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Performers death drop at Rainbow Alliance drag show

Drag performer Alexa Killer on stage at Rainbow Alliance’s 19th Annual Drag Show.

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

Friday night, a charismatic performer clad in a silver sequin dress danced and swirled her poofy brown wig to the booming music. The hundreds of audience members leapt to their feet to clap along, roaring when the performer landed the drag-show-staple death drop.

Wellness Center displays ‘The Art of Recovery’ gallery

The Renfrew Center had a pop-up gallery in the Wellness Center of Nordenberg Hall, showcasing artwork by women battling eating disorders.

By Tamara Alchoufete, Staff Writer

March 28, 2019

On Tuesday, the Wellness Center had a little more to offer than usual — art celebrating the beauty of eating disorder recovery. This gallery was presented by The Renfrew Center Foundation — a national eating disorder treatment organization with centers open to women of all ages throughout the country.

Phi Delta Epsilon preps for 2019 ‘Anatomy Fashion Show’

Students prepare backstage for Phi Delta Epsilon’s annual “Anatomy Fashion Show” last year.

By Amanda Giamalis, For The Pitt News

March 20, 2019

For the third consecutive year at Pitt, artists and models alike will join in Bellefield Auditorium to strut, pose and paint on human bodies in order to pull off this one-night-only event, the annual “Anatomy Fashion Show.”

Local artist Stew Frick dominates the art scene by customizing clothes

Native Pittsburgh artist Stew Frick’s fashion work heavily features abstract designs.

By Siddhi Shockey, Staff Writer

March 18, 2019

Stew Frick — a Pittsburgh native, born in Coraopolis — has coined the term “clothing customizer” as their official job title. They often begin with a clean canvas of items ranging from boots to sneakers to jackets, made of either leather or cloth, and then add their creative designs.

Video: CMU Lunar Gala

An outfit from the “Boroqué” line at Saturday evening’s Lunar Gala Fashion Show.

By Kaycee Orwig, Staff Photographer

March 6, 2019

CMU's annual Lunar Gala was held on Mar. 2, and featured many inventive fashion choices.

CMU Lunar Gala shows off glowing fashion

Saturday evening’s Lunar Gala Fashion Show primarily featured designs from CMU students.

By Maya Best, Staff Writer

March 5, 2019

The theme of CMU’s 2019 Lunar Gala, “anomie,” is a philosophical term that describes a society in which there are no morals or bounds for its citizens.

Pitt Italian Club gets cheesy at 8th annual Italian Cheese Night

Pitt Italian Club hosted its eighth annual Italian Cheese Night on Wednesday in the O’Hara Student Center Ballroom.

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

Listening to classical opera while eating fresh Italian cheeses is not how many students picture spending a typical weekday night, but for the 139 students who attended the Italian Club’s cheese night, this was an exciting opportunity that only presents itself once per year.

Frick Fine Arts debuts ‘Africans in India’ exhibit

The “Africans in India” exhibition is open at Pitt until March 21.

By Maya Best, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019

“Africans in India” arrived at Pitt’s University Art Gallery in the Frick Fine Arts building on Feb. 15 in celebration of Black History Month.

Slaying the Pittsburgh drag scene

Erin Reis, mid-transformation.

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019

While drag seems to have a very sexualized culture in mainstream media, it is just another form of performing arts, and it is popular in Pittsburgh.

Age of AQUARIUS: New club offers home for LGBTQ+ students with Asian roots

AQUARIUS was created after founder Carolyn Chen noticed a lack of intersectionality in the LGBTQ+ community on campus.

By Amanda Giamalis, For The Pitt News

February 14, 2019

The title AQUARIUS is an acronym for “Alliance of Queer Underrepresented Asians in Recognition of Intersectionality to Uphold Solidarity.” The club has been an official, active club at Pitt since November 2018 and now has more than 30 members.

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