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Flawed but vital: MARS teaches students specifics of computer architecture
PGH Foodie Blog: Oakland’s Americanized Chinese food gems
Slaying the Pittsburgh drag scene

Exploring the gray areas of asexuality

Asexuality is a sexual orientation, meaning a whole spectrum of sexual attraction exists — not just a void of sexuality.

Age of AQUARIUS: New club offers home for LGBTQ+ students with Asian roots

The title AQUARIUS is an acronym for “Alliance of Queer Underrepresented Asians in Recognition of Intersectionality to Uphold Solidarity.” The club has been an official, active club at Pitt since November 2018 and now has more than 30 members.

Boston College deals Pitt 18th straight ACC road loss, 66-57

Pitt produced its worst shooting game of the season, making 29 percent of its shots en route to a 21st consecutive road loss.

Pitt snaps 18-game ACC losing streak in 91-78 win over UNC
PQP offers community, safe space to LGBTQ+ staff
College students say “screw you” to sex

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Isabelle Glatts

In an event hosted by TEDxPittsburghWomen, eight notable women in the Pittsburgh community spoke individually about what "showing up" - the event's them - meant to them.

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November 30, 2018


Pitt student seeks to unseat City Council president

By Stefan Bordeianu, Staff Writer
12:59 am

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer
February 14, 2019

By Erica Guthrie, Senior Staff Writer
February 14, 2019

Top 10: Master plan must-haves

By The Pitt News Editorial Board
February 14, 2019

Here are the top 10 most pressing issues to students and faculty alike that Pitt must incorporate into this master plan.

By Samir Yellapragada, For The Pitt News
February 14, 2019

In his spoken word poem "Society's Man," Samir Yellapragada explores concepts of insecurity and toxic masculinity.

Cartoon: February 15, 2019

By Daniel Spack, Staff Illustrator
February 14, 2019

Take 5: Brown, Boban, Bryce

By The Pitt News Staff
2:40 am

Brown formally announced he wants out of Pittsburgh, several trades shook up the NBA landscape and MLB superstars Bryce Harper and Manny Machado are playing hard to get in the offseason.

What are the odds: NBA All-Star Weekend

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer
12:21 am

After a successful betting slate last week, it’s time to look at who will win the contests during the NBA’s All-Star Weekend.

Column: Semenya’s success due to talent, not hormones

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer
February 14, 2019

For the past nine years, Caster Semenya, a South African middle-distance runner, has undergone scrutiny from the International Association of Athletic Federations

Blog: Our weekend watchlist, LGBTQ+ edition

By The Pitt News Staff
12:20 am

Valentine’s Day is a day of love, but here at The Pitt News, it is also the day we release our annual Sex Edition, which this year had an LGBTQ+ focus. To continue with this theme, this Weekend Watchlist features series and movies with a strong LGBTQ+ presence. “Glee” // Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Senior Staff Writer Fox // Created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan // Grade:...

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Pitt rings in the Lunar New Year

By Apoorva Kethidi, Staff Writer
February 12, 2019

Pitt’s Lunar New Year celebration, hosted this past weekend by Pitt’s Chinese American Students Association and VSA in an event titled “Pitt CASA x VSA: Lunar New Year 2019,” brought in over 200 guests.

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Ariana Grande responds to a rough year with ‘thank u, next’

By Delilah Bourque, Senior Staff Writer
February 11, 2019

Ariana Grande’s fifth studio album “thank u, next” is arguably the most anticipated one of her career. Coming just six months after the release of her last album, “Sweetener,” “thank u, next” addresses changes and complications in Grande’s life, taking her fans on a tour of her innermost thoughts.

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Blog: Our weekend watchlist, LGBTQ+ edition

By The Pitt News Staff
12:20 am

Valentine’s Day is a day of love, but here at The Pitt News, it is also the day we release our annual Sex Edition, which this year had an LGBTQ+ focus. To continue with this theme, this Weekend Watchlist features series and movies with a strong LGBTQ+ presence. “Glee” // Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Senior Staff Writer Fox // Created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan // Grade:...

Blog: Valentine’s Day, more than romantic love

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Staff Writer
February 14, 2019

A long-held belief in our society is that we need to be in relationships or get married to be happy and successful — to achieve a “happily ever after,” so to speak. We have a myriad of romantic comedies and princess films that center on romance or heavily feature love interests. There’s also the expensive extravaganza of wedding culture as proof of this infatuation with romance. For some, being...

Blog: Reverse culture shock after China study abroad

By Ben Spock, Staff Writer
February 13, 2019

This page was made possible in part by a grant from Year of Pitt Global. I won’t soon forget my experience standing in line at the McDonald’s in the Chicago O’Hare Airport. I had a layover in Chicago during my trip between Shanghai and Pittsburgh after studying abroad in China for two months. I was about to order a 10-piece chicken nugget combo, something I’ve regrettably done dozens —...

Photo blog: Pitt students reflect on winter break

By Bader Abdulmajeed, Staff Photographer | January 25, 2019

Check out the first edition of our photo blog by staff photographer Bader Abdulmajeed. This week he walked around campus and talked to students about music, winter break, mental health and more. — Responses have been edited for clarity and brevity.

January 22, 2019

Photos By: Thomas Yang | Assistant Visual Editor

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