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The Pitt News Staff’s favorite LGBTQ+ characters to celebrate all year long.
Staff Picks: Our favorite LGBTQ+ fictional characters
By The Pitt News Staff June 9, 2021
Happy Pride Month! We celebrate our favorite LGBTQ+ characters all year long, and lean on them maybe more than we should for our sanity, but now in the spirit of June we’re bringing them to you to enjoy.
The Three Rivers Arts Festival returns for in-person activities spanning across the entire Cultural District this year, with art and food vendors at Point State Park.
Three Rivers Arts Festival brings live music, art and food back to the Cultural District
By Jessica McKenzie, For The Pitt News • June 9, 2021
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has returned with the Three Rivers Arts Festival for both in-person and virtual activity, offering ten days of free art displays and live music.
Mayor Bill Peduto spoke at a Thursday afternoon event in Schenley Plaza about gun control legislation pending in the state General Assembly.
Elected officials, community leaders push for gun control at Oakland event
By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief • June 3, 2021
Elected officials and community leaders joined together Thursday afternoon at Oakland’s Schenley Plaza to call on the Republican-led General Assembly to pass gun control legislation.
Appalachian Paris, a production by Pitt’s theater arts department, provides a guided, one-hour audio tour of Oakland.
Oakland audio tour unearths neighborhood history
By Maria Scanga, For The Pitt News
There was a time when you could ride a rollercoaster in the spot that is now residential North Craig Street. Oakland trivia like this is what you would learn while on a guided, one-hour audio tour of the neighborhood, called Appalachian Paris.
Argyle Studio held its grand opening last Thursday, offering Oakland a unique space for artistic retail. The pop-up shop represents the diversity of the Oakland community through a variety of products, including the creative work of over 30 local artists and vendors.
Local Pittsburgh artist studio opens on Forbes Avenue
By Jessica McKenzie, For The Pitt News
Argyle Studio, a new pop-up artist’s shop in Oakland, came to fruition through the right-and-left-brain mother-daughter duo, Christine and Brigette Bethea. The pair envisioned Oakland’s newest retail space and brought it to life with a grand opening last Thursday.
Despite an impressive resumé, Pitt was left out of the National College Baseball Tournament. The Panthers will be forced to watch the tournament from home as several teams they have beaten themselves compete for a national title.
Panthers fail to earn bid to national baseball tournament
By Dalton Coppola, Sports Editor • June 2, 2021
After the College World Series Selection show on Monday, the Panthers received the news that their season was over after the selection committee did not extend them a tournament bid.
While the CDC said fully vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear face coverings in most indoor settings, some people are nervous about removing their masks.
‘People are generally happier’: Oakland adjusts to new CDC guidelines
By Colm Slevin, Staff Writer • June 9, 2021
Pitt began its search for a new dean of students in February and started interviewing finalists for the position on Monday.
Interviews begin for new dean of students
By Natalie Frank, News Editor • June 9, 2021
Pitt eases mask, physical distancing requirements
Pitt eases mask, physical distancing requirements
By Natalie Frank, News Editor • June 4, 2021
Editorial | DA Zappala acted unethically, must resign
Editorial | DA Zappala acted unethically, must resign
By The Pitt News Editorial Board
Opinion | I am once again asking you to stop politicizing masks
Opinion | I am once again asking you to stop politicizing masks
By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist
Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ)
Opinion | The filibuster must go to preserve democracy
By Lucas DiBlasi, Senior Staff Columnist


Sponsored: University of Pittsburgh Big Idea Center
Sponsored: University of Pittsburgh Big Idea Center
January 26, 2021

The Big Idea Center is excited to begin the spring semester and has a full slate of events open to ALL Pitt students, freshman to postdoc, who...

Sponsored Content: University of Pittsburgh Big Idea Center
Sponsored Content: University of Pittsburgh Big Idea Center
October 13, 2020

What’s the Big Idea? What better month to show that innovation and entrepreneurship doesn’t have to be scary than October. The...

The first Panthers Forward cohort will see an average 20 percent reduction in their student federal loan debt through the innovative new program. (Aimee Obidzinski/University of Pittsburgh)
Sponsored: Panthers Forward Applications Open Now
September 2, 2020

Full time students on the Pittsburgh campus, who graduate in 2021 and received federal student loans to fund their senior year are eligible to...

Steeltown, one of several local organizations that work to bring film production to Pittsburgh, announced their move to the WQED studios on May 12.
Film opportunities for students open up through new partnership
By Sinead McDevitt, Senior Staff Writer • June 2, 2021
Photos: The Bard in Bloom
Photos: The Bard in Bloom
By Dalia Maeroff, Senior Staff Photographer • May 26, 2021
Editorial | DA Zappala acted unethically, must resign
Editorial | DA Zappala acted unethically, must resign
By The Pitt News Editorial Board June 9, 2021
Spilling the Beans | Can you cook beans in the microwave?
Spilling the Beans | Can you cook beans in the microwave?
By Leah Mensch, Contributing Editor • April 22, 2021

Matt Wilson, pictured, is one of four Panthers that will compete in the 4x400m relay event at the National Outdoor Track and Field meet in Oregon on Wednesday.
Pitt sends four athletes to national meet to compete in 4x400m relay
By Dalton Coppola, Sports Editor • June 9, 2021
Photos: Pittsburgh Pride March
Photos: Pittsburgh Pride March
By Clare Sheedy, Staff Photographer • June 9, 2021
Photos: The Bard in Bloom
Photos: The Bard in Bloom
By Dalia Maeroff, Senior Staff Photographer • May 26, 2021
Photos: Commencement 2021
Photos: Commencement 2021
By Clare Sheedy, Staff Photographer • May 4, 2021
Photos: Trans YOUniting protest in Oakland
Photos: Trans YOUniting protest in Oakland
By Clare Sheedy, Staff Photographer • May 4, 2021

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