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Catch-22 Marathon Reading

On September 13 at 1:00 p.m., The College of Liberal Arts held the first marathon reading of Catch-22 on the Pattee mall. 

A tent was set up on the lawn with a large banner that read “Penn State Marathon Reading.”

On a table inside the tent, several copies of Catch-22 were available if attendees wanted to read along. If listeners wanted to participate in the marathon reading, a sign up sheet was available.

One could read for a minimum of five minutes or for as long as they wished. For participants, blue souvenir t-shirts were available along with Catch-22 flyers. The t-shirt said, “Catch-22: I read. Did you?” Attendees of the reading were encouraged to take a “Proud to celebrate Penn State Academics” poster.

A large crowd gathered on the lawn at 1:00 p.m. to hear Sue Paterno kick off the 24-hour marathon reading.

With a hamburger-shaped timer on the podium, Sue Paterno began the reading. Hesitating only a few times for laughter and fear of using foul language, Paterno read for almost 20 minutes before handing off the book to the next reader, Women’s Volleyball coach, Russ Rose.

Maddie is a junior at Penn State pursuing a major in Public Relations with a minor in Business. She is from Timonium, MD. She loves all things pop culture and hopes to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.
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