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In 17th year, Dance Marathon-Evanston Community Foundation relationship continues to grow

In 17th year, Dance Marathon-Evanston Community Foundation relationship continues to grow

Joseph Diebold, Managing Editor

March 8, 2014

In her thirteen years with the Evanston Community Foundation, there isn’t much of Dance Marathon that Sara Schastok hasn’t seen. But when the foundation’s board members brought food to DM’s executive board members in the hours before DM 2014 got underway, Schastok, the president of ECF, saw...

Dance Marathon 2014: Block 7 recap

Dance Marathon 2014: Block 7 recap

Rebecca Savransky, Assistant Campus Editor

March 8, 2014

Students crowded to the center of the tent as Darude’s “Sandstorm” blasted from the speakers, rejuvenating the energy in the room. Weinberg senior Will Ritter said “Sandstorm” was one of the most energizing portions of the block. Ritter said he has been at the center of the dance floor...

Dance Marathon 2014: Block 6 recap

Dance Marathon 2014: Block 6 recap

Lydia Ramsey and Rebecca Savransky

March 8, 2014

After meeting the halfway point during Block 6, students found motivation in the words of a father whose child was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Steve Dreher, the founder of Hope for Gus, a member of the Duchenne alliance — of which Team Joseph is a member — thanked the dancer...

Dance Marathon 2014: Block 5 recap

Dance Marathon 2014: Block 5 recap

Hayley Glatter, Copy Chief

March 8, 2014

Suspenders and cowboy hats decorated dancers as they meandered into the tent, breakfast in hand, to start Nerd-Western-themed Block 5. After 12 hours of dancing, participants were rewarded with a much-deserved reprieve from standing as they sat to enjoy student group performances over breakfa...

Dance Marathon 2014: Block 4 recap

Dance Marathon 2014: Block 4 recap

Ciara McCarthy and Rebecca Savransky

March 8, 2014

When energy was low during Block 4, students were pumped up by the Battle of the DJs winner DJ Adyct who left the stage to an ongoing chant of “one more song” from dancers. Weinberg sophomore Aditya Raikar, who performs as DJ Adyct, encouraged students by blending mixes of popular music and tech beat...