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Staff Picks: The best stuff to watch on 4/20

Staff Picks: The best stuff to watch on 4/20

By The Pitt News Staff

April 19, 2020

Our staff has assembled the best weed media to consume while you’re totally not high because Pennsylvania hasn’t quite legalized it yet.

How Pitt students are passing the time during social distancing

Nikita Bargaje has spent some of her time in quarantine crafting a three-dimensional monogram letter “N” to help distract her from the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo courtesy of Nikita Bargaje.

By Ananya Pathapadu, Staff Writer

April 7, 2020

Pitt students are trying to de-stress in many ways in the wake of the University moving classes online and closing residence halls.

Books I’m reading in the time of COVID-19

Isolation is the perfect reason to read.

By Leah Mensch, Contributing Editor

March 30, 2020

From classics to new releases, from poetry to fiction to essay and memoir, these are a few reads that have been keeping me sane in the time of COVID-19. 

Heinz Chapel cancels all weddings through May 31

Heinz Chapel has cancelled all upcoming spring weddings and events as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

By Sarah Connor, Contributing Editor

March 23, 2020

In light of the recent COVID-19 outbreak, the Heinz Chapel staff announced that all weddings through May 31 are canceled

Cultural programming moves online amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Library patrons can access the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s online collection while the physical libraries are closed.

By Delilah Bourque, Culture Editor

March 23, 2020

With many cultural events cancelled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations at Pitt and around the City have turned to hosting programs online.

Pitt Instagrammers capture campus life

@cathedral_thoughts on Instagram has 1,997 followers.

By Anna Ligorio, Staff Writer

March 18, 2020

If you’re stuck at home and desperately missing Cathy, crave one last meal at Market or in need of at-home fitness motivation — look no further than your Instagram search bar.

COVID-19 shutters cultural events on campus and across the city

This year’s Bigelow Bash will be canceled or postponed along with the rest of Pitt Program Council’s upcoming spring events.

By Delilah Bourque, Culture Editor

March 17, 2020

Postponed Events Pitt Arts — Pittsburgh Memorial Mandala Installation According to an email from Terry S. Hardy, a Pitt Arts artist in residence, his installation in front of the Frick Fine Arts building on March 16 is rescheduled for the 2020 fall semester. The installation of a floral mandala to honor “loss of life in Pittsburgh and its ...

March is for Martisor

Pitt’s Global Hub in Posvar Hall hosted a celebration Saturday for Martisor, a Romanian festival celebrated on March 1.

By Ananya Pathapadu, For The Pitt News

March 3, 2020

The red and white string tassels, called Martisor, are gifted to loved ones on March 1 as part of a month-long Romanian celebration — also called Martisor.

Falling into the t(rap) of poetry with Tongo Eisen-Martin and Simone White

After the performance, audience members speak with poet Tongo Eisen-Martin.

By Sinead McDevitt, Staff Writer

March 3, 2020

Snippets of conversation that rose above the heavy bass of the music started to die down as Tongo Eisen-Martin took the stage at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater

Getting more than spooky with the George A. Romero film class

George A. Romero on the set of “Knightriders,” filming near Pittsburgh in 1980.

By Brenden Rearick, For The Pitt News

February 27, 2020

Students are learning about both the filmography of George Romero — considered the father of independent horror films — and his relationship with the City of Pittsburgh.

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