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PLRB hears grad student union election objection in downtown hearing
Pittsburgh Record Convention showcases vinyl revival
Cathedral Cafe cited for 8 health code violations

Pittsburgh receives “F” for air quality despite decades of improvement

Pittsburgh has made strides in distancing itself from its industrial past, but the region remains plagued by lingering air quality concerns.

Grad union organizers call for new election, accuse Pitt of “unfair labor practices”

Less than a week ago, the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board declared the grad student unionization vote inconclusive. Now, organizers are calling on the board to set aside those election results and schedule a new election.

Seven Panthers find post-draft NFL opportunities

Shortly following the draft, seven undrafted Panthers received NFL opportunities.

Pitt paid almost $240K to “union avoidance” law firm in recent years
Grad students vote against unionization, organizers reissue call for new election
Grad student unionization vote declared inconclusive


Elizabeth Martinson

Producer and Pitt lecturer Carl Kurlander worked with Pittsburgh-based filmmakers Tjardus Greidanus and Laura Davis to create a documentary about Dr. Thomas Starzl and his groundbreaking work on liver transplantation. The documentary, called “Burden of Genius,” has been playing at venues around the country, but held its Pittsburgh premiere at the Carnegie Science Center last week. Many of the screenings also included post-show discussions with local experts, some of whom appeared in the film.

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April 22, 2019

Opinion | Electing a Democrat in 2020 is our best hope for curbing gun violence

By Julia Kreutzer, Staff Columnist
May 14, 2019

In order to protect our children and collective morality, further action must be taken by lawmakers in efforts to curb the rate of gun violence. Electing a Democrat in the upcoming 2020 presidential election is America’s chance to take a stance against our gun problem.

Editorial | Alyssa Milano’s proposed sex strike isn’t empowering

By Pitt News Editorial Board
May 14, 2019

Though Milano likely has good intentions, a sex strike isn’t an empowering or effective way for women to protest abortion laws.

TPN senior send-offs

By The Pitt News Staff
April 21, 2019

TPN is saying goodbye to five graduating members of its staff this year who have all made an impact on the paper and their peers.

Time to panic about Pitt basketball recruiting?

By Trent Leonard, Contributing Editor
May 15, 2019

Khadim Sy was the latest big man to spurn Pitt basketball, leaving many fans to wonder why the Panthers can’t seem to catch a break on the recruiting trail.

WVU outplays Pitt in Backyard Brawl at PNC Park

By Ben Bobeck, Staff Writer
May 15, 2019

West Virginia combined a stellar outing from starter Nick Snyder with a steady late-game offense to emerge victorious over the Panthers, 9-4.

Atlanta adds Qadree Ollison in 5th round of NFL Draft

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor
April 27, 2019

Former Pitt running back Qadree Ollison was drafted with the No. 14 pick of the 5th round, the No. 152 overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, by the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday afternoon. Ollison was the first Pitt player taken in this year’s draft.

’Pokemon Detective Pikachu’ exceeds fans’ expectations

By Sara Nuss, For The Pitt News
May 15, 2019

While the goal of the protagonists is serious, “Pokemon Detective Pikachu” is a wholesome and hilariously fun movie.

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Crossword | It’s finally here

By Brian Gentry and Emily Wolfe
April 21, 2019

This locally-sourced, organic finals week crossword comes to you straight from your friendly neighborhood campus newspaper office. Because if you’re anything like us at The Pitt News, sometimes you just need to take a break from studying (or editing news stories) and throw yourself heart, mind and soul into a crossword puzzle. Good luck on this one — hope you like it! We’re just praying our editor-in-chief...

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Stress quick fixes: Our favorite apps and media to de-stress

By The Pitt News Staff
April 21, 2019

Finals week has arrived and stress levels are high. Here at The Pitt News, our staff has a few favorite apps, YouTube channels and artwork that help us relax when we need it.

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Unconventional options after graduation

By Anna Bongardino, Digital Manager
April 17, 2019

This page was made possible in part by a grant from Year of Pitt Global. We’ve all heard the dreaded, anxiety-inducing question. It’s the favorite conversation topic of every well-meaning family member you have, at every family gathering in the year or two before you graduate from college.   “What are you doing after graduation?”   They often pose the question with...

PGH foodie blog: Squirrel Hill’s Chaya serves authentic Japanese cuisine

By Josh Gaylord, For The Pitt News
April 5, 2019

Japan is known for its glorious mountainscapes, plethora of anime series and strong gaming industry, but their cuisine is easily one of my favorite things. Most people are familiar enough with sushi, but the small island nation has a myriad of other scrumptious delicacies to tempt the adventurous foodie with. This blog will focus on Chaya, a small, unassuming Japanese-style restaurant situated on...

Weekend Watchlist: The best of the worst

By The Pitt News Staff
April 4, 2019

This installment of our recurring Weekend Watchlist blog takes a slightly different approach — we wrote about the absolute worst shows and movies we could find online. These films and shows are just so bad they’re good, and we really can’t get enough of the cringey comedy unintentionally found in this week’s watchlist.

Gallery: Bernie Sanders Rally in Schenley Plaza

April 14, 2019

Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders visited Pitt on Sunday for a campaign rally in Schenley plaza. Sanders spoke on various campaign points to a crowd around 4000. Prior to Sanders speech, members of the Pittsburgh community spoke in support of him, including Pitt Graduate Student Union organizer Kim Garrett.  

GALLERY: Rosfeld verdict protest

By Hannah Heisler, Bader Abdulmajeed, and Thomas Yang | March 23, 2019

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