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Frick Fine Arts debuts ‘Africans in India’ exhibit

The “Africans in India” exhibition is open at Pitt until March 21.

By Maya Best, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019

“Africans in India” arrived at Pitt’s University Art Gallery in the Frick Fine Arts building on Feb. 15 in celebration of Black History Month.

Slaying the Pittsburgh drag scene

Erin Reis, mid-transformation.

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019

While drag seems to have a very sexualized culture in mainstream media, it is just another form of performing arts, and it is popular in Pittsburgh.

Age of AQUARIUS: New club offers home for LGBTQ+ students with Asian roots

AQUARIUS was created after founder Carolyn Chen noticed a lack of intersectionality in the LGBTQ+ community on campus.

By Amanda Giamalis, For The Pitt News

February 14, 2019

The title AQUARIUS is an acronym for “Alliance of Queer Underrepresented Asians in Recognition of Intersectionality to Uphold Solidarity.” The club has been an official, active club at Pitt since November 2018 and now has more than 30 members.

Pitt rings in the Lunar New Year

The Steel Dragon martial arts group performs a lion dance at Saturday evening’s “Pitt CASA x VSA Lunar: New Year 2019” celebration.

By Apoorva Kethidi, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019

Pitt’s Lunar New Year celebration, hosted this past weekend by Pitt’s Chinese American Students Association and VSA in an event titled “Pitt CASA x VSA: Lunar New Year 2019,” brought in over 200 guests.

Satirical staff picks: Our dream jobs

Satirical staff picks: Our dream jobs

By The Pitt News Staff

February 6, 2019

In the heat of all of the assignments, applications and exams, we can’t help but dream of a low-stress life, here are our funny post-grad plans:

Tiny Meat Gang captivates crowd at Smiling Moose

YouTube comedy duo Cody Ko (right) and Noel Miller (left) start their show at The Smiling Moose on Thursday evening after singing a satirical song about the front row of their audience.

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019

YouTube comedy duo Cody Ko and Noel Miller, known as the “Tiny Meat Gang,” spent Thursday evening cracking jokes to an eager audience.

Local and international students celebrate Japanese coming of age

Students from Yasuda Women’s University and University of Pittsburgh take their seats before Friday afternoon’s Coming of Age Day ceremony.

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Staff Writer

January 15, 2019

34 students from both Yasuda Women’s University in Hiroshima, Japan, and the University of Pittsburgh celebrated a coming of age party.

Small Mall hosts self-care workshop

Atiya Jones distributes copies of “Our Stories in Other Voices” at her Small Mall self-care workshop.

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer

January 10, 2019

Lawrenceville’s Small Mall hosted a zine-based workshop centered around self care last night, lead by artist Atiya Jones.

Q&A: Local ASMR-tist Lily Whispers talks tingles and YouTube stardom

Pittsburgh native Lilliana Dee taps her acrylic nails on a microphone for an ASMR video on her YouTube channel that has more than 200,000 subscribers.

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018

While looking for a makeup tutorial on YouTube in 2013, Lilliana Dee came across a new genre of videos that would later change her world — ASMR.

The ultimate guide to affordable apartment decor

Thriftsburgh made more than $5,500 in profit at its rummage sale on Aug. 27 which primarily featured household items and clothing.

By Shahum Ajmal, Contributing Editor

November 15, 2018

If you have been waiting for the moment to let your creativity shine in your own home, allow our assistant layout editor to offer some tips to spice up your apartment.

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