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Episcopal priest speaks out against gay ordination

Guiding Light lights the hearts of hopeful students

Cavalier smashed in Schenley Quad

Air Force ROTC simulates POW camp

Wait is over for Guiding Light hopefuls!

Pitt students pack Destinta Theatre to watch 'The Passion of the Christ.'

Controversial movie receives David Limbaugh's commentary!


Photogallery of the funeral procession ceremony  for Reagan to the Capitol


Commandments controversy is so commie and not constitutional


Top 25 reasons compiled for the origins of the candy cane from 2001-2003 based on 65 student responses  


Pitt Dance Team goldens Heinz Field

Pitt Dance Team  rainbow Heinz Field


A patriotic war is just to protect people (1)

Students vote matters

It is a matter of principle and ethics

Privacy or perversion in the bedroom

Israel, Israel, what have you done for Palestine!

Pitt should be proud denying same-sex benefits

Keep the Reagan legacy alive by voting for President Bush this November

Homosexuals do not need a special bill!

Presidential candidate John Kerry lied about his heritage!

Wake up media and uncover the terrorists!

Mount Rushmore needs to be revisted to include Ronald Reagan

Clinton wants Kerry who promotes immoral issues, do you?

9-11 report should not have been bipartisan!


Women's softball team saw Rockets falling.

Hungry Panthers win Pittsburgh  Classic


Engineering Auditorium Shakes

Red, White, & Blue

Constitution supports God and patriotism

One Numb-er

He sees you all the time

Vote for the perfect candidate 24-7!

What if Jesus talked football?

Pitt Dance Team's colors of black, red, green, and white give significance to the Christmas season!

Nativity reminds tourists of Christ's birth

Both evolutionism and creationism are based on faith!

Gong Show winner recited about 'If cocaine were an alien, what it does not want you to know!'

Gospel revealed through semantics and word play

Only the right antidote can protect your life

God's love is alphabetically revealed in random languages




Blasi on Board Brings Brightness!

Ramesh C. Reddy

The first annual ‘Light Up Night’ at the University of Pittsburgh held Tue, Nov 30, 04 from 5:00 pm. – 9:00 pm brought hundreds of students to pack the lower lounge of the William Pitt Union which was filled with lights, lights, lights!

The event was held as a ‘Celebration of Celebrations’ focusing on the different celebrations that have occurred or are about to occur this season and was jointly sponsored by the Student Government Board and the Division of Student Affairs.

            Board member Elizabeth Blasi was instrumental in organizing the first annual ‘Light Up Night’ at the University of Pittsburgh with the help of her board members, the university administration, and different student groups that participated.

            Free ‘Light Up Night’ shirts were given away to the first four hundred students who came by. The turnout was so great that the shirts were gone before 5:30 p.m.

Student groups who celebrated Ramadan and Diwali participated in the festivities including those groups who plan to celebrate Hanukkah, Feast of St. Nicholas, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and the Chinese New Year.

            The Muslim Students Association, Hindu Student Council and Chinese American Students Association provided free food from Middle Eastern, Indian, or Chinese cuisines.

            Hillel & Chabad House, and Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority gave students the opportunity to make greeting cards to put a light on other people’s faces.

            Chi Omega sorority of which Blasi is a sister of and Sigma Delta Tau had a table to raise money for ‘Make a Wish Foundation’ which was being supported by students and non-students alike. By the end of the night they had raised more money than they expected to!

            The group Random Acts of Kindness had students decorate their own cookies to eat and other groups had students make their own cookie ingredient jar or smores!           
             The Student Diabetic Association took part to provide the right dietary needs for diabetics.

While students were taking part in the different festivities Michael Schiller and Jacob Vanzin planned to play the piano and groups such as Heinz Chapel Choir, Hand Bell Ensemble, Women’s Chorale Ensemble, and Sounds of Pleasure planned to entertain the crowds with Christmas and non-Christmas music.

The event was such a success that Blasi was excited to do it again next year. Every student that commented about ‘Light Up Night’ had high praises for Blasi who brought brightness to the campus community.

Everyone driving by or walking through Oakland could see the Cathedral of Learning and William Pitt Union covered with brightness from the lights that illuminated from every room as a celebration of Pitt’s first annual ‘Light Up Night’

Clip of Blasi's Chi Omega sisters enjoying 'Light Up Night'

Clip of Board Member Joe Pasqualchio complementing Board member Blasi regarding 'Light Up Night'

Clip of SGB President Brian Kelly talking about the idea of 'Light Up Night'

Look for more clips from Light Up Night coming soon!







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