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Danielle Gallaway is senior executive chef for Compass Group, Pitt’s new dining contractor.
New Pitt Dining executive chef breaks culinary glass ceiling
By Diana Velasquez, Senior Staff Writer • September 23, 2020
Danielle Gallaway is senior executive chef for Compass Group, Pitt’s new dining contractor, and is in charge of all the meals at all the dining halls on campus. She has also been in the food industry since she was 15.
Pitt sophomore Madison Myslewicz began her food instagram, @madisoneatss, to pass the time during quarantine.
Pittsburgh food Instagrammers use social media to make mouths water
By Hayley Lesh, Staff Writer • September 23, 2020
Many users know food accounts across the globe for their delicious dishes, but local food Instagrammers want to showcase what Pittsburgh has to offer.
In addition to the modern Hippocratic oath, the current first-year class of Pitt’s School of Medicine took a nontraditional oath on Aug. 14 addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, racial injustice and health care inequities.
‘Class of the First Oath’ addresses health care disparities, social justice issues
By Rashi Ranjan, Staff Writer • September 23, 2020
The current first-year class of Pitt’s School of Medicine took a nontraditional oath on Aug. 14 in addition to the modern Hippocratic oath.
Ree Drummond is a celebrity chef best known for her show “The Pioneer Woman” on Food Network.
Staff Picks: Celebrity chefs we trust the most
By The Pitt News Staff
If you’re looking for a new recipe and don’t know whose to try, we’ve got you covered.
Review: “Antebellum” is mostly wasted potential
Review: “Antebellum” is mostly wasted potential
By Sinead McDevitt, Senior Staff Writer
“Antebellum” wants to be about the past and the legacy of slavery, even going so far as to open on William Faulkner’s quote, “The past is never dead, it isn’t even the past.” Unfortunately, the film, while thought-provoking in some ways, doesn’t quite stick the landing.v
Primanti Bros. is a sandwich shop chain that finds its roots in Pittsburgh.
Oakland restaurants ‘delivering’ on expectations despite COVID-19 restrictions
By Bobbo Craig, For The Pitt News • September 23, 2020
Although many restaurants have been able to open their doors to the public, many are still feeling the detrimental effects of COVID-19. To be in accordance with Allegheny County COVID-19 restrictions, restaurants must close their doors by 11 p.m., keep the number of people in the building below 25% of full capacity, maintain social distancing and enforce mask-wearing.
Student Government Board will raffle off 25 $100 gift cards to the campus bookstore for people living off campus who respond to the Census by the Sept. 30 deadline.
SGB offers prizes for students who complete census by Sept. 30 deadline
By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor • September 23, 2020
The Student Government Board is offering $2,500 in gift cards to the University Store on Fifth for students who complete the U.S. census by the new Sept. 30th self-reporting deadline.
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Students write messages with sticky notes in the windows of their Wyndham hotel dorm rooms.
Students adjust to living in hotels
By Thea Barrett, Staff Writer • September 23, 2020
When Sophia Hernandez’s dorm tour TikTok went viral, it wasn’t because people liked her decorations. It was because her dorm wasn’t a dorm at all — it was a hotel room.
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Starship’s food delivery robots, which roamed campus last school year, have been mysteriously missing from campus.
Starship robots may return in future under new dining contractor
By India Krug, Staff Writer • September 23, 2020
Some of the Pitt community’s smallest pedestrians are missing this semester — the Starship Technologies food delivery robots. The robots, which became a part of campus culture, provided a meal option right outside students’ doors.
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The vegan diet is on the rise in recent years.
Opinion | Veganism isn’t necessarily the most ethical or sustainable option
By Paige Lawler, Assistant Opinions Editor
Being vegan isn’t necessarily more ethical or more sustainable than eating a diet that includes meat and other animal products. In fact, depending on people’s consumption choices, being vegan can be less ethical and less sustainable than a “normal” diet.
The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically affected the ways in which we consume and shop for food.
Opinion | The pandemic has thrown our eating habits for a loop
By Remy Samuels, Staff Columnist
Particularly for those with eating disorders, maintaining a healthy diet and body image can be challenging at this time.
Satire | Top 10 grocery items for serotonin production
Satire | Top 10 grocery items for serotonin production
By Alex Dolinger, Staff Columnist
Here are my top 10 Target picks this fall:


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...

Sponsored Content: University of Pittsburgh Big Idea Center
Sponsored Content: University of Pittsburgh Big Idea Center
By Michael Yeomans • August 26, 2020

College is a time to explore new ideas. And Pitt students of every level from across the university have an amazing resource available that lets...

The vegan diet is on the rise in recent years.
Opinion | Veganism isn’t necessarily the most ethical or sustainable option
By Paige Lawler, Assistant Opinions Editor • September 22, 2020
Being vegan isn’t necessarily more ethical or more sustainable than eating a diet that includes meat and other animal products. In fact, depending on people’s consumption choices, being vegan can be less ethical and less sustainable than a “normal” diet.
The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically affected the ways in which we consume and shop for food.
Opinion | The pandemic has thrown our eating habits for a loop
By Remy Samuels, Staff Columnist • September 22, 2020
Particularly for those with eating disorders, maintaining a healthy diet and body image can be challenging at this time.
Satire | Top 10 grocery items for serotonin production
Satire | Top 10 grocery items for serotonin production
By Alex Dolinger, Staff Columnist • September 22, 2020
Here are my top 10 Target picks this fall:
Panthers soccer open seasons in dominant fashion

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer
September 21, 2020

In addition to Pitt football’s headline-grabbing win over conference rival Syracuse on Saturday, other Panthers teams boasted a dominant weekend. Men’s soccer routed Louisville on Saturday in its final home exhibition game before beginning the regular season, while women’s soccer traveled to Navy and picked up its fourth consecutive win.

Despite flaws, Pitt handles business in ACC opener

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer
September 21, 2020

In a defensive showdown where yards were scarce and points were even harder to come by, Pitt ultimately took care of business by stifling Syracuse in a misleadingly close 21-10 win on Saturday afternoon.

Panther defense makes up for offensive woes to beat Syracuse 21-10

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor
September 19, 2020

In a game marked by offensive mishaps, Pitt (2-0, 1-0 ACC) beat conference rival Syracuse (0-2, 0-2 ACC) 21-10.

“All In: The Fight for Democracy” is available on Amazon Prime Video.
Review: “All In: The Fight for Democracy” is a necessary, but dated, PSA
By Nadiya Greaser, Staff Writer • September 20, 2020
The documentary uses the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial election as a case study for the systemic discrimination and voter suppression that it claims is happening in every state across the country.
“The Devil All the Time,” now streaming on Netflix, is directed by Antonio Campos and based on Donald Ray Pollock’s 2011 novel of the same name.
Review: No rest for the wicked, or the audience, in ‘The Devil All the Time’
By Matthew Monroy, Senior Staff Writer • September 20, 2020
“Fighting the devil” is a common saying, usually heard orated from behind preachers’ lofty pulpits on Sunday mornings.
Manor Theatre, a popular movie theater in Squirrel Hill, reopened Aug. 28 after being closed since mid-March.
Manor Theatre reopens with new renovations
By Annabelle Walter, For The Pitt News • September 16, 2020
Manor Theatre, a popular theater on Squirrel Hill’s Murray Avenue, reopened Aug. 28 after closing in mid-March.
Of Sound Mind | Troye Sivan’s “In A Dream”

By Lucas DiBlasi, Staff Writer
September 20, 2020

Troye Sivan has been an ambassador of Lorde-esque electronic pop for years, releasing hit songs that are consistently danceable (or slow-danceable).

Weekend Watchlist | Superpowered Stories

By The Pitt News Staff
September 17, 2020

This week’s streaming recommendations cover the wide world of superpowers — from powerhouse Marvel movies to shows you’ve likely never seen before.

The Green Space | What the Frack?

By Sarah Stager, Contributing Editor
September 17, 2020

I decided to peer down the metaphorical fracking well — and here’s what I found.

Photos: Pitt football vs. Syracuse

By Kaycee Orwig, Assistant Visual Editor
September 21, 2020

Pitt played yet another fanless game on Saturday against its first ACC opponent of the season. The Panthers defeated the Syracuse Orange 21-10.    

September 16, 2020

Watch as Pitt plays its first game without fans in attendance for the first time in recent memory.

Photos: Pitt football vs. Austin Peay

By Sarah Cutshall, Visual Editor
September 14, 2020

Pitt played without a single fan in attendance Saturday. The Panthers opened the season with a 55-0 victory over the Austin Peay Governors.

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