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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Carly Rae Jepsen performs during Bigelow Bash on Bigelow Boulevard.

‘She’s literally mothering right now’: Carly Rae Jepsen blasts confetti at PPC’s Bigelow Bash, students let loose

By Tanya Babbar, Staff Writer April 3, 2023
Students jumped at the sound of cannons blasting red confetti and smoke into the air when Carly Rae Jepsen hit the beat drop before the chorus of her song, “Run Away with Me.” Pitt Program Council (PPC) hosted its annual Bigelow Bash on Sunday afternoon.
Roger Whyte, a 2007 alumnus, is the founder and principle at Stratus Firm.

Pitt alum uses ‘love for large-scale special events’ he learned at Pitt Program Council to start event production business in Washington D.C.

By Ananya Pathapadu, Staff Writer February 27, 2023
Roger Whyte, a 2007 alumnus, is the founder and principle at Stratus Firm, an event production company based in Washington D.C. that organizes events across the world. These events range from galas and conferences to summits and broadcasts.
Brenda Song speaks during a Pitt Program Council event Thursday night at the WPU Assembly room.

Brenda Song talks growing up in the acting industry at PPC, ASA event

By Shreya Singh, Staff Writer January 27, 2023
About 300 students gathered in the William Pitt Union’s Assembly Room on Thursday night to welcome Brenda Song, who Pitt Program Council invited in collaboration with Pitt’s Asian Student Alliance. Song is an actress who started her career at age six as a child model.
Members of the Pitt Dance team perform during the Pitt Program Council’s annual bonfire and pep rally Tuesday night.

PPC spreads football hype during annual bonfire and pep rally

By Jessica McKenzie, Culture Editor August 31, 2022
Pitt Program Council hosted their annual bonfire and pep rally Tuesday night on the Cathedral Lawn in anticipation for Thursday’s Pitt v. WVU football game.
A Pitt student gets “Pitt” airbrushed on their arm at Saturday’s Welcome Back Bash.

Welcome Back Bash offers music, activities for students

By Lynnette Tibbott, Staff Writer August 28, 2022
Students gathered on Schenley Drive to celebrate the first in-person start of a school year since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic with a bouncy castle, laser tag, rock climbing wall, a photobooth and more.
Connor Franta in the William Pitt Union Tuesday night.

Connor Franta talks YouTube career, creative endeavors at PPC event

By Shreya Singh, Staff Writer April 20, 2022
About 300 students gathered Tuesday night in the William Pitt Union’s Assembly Room as Pitt Program Council hosted Connor Franta, an award-winning author, content creator and entrepreneur, to talk and interact with the audience.
Hundreds of students, some equipped with tents, line up outside of the WPU Monday evening to purchase ACC Football Championship tickets, transportation and lodging.

Pitt students camp outside WPU for ACC Championship Game tickets

By Richie Smiechowski, Staff Writer December 1, 2021
Pitt students camped outside of the William Pitt Union overnight on Monday night, hoping to secure discounted tickets, transportation and lodging for Saturday’s ACC Championship Game in Charlotte, North Caroline.
Pitt Program Council’s annual Fall Fest starts on Sunday at 1 p.m. in Schenley Plaza. Pitt undergraduate students enter free and can expect music, food and fun activities.

PPC’s Fall Fest to feature Lauv, food trucks and more

By Sarah Demchak, For The Pitt News October 8, 2021
Live music, dancing and food trucks — it is Pitt Program Council's first in-person Fall Fest since 2019. Pitt students can expect a Saturday afternoon filled with all the fun activities they have been missing out on for the past two years.
Ben Crump, a civil rights lawyer, spoke at a Pitt Program Council event Tuesday night at the William Pitt Union.

‘Better world for our children’: Crump discusses injustice in America

By Punya Bhasin, Senior Staff Writer October 6, 2021
Pitt Program Council and the Black Action Society hosted civil rights lawyer Ben Crump on Tuesday night at the William Pitt Union. Crump discussed the difficulties Black people face in America and the ways people need to demand justice.
Dionysus members Myles Naylor and Christian Ryan close the night at Battle of the Bands.

Student rock band Dionysus wins Battle of the Bands

By Darin Fields, Staff Writer October 1, 2021
The opportunity to perform is not one musicians take lightly. Pitt-based new age rock band Dionysus will get the opportunity to share their music at Fall Fest after winning Pitt Program Council’s Battle of the Bands on Wednesday night.
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