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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

A view of Downtown, Pittsburgh.

Backyard at 8th & Penn expands art and music events through September with JazzLive

By Renee Dubaich, Staff Writer September 15, 2022
At the intersection of 8th Street and Penn Avenue, people gather at a new green space featuring free music, activities and food. The Backyard is a calm, laid-back environment amongst the industrial city for people of all ages to come together, relax and enjoy until September 27.
A Be A Good Neighbor Block Party in South Oakland in fall 2021.

Pitt’s Be A Good Neighbor Block Party fosters new connections for Oakland community

By Serena Garcia, Staff Writer September 13, 2022
Pitt’s Office of Campus Engagement hosted its second block party of the year on 234 N. Dithridge St. in North Oakland on Tuesday evening.
Pitt students selling “freezer pops for people in period poverty,” according to a sign on their booth, at the Pitt Arts Fest on the WPU lawn on Friday.

PittARTS Fest offers students activities, networking opportunities

By Jessica McKenzie, Culture Editor September 11, 2022
PittARTS Fest took place Friday on the WPU lawn, where students enjoyed getting henna tattoos, a caricature artist, free popcorn, t-shirt printing and networking with local arts organizations.
A fall day in Pittsburgh.

Local events to get hype for the fall season

By Jessica McKenzie, Culture Editor September 6, 2022
Fall is here, and Pittsburgh has a seemingly endless stream of upcoming events to celebrate. Here is a compilation of arts and entertainment activities to look forward to in September and October.
People line up for food at A Soulful Taste of the Burgh, an annual soul food and music festival, in Market Square on Saturday.

A Soulful Taste of the Burgh festival returns to support Black-owned businesses

By Shreya Singh, Staff Writer September 5, 2022
More than 50 Black-owned small businesses selling products such as clothing and body butter lined the street this weekend to kick into gear A Soulful Taste of the Burgh, an annual soul food and music festival meant to spotlight local Black business owners.
A Pitt student gets “Pitt” airbrushed on their arm at Saturday’s Welcome Back Bash.

Welcome Back Bash offers music, activities for students

By Lynnette Tibbott, Staff Writer August 28, 2022
Students gathered on Schenley Drive to celebrate the first in-person start of a school year since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic with a bouncy castle, laser tag, rock climbing wall, a photobooth and more.
Yung Gravy, left, and Sheri Nicole at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Prudential Center in New Jersey on Sunday.

Pitt Program Council announces Yung Gravy as Fall Fest headliner

By Jessica McKenzie, Culture Editor August 28, 2022
Pitt Program Council announced on Instagram Sunday night that Yung Gravy, a chart-topping rapper, will headline at this year’s Fall Fest. Pitt’s annual fall concert will take place on Oct. 16.
A Pitt student drums during the Pitt African Music and Dance Ensemble’s concert in Bellefield Hall on Friday.

Pitt African Dance and Music Ensemble brings Bellefield auditorium to life

By Lynnette Tibbott, Staff Writer April 17, 2022
The Pitt African Music and Dance Ensemble held a concert last Friday to commemorate the hardwork and dedication of student performers enrolled in PAMDE director Yamoussa Camara’s course, African Drumming Ensemble.
Flo Milli performs at Bigelow Bash on Schenley Drive on Sunday.

Bigelow Bash returns in person after three years, with headliner Flo Milli

By Renee Dubaich, Staff Writer April 10, 2022
Hundreds of students crowded on Bigelow Boulevard in anticipation for Bigelow Bash’s headline act. Flo Milli sprinted onstage and the entire audience jumped with hands up in the air.
Performers play the cello during the Cello for Charity event at Bellefield Hall on Monday night.

Benefit concert raises money for arts education

By Renee Dubaich, Staff Writer April 5, 2022
Alicia Loui, a junior biology major, was the main organizer and star performer of the Cello for Charity concert on Monday in Bellefield Hall, an event created to support inequalities in music and arts for low-income communities.
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