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Seniors in 120-hour club recall 4 years of Dance Marathon experience

Seniors in 120-hour club recall 4 years of Dance Marathon experience

Jordan Harrison, Reporter

March 9, 2014

Dancing for 30 hours is exhausting for all, but the end of this year’s Dance Marathon will be bittersweet for those in the 120-hour club. Members of the club, including Communication senior Lindsay Barranco, co-chair of the DM food committee, have participated in DM for all four years of their...

Dance Marathon 2014: Block 9 recap

Dance Marathon 2014: Block 9 recap

Ava Wallace, Sports Editor

March 8, 2014

When hoards of dancers shuffled into the Dance Marathon tent and sat down, the scene resembled a dinner theater — albeit with a very tired audience — more than it did the beginning of Block 9, Dance Marathon's second-to-last block. Dancers were treated not only to a short dinner break as ...

Second White House video shown during DM Block 10

Second White House video shown during DM Block 10

Joseph Diebold, Managing Editor

March 8, 2014

After President Barack Obama dropped a “Go ‘Cats” to start Dance Marathon, his second in command duplicated the act to end it. The White House contributed a second celebrity video to DM 2014, coordinated by chief speechwriter Cody Keenan (Weinberg ’02). The video, which takes the form of a...

Dance Marathon 2014: Block 8 recap

Dance Marathon 2014: Block 8 recap

Alex Putterman, Assistant Sports Editor

March 8, 2014

As dancers returned to the tent for the eighth time, chants from the side assured them “block eight is gonna be great.” The third-to-final block of Dance Marathon — Throwback Thursday-themed and sponsored by the Residential Hall Association — began with Battle of the Bands winner King Cl...

Penrod reflects on Team Joseph’s journey to Dance Marathon

Penrod reflects on Team Joseph’s journey to Dance Marathon

Alice Yin, Reporter

March 8, 2014

Before Marissa Penrod was the founder and CEO of a nonprofit, she was a mother. When Penrod’s son, Joseph, was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy in 2008, she wanted to create an organization to fight the ticking clock. She started Team Joseph, a non-profit devoted to finding a treatment...