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Tyler Oakley reflects on YouTube fame and activism

Tyler Oakley reflects on YouTube fame and activism

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019

Little did Tyler Oakley know, 12 years after he began his YouTube channel he would be sitting in the William Pitt Union speaking about his social media career, LGBTQ+ activism and life as an internet celebrity to a room full of more than 250 Pitt students — only a small segment of his fanbase.

Performers death drop at Rainbow Alliance drag show

Performers death drop at Rainbow Alliance drag show

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

April 8, 2019

Friday night, a charismatic performer clad in a silver sequin dress danced and swirled her poofy brown wig to the booming music. The hundreds of audience members leapt to their feet to clap along, roaring when the performer landed the drag-show-staple death drop.

Weekend Watchlist: The best of the worst

Weekend Watchlist: The best of the worst

By The Pitt News Staff

April 4, 2019

This installment of our recurring Weekend Watchlist blog takes a slightly different approach — we wrote about the absolute worst shows and movies we could find online. These films and shows are just so bad they’re good, and we really can’t get enough of the cringey comedy unintentionally found in this week’s watchlist.

Pitt Stages preps for ‘Into the Woods’ opening night

Pitt Stages preps for ‘Into the Woods’ opening night

By Tamara Alchoufete, Staff Writer

April 3, 2019

Get ready for princesses, fairies, and lots of dark woods. The Pitt theatre arts department will perform “Into the Woods” as a mainstage production. The show opens tonight at 8 p.m. and runs through April 14.

Top ways to soak up the spring in Pittsburgh

Top ways to soak up the spring in Pittsburgh

By Delilah Bourque, Senior Staff Writer

April 3, 2019

Finally, after months of gloom, snowstorms and freezing rain, the sun seems to have found its way to Pittsburgh. Here are some funny ways to enjoy the sun:

Review: Billie Eilish breaks the internet with debut album

Review: Billie Eilish breaks the internet with debut album

By Delilah Bourque, Senior Staff Writer

April 1, 2019

Minimalistic bass beats, breathy vocals and moody lyrics carried LA-native Billie Eilish from an internet streaming sensation to No. 96 on the Billboard Hot 100. Released when she was just 15 in 2016, Eilish’s first single “Ocean Eyes” now has 16.2 million streams on SoundCloud alone.

‘Pitt Tonight’ celebrates women with annual empowerment episode

‘Pitt Tonight’ celebrates women with annual empowerment episode

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

April 1, 2019

In the darkened William Pitt Union Assembly Room, an unusual array of images graced the stage. Some slides flashed quotes from Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Others featured statements from female Pitt students, who wanted to send a message of thanks to the strong women in their lives.

Staff Picks: Top Brad Pitt movies

Staff Picks: Top Brad Pitt movies

By The Brad Pitt News Staff

March 31, 2019

Here at the University of Brad Pitt-sburgh, we adore our lord and savior, Brad Pitt. We believe all of his films deserve A+ ratings, but today, we are rounding up our most favorite films done by the god himself. From “Fight Club” to “Moneyball,” we all have our No. 1 favorite film from our beloved Brad Pitt.

Wellness Center displays ‘The Art of Recovery’ gallery

Wellness Center displays ‘The Art of Recovery’ gallery

By Tamara Alchoufete, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019

On Tuesday, the Wellness Center had a little more to offer than usual — art celebrating the beauty of eating disorder recovery. This gallery was presented by The Renfrew Center Foundation — a national eating disorder treatment organization with centers open to women of all ages throughout the country.

‘Us’ serves scares, but still falls behind ‘Get Out’

‘Us’ serves scares, but still falls behind ‘Get Out’

By Vikram Sundar, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019

With his second film “Us,” Jordan Peele has taken a far more ambitious step to tackle a problem rooted in America’s historical identity as an oppressor — perhaps too ambitious.

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