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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

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 13, 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...

Gabbie Hanna poses for a selfie with a fan outside of Raising Canes on Fifth Ave. Friday afternoon.

Pitt alum Gabbie Hanna makes a surprise visit to campus

By Patrick Swain, Culture Editor February 9, 2024

60 years ago today, The Beatles made their American television debut on the Ed Sullivan show to a crowd of insatiable fans. Pitt alum Gabbie Hanna spawned a similar moment today when she made a surprise...

Participants model African wedding traditions at an event hosted by Pitt’s African Student Organization in the William Pitt Union.

African Students Organization stages a continent-spanning wedding celebration

By Nada Abdulaziz, Senior Staff Writer February 9, 2024

Pitt’s African Students Organization transformed the ballroom of the William Pitt Union into a wedding venue on Feb. 3, celebrating different African nations’ traditions in a mock wedding celebration. Rather...

Students study in the Global Hub in Posvar Hall.

Turkish table at Global Hub creates space for Turkish conversation, community

By Quinn Cilea, Staff Writer January 31, 2024

The Turkish language table had its fourth meeting last Wednesday at the Global Hub in Posvar Hall. At Pitt, Turkish is part of the Less-Commonly Taught Languages program. The club, while fairly new, is...

The “Garden Railroad: Pennsylvania Through the Four Seasons” exhibit sits on display in Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in January.

‘Choo choo!’ Garden railroad display delights visitors young and old at Phipps

By Livia Daggett, Contributing Editor January 29, 2024

Most visitors come to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens for its collection of exotic plants and seasonal outdoor botanical garden. But when they round the corner of the gallery room from October...

A lit cigarette in an ashtray.

Pitt quits nic? Students talk smoking and vaping on campus

By Tanya Babbar, Senior Staff Writer January 28, 2024

When Nick Nazari, a junior computer science major, found himself smoking up to a pack of cigarettes a day during finals last semester, he knew he had to start cutting down. Recently, to help control...

RMS Titanic departing Southampton, England, on April 10, 1912.

‘Somber and surreal’: Carnegie Science Center immerses visitors in the doomed voyage of the Titanic

By Nada Abdulaziz, Senior Staff Writer December 1, 2023

Stepping through grand glass doors at the Carnegie Science Center, visitors receive a ticket and a card that reveals the persona they will embody for the day. From that moment, the exhibit whisks visitors...

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