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Review: ‘In the Heights’ is yet another knockout for Lin-Manuel Miranda

By Grace Hemcher, For The Pitt News
June 15, 2021

The diverse character stories, grandiose flash mob style dance scenes and vibrant colors reminiscent of a warm summer night engulf the viewer from the very beginning of the movie.

Jason Derulo headlines first virtual Bigelow Bash

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor
April 12, 2021

Pitt Program Council’s annual Bigelow Bash didn’t take place on Bigelow Boulevard this year. Instead, Pitt students joined Jason Derulo in the garage of his Los Angeles home.

Jason Derulo to take students dancing at virtual Bigelow Bash

By Ananya Pathapadu, Staff Writer
April 5, 2021

Singer, songwriter, dancer and entertainer Jason Derulo is a top artist with more than 12 billion global streams and 190 million singles sales.

Staff Picks: Songs for getting schwasted

By The Pitt News Staff
March 24, 2021

These selections are the perfect mix of bangers and slow jams, specially selected for getting schwasted alone or in small groups.

Noah Cyrus helps Pitt community get emotions out with virtual concert

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor
March 14, 2021

. The 21-year-old singer-songwriter’s work combines pop with some country elements, and her lyrics are both deeply personal and indicative of problems that many young people face.

Vietnamese pop star and activist Mai Khoi brings talents to Pitt

By Sinead McDevitt, Senior Staff Writer
February 15, 2021

Khoi is an Artist Protection Fund fellow in residence at Pitt, and is co-hosted by the City of Asylum and the International Free Expression project.

Local Pittsburgh artist studio opens on Forbes Avenue

By Jessica McKenzie, For The Pitt News | June 2, 2021

Argyle Studio, a new pop-up artist’s shop in Oakland, came to fruition through the right-and-left-brain mother-daughter duo, Christine and Brigette Bethea. The pair envisioned Oakland’s newest retail space and brought it to life with a grand opening last Thursday.

TEDx @Pitt hosts conference to reflect on 2020

By Sinead McDevitt, Senior Staff Writer | April 19, 2021

Since TEDx @Pitt is an independent conference, it was put together entirely by Pitt students, according to Ryan Young, vice president of the organization.

Film opportunities for students open up through new partnership

By Sinead McDevitt, Senior Staff Writer | June 2, 2021

WQED is the studio where Fred Rogers filmed his show more than 50 years ago. Now, students interested in filmmaking can work there as an intern with Steeltown Productions, or visit to get help with their own projects.

Review: “Army of The Dead” needs to tone it down a notch

By Charlie Taylor, Senior Staff Writer | May 26, 2021

No one watches a gory, action-packed zombie flick for its emotional range, but “Army of the Dead” has about as much heart and wit as its undead antagonists.

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