The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Review | Drake and Kendrick Lamar Beef

By Quinn Cilea, Culture Editor
May 21, 2024

“The big three” is a term used throughout sports, music and anything else that can be rated. Generally, it’s used to describe the three most prominent, loved or popular entities in a given grouping or category, this term is likely familiar to most. “The big three” can also be used in the music industry and, as will soon be obvious, is one of great contention in the rap industry. On Drake...

Ross Lynch reignites childhood crushes at Pitt Program Council’s final event of the Year

By Amy Zhang, Staff Writer
April 12, 2024

“Please refrain from asking Ross to take his shirt off,” Sophia Gill, sophomore political science major and the lecture director for the Pitt Program Council, announced to the sea of fans in the packed...

Photos: Greek Sing caps off Greek Week 2024

By Ethan Shulman, Visual Editor
April 10, 2024

The University of Pittsburgh’s Greek life community showed in full force on Saturday afternoon to cheer on their brothers and sisters in the annual Greek Sing competition. Teams consisting of several...

JID and openers ring in the spring at a sunny Bigelow Bash

By Irene Castillo, Senior Staff Writer
April 9, 2024

After days of rain, the sky over Pittsburgh cleared up for Bigelow Bash, the annual free music concert organized by the Pitt Program Council. By 1 p.m. on Sunday, the smell of fried rice, corn dogs and...

Photos: Daisy the Great finish headline tour at Preserving Underground

By Nate Yonamine, Assistant Visual Editor
April 5, 2024

In a venue tucked away amongst offices and warehouses, Daisy the Great completed their second headline tour at Preserving Underground in New Kensington on Tuesday night. Opened by The Ophelias, the band...

Behind the scenes of the Pitt Program Council’s annual Bigelow Bash

By Jiya Narwal, Staff Writer
April 2, 2024

Over 60 student volunteers will get together on April 7 to build the stage where artists JID, Luh Tyler, My Favorite Color and Pitt Factor winner 9FiftySeven will perform. However, the efforts that go...

Newly formed Fann Club celebrates Middle Eastern arts through Sufi whirling event

By Nada Abdulaziz, Senior Staff Writer | April 5, 2024

In a room filled with the aroma of Persian cuisine, three dancers gracefully took the stage, whirling to the serene melodies of traditional musical instruments. This Sufi whirling event, hosted by the newly formed Fann Club, is just one expression of the various Sufi practices aimed at fostering spiritual connection. The Fann Club began as a Middle Eastern arts and crafts club in February. In celebration...

‘Camp on Campus’ exhibit examines the ‘camp’ aesthetic in media through the ages

By Irene Castillo, Staff Writer | March 23, 2024

“Camp” took social media by storm when the organizers of the 2019 Met Gala chose Susan Sontag’s essay “Notes on Camp” as its theme. On March 4, it took on Pitt’s campus with a one-day-only student-crafted exhibit at the Cathedral of Learning.  According to Sontag’s essay, camp is “a certain mode of aestheticism. It is one way of seeing the world as an aesthetic phenomenon.” Camp...

Bolivian director Alejandro Loayza Grisi attends Pitt screening of his film ‘Utama’

By Quinn Cilea, Staff Writer | April 2, 2024

The Pitt Spanish and film and media studies departments came together on Tuesday, March 26 to host a screening of the 2022 drama “Utama,” along with the writer and director, Alejandro Loayza Grisi. Loayza made his feature-length directorial debut with the film. “Utama” garnered critical acclaim and won awards including best world cinema drama at Sundance.  Loayza is Bolivian and chose to...

Staff Picks | Who will take home an Oscar?

By The Pitt News Staff | March 8, 2024

Who will win an Academy Award on March 10? 2023 was a stellar year for cinema as box office hits like “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” drew audiences back into theaters. The splendid squad at The Pitt News Culture Desk is donning their movie critic caps to make audacious assumptions about who will take home an Oscar statuette next Monday. We had two correct Grammy forecasts hit the mark, so unless...