No town in America raises money like us
Assuming your idea of "giving to charity" involves more than just handing her a $20 after your lap dance, then you might've heard of THON, the year-long fundraiser to fight pediatric cancer that culminates in a "46 hour no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon". No? Well, in 2014, it raised $13 million. And since its inception in 1977, that number is more like $114 million!!! So tell us: what have you done to fight cancer, every other college town in America?
Our arts festival is actually a drinking festival... with art
Every summer, the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts draws more than 100,000 folks to State College over five days, to celebrate the arts with performances, sidewalk exhibitions, and blah blah blah -- it's actually a "cultured" excuse for a massive summer blowout. Sure, the art is interesting and there's plenty of street food to be consumed, but the real fun happens at the block parties, bars, and frat houses that take advantage of the huge crowds.