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Controversial “Hacking4Humanity” event targets trafficking
Phi Delta Epsilon preps for 2019 ‘Anatomy Fashion Show’
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SGB looks to fill positions for next year

There are dozens of positions left to fill on next year's Student Government Board, from chief of staff to a member of the elections committee.

Vibrant Media Lab offers glimpse into first game system

The group, the Vibrant Media Lab, will present one of the earliest-created game consoles in history — the Magnavox Odyssey — to Pitt students on April 5 in order to promote a wider understanding of the history and culture behind video games along with the VML’s work for the past two years.

Local artist Stew Frick dominates the art scene by customizing clothes

Stew Frick — a Pittsburgh native, born in Coraopolis — has coined the term “clothing customizer” as their official job title. They often begin with a clean canvas of items ranging from boots to sneakers to jackets, made of either leather or cloth, and then add their creative designs.

Pitt professors sue for age discrimination
Former PG editor discusses truth in journalism

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Opinion | Anti-hate resolution overshadows anti-Semitism

By Ana Altchek, Staff Columnist
12:52 am

While the resolution began as a direct response to Omar’s anti-Semitism, it quickly transgressed into a wishy-washy general prerogative to abstain from all forms of hatred.

Editorial: West Virginia gets creative holding Church accountable for abuse

By The Pitt News Editorial Board
March 20, 2019

The state’s solution to these legal impediments might help in the effort to hold accountable those who enabled the abuse to happen.

Editorial: Stop calling Beto O’Rourke a progressive candidate

By The Pitt News Editorial Board
March 19, 2019

While O’Rourke quickly rose in fame and favor following his failed Senate bid, his past voting record as a member of the House of Representatives doesn’t match the progressive image he currently projects.

Panthers show off at Pitt’s NFL Pro Day

By Sami Abu-Obaid, Staff Writer
12:37 am

Pitt held its annual Pro Day on Wednesday to give seniors who weren’t invited to the NFL Combine a chance to perform in front of NFL Scouts.

Take 5: Baseball is Boomin’

By Staff
March 20, 2019

The largest contract in baseball history lasted 20 days before it was beaten out by the largest contract in baseball and American sports history. So who got the better deal, the Philadelphia Phillies and Bryce Harper or the Los Angeles Angels and Mike Trout?

Five Pitt wrestlers to compete at NCAA Championships

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer
March 20, 2019

With Pittsburgh hosting the NCAA Championships for the first time since 1957, it’s fitting that the Panthers will send five wrestlers to enjoy the hometown advantage: Micky Phillippi, Demetrius Thomas, Taleb Rahmani, Nino Bonaccorsi and Kellan Stout.

New ‘Queer Eye’ season brings joy to fans with diversity and a dog

By Apoorva Kethidi, Staff Writer
12:06 am

Season three of the breakout, Emmy award-winning reboot “Queer Eye” hit the streaming service on Friday, to much excitement from the show’s many fans.

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‘Captain Marvel’ packs great performances and action in a crowded plot

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Senior Staff Writer
March 19, 2019

“Captain Marvel,” written and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, is the twenty-first movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the first to feature a solo female lead.

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Blog: Spring break watchlist

By The Pitt News Staff
March 7, 2019

As promised in our 2019 spring break bucket list, The Pitt News staff is here with yet another installment of our Weekend Watchlist blog series.

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Photo blog: midterms, spring break edition

By Bader Abdulmajeed, Staff Photographer
March 8, 2019

Kick off your break from class and the stresses of midterm exams by reading about how these Pitt students wind down from midterm exams and plan to spend their spring breaks.

Make time for mindfulness

By Ashna Gupta, For The Pitt News
March 8, 2019

Do you ever find yourself trying to study for chemistry and then you remember you have an assignment due in another class? Or do you remember all the errands you need to run while trying to get work done? It’s a natural human tendency to be doing something while our minds are in another place. Practicing mindfulness, however, brings us to the present moment and allows us to focus all of our attention...

Blog: Spring break watchlist

By The Pitt News Staff
March 7, 2019

As promised in our 2019 spring break bucket list, The Pitt News staff is here with yet another installment of our Weekend Watchlist blog series.

Gallery: 2019 SGB Election

By Hannah Heisler and Thomas Yang | February 20, 2019

Zechariah Brown will serve as president of Pitt’s Student Government Board during the 2019-20 school year, after winning 62 percent of the vote against Albert Tanjaya Tuesday. Brown said he felt “grateful and thankful and overwhelmed” when Katie McLaughlin, chair of SGB’s Elections Committee, read the results at SGB’s Tuesday night meeting. “I felt like this was so incredibly close....

Photo blog: Pitt students reflect on winter break

By Bader Abdulmajeed, Staff Photographer | January 25, 2019

Check out the first edition of our photo blog by staff photographer Bader Abdulmajeed. This week he walked around campus and talked to students about music, winter break, mental health and more. — Responses have been edited for clarity and brevity.

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