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Heralding the holidays with the Heinz Chapel Choir

The Heinz Chapel Choir, which consists of 46 students, performed its holiday concert “To Make Music in the Heart” on Tuesday evening.

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Contributing Editor

December 5, 2019

The Heinz Chapel Choir performed their holiday concert “To Make Music in the Heart” Tuesday evening in Heinz Memorial Chapel, the third of six performances in their annual holiday concert series.

Poems from prison: Students share incarcerated voices

Students perform a collaborative poem about the shooting of Antwon Rose written by inside students.

By Brian Gentry, Senior Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

The poetry performance was part of an event which packed City of Asylum on Wednesday night, with more than 100 people in attendance.

Center for Creativity gets students out of their artistic comfort zones

Erik Schuckers (right), the Center for Creativity workshop manager, leads Monday’s “Splatter, Blot, & Blow: Painting without Brushes” event.

By Sinead McDevitt, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

Erik Schuckers, the program manager at the Center for Creativity, carefully swirled a paint-dipped string onto a white piece of paper in front of a group of mesmerized students Monday afternoon.

Raising the bar: niche hangouts around town

The Kickback Pinball Cafe in Lawrenceville features an assortment of more than 20 pinball machines for visitors to play.

By Thomas Wick, Senior Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

Not only is Mana, located on the North Shore, the only board game bar in Pittsburgh, but it is the latest in a trend of niche bars and restaurants in the Pittsburgh area, including Row House Cinema and Kickback Pinball Cafe.

“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” captures the spirit of Mr. Rogers

Fred Rogers (Tom Hanks) meets skeptical journalist Lloyd Vogel (Matthew Rhys) in director Marielle Heller's unconventional biopic,

By Thomas Wick, Senior Staff Writer

November 21, 2019

“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” is a compelling film, featuring one of Tom Hanks’ best performances as the late television personality Fred Rogers.

Spend six weeks with “The Wolves” in one night

“The Wolves” storyline follows six weeks in the lives of a girls’ soccer team.

By Sinead McDevitt, Staff Writer

November 21, 2019

Pitt Mainstage’s performance of “The Wolves,” directed by Kelly Trumbull, a visiting assistant professor in the Theatre Arts Department, opened this past Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Richard E. Rauh Studio Theatre.

Sonia Sanchez and Marilyn Nelson talk black poetry

 Poets Marilyn Nelson (left) and Sonia Sanchez (right) spoke about their works as a part of the first installment of the Center for African American Poetry Poetics Legacy Series.

By Charlie Taylor, Staff Writer

November 19, 2019

Sonia Sanchez and fellow poet Marilyn Nelson visited the Carnegie Lecture Hall for a reading, which was followed by a conversation about their work, in an event hosted by Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures and the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics.

How to decorate when you’re a renter

Many students’ apartments are loosely held together by Command-brand adhesive products.

By Delilah Bourque, Culture Editor

November 14, 2019

When it comes to decorating a rented space, many college students fall into the classic decor scheme of empty Natty Light cans, a sinkful of dirty dishes and furniture they picked up off the curb.

Column: “Rent,” 23 years later

The original Broadway cast of Rent from 1996 poses for a group photo.

By Sinead McDevitt, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

“Rent” is, in many ways, the “Hamilton” of the ’90s. Like “Hamilton,” “Rent” contained themes of rebelling against a corrupt system, featured a purposely diverse cast, and was an incredibly popular show.

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