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Buy me a drank: T-Pain to headline Bigelow Bash
Fifth Ave. Popeyes says last goodbyes
Seminoles steamroll Pitt women’s basketball, 78-46

Pitt student seeks to unseat City Council president

25-year-old Chris Kumanchik is challenging City Council President Bruce Kraus for the District 3 City Council seat.

Flawed but vital: MARS teaches students specifics of computer architecture

Students at Pitt in CS 0447 are undertaking the difficult task of learning how to read and write assembly languages — and a tool is making it easier for students and teachers alike.

PGH Foodie Blog: Oakland’s Americanized Chinese food gems

The majority of people have heard of the Ten Commandments, but very few have heard of the elusive 11th commandment. Thou shall never find good cafeteria food. I’ve been to several colleges for visits,...

Hillman exhibit showcases stories of Ferguson
PQP offers community, safe space to LGBTQ+ staff
College students say “screw you” to sex

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Exploring the gray areas of asexuality

By Maggie Young, Staff Writer
February 14, 2019

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Opinion | The importance of using gender-neutral vocabulary

By Anne Marie Yurik, Staff Columnist
February 17, 2019

Pronouns, for the cisgender community, might not seem like a big deal. But many individuals who identify as non-binary lose accurate representation and feel excluded when people are unfamiliar with the gendered phrasing they’re using.

Editorial: The wall isn’t a national emergency

By The Pitt News Editorial Board
February 17, 2019

What Trump fails to recognize in all this is that there is no crisis at the border. His national emergency creates far more problems than it solves and is a complete overextension of executive powers.

Top 10: Master plan must-haves

By The Pitt News Editorial Board
February 14, 2019

Here are the top 10 most pressing issues to students and faculty alike that Pitt must incorporate into this master plan.

WWE needs to let Kofi Kingston fly

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer
2:20 am

WWE superstar Kofi Kingston is in his late 30s and still has as much dexterity and agility as an Olympic gymnast, but has yet to hold a world title in WWE.

Weekend Sports: Wrestling rolls, softball stumbles

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer
February 17, 2019

The Panthers didn’t fare so well on the diamond — the baseball and softball teams went a combined 1-7 in their respective tournaments over the weekend.

No. 22 Hokies hand Pitt basketball ninth straight loss

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer
February 16, 2019

Pitt men’s basketball continued its struggles in ACC play Saturday afternoon, falling 70-64 to No. 22 Virginia Tech at the Petersen Events Center.

Blog: Our weekend watchlist, LGBTQ+ edition

By The Pitt News Staff
February 15, 2019

Valentine’s Day is a day of love, but here at The Pitt News, it is also the day we release our annual Sex Edition, which this year had an LGBTQ+ focus. To continue with this theme, this Weekend Watchlist features series and movies with a strong LGBTQ+ presence. “Glee” // Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Senior Staff Writer Fox // Created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan // Grade:...

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Slaying the Pittsburgh drag scene

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer
February 14, 2019

While drag seems to have a very sexualized culture in mainstream media, it is just another form of performing arts, and it is popular in Pittsburgh.

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Age of AQUARIUS: New club offers home for LGBTQ+ students with Asian roots

By Amanda Giamalis, For The Pitt News
February 13, 2019

The title AQUARIUS is an acronym for “Alliance of Queer Underrepresented Asians in Recognition of Intersectionality to Uphold Solidarity.” The club has been an official, active club at Pitt since November 2018 and now has more than 30 members.

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Blog: Our weekend watchlist, LGBTQ+ edition

By The Pitt News Staff
February 15, 2019

Valentine’s Day is a day of love, but here at The Pitt News, it is also the day we release our annual Sex Edition, which this year had an LGBTQ+ focus. To continue with this theme, this Weekend Watchlist features series and movies with a strong LGBTQ+ presence. “Glee” // Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Senior Staff Writer Fox // Created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan // Grade:...

Blog: Valentine’s Day, more than romantic love

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Staff Writer
February 14, 2019

A long-held belief in our society is that we need to be in relationships or get married to be happy and successful — to achieve a “happily ever after,” so to speak. We have a myriad of romantic comedies and princess films that center on romance or heavily feature love interests. There’s also the expensive extravaganza of wedding culture as proof of this infatuation with romance. For some, being...

Blog: Reverse culture shock after China study abroad

By Ben Spock, Staff Writer
February 13, 2019

This page was made possible in part by a grant from Year of Pitt Global. I won’t soon forget my experience standing in line at the McDonald’s in the Chicago O’Hare Airport. I had a layover in Chicago during my trip between Shanghai and Pittsburgh after studying abroad in China for two months. I was about to order a 10-piece chicken nugget combo, something I’ve regrettably done dozens —...

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.

January 22, 2019

Photos By: Thomas Yang | Assistant Visual Editor

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