Alexis Carlson, a third-year sociology student, participated in Dance Marathon twice before becoming a color team captain this year. To her, the annual event makes a positive difference in helping educate people about HIV/AIDS.
Fourth-year computer science student Aaron Van Doren wanted to participate in Dance Marathon before graduating, but he decided to take a break and focus on academics as the marathon raged on inside.
Regarding her shark costume, third-year psychology student Arissa Santos said, ''I did mascot work for a while so this is a breeze.''
Petra Silvery-Karvounis, a second-year sociology student, threw an astronaut outfit over her Pediatric Aids Coalition T-shirt and joined in on the dancing.
Dressed in a cow onesie, first-year political science student Harrison Kadish paraded on stage for the fashion show.
Kayla Wisnowski, a first-year environmental science student, took a break from dancing to make collages with her friends.
Third-year philosophy student Luis Pena, first-year biology student Tom Churchyard and first-year neuroscience student Cole Doolittle dressed in fairytale and '80s workout-themed gear as they entered the ninth hour of Dance Marathon.
''I’m a little out of it, but mentally I'm in a good place. Dancing is the best thing you can do to stay in a good mood,'' said Katie Mann, a third-year human biology and society student, who is shown hugging her friend Erin Spillane, a second-year human biology and society student.
In line with the ''farm'' theme, fourth-year physiological science student Daniel Hibbard-Lubow and third-year political science student Taryn Gallagher donned carrot onesies.
Olivia Cooney, a third-year Chicana/o studies student, Camille Mohsenin, a third-year world arts and cultures and psychology student and Katie Byrne, a third-year English student, stated that morale was improving in the 22nd hour of dancing because it was nearing the end.