The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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

Playwright August Wilson was born and raised in Pittsburgh’s Hill District.
University Library System receives $1 million grant to fund the August Wilson Archive
By Punya Bhasin, Culture Editor • 11:13 am
The University of Pittsburgh Library System and the Henry L. Hillman Foundation announced a $1 million dollar grant towards the August Wilson Archive, which is scheduled to open to the public in January.
Fitt football training camp at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex on Friday.
Pitt comes in at No. 17 in AP pre-season poll, highest since 2010
By Dalton Coppola, Sports Editor • August 16, 2022
The Associated Press ranked Pitt No. 17 in its pre-season college football poll released Monday. This is the highest pre-season ranking for the Panthers since 2010 when they started their season ranked No. 15.
Preparations underway for the Year of Emotional Well-Being
Preparations underway for the Year of Emotional Well-Being
By Elizabeth Primrose, Staff Writer • August 16, 2022
Provost Ann Cudd announced the Year of Emotional Well-Being as the focus of the 2022-2023 “Year of…” initiative on April 28.
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Oakland.
Six places every Panther must visit around campus
By Serena Garcia, Staff Writer • August 16, 2022
Being a Pitt student has its perks, especially when you can visit various cool places for free. With your Pitt Student ID, you can venture throughout the city and experience Pittsburgh, all without spending a single penny.
Pitt footballs.
Must-attend sporting events for new students
By Brian Sherry, Staff Writer • August 15, 2022
The Pitt News has compiled a list of must-watch sporting events for the fall semester. Only the football and volleyball teams have released their 2022 schedules, so here are a few can’t-miss events from those two programs.
The Cathedral of Learning alongside the Mary Schenley Memorial Fountain.
Letter from the editor | Don’t rush your college experiences
By Betul Tuncer, Editor-in-Chief • August 15, 2022
If you want to make the most out of your college experience, you have to be willing to learn both through your classes and your everyday experiences. Be open to new things, adapt as you move along and don’t limit yourself based on some preconceived notion you may have of the “perfect” college experience.
Tyler Bickford, a professor in the English department, drops one of the first union cards at a kickoff event held by Pitt faculty union organizers in the William Pitt Union Ballroom in January 2018.
Pitt faculty union, administration reach deal on COVID-19 protocols
By Rebecca Johnson and Allison Radziwon August 13, 2022
The United Steelworkers union reached a “memorandum of understanding” with Pitt regarding expanded health and safety protections for faculty, following allegations that the University didn’t consult the faculty union before removing its mask mandate in March.
Celeste Lintz resigned from Student Government Board.
SGB board member resigns ahead of fall semester
By Allison Radziwon, News Editor • August 12, 2022
‘Variety of meal options’: Dining with a meal plan at Pitt
‘Variety of meal options’: Dining with a meal plan at Pitt
By Pamela Smith, Contributing Editor • August 9, 2022
Proposal for Bigelow Boulevard.
Six on-campus construction projects to know about this fall
By Bella Markovitz, Staff Writer • August 8, 2022
Opinion | Good eats in Oakland
Opinion | Good eats in Oakland
By Jessica Snyder, Senior Staff Columnist
Opinion | First-year girls should be wary of the ‘Red Zone’
Opinion | First-year girls should be wary of the ‘Red Zone’
By Ebonee Rice-Nguyen, Staff Columnist
Opinion | It’s okay to spend time alone in college
Opinion | It’s okay to spend time alone in college
By Rachel Soloff, Opinions Editor
Pitt graduate student guard Nelly Cummings (0).
‘Win above all else’: Nelly Cummings looks to put his hometown team back on the map
By Frankie Richetti, Senior Staff Writer
At every level, Cummings has enjoyed plenty of success, and one thing is for sure — he’s willing to work and make sure that continues at his hometown school.
Pitt graduate student Therese Pitman (6).
Former Panther Therese Pitman aims to help college athletes in new role with NCAA
By Zack Gibney, Senior Staff Writer
After five years of playing college lacrosse, Pitt defender Therese Pitman brings just that to her new internship with the NCAA. With a firsthand understanding of the student-athlete experience, Pitman looks to shine a light on issues plaguing student-athletes across the country.
Senior defensive lineman Habakkuk Baldonado at Pitt footballs first practice of training camp on Monday.
Panthers ranked No. 16 in USA Today’s AFCA Coaches’ Poll
By Dalton Coppola, Sports Editor
USA Today released its pre-season American Football Coaches Association Poll on Monday morning and Pitt received its highest ranking to start its season since 2010. Following their most successful season in recent history, the Panthers find themselves ranked No. 16 in the country to start the season.
Five things you can do to survive the first week of school
Five things you can do to survive the first week of school
By Serena Garcia, Staff Writer
The first week of college can be hard, especially being a first-year. Being in a new city with new people can be scary, so here are five things you can do to survive the first week of school.
Roots Natural Kitchen on Forbes Avenue.
Staff Picks: Favorite Dining Spots on Campus
By The Pitt News Staff
Welcome to campus! Whether you’re a nervous freshman or returning student, the choice of food on campus is endless and sometimes intimidating. With so many options to choose from, we wanted to let you know our staff’s favorite dining spots that you can try out and hopefully make one of your favorites too.
Five things to avoid doing your first week of school
Five things to avoid doing your first week of school
By Sinead McDevitt, Contributing Editor
The beginning of your first year means something different for everyone. For some it’s the freedom of being out on their own, for others it’s their first time without their parents or any real adult supervision around. You have to do your own laundry and pay for groceries, and it can be overwhelming. To help, here are five things to avoid doing your first week.
Sidney Flanigan as Autumn in “Never Rarely Sometimes Always.”
5 films about the importance of abortion rights during a post Roe v. Wade world
By Punya Bhasin, Culture Editor
With the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the loss of rights and freedoms for all individuals with a uterus have left many people in need of some inspiration and hope. Here are some movies that will help you reflect on the history of Roe v. Wade, the journey of individuals who deal with unplanned pregnancies, and reproductive freedom.
Review | ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ — a comedy without laughter
Review | ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ — a comedy without laughter
By Jacob Mraz, Staff Writer
The followup to ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ struggles to capture the magic of its predecessor.


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A guide to Pitt’s COVID-19 situation
A guide to Pitt’s COVID-19 situation
By Kendall Swift, Staff Writer • August 5, 2022
The big names: people to know at Pitt
The big names: people to know at Pitt
By Jacob Mraz , Staff Writer • August 4, 2022
Five things you can do to survive the first week of school
Five things you can do to survive the first week of school
By Serena Garcia, Staff Writer • August 12, 2022
Opinion | Good eats in Oakland
Opinion | Good eats in Oakland
By Jessica Snyder, Senior Staff Columnist • August 11, 2022
Weekend Watchlist | Finals Free-For-All
Weekend Watchlist | Finals Free-For-All
By The Pitt News Staff April 21, 2022
The Queer Corner | The carousel of queer progress
The Queer Corner | The carousel of queer progress
By Rachel Bachy, Senior Staff Writer • April 21, 2022

VIDEO: Food trucks bring Pitt community together for a good cause
April 15, 2022
Quarterback Kedon Slovis (9) looks to throw the ball during the Blue vs. Gold spring football game on Saturday.
Photos: Blue vs. Gold spring football game
By Pamela Smith, Visual Editor • April 10, 2022
VIDEO: Pitt Bike Cave
April 8, 2022