fails to happen that once I mention I am a Penn State graduate, someone asks me,”Do you know so and so?” Because no matter where you are, there is always a fellow Nittany Lion to laugh about college days, commiserate about living in East or take pride in THON. We are…EVERYWHERE.
1. We Are... Doing Great Things
Whether it is in political office, on TV or in movies, designing baseball parks or Walking Across Amarrowca to raise awareness for a special cause, you can find a PSU graduate because they will certainly have a group following their lead.
2. We Are...Very Particular About Our Ice Cream
Penn State graduates compare all other ice cream to The Creamery's - and it never holds up.
3. We Are...Looking For Canners
Penn State graduates are those cars holding up the traffic to find every last penny in their vehicle to give to those freezing cold students standing at street corners raising millions of dollars to help fight childhood cancer.
4. We Are...Driving With Penn State Pride
Penn Staters drive with pride and style whether they have an Alumni Association plate or are full on vanity plate pledging their love for their alma mater.
5. We Are...A Bit Biased
Penn State grads have deep rooted feelings as to where their kids can apply to school.
6. We Are...A Unified Blue and WHITE Nation
The term "whiteeout" no longer refers to cold, snowy conditions, but an evening game in which the 107,000 screaming fans, just like you, become a sea of white.
7. We Are...Professional Photographers
PSU graduates are those waiting in long, freezing cold lines waiting to take a picture of their first born on the lion in hopes that 20 years later they can replicate it with a cap and gown.
8. We Are...Strong Supporters
If you see a person in blue and white doing push ups with one arm, they are a Penn State graduate.
9. We Are...Food Connoisseurs
You know you are in the vicinity of a Penn State graduate when all chicken patty sandwiches are referred to as Chicken Cosmos - may they rest in peace.
10. We Are...Dressed To The Nines
The Penn State graduate does not just utilize blue and white clothing for gameday.
11. We Are...Tailgating Divas
If you are camping, tailgating or just sitting in the backyard and see a blue and white, a blue and white cooler and blue and white chairs, you are among a Penn State grad.
12. We Are...Rockstars
If you hear a quiet, or not so quiet, rendition of Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond, look for the die hard Penn State graduate.
13. We Are...In A STATE of Marital Bliss
Matthew Tennison Photography, photo used with permission
If the wedding you are attending is blue and white, make bets with the strangers at your table the bride AND groom are Penn state grads.
14. We Are...
Look left. Look right. Can you spot us? Once a Penn Stater, always a Penn Stater. It is just in our blue and white blood.