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 | Noah Kahan’s ‘Stick Season’ tour is like therapy for the homesick college student

By Trinity Foster, Senior Staff Writer
September 25, 2023

I’m not a spontaneous person, but when I heard that indie folk artist Noah Kahan was performing in Columbus, Ohio, on September 12, I bought tickets and made the six-hour round trip despite having class the next morning. Was it worth it? As soon as he started his heavy-hitting opener, “Northern Attitude,” my answer was undoubtedly yes. Nicknamed “Folk Malone” by his fans and announcing...

COIN will headline this year’s Fall Fest

By Patrick Swain, Culture Editor
September 22, 2023

COIN is coming to Pitt. The Pitt Program Council announced the headliner of this year’s Fall Fest via Instagram at noon on Friday. The festival on October 8 will take over Schenley Drive with food...

‘It’s ours to spread and to make new’: Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival showcases a harmonious fusion of artists at Highmark Stadium

By Nada Abdulaziz, Staff Writer
September 18, 2023

As people passed Highmark Stadium on a stroll by the Monongahela River, a soothing and enchanting melody hung in the air –– the unmistakable sound of jazz. The Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival...

‘It’s up to us to keep it alive’: Oakland Block Party showcases Pitt’s local music scene

By Trinity Foster, Senior Staff Writer
September 17, 2023

Schenley Drive was alive with local music, art and food for the eight-hour Oakland Block Party on Friday. The schedule consisted of Oakland student bands Mr.Dr, Wild Blue Yonder, Pitter Patter, Trip Lotus,...

Pitt Ballroom Dance Club tangos through WPU for dance bootcamp

By Ore Fawole, Staff Writer
September 10, 2023

“T-A-N-G-O!” members of the Ballroom Dance Club chanted in rhythm as they steadily danced through the steps of the tango. Latin music, eight-counts and clicking heels echoed throughout the William...

Pittsburgh gets a taste of community with the annual Soul Food Festival

By Gabriella Garvin, Senior Staff Writer
September 5, 2023

Between the scrumptious aroma of home-cooked foods and the joyous sounds of local musicians, residents immersed themselves in the overwhelming sense of community that radiated from the Soul Food Festival...

‘We’re still here’: Dreamcatcher workshop ties together communities through crafts

By Gabriella Garvin, Senior Staff Writer | September 24, 2023

The dreamcatcher is a well-known craft used to protect its owner from nightmares. During the Indigenous Cultural Festival, Pitt students found a use beyond common knowledge: building communities on campus by exploring its Native American roots.  The Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center (COTRAIC), the University of Pittsburgh’s Indigenous Community Engagement Initiative and the Center...

‘Black is Beautiful!’: PRIDE Art Festival celebrates Black youth identity in Homewood

By Tanya Babbar, Staff Writer | September 18, 2023

Surrounded by children as he told stories of Black empowerment, D.S. Kinsel posed a question to an audience outside the Homewood-Brushton YMCA. “Who is raising all these smart Black children?” Kinsel asked. A group of mothers standing nearby excitedly shot their hands into the air.  The Pitt organization PRIDE, an acronym that stands for Positive Racial Identity Development in Early Education,...

Film festivals coming to Pittsburgh in October

By Patrick Swain, Culture Editor | September 21, 2023

The air is getting cooler. Your nose is getting stuffier. You’ve made the annual transition from shorts to pants and t-shirts to sweaters. The September equinox is nigh — autumn is upon us! Grab a pumpkin spice latte and catch a flick at one of the film festivals coming to Pittsburgh this October. These festivals represent the vanguard of Pittsburgh cinema, from amateur filmmakers to bona fide...

‘City of Steel’ documentary screening sheds light on Pittsburgh’s industrial decline through steelworker narratives

By Jiya Narwal, Staff Writer | September 20, 2023

It took Bruce Spiegel nearly seven years to complete his documentary, “City of Steel,” from 2015 until its premiere at the AMC Waterfront 22 in Homestead in 2022. Spiegel joined three former steelworkers for a screening and Q&A at the William Pitt Union on Monday to explore the decline of the Pittsburgh steel industry through the profound narratives of steelworkers.  Bruce Spiegel, a former...