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Opinion | The benefits of dancing (badly)

Opinion | The benefits of dancing (badly)

By Nina Santucci, Staff Columnist March 5, 2021
Just because you may think you can’t dance doesn’t mean you shouldn’t.
Controlled Chaos, a hip hop dance crew of about 12 people, usually books as many as 10 performances in one semester, but this year the group compiled its routine into an eight-minute video posted on its YouTube page.

Students find space for dance on campus despite pandemic

By Kaitlyn Nuebel, Staff Writer February 26, 2021
Several of Pitt’s dance organizations nixed their live performances last semester and reimagined choreography to deliver socially distanced performances in a virtual format.
The Pitt Irish Dance Team poses at the inter-collegiate competition at Villanova in 2018.

Dance teams take their practices, performances online

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

Pitt hosts virtual Panthers’ Choice Awards amidst pandemic

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

Cupid’s arrows strike Panthers

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 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...

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)

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

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...

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

Students put fresh spin on Asian pop

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...

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