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Staff picks: Tips for conquering homesickness

By The Pitt News Staff
7:30 am

The dawn of a new semester can bring a mix of emotions — excitement, stress and sometimes even homesickness. Leaving family and friends back home for almost eight months can be tough, regardless of whether you live 30 minutes or a continent away. Here are our tips for conquering homesickness this semester.

Staff Picks: Summer soundtracks

By The Pitt News Staff
July 16, 2019

It’s about halfway through the summer and your perfectly curated summer playlist may be getting a bit overplayed, or you may just have heard Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” a few too many times and are looking for something new to listen to.

Thorgy Thor takes over the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

By Elizabeth Martinson, Staff Writer
July 9, 2019

Synesthesia is a neurological trait that causes people to experience one stimulus in multiple ways — for example, someone sees specific colors upon hearing a specific sound. Thorgy Thor, a Brooklyn-based drag queen, doesn’t have synesthesia, but she did incorporate a pseudo-experiment based around it as part of her Pittsburgh show.

Three Rivers Arts Festival celebrates 60 years

By Sarah Connor, Senior Staff Writer
July 5, 2019

Three multicolored giraffe statues stand at the center of the Wyndham Lawn in Gateway Center Plaza downtown, covered in sporadically placed patches of pink, turquoise, yellow, purple and green. These giraffes are pieces of an art project called Ocean Sole Africa — one of the many major attractions for the 2019 Three Rivers Arts Festival.

Pittsburgh music scene: The FYI on DIY

By Maggie Young, Senior Staff Writer
June 30, 2019

For those interested in pursuing a career in the music industry, Pittsburgh is a pretty good place to start.

Pittsburgh Record Convention showcases vinyl revival

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Culture Editor
May 15, 2019

More than 30 vendors and hundreds of attendees gathered to buy and sell records, CDs, cassette tapes and other music memorabilia.

PITT ARTS introduces students to Pittsburgh’s cultural scene

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Senior Staff Writer | June 30, 2019

There’s more to college than just classes and extracurriculars, especially at an urban campus. Pitt students can expect dozens of opportunities each year to get out into the City and experience something new.

Liberal arts clubs offer expressive outlet for students

By Sara Nuss, Staff Writer | June 29, 2019

Out of the 600 clubs offered at Pitt, there are about 50 centered around the liberal arts, including film, art, music and literature.

‘Toy Story 4’ entertains young and young at heart

By Sara Nuss, Staff Writer | June 25, 2019

“Toy Story” has filled the imagination of children with the fantasy of toys coming to life with the famous Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the gang since 1995.

‘Rocketman’ blasts off

By Melanie Pantano, For The Pitt News | June 12, 2019

“Rocketman” is the story that Elton John wants us to know.

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