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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

Ross Lynch laughs while speaking in the William Pitt Union Assembly Room on Wednesday night.

Ross Lynch reignites childhood crushes at Pitt Program Council’s final event of the Year

By Amy Zhang, Staff Writer April 12, 2024
The Pitt Program Council hosted a 45-minute guided interview and a 15-minute audience Q&A, and the event was a full-circle moment for childhood fans and current fans to connect with the actor, musician and heartthrob.

Photos: Carib Fete: A Carnival Fest celebrates Caribbean culture

By Bhaskar Chakrabarti, Staff Photographer April 2, 2024

About 50 students attended Carib Fete: A Carnival Fest in the O’Hara Student Center on Sunday. The event was hosted by the Caribbean Student Association in collaboration with the Latinx Student Association...

A bust of Nefertiti in the Ancient Egypt Exhibit at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

Carnegie Museum spotlights conservation efforts in latest Ancient Egypt exhibition

By Amber Frantz, Staff Writer March 29, 2024

The Carnegie Museum of Natural History revealed its newly revamped Ancient Egypt collection in early March. After closing the Walton Hall of Ancient Egypt in 2023 for conservation efforts, “The Stories...

PDM’s executive board reacts to the reveal of the grand fundraising total of $357,084.52 to benefit UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Photos: Pitt Dance Marathon raises $357,084.52 for UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Pitt Dance Marathon, a student-led philanthropic organization at the University of Pittsburgh, hosted a roughly 10-hour dance marathon this Saturday in the Charles L. Cost Sports Center in celebration...

Flynn Dymkowski crosses the finish line at the Ginger Run during SempleFest on Saturday afternoon.

Redheads race through Oakland for ‘Ginger Run’ at SempleFest

By Patrick Swain, Culture Editor March 24, 2024

The brisk, breezy air in Oakland simmered in the seconds before a horde of redheads bolted down Semple Street. Varying shades of red hair, from natural redheads to bright orange wigs, flapped through the...

A student with Pitt Dance Marathon joins a miracle kid on stage during the fashion show in the William Pitt Union Assembly Room on Wednesday evening.

Pitt Dance Marathon hosts its annual fashion show to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network

By Quinn Cilea, Staff Writer March 3, 2024

The Pitt Dance Marathon student organization hosted a fashion show for the Children’s Miracle Network last Wednesday. Students packed the assembly room in the William Pitt Union, alongside parents and...

Performers dance during the Luso-Brazilian Student Association’s Pittsburgh Brazilian Festival on Sunday in the William Pitt Union.

‘From the Allegheny to the Amazon and Beyond’: Luso-Brazilian Student Association hosts 18th annual Brazilian Festival

By Casey Carter, Staff Writer February 26, 2024

The vibrant Pittsburgh Brazilian Festival made its return on Sunday, Feb. 25, delivering an evening showcasing the rich culture and traditions of Brazil and other Portuguese-speaking countries.  The...

A student attends the Swahili conversation hour in the Global Hub in Posvar Hall.

‘Learning the language of the African pride’: Pitt students study Swahili

By Irene Castillo, Staff Writer February 25, 2024

Filipo Lubua, a linguistics professor and the coordinator of Pitt’s Swahili program, said Swahili conversation hours venture beyond language exchange. “Choosing to learn Swahili, the most widely...

Wine is poured into a sink.

Beyond the brew, Pitt students share sober stories

By Nada Abdulaziz, Senior Staff Writer February 20, 2024

In a world where campus culture often revolves around parties, late-night gatherings and weekend revelry, it’s easy to overlook the presence of people who abstain from alcohol. Some students choose to...

Pitt students steer situationships through murky waters

Pitt students steer situationships through murky waters

By Tanya Babbar, Senior Staff Writer February 14, 2024

When transfer student Natalee Hails was a first-year at Temple University last year, she saw a guy who took her to concerts, came to visit her at school and even met her family — but ultimately, he did...

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