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Thought for Food

September 12, 2013 - Darian Somers

I'm a big fan of it, and State College is a great place for it. In the small college town, there are so many places to order food from.

And ordering food is something we do a lot at Nittanyville, especially late at night.

That is if we can get the place we are ordering from to believe we are actually ordering food to Gate A Beaver Stadium, and it's not a practical joke.

Most of the time, people will order wings from Wings Over, a popular wing restaurant that several Penn State football players had to cut from their diets to lose weight. A lot of other places, like Gumby's who makes Pokey Sticks, are popular place to order food from.

But every year on the first two campouts, these places think we are pulling a prank when we say, "yeah, I'd like that delivered to Gate A Beaver Stadium."

So many times people will question the fact that we are legitimate about placing our order.

But when we aren't ordering food, it's normally brought to us thanks to alum, athletic teams and the school itself. It's something that we really appreciate because it lets us know people are caring about us.

And the nice thing is, they know we aren't pulling their legs.

There are a lot of food traditions at Nittanyville -- like Wings Over and free food in general -- but the one we take the most pride in is Puppy Chow Thursday.

It was started by two guys who -- surprise, surprise -- wanted a way to meet girls. It's turned into an important part of the campout.

Now every Thursday, we get a large bag of puppy chow and walk around and meet people. It's a great way to get to know the neighbors and fellow campers.

Puppy Chow is basically Chex cereal mixed with chocolate, peanut butter and a lot of white sugar, and it's delicious. I don't know how to make it, and no I wasn't one of those guys.

Puppy Chow Thursday is Puppy Chow Thursday for a reason. You don't eat Puppy Chow on Friday or Wednesday. That's bad luck.

So enjoy some puppy chow, it's Thursday.

I'm a sophomore at Penn State and an officer in Nittanyville, a student run organization that camps out before every home Penn State football game. Follow me on Twitter @StuffSomersSays for more updates from Gate A.

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