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What are the odds: Football weekend

What are the odds: Football weekend

By Ben Bobeck, Staff Writer
September 20, 2019
Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Staff writer Ben Bobeck breaks down his best bets of the weekend, including one pick involving Pitt's own football team.

What are the odds: NBA Playoff weekend

What are the odds: NBA Playoff weekend

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer
April 12, 2019
Filed under Sports, Sports Columns, Top Stories

The Warriors are the favorite to win the NBA Finals at 1-2 odds, with the Bucks at 6-1 and the Houston Rockets right behind at 8-1.

What are the odds: Final Four picks

What are the odds: Final Four picks

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer
April 5, 2019
Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

In the Final Four, Auburn’s fast-paced offense could cause problems for Virginia, while Texas Tech’s stifling defense will make for a low-scoring affair against Michigan State.

What are the odds: March Madness Sweet 16

What are the odds: March Madness Sweet 16

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer
March 29, 2019
Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

All four of the games on Friday are the top four seeds from the regions, potentially making for great-quality games.

What are the odds: Friday March Madness

What are the odds: Friday March Madness

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer
March 22, 2019
Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

The first weekend of the tournament is always a spectacle, filled with upsets and exciting games — and it’s the best weekend to gamble, with games on all day Thursday through Sunday. Let the Madness begin.

What are the odds: NBA March Madness

What are the odds: NBA March Madness

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer
March 8, 2019
Filed under Sports, Sports Columns, Top Stories

The NBA season starts winding down and teams are competing for final playoff spots, while the NCAA March Madness Tournament begins in just two weeks.

What are the odds: UFC 235

What are the odds: UFC 235

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer
March 1, 2019
Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

UFC 235 has one of the best fight lineups in a long time, with both the welterweight and light heavyweight bouts having appeal.

What are the odds: NBA playoff hopefuls

What are the odds: NBA playoff hopefuls

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer
February 22, 2019
Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

With less than two months left in the NBA regular season, we look at the odds from some playoff contenders in action this weekend.

What are the odds: NBA All-Star Weekend

What are the odds: NBA All-Star Weekend

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer
February 15, 2019
Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

After a successful betting slate last week, it’s time to look at who will win the contests during the NBA’s All-Star Weekend.

What are the odds: NBA post-trade deadline matchups

What are the odds: NBA post-trade deadline matchups

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer
February 8, 2019
Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

With football season coming to an end, it’s time to shift focus toward the NBA, where an eventful trade deadline just came and passed.

What are the odds: Super Bowl edition

What are the odds: Super Bowl edition

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer
February 1, 2019
Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

There's the game itself, featuring the veteran New England Patriots against the young Los Angeles Rams. But more importantly, we are going to look at all of the Super Bowl prop bets.

What are the odds: NBA’s bottom teams look to tank

What are the odds: NBA’s bottom teams look to tank

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer
January 25, 2019
Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

NBA tanking season is now in full form, with teams trying to lose more games in hopes of a higher draft position.

What are the odds: Don’t bet against Brees, Brady in championship weekend

What are the odds: Don’t bet against Brees, Brady in championship weekend

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer
January 18, 2019
Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

It's tough to bet against two Hall of Fame quarterbacks in Drew Brees in Tom Brady — so don't do it.

What are the odds: Bet on Foles, Rivers in NFL playoffs

What are the odds: Bet on Foles, Rivers in NFL playoffs

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer
January 11, 2019
Filed under Sports, Sports Columns, Top Stories

When it comes to the NFL playoffs, Nick Foles has proven that you should never bet against him.

What are the Odds: Pittsburgh wins in Oakland, Army beats Navy

What are the Odds: Pittsburgh wins in Oakland, Army beats Navy

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer
December 7, 2018
Filed under Sports

Another weekend, another opportunity to make some money. After going 2-4 last week, our in-house betting expert is looking to redeem himself with picks in the NFL, NBA and NCAA.

What are the odds: Championship Weekend

What are the odds: Championship Weekend

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer
November 30, 2018
Filed under Sports

If you’re already stressing out on whether you should take Alabama or Georgia in your Championship Weekend bets, don’t worry. Our weekly “What are the odds” column is here to help. With a 32-28 second this season, count on this to help make you money this weekend.

What are the odds: Pittsburgh will come out on top

What are the odds: Pittsburgh will come out on top

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer
November 16, 2018
Filed under Sports

Another week is over which means it’s time to start placing your bets on weekend sports. It looks likely both Pittsburgh football teams will come back with victories.

What are the odds: Pitt will run over the Hokies

What are the odds: Pitt will run over the Hokies

By Collin Martin, Staff Writer
November 9, 2018
Filed under Sports

A lot has happened in the NFL this past week. The LA Rams are no longer undefeated and are going up against Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks. The Dallas Cowboys got Amari Cooper, but the Eagles now have Golden Tate. If those have you asking who you should bet on this week, don’t worry, we have your answers here.

What are the odds: Rodgers vs. Brady could be the showdown of the season

What are the odds: Rodgers vs. Brady could be the showdown of the season

By Collin Martin, Staff Writer
November 2, 2018
Filed under Sports

Rodgers vs. Brady, Steelers vs. Ravens, this is a weekend every sports fan looks forward to. If you want to make a little money while you’re watching, read our What are the odds to see if you should take the over or under.

What are the odds: Cleveland has potential as “Believeland”

What are the odds: Cleveland has potential as “Believeland”

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer
October 26, 2018
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

With both Pitt and the Steelers back at it after their bye weeks, there’s a lot at stake in sports betting. In this installment of “What are the Odds,” The Pitt News offers our best advice on which bet you should take for the best outcome.

What are the odds: Best bets from ACC Football to the NBA

What are the odds: Best bets from ACC Football to the NBA

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer
October 19, 2018
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

After a week that consisted of all four major U.S. sports leagues having games, “What are the Odds” is back to cover them all. This week, the Pitt News looks not just at the football, but basketball as well.

What are the odds: Orange you glad you didn’t bet on Pitt?

What are the odds: Orange you glad you didn’t bet on Pitt?

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer
October 5, 2018
Filed under Football, Sports

After a rough week for Colin's bets last week, he looks at ways to make a comeback. From choosing Syracuse over Pitt to taking the Vikings over the Eagles in the NFL, there's many things to consider this week. Colin looks at several ACC games and offers his best insight on who to put the money on.

What are the odds: Analyzing this week’s AFC North battle

What are the odds: Analyzing this week’s AFC North battle

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer
September 28, 2018
Filed under Football, Sports

After a successful week last week, writer Colin Martin looks at how to keep up his winning streak. With games from Pitt, Penn State and Notre Dame, this week's What Are the Odds even includes an NFL game.

What are the odds: Making a comeback after losses in Ohio State vs. TCU game

What are the odds: Making a comeback after losses in Ohio State vs. TCU game

By Colin Martin, Blogger
September 21, 2018
Filed under Blogs, Sports, Sports Columns

In this week's "What are the odds" blog, blogger Colin Martin examines his losses and how he can make a comeback in the upcoming games. He offers an analysis of each game in college football, providing spreads, over/under numbers and bet suggestion.

What are the odds: Best bets around college football

What are the odds: Best bets around college football

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer
September 14, 2018
Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

In May, the Supreme Court repealed the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, leaving the legalization of sports gambling up to individual states. The betting is legal in Pennsylvania and is actually a popular past-time. The Pitt News examines the best college games this weekend to put your money on.

Against all odds: in dire need of woman’s best friend

By NATASHA SURLES
March 3, 2006
Filed under Archives

My cousin's dog, Rambo, was the closest I've come to owning a pet.Every weekend I would... My cousin's dog, Rambo, was the closest I've come to owning a pet.Every weekend I would visit Rambo. He was loveable and sweet, and he followed me around the house wagging his tail. I often snuck him snacks unde...

Pitt, convergence at odds over space

By GREG HELLER-LaBELLE
January 24, 2003
Filed under Archives

This weekend, thousands of people will descend on Oakland to protest the possibility of a war... This weekend, thousands of people will descend on Oakland to protest the possibility of a war in Iraq.The Pittsburgh Regional Convergence Against War, being billed as the "largest local peace mobilization in 30+ y...

TPN writer reflects on four years of Pitt athletics

TPN writer reflects on four years of Pitt athletics

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer
April 22, 2019
Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Senior staff writer Colin Martin reflects on Pitt’s best sports moments during his time on campus, from the football team’s upset over Penn State in 2016 to its ACC Championship appearance in 2018.

“Grateful, thankful, overwhelmed”: Brown wins SGB presidency

“Grateful, thankful, overwhelmed”: Brown wins SGB presidency

By Brian Gentry and Emily Wolfe
February 20, 2019
Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News, Student Government

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.

Kozlowski: Not all coups are created equal

By Mark Kozlowski
February 23, 2010
Filed under Archives

Perhaps the clearest division between the United States and most of the rest of the world is... Perhaps the clearest division between the United States and most of the rest of the world is how the civilian government relates to the military. Our tradition is that through the court of public opinion, civil...

Livin’ in the lounge with no guarantees

By ERIC LIDJI Senior Staff Writer
August 28, 2001
Filed under Archives

What are the odds that three Josephs, all of whom are on a waiting list for student housing,... What are the odds that three Josephs, all of whom are on a waiting list for student housing, would be placed together in one converted lounge?Get out your Powerball tickets and put up your lightning rods, it...

Take 5: Fitzpatrick, Fury, Futility

Take 5: Fitzpatrick, Fury, Futility

By TPN Staff
September 19, 2019
Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

In this week’s column, our staff weighs in on a couple Pittsburgh-related storylines — one hopeful, one bleak — and also shines a light on the incredible career of heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury.

Looking ahead to Week 2 in the NFL

Looking ahead to Week 2 in the NFL

By Nick Carlisano, Senior Staff Writer
September 13, 2019
Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

There’s plenty excitement in store for NFL Week 2 now that the world has gotten a taste of how this season may pan out. What follows are some matchups to look forward to, as well as players and stories to keep an eye on for this weekend’s slate of games.

Take 5: Football Friday

Take 5: Football Friday

By TPN Sports Staff
September 5, 2019
Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

In this week’s Take 5 it’s all about football — of every variety. The NFL hierarchy gets shaken up, the Heisman Trophy race gains a new front runner and history was made while fighting for a spot in the 2020 FIFA World Cup.

Coastal Power Rankings: Miami to dethrone Pitt as champs

Coastal Power Rankings: Miami to dethrone Pitt as champs

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer
August 27, 2019
Filed under Football, Sports

After stealing the ACC Coastal crown in 2018, the Panthers will be hard-pressed to finish above any of the division’s top three teams this season.

A runner’s guide to Pittsburgh

A runner’s guide to Pittsburgh

By Brian Gentry, Senior Staff Writer
July 2, 2019
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

With hundreds of acres of public parks and walkable neighborhoods, runners will delight in exploring all the City has to offer. This is especially true in Oakland, where the University of Pittsburgh is located. Schenley Park, a 456-acre park directly adjacent to Pitt’s campus, and neighborhoods like Squirrel Hill and Shadyside are only a quick jaunt away.

Qadree Ollison: Next in line

Qadree Ollison: Next in line

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer
June 29, 2019
Filed under Football, Sports

Qadree Ollison ran rampant in his final season as a Panther, guiding his team to its first ever Coastal title. Now he’ll look to add even more firepower to an already loaded Falcon offense.

Recruiting roundup: Capel nabs Murphy but comes up short

Recruiting roundup: Capel nabs Murphy but comes up short

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer
June 4, 2019
Filed under Football, Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

The college football season is fast approaching, but basketball recruiting news commands the headlines for the Pittsburgh Panthers — most of it bad.

Take 5: Kings, queens and curses

Take 5: Kings, queens and curses

By The Pitt News Staff
May 28, 2019
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Our staff is sharing four of our hottest basketball takes — and one about Serena Williams.

Recruiting Roundup: Pitt football nabs two 2020 recruits

Recruiting Roundup: Pitt football nabs two 2020 recruits

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer
April 19, 2019
Filed under Football, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Columns

Pitt football added a couple recruits to its class of 2020, while Capel's basketball club looks to round out its remaining scholarship offers for the 2019 season.

Top 10: Excuses for missing a final

Top 10: Excuses for missing a final

By The Pitt News Editorial Board
April 18, 2019
Filed under Editorials, Opinions

It happens. We get it. Here are the top 10 reasons you can give professors for why you missed your final that’s worth 30% of your grade.

Take 5: Brown, Magic lead headlines for wrong reasons

Take 5: Brown, Magic lead headlines for wrong reasons

By The Pitt News Staff
April 12, 2019
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Former Steelers wideout Antonio Brown drew the ire of Pittsburgh fans, fellow NFL players and the general public at large this past week with a controversial tweet at ex-teammate Juju Smith-Schuster.

Virginia, team of destiny, wins National Championship

Virginia, team of destiny, wins National Championship

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor
April 10, 2019
Filed under Sports, Sports Columns, Top Stories

No team in recent memory has embodied the "team of destiny" cliche more than the 2019 Virginia men’s basketball team.

NBA Playoff race set for photo finish

NBA Playoff race set for photo finish

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor
April 3, 2019
Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

The NBA regular season is winding down, but much still remains to be determined as the final week of games begins.

Take 5: March is lacking madness

Take 5: March is lacking madness

By Staff
March 27, 2019
Filed under Sports

Even with Rob Gronkowski announcing his retirement, the Steelers still seem to be in the spotlight when it comes to drama. According to one of our writers, that may never end, even after losing Bell and Brown.

Bracket Buster Breakdown

Bracket Buster Breakdown

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer
March 18, 2019
Filed under Sports

The March Madness Brackets are finally announced which means it’s time for you to pick your Cinderella team. Find out the teams most likely to make a run here.

The Devil wears Blue, Pitt hopes to ‘prod-a’ win against Duke

The Devil wears Blue, Pitt hopes to ‘prod-a’ win against Duke

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Wrtier
March 5, 2019
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Pitt women’s basketball will be facing Duke in the first round of the ACC tournament on Wednesday. Pitt has lost all 10 of its meetings with Duke dating back to the 2006 season, so odds are not in the Panthers’ favor this tournament season.

Early look at the NFL Combine

Early look at the NFL Combine

By Adin Link, Staff Writer
February 28, 2019
Filed under Football, Sports

his weekend will be make it or break it for 337 NFL prospects. Teams will find out who can perform under pressure and make it in the NFL.

Take 5: WWZD: What Will Zion Do

Take 5: WWZD: What Will Zion Do

By Pitt News Staff
February 28, 2019
Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

No one knows for sure what any athletes’ futures hold, but people can speculate. Morant will make it, Zion should come back, the Phillies should walk away from Bryce and Murray needs to throw.

National champs to pick, avoid in your bracket

National champs to pick, avoid in your bracket

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor
February 26, 2019
Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

It’s never too early to start looking for an edge that will push your bracket over the top, and picking the right national champion is half the battle.

Pitt student takes the stage in professional production of ‘The Tempest’

Pitt student takes the stage in professional production of ‘The Tempest’

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Senior Staff Writer
February 7, 2019
Filed under Culture, Theater, Top Stories

Julia De Avilez Rocha, a senior at Pitt, got a start in pursuing her dream at Pittsburgh Public Theater with her role as Ceres in “The Tempest.”

Q&A: Howard Schultz may run for president, and some folks are steaming mad about it

Q&A: Howard Schultz may run for president, and some folks are steaming mad about it

By Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times
February 6, 2019
Filed under National News

Howard Schultz, who turned Starbucks into an international hot-beverage behemoth, is brewing up a possible run for president, and, no, that’s not the last bad coffee pun you will hear between now and when he decides. The Seattle billionaire announced he was exploring a possible 2020 run as an indep...

Harris and Warren gain early 2020 edge with nomination calendar

Harris and Warren gain early 2020 edge with nomination calendar

By Sahil Kapur, Bloomberg News
February 6, 2019
Filed under National News

The first contests to pick the Democrat who’ll challenge President Donald Trump in 2020 play to the strengths of Sens. Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren, giving each a significant edge when voters begin winnowing the field of contenders. Both are talented fundraisers who set down markers by jumpi...

Pro athletes recount journey to the top level

Pro athletes recount journey to the top level

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer
February 6, 2019
Filed under Sports, Sports Features, Top Stories

For most athletes who actually make it to the professional level, like former Pitt tennis player and 2017 graduate Audrey Ann Blakely, the journey is mentally arduous and financially uncertain.

Editorial: Big Pharma must be stopped

Editorial: Big Pharma must be stopped

By The Pitt News Editorial Board
February 5, 2019
Filed under Editorials, Opinions

One company may be responsible for illegal activities that expanded and considerably worsened the opioid crisis.This kind of shameful opportunism must be stopped if we’re to have any chance at stopping a national health emergency of this magnitude.

Trump says trade deal hinges on Xi meeting

Trump says trade deal hinges on Xi meeting

By Shawn Donnan, Andrew Mayeda and Laura Curtis, Bloomberg News
January 31, 2019
Filed under National News

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said he may soon meet with China’s Xi Jinping to finalize details of a possible trade deal as he declared negotiations in Washington were making progress. “Meetings are going well with good intent and spirit on both sides,” Trump said in a tweet Thursday....

WWE ‘TLC’ doesn’t take care of McIntyre, Ziggler

WWE ‘TLC’ doesn’t take care of McIntyre, Ziggler

By Alexa Marzina, staff writer
January 8, 2019
Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

A staff-writer takes a look at the WWE, arguing some of its top performers deserve to be treated better.

Editorial | Pittsburgh ordinance stifles community voices

Editorial | Pittsburgh ordinance stifles community voices

By The Pitt News Editorial Board
December 5, 2018
Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Community voices in Pittsburgh lobbied for a seat at the table in city planning and development. The process to earn that seat is shutting them out.

Panthers vs. Cardinal: Natural Selection at Work?

Panthers vs. Cardinal: Natural Selection at Work?

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer
December 4, 2018
Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

It’s official, Pitt will be playing Stanford in the Sun Bowl, the Panthers first bowl game in two years. After two tough loses, it will be the perfect place for Pitt’s seniors to leave their mark on the program.

Panthers exorcise Demon Deacons 34-13, clinch Coastal

Panthers exorcise Demon Deacons 34-13, clinch Coastal

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor
November 17, 2018
Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

Sophomore quarterback Kenny Pickett set new career highs in passing yardage and touchdowns as the Panthers knocked off Wake Forest to clinch their first ACC Coastal title in program history.

Football Prediction: Pitt will come out on top 34-26

Football Prediction: Pitt will come out on top 34-26

By Michael Nitti, Staff Writer
November 9, 2018
Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

Pitt has been dominate at home this season, averaging 40.7 points and 295.7 yards per game. The only question is, will the Panthers be able to continue that streak when it matters most? Read here to see what you can expect from the Panthers when they face Virginia Tech this Saturday.

Don’t miss your shot to avoid the flu

Don’t miss your shot to avoid the flu

By Nina Kneuer, For the Pitt News
November 2, 2018
Filed under 2. Featured, Health, News

It’s not too late to get your flu shot. Pitt makes it easy — and free — to protect yourself from contracting the disease. Whether or not to get a flu shot — it’s a point of contention. But Dr. Simon Barrett-Boyes discusses the many benefits of getting the vaccination.

Weekly Pick ’Em: TPN staff takes on ACC Week 9

Weekly Pick ’Em: TPN staff takes on ACC Week 9

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor
November 2, 2018
Filed under Sports

Our staff takes a look at the upcoming slate of ACC football games, headlined by Pitt’s high-stakes clash with Virginia Friday night. Elsewhere in the conference, No. 24 Boston College travels to Virginia Tech for what our staff believes will be a very close game, while undefeated Clemson hosts Louisville in what could quickly become a blowout of epic proportions.

Take 5: City of Stars, Cardiac Cleveland

Take 5: City of Stars, Cardiac Cleveland

By The Pitt News Staff
October 23, 2018
Filed under Sports, Sports Columns, Top Stories, Video, Visual

TPN’s weekly hot takes are here a little earlier this week, but it doesn’t stop our staff from voicing their opinions on pro-sports. From the city’s own Riverhounds to the Lakers’ Lebron James, our staffs takes will surely keep you in the loop with what is going on in the sports world.

Weekly Pick ‘Em: TPN sports staff locks in ACC game predictions

Weekly Pick ‘Em: TPN sports staff locks in ACC game predictions

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor
October 11, 2018
Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

In the first installment of the Pitt News sports weekly pick ‘em competition, 10 of TPN’s most avid football fans put lock in their predictions for upcoming ACC games. For each upcoming game, the staff records their best guess of the outcome of the games.

Take 5: Fultz, Futility, Finance

Take 5: Fultz, Futility, Finance

By The Pitt News staff
October 11, 2018
Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

The Pitt News staff takes a look at each of America's three ongoing professional sports, from Markelle Fultz' improvement to the Bengals' false hopes.

New policy rewrites rules on donated books for inmates

New policy rewrites rules on donated books for inmates

By Emily Wolfe, Staff Writer
October 9, 2018
Filed under News, Top Stories

Concerns about synthetic cannabinoids prompted new security protocols for the Department of Corrections, which includes banning donated books.

Three takeaways from Pitt’s 45-14 loss to UCF

Three takeaways from Pitt’s 45-14 loss to UCF

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor
October 1, 2018
Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

The Panthers produced their worst game of the season Saturday against the University of Central Florida, allowing a season-high 568 yards and gaining a season-low 272 yards.

Take 5: Patriots, pass-rush, Patrick Mahomes

Take 5: Patriots, pass-rush, Patrick Mahomes

By The Pitt News Staff
September 19, 2018
Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

In a week with an abundance of compelling NFL storylines, The Pitt News staff provides some insight on the top talking points.

Prediction: Panthers to muzzle Great Danes in season opener

Prediction: Panthers to muzzle Great Danes in season opener

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer
August 30, 2018
Filed under 2. Featured, Football, Sports

The Pitt football season kicks off this Saturday afternoon at Heinz Field as the Panthers face off against the Albany Great Danes.

Best neighborhoods for off-campus adventures

Best neighborhoods for off-campus adventures

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor
August 20, 2018
Filed under Art, Culture, Food & Drink, Welcome Back 2018

For many new Pitt students, the busy, exciting atmosphere of city life is one of the reasons they chose to attend an urban university. With Oakland’s many hospitals, restaurants, drugstores and parks surrounding our campus, students have a good idea of what life is like in an urban area. But what many...

Column: Group by Group World Cup Preview

Column: Group by Group World Cup Preview

By Stephen Cuddy | Staff Writer
June 6, 2018
Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

The 2018 World Cup isn’t a priority for most Americans since the United States failed to qualify for the competition, but this year’s games have the potential to be one of the most entertaining tournaments in years. The tournament — hosted in Russia this year — kicks off June 14 at 11 a.m. with t...

Column: LeBron James stands no chance against the Warriors

Column: LeBron James stands no chance against the Warriors

By Trent Leonard | Senior Staff Writer
June 6, 2018
Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

The Golden State Warriors followed up their thrilling overtime victory in game one of the NBA Finals with a more dominant result in game two Sunday night, trouncing the Cleveland Cavaliers 122-103 with help from a record-setting performance by two-time MVP point guard Stephen Curry. The basket se...

Summer classes serve several purposes

Summer classes serve several purposes

By Justin Fekete | For The Pitt News
May 30, 2018
Filed under Columns, Opinions

After final exams week for the spring term ends, most students feel they will get along fine without looking at a syllabus or opening another textbook until August. Many start preparing for internships, jobs or, for the lucky ones, endless hours of sleep. Taking more classes isn’t always the first...

Column: Anime’s growth in America encourages diverse viewpoints

Column: Anime’s growth in America encourages diverse viewpoints

By Thomas Wick | Columnist
April 12, 2018
Filed under Columns, Opinions, Uncategorized

As I stepped into the mysterious pod, ready to pilot a giant robot and fight squadrons of other giant robots, my life felt complete. My recent gaming experience at Tekko 2018, the 16th annual Pittsburgh Japanese cultural convention, probably wouldn’t have been possible without anime’s current impact on ...

Cecile Richards reflects on life of activism

Cecile Richards reflects on life of activism

By Hannah Schneider, Staff Writer
April 5, 2018
Filed under Campus, Health, News

Cecile Richards has been politically active since seventh grade, when she wore a black armband to school to protest the Vietnam War. When she was called to the principal’s office and asked if her mother knew what she was doing, she replied, “Probably.” Since then, she’s grown to become a lea...

Vladimir Padunov: Catch him outside the Cathedral

Vladimir Padunov: Catch him outside the Cathedral

By Janine Faust & Christian Snyder
April 5, 2018
Filed under Silhouettes 2018, Top Stories

Vladimir “Volodia” Padunov’s office looks like a curiosity shop. A tiara, rattlesnake eggs and other trinkets line the shelves. Cluttered beneath are rolls of film. Hats from the former Soviet Union dangle from the ceiling. A jar of homemade horseradish vodka sits on his desk.   The profes...

Sponsored Content: WELLNESS WEDNESDAY: Pilates proves to improve mental and physical fitness

Sponsored Content: WELLNESS WEDNESDAY: Pilates proves to improve mental  and physical fitness

By Julia Lee
April 4, 2018
Filed under Advertisement

Pilates, to the uninitiated, is merely another hot fitness trend that’s been hyped by celebs and other notables, but the Method’s longevity proves it’s more than a fad. It’s a system of conditioning exercises that was specifically designed to enhance physical strength, flexibility and balance, while...

Take 5: Harden, hot dogs, home runs

Take 5: Harden, hot dogs, home runs

By The Pitt News Staff
March 29, 2018
Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Oakland has been buzzing about the hiring of a new head basketball coach — our lord and savior Jeff Capel. But while the Pitt community has been busy celebrating the arrival of a new king, the rest of the sports world has continued to make headlines. The Pitt News staff is back to round up some of the...

Special election signals shifting national politics

Special election signals shifting national politics

By Brian Gentry | Columnist
March 12, 2018
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District, a slice of pro-President Donald Trump territory located just south of Pittsburgh, is poised to flip from Republican to Democratic in today’s special election. Democrat Conor Lamb, a 33-year-old former Marine, may snag the seat from Republican Rick Sacco...

Cultivating curls and confidence at The Beautiful Summit

Cultivating curls and confidence at The Beautiful Summit

By Abigail Tesfay | For The Pitt News
February 27, 2018
Filed under Culture

The O'Hara Student Center became a hub of support and encouragement this past weekend as black women gathered in solidarity. Hosted by Pitt’s offices of Diversity and Inclusion, Students Affairs and Residence Life, the first Beautiful Summit — dedicated entirely to the empowerment and wellnes...

Biden begs the presidential question

Biden begs the presidential question

By Maggie Durwald | Columnist
February 16, 2018
Filed under Columns, Opinions

I settled into my seat at the Carnegie Music Hall Monday night, surrounded by cheering audience members, whose exclamations of “Run, Joe, run!” rang throughout the hall. Former Vice President Joe Biden had arrived in Pittsburgh. Biden’s 27th and final stop on his American Promise Tour took him to the Steel City Monday to talk about his ...

“Phantom Thread” weaves a tale of style and strange love

“Phantom Thread” weaves a tale of style and strange love

By Vikram Sundar | For The Pitt News
February 8, 2018
Filed under Culture, Movies

Leading man Daniel Day-Lewis sews his way into our hearts once again in the stylish, yet heartfelt “Phantom Thread.” Written and directed by filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson, “Phantom Thread” is an engrossing portrait of the posh, self-indulgent realm of fashion-driven aristocrats in impove...

Republican debate should disappoint conservatives

Republican debate should disappoint conservatives

By Neena Hagen, Columnist
January 22, 2018
Filed under Columns, Opinions

If the four Republicans running for governor of Pennsylvania want my vote, they'll have to work harder for it than they did Saturday at their first debate. Four Republican candidates — retired health care consultant Paul Mango, lawyer and Pitt Law alumna Laura Ellsworth, state senator Scott Wagner...

Column: Pitt police, community get safety upgrade with Tasers, body cams

Column: Pitt police, community get safety upgrade with Tasers, body cams

By Jeremy Wang | Columnist
January 17, 2018
Filed under 2. Featured, Columns, Opinions

This isn’t the first time Chief James Loftus pushed to use technology to help his officers be more effective and better protect their communities. Prior to working with the University of Pittsburgh Police Department, Loftus held every sworn rank in the Miami-Dade Police Department between 1983 and ...

Dream both big and small in 2018

Dream both big and small in 2018

By Henry Glitz | Opinions Editor
January 8, 2018
Filed under Columns, Opinions

When I joined this newspaper’s editorial staff around this time last year, I spent my first night on the job writing a column about how I thought our readers should approach the new year. The rapidly approaching prospects of a new president and a new job, along with my natural impulse to set grandiose start-of-t...

Rep. John Conyers quits House committee post amid sexual harassment probe

By Tracy Wilkinson | Tribune Washington Bureau (TNS)
November 27, 2017
Filed under National News

Sexual abuse allegations continued to roil U.S. politics Sunday, with Democrat Rep. John Conyers Jr. stepping down from a powerful House post and President Donald Trump again voicing support for Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. Conyers announced he was stepping down as ranking member...

Off-year election marks desire for criminal justice reform

Off-year election marks desire for criminal justice reform

By Ben Sheppard | Columnist
November 16, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Despite our national representatives’ inability to agree on anything, the Nov. 7 off-year elections showed that the nation at large is united by at least one thing — criminal justice reform. Pittsburghers are fed up with archaic strategies of criminal justice  — and Mik Pappas is their new refor...

Girls won’t burn the Boy Scouts’ house down

Girls won’t burn the Boy Scouts’ house down

By Sarah Shearer | Columnist
October 23, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Between completing badges in financial literacy, car maintenance and proper dining etiquette, I learned the importance of diversity during my time as a Girl Scout — at just 10 years old. That’s why, when the Boy Scouts of America announced earlier this month that they’d soon begin allowing girls i...

Prediction: NC State Wolfpack to win

Prediction: NC State Wolfpack to win

By Alex Lehmbeck | For The Pitt News
October 12, 2017
Filed under Football

When the Panthers host No. 20 North Carolina State for Pitt’s homecoming game Saturday, the odds are certainly against Pitt to come out with a win. A three-point loss to Syracuse brought the Panthers’ (2-4, 0-2 ACC) ugly season to a midway point. Shortly after reemerging as Pitt’s starting quarterback, redshirt ...

Chipotle queso cheats cheese science

Chipotle queso cheats cheese science

By Bianca De | For The Pitt News
October 3, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinions

You’re in line at Chipotle, going over your order in your mind. Imagining your perfect burrito bowl, you consider several qualifications: how spicy you want your salsa, skipping the guac unless you really want to pay extra and — until recently — being forced to forgo queso altogether. For years,...

Mexico rescues continue; death toll reaches at least 274

By Patrick J. McDonnell, Andrea Castillo and Laura King | Los Angeles Times (TNS)
September 22, 2017
Filed under National News

Scenes of desolation and rejoicing unspooled Thursday at the sites of buildings crumbled by Mexico's deadly earthquake, which killed at least 274 people and galvanized heroic efforts to reach those trapped. But a parallel drama transpired as the government announced that there were no missing children...

Predicting Pitt football’s 2017 campaign

Predicting Pitt football’s 2017 campaign

By Dominic Campbell / Staff Writer
August 29, 2017
Filed under Football, Sports

Coming off a season in which it beat both the national champion and the Big Ten champion, this year’s Pitt football team will have a hard time providing bigger fireworks than it did a year ago. But head coach Pat Narduzzi expects his team to pull it off, setting the bar just as high as previous seas...

Luther must manage unproven Panthers

Luther must manage unproven Panthers

By Wyatt Geller | For The Pitt News
July 11, 2017
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Columns

With the season just a few months away, the Pitt basketball team is in desperate need of a leader. But for second-year head coach Kevin Stallings, the options are scarce. The loss of seniors Michael Young, Jamel Artis, Sheldon Jeter and Chris Jones leaves the team with big shoes to fill. Ryan Lut...

Cooking up mystery: Kathleen George reflects on her recent book

Cooking up mystery: Kathleen George reflects on her recent book

By Sarah Morris / For The Pitt News
June 14, 2017
Filed under Culture

One hundred years after the Johnstown Flood, a fictional 104-year-old survivor feels sure her twin sister is still alive and, once she reveals this long-kept secret to two journalists, their stories begin to impossibly entwine in Kathleen George’s “The Johnstown Girls.” George, a theater arts professor at Pitt, is...

Embracing Queer: Pitt’s LGBTQ+ Community

Embracing Queer: Pitt’s LGBTQ+ Community

By Madeline Barber / Staff Writer
May 31, 2017
Filed under Culture

Queer pride is everywhere in Pittsburgh — Bloomfield storefronts sell queer-friendly merchandise, rainbow flags dance in the winds of Lawrenceville homes and banners adorned with local drag performers hang from streetlights Downtown, advertising the upcoming Pittsburgh Pride Festival. The queer co...

Pittsburghers talk gerrymandering

Pittsburghers talk gerrymandering

By Stephen Caruso / Contributing Editor
April 7, 2017
Filed under 2. Featured, City, News

Sue Broughton likes squiggles. And as a speaker for Fair Districts PA, she gets to show concerned voters a lot of them. Fair Districts PA, is a non-partisan activist group against gerrymandering — when a political group moves the boundaries of electoral districts to help their own election odds...

Promote intersectionality and inclusivity for a safer campus

Promote intersectionality and inclusivity for a safer campus

By Amber Montgomery | Opinions Editor
March 22, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Sexual assault prevention and inclusion are undoubtedly two of the most important issues on college campuses, but it’s time to revamp the way we address them. While administration and dedicated students often push for policy and awareness on both of those topics, they usually tackle each proble...

California lawmakers unveil sweeping financial aid plan to help students avoid debt

By Melanie Mason and Teresa Watanabe | Los Angeles Times (TNS)
March 19, 2017
Filed under National News

SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ Seizing on growing concerns over college affordability, California lawmakers proposed what would be the most generous college aid plan in the nation Monday, covering not just tuition but also living expenses that have led to spiraling student debt. The plan would supplement California's...

Five sleepers with a chance to make a splash in March Madness

Five sleepers with a chance to make a splash in March Madness

By Kevin Bertha | Staff Writer
March 14, 2017
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Every year, shocking upsets in the NCAA Tournament force college basketball fans to throw their office pool brackets into the trash on the opening days of the tournament. No. 15 seed Middle Tennessee State eliminated No. 2 seed Michigan State in the first round last year, while No. 15 seed Florida...

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