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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Junior running back Israel Abanikanda (2) dodges a tackle during Pitt footballs game against Rhode Island Saturday afternoon.
Abanikanda scores four times, shines in 45-24 rout of Rhode Island
By Brian Sherry, Staff Writer • September 24, 2022
No. 24 Pitt Football found success on the ground against Rhode Island Saturday afternoon at Acrisure Stadium. Headed by four touchdowns from Israel Abanikanda, the Panthers cruised to a 45-24 victory.
University Library System offers a look into George A. Romero’s unproduced young adult screenplays
University Library System offers a look into George A. Romero’s unproduced young adult screenplays
By Toni Jackson, Staff Writer • September 23, 2022
Pitt’s University Library System hosted a remote seminar on Zoom titled “​​Youthful Frights: Exploring George A. Romero’s Young Adult Horror” on Tuesday. Rubin co-hosted the event with Gray O’Reilly, a senior film and media studies major.
Pitt’s sophomore midfielder Bri Hilsenteger (14) prepares to bump the ball during Thursday’s game against Miami at Ambrose Urbanic Field.
Panthers continue historic start, knock off Miami 3-1 at home
By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer • September 23, 2022
Pitt women’s soccer beat Miami 3-1 Thursday night, thanks to three second half goals. The Panthers 9-1-0 start to the season is their best in program history.
One of Pitt’s three baby peregrine falcons receives a band in the Cathedral of Learning on Thursday.
Peregrine falcons receive bands for first time since pandemic
By Donata Massimiani, Senior Staff Writer • September 23, 2022
When Kate St. John first noticed a pair of peregrine falcons arrive at Pitt in 2001, she immediately emailed the PA Game Commission (PGC) out of excitement. A rare sight to see, St. John set out to get a nest box installed at the Cathedral of Learning.
Laborers carry produce as they wade through a flooded road after heavy rainfall in Lahore, Pakistan, in July.
Opinion | Pakistan drowns while world offers little more than condolences
By Grant Van Robays, For The Pitt News • September 23, 2022
The U.S. must commit more aid in the short and long term to help Pakistan recover during historic floods.
Weekend Watchlist | Disney
Weekend Watchlist | Disney
By The Pitt News Staff September 22, 2022
As we prepare for the release of new Disney properties this year, it’s important to celebrate what’s come before, so this week the Pitt News Staff are talking about our favorite Disney shows and films.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher smiles during an interview in the Cathedral of Learning.
Gallagher touts 53% increase in first-year Pitt applications at Board of Trustees meeting
By Alexandra Ross, Senior Staff Writer • September 23, 2022
According to Chancellor Patrick Gallagher, first-year applications to Pitt’s Oakland campus rose by 53% between 2021 and 2022.
Protestors gather around a totem pole carved by the Lummi House of Tears Carvers during a climate protest in Oakland Wednesday afternoon.
Oakland climate strike protests ‘false’ clean energy solutions
By Alexandra Ross, Senior Staff Writer • September 21, 2022
Protestors walk in the road during a climate protest in Oakland Wednesday afternoon.
VIDEO: Climate strike protestors march through Oakland
By Dylan Foster, Staff Videographer • September 21, 2022
Molly Stitt-Fischer, the new director of environmental health and safety for Pitt’s Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management.
Pitt names new director of environmental health and safety
By Allison Radziwon, Assistant News Editor • September 21, 2022
Redshirt junior defensive back M.J. Devonshire (12) prevents a completed pass to a URI wide receiver during Pitt footballs game against Rhode Island Saturday afternoon.
Photos: Pitt football vs. URI
By Jonathan Guo, Ethan Shulman, and Pamela Smith

The Pitt Panthers defeated the Rhode Island Rams 45-24 Saturday afternoon at Acrisure Stadium.

Graduate student Jackson Walti (24) celebrates with Pitt mens soccer team after winning a game vs. West Virginia in August.
Column | Pitt Men’s Soccer will ride offense to deep NCAA tournament run
By Brian Sherry, Staff Writer
No. 8 Pitt Men's Soccer program continues to reach new heights with every passing season. Staff writer Brian Sherry argues that the team has the talent to realistically set their sights on a national title.
Junior running back Israel Abanikanda (2) runs the ball through a crowd of players during the Johnny Majors Classic on Sept. 10 vs. Tennessee.
Preview | Panthers look to answer looming questions against Rhode Island Rams
By Jermaine Sykes
As Pitt football gets ready for the Rhode Island Rams to come to town, Staff Writer Jermaine Sykes breaks down what to watch for ahead of the game.
TPN Things to Know
Three Things
  1. Come watch Pitt Volleyball play NC State at the Fitzgerald Field House at 1 p.m.
  2. Support Pitt women’s soccer as they take on Notre Dame in Indiana at 1 p.m.
  3. Sunday Scaries? Head over to the 9th floor of the William Pitt Union to study!
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A Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center youth dancer watches as a crowd gathers to touch a totem pole and honor the earth together at a mini pow wow in Schenley Plaza on Wednesday.
'We’re still here': Pow wow in Oakland honors, celebrates Native American culture through dance
By Patrick Swain, Staff Writer
The pounding of drums boomed through campus as Native American dancers and artisans converged upon Schenley Plaza for a pow wow on Wednesday. The pow wow, a traditional display of Native American culture and heritage, was part of Pitt’s Indigenous Cultural Festival.
Sylvia Rhor Samneigo, a senior lecturer in the History of Art and Architecture Department and UAG director and curator, leads the ‘Object Lesson: Inuit Sculpture’ event Tuesday evening.
Pitt launches Indigenous Cultural Festival with ‘Object Lesson: Inuit Sculpture’
By Alyssa Machi, Staff Writer
The University Art Gallery showcased an Inuit sculpture by Johnny Inukpuk at an object lesson event on Tuesday as a part of Pitt’s Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion kick off for its first Indigenous Cultural Festival.
Amarachi Onwuka, a senior molecular biology major and portrait artist, sits outside the Frick Fine Arts building with one of her art pieces.
‘I love seeing people’s reactions’: Student artists don’t just sell commissions for cash
By Grace Hemcher, Senior Staff Writer
Some student artists at Pitt have ditched traditional part-time jobs and turned to selling their own artwork for some extra cash. Commissioning art is a rewarding side hustle for these artists — but not in the way one might think.
John Matera, a 1975 Pitt graduate and executive director of an upcoming PBS documentary on Ron Carter.
Jazz history class from the ‘70s contributes to premiere of upcoming PBS documentary
By Shreya Singh, Staff Writer
The personable way in which former Pitt professor Joe Harris taught his Jazz History class in the 1970s inspired the creation of a documentary that tells the story of jazz bassist, Ron Carter, titled “Ron Carter: Finding The Right Notes.”
Tracey Turner, left, plays Hippolyta alongside Jalina McClarin who plays Theseus in PSiP’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in Westinghouse Park in Homewood Saturday.
‘A great unicorn puzzle piece:’ PSiP presents ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ in Westinghouse Park
By Aoqin Yan, For The Pitt News
PSiP is running its 18th season of free Shakespeare plays this month, featuring the romantic comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” PSiP performed in Westinghouse Park in Homewood for the first time ever on Saturday.


The Cathedral of Learning.
New app helps trans people with voice training and gender confirmation
By Elle Kenney, For The Pitt News • September 23, 2022
Wednesday’s Oakwatch meeting over Zoom.
OPDC holds event to discuss trash in Oakland
By Alex Saraff, Staff Writer • September 23, 2022
Fresh Perspective | How to prevent early burnout
Fresh Perspective | How to prevent early burnout
By Julia Smeltzer, Staff Writer • September 22, 2022
Weekend Watchlist | Crime
Weekend Watchlist | Crime
September 15, 2022

VIDEO: University-sponsored Pow Wow held in Schenley Plaza
By Dylan Foster, Staff Videographer • September 21, 2022