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  • Sneakerology 101 gains nationwide acclaim, draws speaker

    A crowd gathered in McConomy Auditorium last Monday.

    Composed of Sneakerology 101 students, faculty, staff, University of Pittsburgh students, and other members of the community, the crowd waited as Robert “Bobbito” Garcia scribbled a series of words on the blackboard.

    News | April 13, 2009
  • Spike Lee shares the story of his success

    There were two lines that snaked through David Lawrence Hall for Spike Lee’s lecture last Tuesday, and they met in a semicircle in the middle. This half moon was made of University of Pittsburgh students, faculty, and staff on the right while the general public waited in line on the left.

    Pillbox | April 6, 2009
  • Stats Speaking

    Skiing accidents are not uncommon on the slopes, and a lingering debate stands between skiers and medical groups over wearing helmets. No studies have confirmed or denied the effectiveness of helmets for skiers, but they have become increasingly popular with skiers. In light of Natasha Richardson’s recent death, we thought it was important to share some statistics on the tragic causes of traumatic...

    News | March 23, 2009
  • Remembering a blues musician

    Leadbelly is an amalgamation of different approaches to explain an overlooked and complicated man. With so many juxtapositions throughout the work — between black and white, man and woman, powerful and powerless — the author, Tyehimba Jess, explores these dynamics using multiple forms like biography, persona, lyric, and hard-driving prose poems to highlight Huddie “Leadbelly” Ledbetter, a l...

    Pillbox | March 23, 2009
  • Tribal dances, flirty dresses, and boxer shorts

    The SPIRIT fashion show, “Glamour Aftermath,” took place in Wiegand Gymnasium on Friday, Feb. 13. The show opened with an elderly woman reciting a story of creation behind a group of models, the girls in nude and black bandeau tops and skimpy boy shorts, and the boys in similar bottoms, were heaped on top of one another on stage. After the piece was over, the models awoke disoriented and confused,...

    Pillbox | February 23, 2009