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Activists, elected officials discuss Beaver County cracker plant

Pittsburgh residents, environmental activists and elected officials gathered at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh Thursday to light a virtual menorah for the fifth night of Hanukkah. But...

Four stops for holiday shopping in Pittsburgh

Buying holiday presents for loved ones and friends can be a hassle that magnifies the stress of studying for finals. From the convenience of Maggie and Stella’s to the charitable angle of Few of a Kind,...

PPC hosts comedy competition, winner to open for Nicole Byer

Laughter, improvisational comedy and jokes about the Hillman Library toilets filled the William Pitt Union ballroom on Wednesday night during the Pitt Program Council event, “So You Think You’re Funny.” The...

Body discovered on roof of Lothrop Hall
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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

Opinion | Self-care obscures altruism during finals week

By Anne Marie Yurik, Staff Columnist
December 9, 2018

Before you stress cry into your bread bowl at Panera then promptly throw on a face mask in the name of self-care, remember there are other ways to cope during finals season. One way to cope is through community care. Community care means students — after getting themselves to a place of relative sanity mentally — can look beyond themselves to help support their community of peers in any way...

Opinion | If these walls could talk, they’d scream: a glimpse into life at Hillman during finals week

By Allison Dantinne, Staff Columnist
December 9, 2018

The students studying for finals in Hillman are fascinating creatures, plagued by insurmountable stress manifested as odd habits. They gather around power sources, lean back in their swivel chairs while staring up at the lines of fluorescent lights and occasionally fall asleep on the floor under the cursed tables — the ones without outlets. I spent a few hours recently on the ground floor of Hillman...

Opinion | Students leave gift of stress management unopened

By Julia Kreutzer, For The Pitt News
December 9, 2018

The Cathedral commons and dorm rooms are filled with Christmas trees, Hanukkah menorahs and dazzling twinkle lights, but students must survive finals week before they can truly “Deck the Halls.” During the week of finals, thousands of students spend countless hours holed up in Hillman Library while cramming for back-to-back exams. But students have more than tests to worry about. During...

Panthers band together in split performances

By Tessa Sayers, Assistant Sports Editor
December 9, 2018

With Pitt's band split between three different locations on the weekend of Nov. 30, Director of Bands Brad Townsend had to get creative.

Pitt sports: A semester in review

By Kate Hall, Staff Writer
December 9, 2018

From playoff berths to championship games to championship titles, the Panthers have seen it all. Here is a recap of the biggest moments in Pitt sports this semester.

What are the Odds: Pittsburgh wins in Oakland, Army beats Navy

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer
December 7, 2018

Another weekend, another opportunity to make some money. After going 2-4 last week, our in-house betting expert is looking to redeem himself with picks in the NFL, NBA and NCAA.

Q&A: Local ASMR-tist Lily Whispers talks tingles and YouTube stardom

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Staff Writer
December 9, 2018

While looking for a makeup tutorial on YouTube in 2013, Lilliana Dee came across a new genre of videos that would later change her world — ASMR.

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Penguins parade around Pittsburgh Zoo

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor
December 9, 2018

Penguins on Parade runs every Saturday and Sunday in December at 11:30 a.m., weather permitting. The parade is included with Pittsburgh Zoo admission.

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The ultimate winter break bucket list

By Alex Dolinger, For The Pitt News
December 9, 2018

When the semester finally ends, it's easy to go home and find yourself a little bit bored. Here are some ways to avoid the winter break blues.

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New Year’s traditions around the world

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor
December 10, 2018

Here in America, the nation tunes in to watch the ball drop at midnight from Times Square, other nations celebrate the new year with their own traditions.

Exploring the Boot with Grace: navigating groceries

By Grace McGinness, Columnist
December 6, 2018

Essentially, there are two types of grocery shopping in Florence. One is simple and familiar. The other, though far more involved, can be unexpectedly rewarding.

Exploring the Boot with Grace: Studying while abroad

By Grace McGinness, Columnist
November 9, 2018

Some students become so excited over their study abroad experience and all the extra bonuses that come with it like new food, new experiences and new friends that they forget their main obligation — studying.

TEDxPittsburghWomen leaves audience with definition of “showing up”

By Dylan Giacobbe, Staff Writer | November 30, 2018

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.

GALLERY: Pitt Panthers defeat Virginia Tech Hokies, 52-22

By TPN Staff | November 10, 2018

Pitt Panthers defeat Virginia Tech Hokies, 52-22, during their last home game of the season Nov. 10.

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