Dawn graduated from Penn State in 2002. As a student, she never missed a football game. She camped out for front row seats before it was cool and danced in Thon. She currently lives outside of Philadelphia. She enjoys teaching, yoga, and being a new mom.

Posts by Dawn Meyer

Dreams and Expectations

Dreams and Expectations

Throughout my life, people have complained that my standards are too high, that I hold myself and others to standards that can’t possibly be met. It’s true. I’m always striving for better. I’ve never, ever been content with mediocrity. I feel like everyone can try...

Grateful

Grateful

In 2012, I went to the Senior Day game. It was the first time I’d ever attended a game and didn’t watch Joe Paterno run out of the tunnel. For years that had been as much of an important part of my pregame ritual as the drum major landing his flips– making sure...

Fight on State

Fight on State

I so wanted to see us come out swinging on Saturday. To paraphrase Saquon’s postgame interview: ‘jab, jab, jab, and a haymaker when they’re leaning the wrong way.’ I wasn’t in the stadium but the reaction to the opening kickoff was a collective groan heard round the...

Fair Weather

Fair Weather

I secretly love a real life pathetic fallacy, as if all of nature understands and expresses the same emotions I’m feeling. When everything’s going my way and there’s not a cloud in the sky, I’m all the happier. When it poured the day after we lost to...

Tragedy

Tragedy

I thought this was it. My fifth season of writing for Lions Pride. Five seasons of struggle and hope for our Nittany lions. I thought this was finally the year. The year we’d get our next Heisman Trophy winner. Our next national championship. I thought this was it....

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