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Students Ably Document Days (and Nights) of Our Lives

Famed ’80s philosopher Ferris Bueller once cautioned, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Luckily for the Penn College community, student photographers are on hand to attend many of the events that fill the campus calendar throughout the academic year. Here, then, while the students take a much-deserved Fall Break (and PCToday’s editor clears away some desktop backlog), a look back at three recent happenings: the annual Golf Cart Beer Run to call attention to the perils of impaired driving, “Lanterns on the Lawn,” a cancer-fighting fundraiser for Penn College Benefiting THON, and Dining Services’ Oktoberfest in the Bush Campus Center.

– Photos by J.J. Boettcher and Rachel A. Eirmann, student photographers

A driver, donning "drunk goggles," safely replicates impairment of judgment and faculties while motoring near the Thompson Professional Development Center.
A driver, donning “drunk goggles,” safely replicates impairment of judgment and faculties while motoring near the Thompson Professional Development Center.

A campus tradition imparts a life-saving lesson.
A campus tradition imparts a life-saving lesson.

Warm reminders of a cold truth: Drinking and driving don't mix
Warm reminders of a cold truth: Drinking and driving don’t mix

Unsteady as she goes
Unsteady as she goes

Teamwork at the "launch site"
Teamwork at the “launch site”

United in a charitable cause: "Lanterns on the Lawn" raised $70 toward the battle against pediatric cancer.
United in a charitable cause: “Lanterns on the Lawn” raised $70 toward the battle against pediatric cancer.

Steadying his lantern for takeoff, a student adds to the collective hope for a cure.
Steadying his lantern for takeoff, a student adds to the collective hope for a cure.

A wishful light rises above the Rose Street Commons courtyard. More events are anticipated as THON Weekend (Feb. 16-18) approaches, including a "car smash" and a bake sale.
A wishful light rises above the Rose Street Commons courtyard. More events are anticipated as THON Weekend (Feb. 16-18) approaches, including a “car smash” and a bake sale.

Students enjoy games and German music while dining.
Students enjoy games and German music while dining.

Dining Services' Shawn F. Sampsell staffs the "Bier Garden" – serving the "birch" and "root" varieties, of course.
Dining Services’ Shawn F. Sampsell staffs the “Bier Garden” – serving the “birch” and “root” varieties, of course.

Oktoberfest fare treats the taste buds.
Oktoberfest fare treats the taste buds.

A jumbo soft-pretzel bar is in the capable hands of Crystal E. Way, a campus catering assistant.
A jumbo soft-pretzel bar is in the capable hands of Crystal E. Way, a campus catering assistant.