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Dance teams take their practices, performances online

The Pitt Irish Dance Team poses at the inter-collegiate competition at Villanova in 2018.

By Rashi Ranjan, Staff Writer

September 11, 2020

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Pitt’s Irish dance club could be found every Monday night practicing in the Pete. But this year, Mary Grace Mooney, the president of the team, said the timed jumps and leaps will have to be done within the walls of dorm rooms, apartments and parking lots.

Pitt hosts virtual Panthers’ Choice Awards amidst pandemic

Senior receiver Maurice Ffrench won the Panther Award in the 2020 Panthers' Choice Awards.

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

Pitt Athletics hosted its third annual Panthers' Choice Awards Wednesday, celebrating student-athlete achievements in academics, athletics and citizenship.

Cupid’s arrows strike Panthers

Lexi Blum and Dan Hammer find time for a relationship in spite of Blum’s dance team schedule and Hammer’s baseball schedule.

By Kate Hall, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019

Lexi Blum didn’t think she would have time for anything besides dance and school, then she met Pitt Baseball pitcher Dan Hammer. Blum and Hammer have now been dating for six months.

Anaïs Peterson: Dueling passions

Anaïs Peterson: Dueling passions

By Remy Samuels & Sarah Cutshall

March 29, 2018

Anaïs Peterson has a minute and a half to scurry onto a gym floor and set up a stage for her and her fellow dancers and drummers. Lugging heavy drums and TV towers over their shoulders, the members of Matrix Performing Arts Indoor Percussion Ensemble quickly create a makeshift stage before the curt...

Swaying in solidarity: Point Park students dance for Las Vegas in wake of shooting

Approximately 115 dancers gathered in Market Square on Monday afternoon to demonstrate unity with the victims of the Oct. 1 Las Vegas mass shooting. (Photo courtesy of Sarah Morris)

By Sarah Morris / Staff Writer

October 10, 2017

As the clock in Market Square reached 12:30 p.m. Monday afternoon, about 115 young adults dressed in jeans and white T-shirts began flowing in around the perimeter of the square, moving their arms and hands in a series of intricate and repeated gestures. “It’s a flash mob,” a man on a corner ...

Students put fresh spin on Asian pop

Members of FRESA recreated a South Korean pop music video outside of the Stephen Foster Memorial Museum (Screenshot via FRESA YouTube Channel)

By Janine Faust and Caroline Bourque | Assistant News Editors

September 1, 2017

Lynn Urbina still remembers the first music video that hooked her on K-pop — “Sherlock,” by the popular group SHINee. She was struck not just by the music video’s aesthetic — which featured the band, looking like Sherlock Holmes, peering around corners with magnifying glasses— but also the...

Gallery: Pitt Dance Marathon

John Hamilton | Staff Photographer

By John Hamilton | Staff Photographer

April 10, 2016

Gallery: 2016 Steel City Step Show

Will Miller | Staff Photographer

By Will Miller | Staff Photographer

February 28, 2016

Gallery: Dhirana 2016

Jordan Mondell | Staff Photographer

By Jordan Mondell | Staff Photographer

February 21, 2016

The original Buc

The original Buc

By Photo courtesy of Jeff Swensen

October 15, 2014

Murtagh (Keaton Jadwin) talks to Clemente (Jeffrey Gorti) in the clubhouse. 

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