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Vlogger David Dobrik brings YouTube to the WPU

Vlogger David Dobrik brings YouTube to the WPU

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Contributing Editor

November 7, 2019

A packed room of excited students cheered and applauded as a 23-year-old man in a Pitt sweatshirt and baseball cap emerged from a back door. While he looked the part, he wasn’t another regular Pitt student — this was David Dobrik, one of the most recognizable people on the internet.

J.J. Abbott: From the WPU to the state Capitol building

J.J. Abbott: From the WPU to the state Capitol building

By Emily Drzymalski, Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

When J.J. Abbott stepped foot on Pitt’s Oakland campus for the first time as an incoming student, it was a sunny and “warm, but not too hot,” July day.

Lovelytheband headlines 2019 Fall Fest

Lovelytheband headlines 2019 Fall Fest

By Jade Chang and Emily Wolfe

October 13, 2019

Bigelow Boulevard was closed Sunday for Pitt Program Council's annual Fall Fest, headlined by lovelytheband.

Member of Central Park Five discusses wrongful incarceration

Member of Central Park Five discusses wrongful incarceration

By Benjamin Nigrosh, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

Yusef Salaam, a member of the Central Park Five, spoke about wrongful incarceration to a packed crowd Tuesday night.

Tyler Oakley reflects on YouTube fame and activism

Tyler Oakley reflects on YouTube fame and activism

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019

Little did Tyler Oakley know, 12 years after he began his YouTube channel he would be sitting in the William Pitt Union speaking about his social media career, LGBTQ+ activism and life as an internet celebrity to a room full of more than 250 Pitt students — only a small segment of his fanbase.

T-Pain headlines Bigelow Bash alongside local artists

T-Pain headlines Bigelow Bash alongside local artists

By Lauren Rude, For The Pitt News

April 7, 2019

Two-time Grammy award winner T-Pain began his performance with some of his more well-known songs, including “Booty Wurk,” “Buy U a Drank” and “Up Down.” Following these songs, T-Pain interrupted his set-list to address the audience. “What’s up with you assholes?” T-Pain said. “Welcome to the show.”

Controlled Chaos teaches students to get down on the dance floor

Controlled Chaos teaches students to get down on the dance floor

By Rachel Saula, For The Pitt News

March 6, 2019

Controlled Chaos is typically a closed, audition-only dance group.Tuesday evening, they hosted a workshop with PPC titled “Anyone Can Dance.” The class encouraged dancers of all levels to explore the art of hip-hop dancing.

Buy me a drank: T-Pain to headline Bigelow Bash

Buy me a drank: T-Pain to headline Bigelow Bash

By Brian Gentry, Assistant News Editor

February 18, 2019

T-Pain is coming to Pitt to perform at this year’s Bigelow Bash in April.

“Nailed it” host Nicole Byer performs at Pitt

“Nailed it” host Nicole Byer performs at Pitt

By Maggie Young, Staff Writer

January 25, 2019

On Thursday night, Nicole Byer, host of Netflix show “Nailed It,” performed stand-up in front of a 300 member audience. Byer addressed issues from race to body image, gathering applause from the students alongside her stand-up opener, junior Kathryn Human.

PPC hosts comedy competition, winner to open for Nicole Byer

PPC hosts comedy competition, winner to open for Nicole Byer

By Alex Dolinger, For The Pitt News

December 7, 2018

Pitt junior Kathryn Human won the opportunity to open up for renowned comedian Nicole Byer at PPC’s event “So You Think You’re Funny.”

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