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Balancing finals as a STEM and art double major

Balancing finals as a STEM and art double major

By Hayley Lesh, Staff Writer

December 9, 2019

The difference between junior computer science and music performance major Jordan Bender’s dual majors is apparent in his finals. For computer science, he is often presented with a traditional paper and pencil final, while his music classes often evaluate his skills through performances.

Poems from prison: Students share incarcerated voices

Students perform a collaborative poem about the shooting of Antwon Rose written by inside students.

By Brian Gentry, Senior Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

The poetry performance was part of an event which packed City of Asylum on Wednesday night, with more than 100 people in attendance.

Center for Creativity gets students out of their artistic comfort zones

Erik Schuckers (right), the Center for Creativity workshop manager, leads Monday’s “Splatter, Blot, & Blow: Painting without Brushes” event.

By Sinead McDevitt, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

Erik Schuckers, the program manager at the Center for Creativity, carefully swirled a paint-dipped string onto a white piece of paper in front of a group of mesmerized students Monday afternoon.

Pitt alum Theresa Baughman showcases work from Arctic Circle expedition

Theresa Baughman’s expedition to the Arctic culminated in the creation of several pieces of art, which are currently featured at Late Space in Garfield for the entire month of November.

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Senior Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

An electrifying blue light shines on the entryway of Late Space, a quaint art gallery on Penn Avenue in Garfield. Within, visitors peruse the abstract line drawings and photographs of glaciers and Arctic waters hanging on the walls. Miscellaneous works of art, like an iceberg sculpture and audio recordings, are scattered around the room.

Pitt community gathers to share their six-word stories

The Open Door Project hosted Six Word Stories: an Interactive Exhibit Monday, where visitors were asked to write about themselves in only six words.

By Maggie Young, Contributing Editor

November 7, 2019

About 15 people gathered Monday afternoon in the Amy E. Knapp room on the ground floor of Hillman Library for Six Word Stories: an Interactive Exhibit.

George A. Romero Collection brings the dead to life

Visitors at Living with the Dead: A Party Celebrating the George A. Romero Archival receive makeup courtesy of ScareHouse.

By Sinead McDevitt, For the Pitt News

October 24, 2019

The undead strolled through the dimly lit first floor of the Hillman Library Wednesday night — past the grave of Nicholas Kramer, which Barbara (Judith O’Dea) clung to in after the first zombie attack in the 1968 film “Night of the Living Dead.”

Student Alumni Association paints the town blue and gold with new contest

Students paint the windows at Hemingway’s Cafe.

By Diana Velasquez, Staff Writer

October 24, 2019

Every year at Pitt, the Student Alumni Association puts on its annual Paint the Town event the week before Homecoming. The week-long event gathers students to paint the town in Pitt’s colors.

Holocaust memorial exhibit “Lest We Forget” opens on the Cathedral lawn

Luigi Toscano (left), creator of the “Lest We Forget” exhibit, holds hands with Solange Lebovitz (right), a Holocaust survivor, on Wednesday outside the Cathedral of Learning.

By Hayley Lesh, For the Pitt News

October 21, 2019

“Lest We Forget” includes 60 individual photographs of survivors, 19 of whom are from Pittsburgh.

“Khuraki” exhibit brings Afghan immigrants’ stories to life

Tressa Glover tells the story of Mastoorah. Art as Activism: Excerpts from Khūrākī featured actresses who told the stories of three Afghan women who moved to America.

By MJ LaRocque, For the Pitt News

October 17, 2019

 A vase of red tulips sat on a table in front of a headscarf-clad woman at the Charity Randall Theater on Tuesday. She plucks a tulip from the vase and holds it up to the light, considering it and telling the story of the home she left behind in Afghanistan. 

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