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Treatment with a tempo: A look at the world of music therapy

Music therapy is the use of music, such as singing, songwriting and playing instruments, to improve the lives of others physically, mentally and socially. We got to chat with some local music therapists for our destressing-themed finals edition.

Mark Henderson named new CIO and vice chancellor

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher named Mark Henderson as Pitt’s new chief information officer and vice chancellor on Thursday.

Planning underway for new recreation center

Planning efforts are now underway for a new multistory recreation center to be built on middle campus, something campus administrators say students have long asked for.

Students get blunt about weed legalization
After years-long campaign, grad students await outcome of union vote
No hearing for Pitt faculty union, organizers plan appeal


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

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.

Opinion | It is finals week, and I must scream

By Kim Rooney, Contributing Editor
April 21, 2019

There is a long tradition of screaming in response to stress, whether it is during labor or for funerals or even postmortem as banshees.

Opinion | I tried to de-stress by cooking. It didn’t go well

By Grace McGinness, Staff Columnist
April 21, 2019

Studying could wait until tomorrow. Tonight I was going to eat good — a homemade meal and an Oscar-nominated film in front of me.

TPN writer reflects on four years of Pitt athletics

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer
April 22, 2019

Senior staff writer Colin Martin reflects on Pitt’s best sports moments during his time on campus, from the football team’s upset over Penn State in 2016 to its ACC Championship appearance in 2018.

Stress-inducing moments from Pitt sports

By Trent Leonard, Staff Writer
April 22, 2019

Finals week is one of the most stressful times of the year, but you might feel more at ease after revisiting some of these anxiety-inducing Pitt games.

Recruiting Roundup: Pitt football nabs two 2020 recruits

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer
April 19, 2019

Pitt football added a couple recruits to its class of 2020, while Capel's basketball club looks to round out its remaining scholarship offers for the 2019 season.

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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‘Burden of Genius’ showcases revolutionary Dr. Thomas Starzl

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Senior Staff Writer
April 18, 2019

Students at the University of Pittsburgh have likely heard the name Dr. Thomas Starzl at least once in passing or happened across the statue of him relaxing on a bench behind the Cathedral.

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Review: ‘After’ provokes unintended laughter

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Senior Staff Writer
April 17, 2019

Last week, another fanfiction-turned-novel- turned-movie by the name “After” was released, and was as underwhelming and convoluted as the original work.

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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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