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Pitt adds 13 COVID-19 cases since Friday
Pitt adds 13 COVID-19 cases since Friday
By Ashton Crawley, Assistant News Editor • September 22, 2020
Pitt added 13 new COVID-19 cases, composed of 12 students and 1 employee, between Friday and Monday, continuing an upward trend in reported cases, though less than in previous case reports.
Many ACC teams started the season in empty stadiums.
ACC navigates pandemic-induced schedule changes
By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor • September 21, 2020
Both 2020 Panthers gamedays have gone relatively smoothly. Seven Panthers sat out the Austin Peay game due to COVID-19 protocols, and three sat out against Syracuse. But Pitt has avoided the dreaded postponed or cancelled games that follow large-scale outbreaks.
Sophomore forward Amanda West (09) scored the only goal during Pitt
Panthers soccer open seasons in dominant fashion
By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer • September 21, 2020
In addition to Pitt football’s headline-grabbing win over conference rival Syracuse on Saturday, other Panthers teams boasted a dominant weekend. Men’s soccer routed Louisville on Saturday in its final home exhibition game before beginning the regular season, while women’s soccer traveled to Navy and picked up its fourth consecutive win.
Review: “Antebellum” is mostly wasted potential
Review: “Antebellum” is mostly wasted potential
By Sinead McDevitt, Senior Staff Writer
“Antebellum” wants to be about the past and the legacy of slavery, even going so far as to open on William Faulkner’s quote, “The past is never dead, it isn’t even the past.” Unfortunately, the film, while thought-provoking in some ways, doesn’t quite stick the landing.v
“All In: The Fight for Democracy” is available on Amazon Prime Video.
Review: “All In: The Fight for Democracy” is a necessary, but dated, PSA
By Nadiya Greaser, Staff Writer
The documentary uses the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial election as a case study for the systemic discrimination and voter suppression that it claims is happening in every state across the country.
Paris Ford celebrates after making an interception in the third quarter of Saturday
Panther defense makes up for offensive woes to beat Syracuse 21-10
By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor • September 19, 2020
In a game marked by offensive mishaps, Pitt (2-0, 1-0 ACC) beat conference rival Syracuse (0-2, 0-2 ACC) 21-10.
Pitt’s Alzheimer Disease Research Center evaluates patients with suspected Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, conducts research on the disease, and provides family education and counseling.
Students partnering with Alzheimer Disease Research Center for research club
By Paul Mlodgenski, For The Pitt News • September 20, 2020
A group of Pitt students is currently working to better understand Alzheimer’s disease.
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Pitt adds 18 COVID-19 cases since Monday
Pitt adds 18 COVID-19 cases since Monday
By Ashton Crawley, Assistant News Editor • September 18, 2020
Pitt added 18 new COVID-19 cases, composed entirely of students, between Monday and Thursday.
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Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Thursday that it’s likely that next semester’s schedule will be compressed similarly to the fall so there aren’t vacations where people leave and come back to campus.
Gallagher: ‘Anticipate’ [email protected], compressed schedule next semester
By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor • September 18, 2020
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Thursday that he expects the [email protected] model to continue into the spring semester due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. He also said it’s likely that next semester’s schedule will be compressed similar to the fall so there aren’t vacations where people leave and come back to campus.
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The vegan diet is on the rise in recent years.
Opinion | Veganism isn’t necessarily the most ethical or sustainable option
By Paige Lawler, Assistant Opinions Editor
Being vegan isn’t necessarily more ethical or more sustainable than eating a diet that includes meat and other animal products. In fact, depending on people’s consumption choices, being vegan can be less ethical and less sustainable than a “normal” diet.
The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically affected the ways in which we consume and shop for food.
Opinion | The pandemic has thrown our eating habits for a loop
By Remy Samuels, Staff Columnist
Particularly for those with eating disorders, maintaining a healthy diet and body image can be challenging at this time.
Satire | Top 10 grocery items for serotonin production
Satire | Top 10 grocery items for serotonin production
By Alex Dolinger, Staff Columnist
Here are my top 10 Target picks this fall:


The first Panthers Forward cohort will see an average 20 percent reduction in their student federal loan debt through the innovative new program. (Aimee Obidzinski/University of Pittsburgh)
Sponsored: Panthers Forward Applications Open Now
September 2, 2020

Full time students on the Pittsburgh campus, who graduate in 2021 and received federal student loans to fund their senior year are eligible to...

Sponsored Content: University of Pittsburgh Big Idea Center
Sponsored Content: University of Pittsburgh Big Idea Center
By Michael Yeomans • August 26, 2020

College is a time to explore new ideas. And Pitt students of every level from across the university have an amazing resource available that lets...

The vegan diet is on the rise in recent years.
Opinion | Veganism isn’t necessarily the most ethical or sustainable option
By Paige Lawler, Assistant Opinions Editor • September 22, 2020
Being vegan isn’t necessarily more ethical or more sustainable than eating a diet that includes meat and other animal products. In fact, depending on people’s consumption choices, being vegan can be less ethical and less sustainable than a “normal” diet.
The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically affected the ways in which we consume and shop for food.
Opinion | The pandemic has thrown our eating habits for a loop
By Remy Samuels, Staff Columnist • September 22, 2020
Particularly for those with eating disorders, maintaining a healthy diet and body image can be challenging at this time.
Satire | Top 10 grocery items for serotonin production
Satire | Top 10 grocery items for serotonin production
By Alex Dolinger, Staff Columnist • September 22, 2020
Here are my top 10 Target picks this fall:
Fall sports schedules to watch

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer
September 16, 2020

After months of uncertainty, all of Pitt’s fall sports now have schedules and teams are beginning play.

Myles Alston looks to bring versatility for Pitt receiving corps

By Camryn Simons, Staff Writer
September 16, 2020

Ocean Lakes wide receiver Myles Alston became the newest addition to Pitt’s 2021 recruiting class when he tweeted his commitment in April.

Narduzzi talks gameday procedures, rushing attack and Syracuse at latest presser

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor
September 16, 2020

Narduzzi said that coming out of the tunnel to an empty Heinz Field felt different, expecting to see the band, cheerleaders and dance team forming a lane onto the field.

“The Devil All the Time,” now streaming on Netflix, is directed by Antonio Campos and based on Donald Ray Pollock’s 2011 novel of the same name.
Review: No rest for the wicked, or the audience, in ‘The Devil All the Time’
By Matthew Monroy, Senior Staff Writer • September 20, 2020
“Fighting the devil” is a common saying, usually heard orated from behind preachers’ lofty pulpits on Sunday mornings.
Manor Theatre, a popular movie theater in Squirrel Hill, reopened Aug. 28 after being closed since mid-March.
Manor Theatre reopens with new renovations
By Annabelle Walter, For The Pitt News • September 16, 2020
Manor Theatre, a popular theater on Squirrel Hill’s Murray Avenue, reopened Aug. 28 after closing in mid-March.
Rico Nasty was set to perform last spring at Pitt Program Council’s annual Bigelow Bash before the event was cancelled due to COVID-19.
Getting ‘Rico Nasty’ with Pitt Program Council
By Julianna Poljak, For The Pitt News • September 13, 2020
PPC knew how important it was for Pitt students to experience “Smack a B----” live and rescheduled Nasty to perform in the University’s first virtual concert and Q&A, which more than 100 Pitt students attended.
Of Sound Mind | Troye Sivan’s “In A Dream”

By Lucas DiBlasi, Staff Writer
September 20, 2020

Troye Sivan has been an ambassador of Lorde-esque electronic pop for years, releasing hit songs that are consistently danceable (or slow-danceable).

Weekend Watchlist | Superpowered Stories

By The Pitt News Staff
September 17, 2020

This week’s streaming recommendations cover the wide world of superpowers — from powerhouse Marvel movies to shows you’ve likely never seen before.

The Green Space | What the Frack?

By Sarah Stager, Contributing Editor
September 17, 2020

I decided to peer down the metaphorical fracking well — and here’s what I found.

Photos: Pitt football vs. Syracuse

By Kaycee Orwig, Assistant Visual Editor
September 21, 2020

Pitt played yet another fanless game on Saturday against its first ACC opponent of the season. The Panthers defeated the Syracuse Orange 21-10.    

September 16, 2020

Watch as Pitt plays its first game without fans in attendance for the first time in recent memory.

Photos: Pitt football vs. Austin Peay

By Sarah Cutshall, Visual Editor
September 14, 2020

Pitt played without a single fan in attendance Saturday. The Panthers opened the season with a 55-0 victory over the Austin Peay Governors.

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