The Time Is Right for Dancin' in the Street

Published 05.08.2014

Student News

Students burn off some Finals Week steam along a makeshift midway north of campus.Pittsburgh's Lovebettie, named a "Band to Watch" by Rolling Stone, performs.The pulsing off-campus heart of Penn College enjoys the event. Back row, from left: OCHO secretary George S. Phillips Jr., Community Assistant Cheston T. McAninch and OCHO Vice President Ryan C. Hunt. Front row, from left: CA (and OCHO public relations specialist) Lauren J. Crouse; CA Daniel S. Honovic; OCHO President Whitnie-Rae Mays; CA Samantha-Jo M. Bradley; and Katie L. Mackey, coordinator of off-campus living and commuter services.Incoming Student Government Association President Ryan A. Gibson prepares the organization's display table.Attendees enjoy games, novelties ... and a break from the books.About 600 students attended the recent Block Party on Vine Avenue, between Susquehanna and Park streets, an end-of-semester venue that makes final-exam anxiety vanish for at least a few hours. This year's event carried a 1990's theme, complete with an outdoor roller rink, a giant Jenga game, Twister, novelties including spin art and a photo booth, T-shirts and food (including popular student fare such as Hot Pockets and Lunchables). The bash is a collaboration among Penn College's Off-Campus Housing Organization, Community Assistants, The Wildcat Events Board (advised by Student Activities' Allison A.Bressler) and the Village Resident Assistant staff (led by RA Jonathan F. DeRoner and Michael D. Penwell, Residence Life coordinator). The WEB team included students Michael A. Coletti, Brittany R. Terpstra, Mohammed A. Kanwi and Zachary A. Knol.
Photos by Marc T. Kaylor, student photographer