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Best of the Pittsburgh Standard Sections of 2001-2002

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Campaign finance reform becomes a crucial platform is

Former Survivor contestant visits Pitt

Athletes train their mind at AIA

Planned Parenthood supports UNFPA

Pitt cheerleaders and dance team rock the Fitzerald Fieldhouse

Bread for the world promotes hunger awareness


Da playas gonna play

Men are from the "O" and women are from "Starbucks"

Mexican exchange student enters a party!

Alcohol visits many faces across lands

Complaints of loneliness can be solved

Inventions of Black America rock

It is a matter of principle and ethics

"Mi casa es su casa": My home is your home


Pitt student assimilates into Delta Zeta

Chi Omega rocks in student's life!


Panthers rise to victory in Orlando

Panthers Tangerine Bowl victory spreads cheer through football players, cheerleaders, and fans!

Pitt finishes at the Fieldhouse with firepower

Knight and Howland receive Big East honors

Pitt's dance team shakes their way into the spotlight

Freshman cheerleader shares experience

Paralympics give hope

Next season for the Panthers looks promising

Prospective teams aiming for the title in 2003


Moral law or religious banter: The debate over the 10 Commandments continues

Court approves peaceful minute

Zultan/Yunich enlighten freshman student!

Start the year 2002 with a new perspective!

Music teaches

Gospel revealed through semantics and word play

Expressions of praise give audience new hope!

Identity can be a complicated matter

My kiss of a lifetime hopes to be special

Jubilee Afrikana rocks the Hilton Hotel in Downtown

Only the right antidote can protect your life

God's love is alphabetically revealed in random languages

God and the Baby


Top 25 reasons behind the origin's of the candy cane

The top 21 responses to 'I have a dream today that....'
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....'

In remembrance of 'Good Friday', the top 25 student responses to 'Loving the world God...'


July 4th fireworks rock Point State Park with a bang


Review of Kuntz Bakery


Finding the sweetest pad in Pittsburgh


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Students enjoy Thanksgiving feast at the Marketplace!

Marketplace welcomes students for Thanksgiving Feast


Students enjoy fruit-vegetable bar

Fruit-Vegetable Bar

Chi Omega sorority sisters Lindsey and Kate enjoy fruit-vegetable bar

Chi Omega sorority sisters

Pitt Cheerleaders Lauren Paoletti & Lauren Dmitsak sample fruit-vegetable bar

Pitt Cheerleaders

Volleyball intramural player Shawna Haines serves herself from fruit-vegetable bar

Volleyball Intramural Player

Students enjoy bread bar

Bread Bar

Employees replenish the desert bar

Desert Bar

Students start pouring into the Marketplace

Students near cashier

More students start coming in

Students come in

Casey and Josie get desert as other students contemplate what to get

Desert Bar contemplation

A line starts forming inside the Marketplace

Line inside

Students wait to get their main feast

Main Feast

Marketplace manager Ryan Lacey asseses how much Turkey is left

Manager Ryan Lacey

Students continue to get Turkey as it is about to run out


Employees make sure students are taken care of


The line goes all the way to the back as students wait to get their feast

Line backup

Managers open up a second line as the line circles the Marketplace

Second line

The rush of students depletes the Turkey and students chant 'We want Turkey!,We want Turkey!'

We want Turkey

Students wait patiently to get their main feast

Main feast

Employees become excited to get more turkey for the students

More turkey

Students are excited to get their turkey

Excited students

Students Carrie and Julie leave after enjoying the feast

Departing students

Photos by Ramesh C. Reddy

Ramesh C. Reddy

Editors Note: This is not a news story but my view of the feast!

           As 4:00 p.m. approached I got an inside view of the Marketplace where hundreds of students started to gather to enjoy the magnificent Thanksgiving feast. Whether it was cheerleaders, intramural players, sorority sisters they were all excited to be part of the Thanksgiving feast. The students coming in were not limited solely to those groups.

          John Martin, a former SGB candidate remarked that he did not even know there was going to be a Thanksgiving feast but decided to come as he was in the neighborhood. As he took his tray and plates he was enthusiastic for showing up.

           Students were able to choose from the fruit-vegetable bar, to the bread bar, to the desert bar before they got their main feast. As the night progressed and the management and employees did their best to serve the students, the lines kept growing.

           It was so busy that I saw management have to return blocks to students because they had to be in class and could not wait in the rush. Many students were so excited to enjoy the Thanksgiving feast they decided to wait out the line for their feast. Soon students starting asking when Sutherland would have their Thanksgiving Feast.

        As the night progressed, a unexpected second line had to be opened because students were circling inside the Marketplace. At one point when the line was not moving,  students started chanting, "We want Turkey, We want Turkey!"

        Through all it was a friendly and humorous atmosphere as students patiently waited in line. The employees faces lighted up as more turkey came in for the patient students. As students continued to get the feast, the evening started to wind down and it was almost closing time.

       By the end, more than 800 students took part in the Thanksgiving feast not counting the students who left because they did not have time to wait  in line. Lots of students had only words of praise for the Marketplace's willingness to treat the students with the feast and were hoping Sutherland Cafeteria would have their feast soon.

    Ryan Lacey, Marketplace manager felt it was success as students enjoyed the feast!