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Review: “Joker?” I barely know her!

Review: “Joker?” I barely know her!

October 10, 2019

In the beginning of Todd Phillips’ “Joker,” the titular character Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) gets beaten up by a teenage gang so deliberately characterless it could’ve been pulled from a ’90s morning cartoon.

Next to Normal sells out to emotional audiences

Next to Normal sells out to emotional audiences

October 10, 2019

“Next to Normal,” the first production in Pitt Stages’ Mainstage 2019-2020 season, opened on Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Richard E. Rauh Studio Theater and will run through Oct. 13.

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Second fossil-free sit-in shut down by Pitt officials
The Pitt News wins 13 collegiate journalism awards
Pitt institutes menstrual products in bathrooms around campus

With the help of Pittsburgh native and rap star Wiz Khalifa, the Oakland Zoo gets hyped up for the 2019/20 Men's and Women's basketball season. Guest appearances...

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Screen Time: Our best & worst TV finales

By The Pitt News Staff
12:05 am

All good things must come to an end. This includes long-running television series, though sometimes they may not end the way we would like them to. In this week’s edition of Screen Time, TPN staffers share what they believe are some of the best and worst television finales.

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Weekend Watchlist: TV shows gone too soon

By The Pitt News Staff
October 11, 2019

Shows get canceled. It’s a fact of life. It’s also a fact that some shows should not have been canceled. Period. Here are some of our favorite shows available to stream that the television powers-that-be decided to end prematurely. Gone too soon, but never forgotten.

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Opinion | “Joker” controversy distracts from real issues

By Genna Edwards, Staff Columnist
October 13, 2019

Violent misogyny and loose gun control affects lives every day, and we need to focus on fixing these problems rather than arguing endlessly over a movie that touches these subjects, but doesn’t have anything of substance to say about them.

Editorial: “Sesame Street”’s portrayal of addiction is commendable

By The Pitt News Editorial Board
October 13, 2019

“Sesame Street” should be commended for its efforts.

Poetry | Mid-October Scaries

By Mackenzie Oster, Staff Columnist
October 10, 2019

Winter is just around the corner  As midterms take way 

Weekend Sports Recap: West’s OT header vaults women’s soccer to victory

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor
October 13, 2019

Pitt’s soccer programs posted a pair of historic wins this past weekend, but they still stare down the remaining gauntlet of ACC play. Meanwhile, Panthers volleyball continued to mow down weaker conference opponents and both swimming and diving teams combined for 25 event wins in a quad meet at Trees Pool.

Wiz Khalifa kickstarts Pitt basketball at Blue and Gold Madness

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer
October 13, 2019

In a night filled with anticipation, basketball and celebrities, a performance from Pittsburgh’s own Wiz Khalifa capped off Pitt’s Blue and Gold Madness event to welcome the 2019-20 season.

Preseason favorite Virginia grabs top spot in Coastal power rankings

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer
October 13, 2019

As temperatures drop and leaves begin to fall, college football kicks into high gear. It’s around this time that audiences start to see contenders and pretenders for who they are — a fact which certainly holds true for the ACC Coastal. Six weeks into the season and the division is once again wide open.

Review: “Joker?” I barely know her!

By Kieran Mclean, Senior Staff Writer
October 10, 2019

In the beginning of Todd Phillips’ “Joker,” the titular character Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) gets beaten up by a teenage gang so deliberately characterless it could’ve been pulled from a ’90s morning cartoon.

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Next to Normal sells out to emotional audiences

By Matthew Monroy, Staff Writer
October 10, 2019

“Next to Normal,” the first production in Pitt Stages’ Mainstage 2019-2020 season, opened on Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Richard E. Rauh Studio Theater and will run through Oct. 13.

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Stephen Chbosky celebrates second novel at Carnegie Lecture Hall

By Sarah Connor, Contributing Editor
October 8, 2019

Twenty years after the release of the New York Times Bestseller “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” author Stephen Chbosky is back with his second novel, “Imaginary Friend.” The novel is a stark contrast to Chbosky’s previous work, as he delves into the horror genre. In promotion of the new book, Chbosky stopped by the Carnegie Lecture Hall in Oakland on Monday evening to read an excerpt from “Imaginary Friend” and answer questions from fans.

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Screen Time: Our best & worst TV finales

By The Pitt News Staff
12:05 am

All good things must come to an end. This includes long-running television series, though sometimes they may not end the way we would like them to. In this week’s edition of Screen Time, TPN staffers share what they believe are some of the best and worst television finales.

Weekend Watchlist: TV shows gone too soon

By The Pitt News Staff
October 11, 2019

Shows get canceled. It’s a fact of life. It’s also a fact that some shows should not have been canceled. Period. Here are some of our favorite shows available to stream that the television powers-that-be decided to end prematurely. Gone too soon, but never forgotten.

Old News: The case of the two Jagiellonian globes

By Emily Wolfe, Contributing Editor
October 10, 2019

In this week's edition of Old News, news editor Emily Wolfe covers the construction of the Polish Nationality Room in the Cathedral of Learning during World War II and the story of its Jagiellonian globe.

Photos: Pitt Program Council Sponsors Fall Fest

By Hannah Heisler | October 13, 2019

October 13, 2019

With the help of Pittsburgh native and rap star Wiz Khalifa, the Oakland Zoo gets hyped up for the 2019/20 Men's and Women's basketball season. Guest appearances from Pittsburgh Steelers players James Conner, Ryan Shazier, and Juju Smith-Schuster!

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