The year in photos: 2017

The year in photos: 2017

From protests to portraits, Pitt News photojournalists took tens of thousands of photos in 2017. Here are some of the best, in chronological order. Click on each link to read more.

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December 21, 2017

Swimmers dive in for the 50-yard freestyle in Saturday’s meet against Florida State on Jan. 13.(Photo by John Hamilton).
Bird droppings cover a bus stop outside the William Pitt Union in January. (Photo by Thomas Yang)
A woman yells for fellow protesters to “make a wall” during a protest in Washington, D.C., on the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration, Jan. 20.(Photo by John Hamilton).
A woman in Pittsburgh takes part in the Women’s March Jan. 21. (Photo by Jordan Mondell)
Marchers depart the subway, in Washington, D.C., on their way to the Women’s March Jan. 21. (Photo by John Hamilton/Managing Editor)
Marchers make their way through the streets of Washington Jan. 21. (Photo by John Hamilton)
Protesters chant and hold signs at the No Ban, No Wall protest at the Pittsburgh International Airport Jan. 29. (Photo by Stephen Caruso)
Whistleblower Edward Snowden appears by video chat in the William Pitt Union Feb. 1. (Photo by John Hamilton)
Pitt wrestler Taleb Rahmani pinned Iowa’s Colston DiBlasi Feb. 11 in the Fitzgerald Field House. (Photo by Anna Bongardino)
Max Kneis celebrates being elected president of Student Government Board Feb. 21. (Photo by Thomas Yang)
The McConnell family walk on the court in the Peterson Events Center Feb. 22. (Photo by Wenhao Wu)
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher speaks to members of Fossil Free Pitt Feb 24. (Photo by Stephen Caruso)
Pitt’s seniors sit on the bench during the closing minutes of their loss to Virginia in the ACC Tournament in Brooklyn Mar. 9. (Photo by John Hamilton)
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher and Heather Lyke walk out to Lyke’s first press conference as athletic director in the Peterson Events Center Mar. 21. (Photo by John Hamilton)
Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates speaks in the William Pitt Union assembly room Mar. 21. (Photo by Stephen Caruso)
Pitt football players take a break during Pitt’s Pro Day for NFL scouts Mar. 22. (Photo by Megan Sunners)
Women look at an art exhibit created by Iris van Herpen, a Dutch designer, in the Carnegie Museum of Art  April 6. (Photo by Kyleen Considine)
Runners round the corner of Fifth Avenue and Craig Street during the Pittsburgh Marathon May 7. (Photo by John Hamilton
Mayor Bill Peduto speaks to the media after winning the Democratic primary May 17. (Photo by Anna Bongardino)
The 10,000 Caftans were the last group to walk in the Pittsburgh Pride Parade June 11. (Photo by John Hamilton)
Two marchers kiss during the parade. (Photo by Anna Bongardino)
Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguin holds the Stanley Cup during the Stanley Cup parade June 14. (Photo by Matt Hawley)
James Rodgers, a contrabassoonist for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, shows a child how his instrument is played in the Grand Tier Foyer of Heinz Hall before a sensory-friendly performance June 18. (Photo by Anna Bongardino)
Bernie Sanders called the GOP health care bill “a barbaric and immoral piece of legislation” at a health care rally at the convention center June 25. (Photo by John Hamilton)
Judges hold their scores during Red Bull Flugtag on the North Shore July 5. (Photo by Jordan Mondell)
The Pitt Shadow Bandits, a team of Pitt researchers, stop to witness the total solar eclipse in Springfield, Tennessee, Aug. 21. (Photo by John Hamilton)
At 2:28 p.m. Aug. 28, the moon completely eclipsed the sun in Tennessee. (Photo by John Hamilton)
Residents of Springfield watch the eclipse through Pitt scientist’s telescopes. (Photo by Anna Bongardino)
Pitt students dance during the Homecoming pep rally and bonfire on Sept. 1. (Photo by Wenhao Wu)
Pitt soccer players celebrate after a victory over Longwood Sept. 1. (Photo by Thomas Yang)
Pitt football lost to Penn State, 33-14, in State College Oct. 9. (Photo by Wenhao Wu)
The Cathedral of Learning is reflected in its own floodwaters after a pipe broke, closing the building for the day, Sept. 18. (Photo by Elise Lavallee)
Claire Ozolek sits with her therapy dog, Lexi – who provides her with psychiatric and mobile assistance – on Sept 19. (Photo by Roger Tu)
Robert Benjamin, a Pitt Biology graduate, rides his longboard near Posvar Hall Sept 21. (Photo by Wenhao Wu)
Desiigner performs his hit song “Panda” during Pitt Program Council’s Fall Fest Sept. 23. (Photo by Thomas Yang)
A memorial for Alina Sheyket, a Pitt student found dead of homicide on Oct. 8, sits outside her Cable Place apartment Oct. 9. (Photo by John Hamilton)
Students call elected officials Oct. 11 during the Pennsylvania budget crisis, which left Pitt’s funding uncertain. ((Photo by John Hamilton)
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher walks along the first floor of the Cathedral of Learning Oct. 11. (Photo by John Hamilton)
Liam Berti (left) and Levi Burner (right) work on their drone in preparation for a national competition in the summer Oct. 13. (Photo by Isabelle Glatts)
Receiver Jester Weah celebrates a touchdown in the endzone during a loss to North Carolina State Oct. 14. (Photo by Thomas Yang)
Students walk by the William Pitt Union during a Take Back the Night march to promote awareness and end sexual violence Oct. 18. (Photo by Isabelle Glatts)
A student works in a student-run community garden that grows fresh, organic produce on Oakland Avenue Oct 22. (Photo by Thomas Yang)
Senior Delena Obermaier sings at the annual live production of the Rocky Horror Picture Show Oct. 26. (Photo by Sarah Cutshall)
Holland residents scare students during “Haunted Holland” in the tunnels beneath Schenley Quad Oct. 29. (Photo by Anna Bongardino)
Pittsburgh Steelers JuJu Smith-Schuster and James Conner, a former Pitt star, join the Panther Pitt during the football team’s loss to UNC Nov. 11. (Photo by John Hamilton)
Redshirt sophomore Stephanie Williams dives for a ball during the team’s win over Duke Nov. 12. (Photo by Thomas Yang)
Pitt’s Jonathan Milligan goes up for a contested layup during Pitt basketball’s loss to Montana Nov. 13. (Photo by Thomas Yang)
Pitt players react after failing to score form the goal-line on four plays, falling to Virginia Tech in Blacksburgh, Virginia, Nov. 18. (Photo by John Hamilton)
Members of Steel City Roller Derby pose for a photo Nov. 20. (Photo by Anna Bongardino)
Rocio Alers, David Canino and Sofía Mendoza Matos (from left) traveled from Puerto Rico to Pittsburgh to continue their education through Pitt’s law school after Hurricane Maria struck the island in September. Here, they pose for photos Nov. 29. (Photos by Isabelle Glatts)
Caitlin Schroering spoke at a protest of the GOP tax bill’s effect on graduate students outside of U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey’s Downtown office Dec. 7. (Photo by Thomas Yang)
Chelsea Huddleston, Ellie Cadden and Madelyn Ferdock (from left) plant a white oak tree on the Cathedral lawn to commemorate Pitt unveiling its new plan for sustainability. (Photo by Elise Lavallee)

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