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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Pogopalooza celebrates its 20th anniversary

By Kyra McCague, Staff Writer
July 9, 2024

“Three … two … one … pogo!”  Pogopalooza, the World Championships of Pogo, celebrated its 20th anniversary this year. The competition kicked off on June 21 with “High Jump” in Market Square. The following two days of competition were held at Xpogo’s headquarters in Wilkinsburg, featuring the categories “Tech,” “Freestyle” and “Best Trick.” Competitors brought their...

Now that hotter days have begun, and “the ton” have secluded themselves in the privacy of their parent’s estates, what better time for me to sit down and catch up with the ungodly amount of shows and movies that streaming services have produced in the past six months? My retreat this summer has been accompanied by a copious amount of romantic films, which all seem to end with heartbreak and “matureness”...

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...

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...

Chalk Fest’s Third Annual Event Kicks Off Pittsburgh RiverLife’s Summer Event Schedule

By Quinn Cilea, Culture Editor | June 6, 2024

Pittsburgh RiverLife kicked off its summer event schedule with the third annual Chalk Fest, which took place from May 25-26. The event occurred on the North Shore next to PNC Park and featured chalk artists from all over the country. Roads outside of the park, including Federal Street and Isabella Street, were closed down for the event. The event brought together members of the Pittsburgh community...

ART Heals Pittsburgh showcases the role of community art in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

By Amber Frantz, Staff Writer | April 19, 2024

When quarantine began in March of 2020, the kitchen table became the classroom and the living room couch served as the conference room for business meetings. Lockdown ushered in a wave of isolation and confinement, deeply impacting mental health across the globe.  Fortunately, creating art empowered many to express their emotions through a creative outlet, particularly during unprecedented times...

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...