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‘Dear Evan Hansen’ brings Pittsburgh audiences to tears

By Brian Gentry, Senior Staff Writer
May 22, 2019

Recent popular media has taken a closer look at mental health and mental illness. The 2017 Netflix original series “13 Reasons Why” focuses on the reasons a high school teenager took her own life, while “BoJack Horseman,” another Netflix original show, centers on a celebrity horse that copes with addiction and depression.

Treatment with a tempo: A look at the world of music therapy

By Mary Rose O’Donnell, Senior Staff Writer
April 21, 2019

Music therapy is the use of music, such as singing, songwriting and playing instruments, to improve the lives of others physically, mentally and socially. We got to chat with some local music therapists for our destressing-themed finals edition.

ATO charity concert rocks Bellefield Hall

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer
April 15, 2019

ATO hosted Saturday’s concert as its annual philanthropy event, with the $5 admission fee going toward the Children’s Miracle Network and Greenhouses for Everyone.

Pitt Stages preps for ‘Into the Woods’ opening night

By Tamara Alchoufete, Staff Writer
April 4, 2019

Get ready for princesses, fairies, and lots of dark woods. The Pitt theatre arts department will perform “Into the Woods” as a mainstage production. The show opens tonight at 8 p.m. and runs through April 14.

Review: Billie Eilish breaks the internet with debut album

By Delilah Bourque, Senior Staff Writer
April 2, 2019

Minimalistic bass beats, breathy vocals and moody lyrics carried LA-native Billie Eilish from an internet streaming sensation to No. 96 on the Billboard Hot 100. Released when she was just 15 in 2016, Eilish’s first single “Ocean Eyes” now has 16.2 million streams on SoundCloud alone.

2019 Greek Sing pleases performers, raises funds for Children’s Miracle Network

By Amanda Giamalis, For The Pitt News
March 26, 2019

Finishing off Pitt’s Greek Week, Greek Sing 2019 brought a large crowd to the field house. The event is held annually as a spirit event for Pitt’s Greek life, but also as a fundraiser for the Children’s Miracle Network.

Stress quick fixes: Our favorite apps and media to de-stress

By The Pitt News Staff | April 21, 2019

Finals week has arrived and stress levels are high. Here at The Pitt News, our staff has a few favorite apps, YouTube channels and artwork that help us relax when we need it.

Performers death drop at Rainbow Alliance drag show

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer | April 9, 2019

Friday night, a charismatic performer clad in a silver sequin dress danced and swirled her poofy brown wig to the booming music. The hundreds of audience members leapt to their feet to clap along, roaring when the performer landed the drag-show-staple death drop.

‘Burden of Genius’ showcases revolutionary Dr. Thomas Starzl

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Senior Staff Writer | April 18, 2019

Students at the University of Pittsburgh have likely heard the name Dr. Thomas Starzl at least once in passing or happened across the statue of him relaxing on a bench behind the Cathedral.

Review: ‘After’ provokes unintended laughter

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Senior Staff Writer | April 17, 2019

Last week, another fanfiction-turned-novel- turned-movie by the name “After” was released, and was as underwhelming and convoluted as the original work.

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