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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

‘From the Allegheny to the Amazon and Beyond’: Luso-Brazilian Student Association hosts 18th annual Brazilian Festival

By Casey Carter, Staff Writer
February 26, 2024

The vibrant Pittsburgh Brazilian Festival made its return on Sunday, Feb. 25, delivering an evening showcasing the rich culture and traditions of Brazil and other Portuguese-speaking countries.  The festival, held in the William Pitt Union Assembly Room, was organized by the Pitt Luso-Brazilian Student Association, or Brazil Nuts, a club dedicated to celebrating the Portuguese language and the...

Greg Weston celebrates 20 years at WPTS Radio during winter marathon

By Patrick Swain, Culture Editor
February 19, 2024

Greg Weston first stepped into WPTS Radio on the fourth floor of the William Pitt Union on Feb. 16, 2004. Two decades have passed since then, but Weston said the staff of WPTS still embodies the same artistic...

Photos: Fosh, Pitter Patter and Moontown perform at Atwood Church

By Bronco York and Ethan Shulman
February 18, 2024

Post Genre and 8Trak Entertainment hosted their second show of the “Live from Oakland: Genesis” series in Atwood Church.

Photos: Pitt Jazz Ensemble hosts local schools for Pitt Big Band Festival

By Alex Jurkuta, Staff Photographer
February 13, 2024

Over the weekend, the Pitt Jazz Ensemble hosted fellow jazz ensembles in an all day music festival in the Bellefield Hall Auditorium. The morning performances came from Capa Middle School and Capa High...

Photos: Plain White T’s Performs at Thunderbird Cafe

By Nate Yonamine, Assistant Visual Editor
February 12, 2024

The Plain White T’s and supporting band Pollyanna performed at the Thunderbird Cafe in Lawrenceville Friday evening as part of their “Fired Up” tour.

WPTS spreads the love at Nordy’s for Valentine’s Day showcase

By Daniella Levick, Staff Writer
February 11, 2024

WPTS Radio’s Valentine’s Dance Showcase brought Pittsburgh’s local music scene to Nordy’s Place last Friday night. The showcase, which was free and open to the public, featured original music by...

University Art Gallery, environmental groups discuss Pittsburgh’s industrial pollution in art

By Daniella Levick, Staff Writer | February 22, 2024

The University Art Gallery hosted an object lesson on Aaron Bohrod’s 1947 painting “Dumping Slag” on Tuesday. The lesson, which took place in the gallery’s study room in the Frick Fine Arts building, focused on the enduring impact of Pennsylvania’s industrial endeavors through an artistic and environmental lens.  Sylvia Rhor, curator and director of the University Art Gallery, said she...

Honors College hosts Changemakers in Art panels for Black History Month

By Daniella Levick, Staff Writer | February 18, 2024

The David C. Frederick Honors College hosted their three-part Changemakers in Art series last Thursday and Friday, with events in the Center for Creativity’s Understory in the Cathedral of Learning, the William Pitt Union and Hillman Library. In congruence with the 2024 national theme of Black History Month, “African Americans and the Arts,” Changemakers in Art prompted discourse on the local...

Pitt alum’s short film ‘In Good Hands’ celebrates Black doctors in Pittsburgh

By Quinn Cilea, Staff Writer | February 4, 2024

Pittsburgh is a medical city. UPMC buildings are scattered across its neighborhoods, employing nearly 5,000 physicians. The Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh is one of the largest hospitals in the city. Yet according to filmmaker Yasmine Crawley, there is only one Black pediatric emergency attending physician working there — Dr. Sylvia Owusu-Ansah. Meanwhile, Black residents make up approximately...

‘Bringing the culture of Europe here’: EU Film Festival showcases European film at the Harris Theater

By Abbie Kelly, Staff Writer | January 26, 2024

Films from several European countries lit up the screen at the Harris Theater in downtown Pittsburgh for the EU Film Festival. Running from Jan. 19 to 26, the weeklong festival rang in its third year showcasing new films from other nations. The event is not confined to Pittsburgh — after its stay at the Harris Theater, the films will move across the country to other universities like the University...