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Pitt students bring late-night waffles to Central Oakland

By Grace Hemcher, Staff Writer
September 23, 2021

South O Waffle Co., a new student-run vendor located at 9 Cable Place, just made late-night snacks in Oakland a little bit sweeter with its new dessert waffle stand.

Pitt band prepares to celebrate alumni in homecoming performance

By Jessica McKenzie, Senior Staff Writer
September 21, 2021

Pitt band members spent most of last year practicing marching drills in their dorm rooms over Zoom. Although unable to practice in person during their senior year, last year’s graduates can apply their skills on the field one last time this weekend.

Review | ‘MONTERO’ is a glorious come-to-form for Lil Nas X

By Diana Velasquez, Culture Editor
September 19, 2021

Culture editor Diana Velasquez argues that Lil Nas X’s new album is not just a glorious come-to-form for the pop star, but a history-making album for LGBTQ+ artists in the music industry.

Students return to in-person concerts despite pandemic uncertainty

By Darin Fields, For The Pitt News
September 19, 2021

As concerts and other live performances have begun to return, one question lingers in the air — is the risk of exposure worth the experience? For Pitt students, there is a common feeling of cautious excitement about the return of concerts.

Pitt a capella groups reflect on past year, discuss new season

By Anna Ligorio, Senior Staff Writer
June 28, 2021

A cappella groups aren’t just performance outlets for talented student vocalists. Joining a cappella groups isn’t always competitive, and it is a way to meet other students and create friendships.

“From Swing Low to Strange Fruit” brings African American musical traditions to Juneteenth

By Sinead McDevitt, Senior Staff Writer
June 23, 2021

Pitt’s “From Swing Low to Strange Fruit” event last Friday featured many local artists, including faculty, as a way to showcase the importance of music throughout the African American community as part of a Juneteenth celebration.

Black Lives in Focus art exhibition opens on Cathedral lawn

By Maria Scanga, Staff Writer | September 10, 2021

Artwork by local Pitt artists focusing on Black lives are now on large-scale display along the Omicron Delta Kappa walkway of the Cathedral lawn, the space between the Cathedral of Learning and Heinz Chapel.

‘Making home here’ exhibit debuts quarantine inspired art at The Mattress Factory

By Jessica McKenzie, Staff Writer | September 3, 2021

“Making home here” is this year’s first in-person exhibition at the Mattress Factory, centering around themes of equity in the arts. The exhibit will run until late spring 2022.

Staff Picks: Smells like school spirit

By The Pitt News Staff | September 21, 2021

School spirit. A phrase that invites both joy and fear in the hearts of all students. With movie choices from our staff, indulge in every iteration of the phrase, from your elementary school highs to your high school lows.

The best September trailers you might have missed

By Diana Velasquez, Culture Editor | September 17, 2021

Not caught up on the latest up-and-coming movies, shows and video games? The Pitt News has collected September’s trailers for some of the most anticipated releases in media.

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