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The Tree of Life massacre took the lives of 11 Jewish worshippers attending Saturday services at the synagogue two years ago on Oct. 27, 2018, marking the deadliest attack ever on the Jewish community in the United States.
Together in ‘community,’ ‘compassion’: Community remembers Tree of Life massacre
By Maura Scrabis, Staff Writer • 1:23 am
Remembrance and action were the main themes touched upon by family members, friends and fellow congregation members at the two-year Tree of Life commemoration ceremony Tuesday evening. T
Members of Pitt College Republicans at the 2020 Lincoln Dinner in February.
‘Pseudo-Pitt for Trump’: College Republicans campaign for Trump, local candidates
By Natalie Frank, Senior Staff Writer • 1:04 am
Elizabeth Oresanya, the president of Pitt's College Republicans, said the group acts as a “pseudo-Pitt for Trump” group on campus, but prioritizes local races. She said members don’t agree with the president on every issue, but most support his re-election.
Nora Blithe Runsdorf has been an election judge for the past 39 years for Pittsburgh Ward 4 District 7.
Election judges play key role in helping Election Day run smoothly
By Colm Slevin, Staff Writer • 12:54 am
Nora Blithe Runsdorf has served as an election judge for 39 years and is responsible for helping train poll workers and answering all questions that come up and run a fair and clean election on Election Day.
Rose Leonard submitted two pieces to the exhibit hoping to share her art and bring awareness to mental illness.
Art exhibit asks students to put ‘mind into matter’
By Ananya Pathapadu, Staff Writer
“Putting Mind Into Matter: An Art Exhibit on Mental Health & Creativity” is a virtual art gallery showcasing pieces that represent and visualize mental health and mental illness.
Hocus Pocus, located on Meyran Avenue, claims to be the oldest occult store in Pittsburgh, having opened 22 years ago.
Hocus Pocus equips Oakland with occult objects
By Julianna Poljak, Staff Writer
With Halloween around the corner and spooky season coming to a close, one store in Oakland provides a mystical experience year-round.
Election 2020: What’s on the ballot in Allegheny County?
Election 2020: What’s on the ballot in Allegheny County?
By Ashton Crawley, Assistant News Editor • 12:52 am
Voters will decide on more than just the next president this election. Here’s what is on the ballot in Allegheny County.


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October 13, 2020

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September 30, 2020

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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...

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks at a drive-in rally event during his Tuesday visit to Atlanta.
Opinion | Democrats — vote, donate, volunteer
By Devi Ruia, Senior Staff Columnist • 12:26 am
In this last week before the Nov. 3 election, Democratic voters must do their best to donate and organize for Democratic candidates.
Protesters and supporters of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett rally during the Senate Judiciary Committee meeting in Capitol Hill on Oct. 22.
Editorial | Democrats must pack Supreme Court to maintain people’s rights
By The Pitt News Editorial Board 12:22 am
It’s vital that Democrats do everything in their power to overturn the conservative majority — and if that means they have to pack the court, then so be it.
Opinion | Instructors, cancel class on Election Day
Opinion | Instructors, cancel class on Election Day
By Leah Mensch, Opinions Editor • October 27, 2020
It’s not really anybody’s place — or business — to decide what some else’s voting barriers might look like.
Photos: Pitt vs. Notre Dame

By Sarah Cutshall, Visual Editor
October 26, 2020

Pitt hosted fans at Heinz Field for the first time this season on Saturday. Pitt fell to Notre Dame 3-45, marking their third loss in a row.

Weekend Sports Recap: Men’s soccer extends perfect start

By Sam Krimins, Staff Writer
October 26, 2020

No. 1 Men’s soccer continued its undefeated start to the season and headlined an otherwise disappointing weekend for Pitt Athletics.

No. 10 Pitt volleyball splits season finale series with No. 6 Louisville

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer
October 26, 2020

No. 10 Pitt volleyball held its own in its final — and perhaps hardest-fought — series of the fall season. The Panthers swept No. 6 Louisville Friday night and brought Sunday’s game to the brink in a disappointing 3-1 loss. Although the Cardinals managed to finally break Pitt’s 37-game win streak at Fitzgerald Field House, the streak was not given up without a fight — of the seven sets...

The Student Alumni Association announced Saturday morning that Alexis Zito and Jonathan Perlman are this year’s Spirit of Pitt winners.
Engineering students win first Spirit of Pitt Award
By Kaitlyn Nuebel, Staff Writer • October 26, 2020
Alexis Zito, a senior mechanical engineering major, and Jonathan Perlman, a fifth-year mechanical engineering major, are this year’s Spirit of Pitt winners.v
Nissim Black performed and answered student questions at a Zoom event hosted by Pitt Program Council Thursday night.
Nissim Black discusses Jewish faith, power of music at virtual event
By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor • October 23, 2020
Black, a self-identified African American Hasidic Jew, delivered live renditions of his songs and discussed his early experiences in the music industry and his exploration of religion.
“Bound in the Bond of Life” is an anthology co-edited by Eric Lidji, an archivist from the Rauh Jewish Archives, and Beth Kissileff, an author and member of the New Light congregation.
‘A renewal of grief’: New book shares local reflections on Tree of Life massacre
By Siddhi Shockey, Senior Staff Writer • October 21, 2020
“In Squirrel Hill, you are always someone’s granddaughter or grandson, son or daughter, mother or father, cousin, coworker, doctor, neighbor or friend,” Eric Lidji reads to the audience.
The Sexy Times | UTI Treatments: More than just cranberry juice

By Genna Edwards, Senior Staff Writer
October 26, 2020

We don’t talk enough about vagina-related health.

Fresh Perspective | Combating Burnout

By Julia Smeltzer, Staff Writer
October 26, 2020

I’m knee-deep into my first semester of college, and it feels like I’m drowning in my own online ocean of work.

Exploring Pittsburgh’s Parks | Highland Park

By Nick Suarez, Staff Writer
October 23, 2020

Between the neighborhood of the same name and the Allegheny River, Highland Park lies a little further afield for the average Pitt student than the other parks we’ve visited.

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We asked students around Oakland who they would bet on to win the 2020 election!

Photos: Pitt vs. Notre Dame

By Sarah Cutshall, Visual Editor
October 26, 2020

Pitt hosted fans at Heinz Field for the first time this season on Saturday. Pitt fell to Notre Dame 3-45, marking their third loss in a row.

Preview: Panthers will shock unbeaten Irish

By Tyler Mathes, Staff Writer
October 23, 2020

After losing three straight games, Pitt desperately needs a turnaround win. Staff writer Tyler Mathes thinks they’ll get that victory this week against No. 3 Notre Dame. Find out why here:

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