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Controlled Chaos teaches students to get down on the dance floor

Controlled Chaos members and newcomers to the group dance at Tuesday evening’s “Anyone Can Dance” workshop.

By Rachel Saula, For The Pitt News

March 7, 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

Pitt Program Council announced T-Pain as this year’s Bigelow Bash headliner.

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

Actress and comedian Nicole Byer jokes about the size of Steve Harvey’s teeth to an audience of 300 people during her stand-up performance in the WPU Assembly Room Thursday evening.

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

Student improvisational comedy group, Ruckus, performed an improvised skit Wednesday night for Pitt Program Council’s “So You Think You’re Funny” comedy competition. The group was founded January 2013.

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.”

‘Queer Eye’ star Antoni Porowski speaks to sold-out audience on campus

Antoni Porowski from the television show “Queer Eye” spoke to a crowd of more than 200 students at Pitt Program Council’s “An Evening with Antoni Porowski.”

By Apoorva Kethidi, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018

More than 200 students headed to the WPU Ballroom Wednesday night to listen to a lecture — and watch a cooking demonstration — from reality TV star Antoni Porowski.

PPC’s Homecoming Laser and Fireworks show lights the night

This year’s Homecoming Laser & Fireworks Show, hosted by Pitt Program Council, took a staff of seven Zambelli Fireworks employees several hours to set up.

By Mario Cattabiani III, Staff Writer

October 8, 2018

Neon-colored lasers painted intricate, shifting figures — a face, then a horse, then a person dancing — against an ethereal canvas of fog. Fireworks exploded with thunderous booms. Pop hits like Jackie Chan by Post Malone and The Village People’s YMCA blared from massive speakers. This year...

Behind the scenes: PPC’s explosive homecoming tradition

Fireworks lit up the Cathedral of Learning last October for Courtside at the Cathedral — a celebratory event for homecoming and the season commencement for Pitt’s basketball teams.

By Emily Wolfe, Staff Writer

October 4, 2018

Bigelow Boulevard will briefly go completely dark at 9 o’clock Friday evening to prepare the sky for an explosive display of light and sound.

Students surf the crowds at Fall Fest

Hundreds of students and Pittsburgh residents showed up for Pitt Program Council’s 2018 Fall Fest on Bigelow Blvd.

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Staff Writer

September 24, 2018

Students flooded Bigelow Boulevard at this year's Fall Fest, featuring several bands including Young the Giant.

Tailgating tips to add to the rivalry game experience

Tailgating along the North Shore will be restricted for Saturday’s Pitt vs. Penn State game. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

By Joanna Li, Assistant Sports Editor

September 6, 2018

As the Pitt-Penn State game approaches this weekend, many football fans are making plans to tailgate. But, with the University's recently restrictions on tailgating, fans seem to be limited in their options. Here's how to prepare for a perfect tailgate that can be paired with the intense game to come.

Pitt Program Council gets pumped up for Fall Fest

Then 20-year-old rapper Desiigner crowd surfed during his concert at Pitt Program Council’s annual Fall Fest in September 2017.

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Staff Writer

September 6, 2018

After the Pitt Program Council put on a hit show last fall featuring iconic rappers Desiigner and Amine, PPC staff and students look forward to another fun Fall Fest.

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