University Activities Board holding annual photo contest

The University Activities Board is holding its annual Gemmell photo contest.
Winning photos are put on display in the upstairs part of Gemmell Student Complex. Photos must be in high resolution and be able to scale to 24 inches by 36 inches without distortion.
“We’re really looking for photos that really capture student life in Clarion,” said UAB adviser Brian Hoover.
Hoover also said high resolution in photos is another primary aspect UAB is looking for.

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Allies holds 3rd annual Drag Talent Show

The Gemmell Multi-Purpose Room was home to song, dance and rhinestones Tuesday night as Allies hosted its third annual Drag Talent Show.
The show featured several student performers, the Clarion University Dance Team and a group of professional drag queens known as the New York Bad Bitches. Emcees Zack Rosen and Larry Weigner kept the event moving throughout the night, with Weigner taking to the stage at one point and leading the room in an impromptu dance of “The Wobble” with Keeghan Getit of the Bad Bitches.

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Fashion show promotes creativity, diversity with style

On Friday, April 4, the University Actitivities Board put on its annual fashion show. The section of UAB in charge of this event was the multicultural committee, with Jaelaun Moses as the chair of the board.
Additionally, it was directed by DeBreea Dunston, Farrah Cornick, Mariah Fossett, and Jaslyn Hodge. The theme was “Chaotic Couture,” and it took place in Gemmell Multi-Purpose Room at 8 p.m.
Auditions for the show took place in October, and since then, there have been more than 50 practices, three practices a week, in preparation.

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Former “Project Runway” star Mackenroth speaks on living with HIV

Former “Project Runway” contestant Jack Mackenroth visited Clarion University on Wednesday, March 26 at 7 p.m. to give a talk titled, “Living Positive: My Life With HIV.”
Mackenroth, 44, was the first openly HIV-positive contestant on “Project Runway” when he competed in the show’s fourth season.
The University Activities Board Lecture Committee sponsored the event, which also included a brief question-and-answer session. UAB Lecture Chair Head Abbey Streich and Co-Chair Head Samantha Willing spearheaded the event.

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“Voice” winner Pope shines in second night of CampusFest

On her road to country music stardom, up-and-comer Cassadee Pope made a stop at Clarion University on Friday, March 28 as part of this year’s CampusFest lineup.
During the soldout show, Pope sang both of her singles, “Wasting All These Tears” and “I Wish I Could Break Your Heart,” as well as many other tracks from her new album whose subjects ranged from love to divorce to dealing with personal insecurities. She also added a Shania Twain cover, an artist who she has listed as an influence in the country music genre.

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German Club hosts “Karneval” celebration

The German Club hosted a Karneval Festival on Tuesday March 4 to coincide with Mardi Gras celebrations.

The event consisted of German music, food and conversation surrounding the two particular events. It was organized and led by German Club president Krystalyn Kovacs and was her first event coordination for the club. She said, “It’s just dinner, music and some good times. Mardi Gras and Karneval are pretty widely celebrated; we are just trying to bring some of that culture to Clarion.”

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