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Updated July 02, 2006 at 7:42 pm EST



AUG 04 - JULY 05



Special three year   anniversary 9-11 edition


Blasi on Board Brings Brightness!


President Bush's inaugural address focuses on freedom, friendship, and faith!


Pop singer Michael Jackson acquitted of all 10 counts!




'Driven', 'Proven' and 'Results Matter' slates sweep SGB election!

Endorsing the fabulous five for Student Government Board (SGB) elections on Nov 17!


Election 2004:



Kerry for a weaker America: Running for president, they call him Kerry!


PSelect-cision 2004 asks: "What are issues that are most important to you that you are basing your vote on and why?"


PSelect-cision 2004 asks 40 students, "Which presidential candidate will best lead this country and why?"


Kerry for DRAFT which Bush is against!


Trial advocate Edwards could not defend Kerry against charges!


Who cares for the the 2nd victim!


Republicans are the political party for African-Americans and people of different ethnicities!

Answering, "Voting for neither candidate of a major political party is going to bring us closer to God."




Carnegie Library corrupts the morals of a minor!


SGB and Rainbow Alliance’s view of homosexuality is not held by all!


Juveniles escape of death penalty could influence abortion decisions.


FDA should continue to ban gay sperm and ignore editorials opposing them!




Archives of Daily Devotionals Delivers Dosage!


Christian groups seek to provide haven for incoming students!


Boston Red Sox ace Curt Schilling knows all about spiritual strikeouts!


Vote for the perfect candidate 24-7!




The Pitt News editorial, 'Troop casualties undercounted by 17,000'  makes it sound like......


Rebuttal to Daniel Masny's Feb 03,05 Pitt News column




Pitt  2004 Cheerleading and Dance Team surrounded Schenley Quad with their Squad!


Pitt Cheerleaders and Dance team try to cheer up Panther fans!


"Golf’s New 'Sultan of Swat' Victorious Again"

There’s a New 'Berg' in the ‘Burgh.'


Three Panther fans weather the floods at 6:30 a.m.

Steelers Open Season with Home Victory

Pitt's Track and Field could go the distance!


Pittsburgh Steelers come back with rookie and backup players!


Deja Vu for the Steelers




Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith




"Top 25 reasons given for why students think the original candy cane was made with red and white stripes and was in the shape of a candy cane?"


Top 14 answers to "Love is....."


My Kiss of a Lifetime hopes to be special!


Top 14 responses to 'A Loving friend is........'
In celebration of Valentine's Day, the top 50-26 responses to 'Love is....'


In celebration of Valentine's Day, the top 25-1 responses to 'Love is....'


Top 5 responses given by students to, "What is the most important lesson your mom taught you?"


Acrostic Poem for Mother's Day!


Greek Life


Greek communities can communicate charity and care!


Kappa Kappa Gamma sister Jessica shows her Pitt spirit with her friends!


Newest sisters of Delta Zeta sorority enjoy a meal at Schenley Cafe after their initiation!


Student Government Board member Liz Blasi enjoys a meal at Schenley Cafe with her Chi Omega sisters!




PGSIS 2005 Taste with Haste Cereal Poem


PGSIS Class of 2005 Favorite Cereal Survey Results



Human Resource Management Final Exam Sample Questions II

Human Resource Management Final Exam 45 Sample Questions


Pennsylvania Governor’s School of International Studies 2006 Supports AIDS Awareness!

By Ramesh C.Reddy
Pittsburgh Standard

Sunday, July 16, 2006

As the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix was underway on Sat, July 15 until 6:30 p.m. at the Schenley Park Golf Course to raise funds for the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Valley School, Pennsylvania Governor’s School of International Studies class of 2006 (PGSIS 2006) students at the University of Pittsburgh decided to raise money to support AIDS research and make people aware of the AIDS issue outside the William Pitt Union from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. by putting on an AIDS benefit dance.

The event was organized by Alex Smith, Tory Pratt, and Emily Becker who have been passionate about the issue of raising support and awareness to combat the AIDS crisis.
"We have a bunch of tables set up where you can write to your legislators to complain or just state the problem of AIDS and we have some awareness tables for different countries in the world: Russia, Bolivia, Mexico, and United States. We also have AIDS bracelets [to wear]! It is seven dollars for admission. We are hoping to make some good money for a good cause” said Pratt.

Click on picture to watch Tory Pratt speak!
Smith and Pratt shared that the inspiration to organize this event came after they had watched a movie called ‘Yesterday’ dealing with the AIDS crisis. They along with Becker decided to call the event “Tomorrow Starts Today”. They received support to organize the entire event from their PGSIS Class of 2006 and the Resident Teaching Advisors.

Click on picture to watch Alex Smith and Tory Pratt speak

More than 100 signatures were collected for a petition to send to the President Bush, Pennsylvania senators Rick Santorum & Arlen Specter, Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell, Pennsylvania congressional representatives, and Pennsylvania state representatives of the House and Senate.


Asa Craig, a PGSIS 2006 student and participant in the AIDS benefit dance went a step further and asked his fellow classmates to write letters to the editors of their local newspaper about the AIDS crisis.

“I wrote a small introductory paragraph to the newspaper why they should support the AIDS [cause]. Along with that section, I made a whole editorial page about the problem with AIDS and how it is affecting everyone internationally. Then, I listed on the bottom five organizations people in our community can donate to.
Click on letter to watch Asa Craig speak on AIDS crisis

 As the AIDS benefit dance continued, five PGSIS 2006 students, Bryant Chung, Brad Glasser, Jing Zhang, Alex Lebow, and Andre Kenstowicz emphasized the importance of letting our president know the seriousness of the AIDS issue.

The event was student initiated and student organized with the support of their Resident Teaching Advisors (RTA’s).  Joe Brennan, one of the RTA’s and a student of law going into his 3rd year law at Seton Hall University was very proud of what was taking place.

“I think it is great what they started here! It all started by them watching a movie. They really took the initiative by seeing the problem of AIDS in Africa and specifically all over the world. And they brought something home right here to Pittsburgh. Raising money here is showing how even here in Pittsburgh can help problems all over. They really put a lot of work into it and got a good turnout”, said Brennan.
Click on picture to watch Joe Brennan speak

Even as the sun was scorching outside, the turnout was huge for the Saturday night AIDS benefit dance. As the event concluded, the PGSIS Class of 2006 gathered in one accord and shouted, ‘PGSIS 2006 supports AIDS research’. The AIDS bracelets are sponsored by http://www.aidsresearch.org

 Click on picture to watch dancing               Click on picture to watch PGSIS Class of 2006

All video and pictures taken by Ramesh C. Reddy

Ramesh C. Reddy can be reached at reddy4HisGlory2004@yahoo.com

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PGSIS 2006 Related:

Find the favorite deserts of PGSIS 2006 students/staff! (July 03, 06)

Video: PGSIS 2006 provided with Point State Park fireworks falling from the firmament! (July 06, 06)



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