This weekend, at Penn State University, isTHONweekend. Two of my best friends attend PSU, and I have always been a fan, not of the sports, but of the school spirit that Penn State has been able to foster in its current students, alumni, networks, and business contacts. Looking at all of the pictures posted to Twitter every so many minutes makes my heart ache in a proud sort of way. The number of students that participate in THON, as well as the organizational aspects of the event and year long fundraising, is amazing. Students aren't given much credit these days, and true, a large number of our generation probably doesn't know what's happening at PSU this weekend, or other charity events across the globe, but the fact that this event is organized, funded, and participated in solely by college students blows my mind. A former Student Council junkie, the logistics of this event amaze me. There used to be a poster in my Social Studies teacher's room in high school that read:"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead.Some college kids may have spent their weekends at home, sick, like me, or out participating in drunken shenanigans, or working multiple jobs, or studying, or maybe... just maybe...some college kids are out there just trying to change the world.