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Pittsburgh painter captures reactions to “Lest We Forget”

Pittsburgh painter captures reactions to “Lest We Forget”

By Emily Wolfe, Contributing Editor

January 6, 2020

Emily Loeb noticed a man taking photographs as she and two companions walked through the “Lest We Forget” exhibition on the Cathedral of Learning lawn last fall, but she didn’t think much of it.

Staff Picks: Favorite Albums of 2019

Staff Picks: Favorite Albums of 2019

By The Pitt News Staff

January 5, 2020

Some of the biggest artists in the world released new albums in 2019. From pop sensation Ariana Grande to hip-hop supergroup BROCKHAMPTON, 2019 was a huge year for great music. Read our staff’s picks for the best albums of the year. 

Mixing mediums with the Creative Arts Ensemble

Mixing mediums with the Creative Arts Ensemble

By Diana Velasquez, Staff Writer

January 5, 2020

Many scholars of fine arts consider themselves to be masters of one discipline, such as music, or painting or poetry. Some Pitt students had the opportunity last semester to take a class that challenged that notion.

From Phipps to the Carnegie Museum of Art: all the culture new to Pitt in 2020

From Phipps to the Carnegie Museum of Art: all the culture new to Pitt in 2020

By Delilah Bourque, Culture Editor

January 5, 2020

As the spring semester begins and classes resume, finding something to do is a challenge for many in the dreary, often cold and wet weather in the Pittsburgh wintertime.

Books to look forward to in 2020

Books to look forward to in 2020

By Leah Mensch, Contributing Editor

January 5, 2020

Though 2019 was such a wonderful year for books, the book gods are telling me that 2020 might be even better. My only New Years resolution this year is to read as many books as possible.

Balancing finals as a STEM and art double major

Balancing finals as a STEM and art double major

By Hayley Lesh, Staff Writer

December 9, 2019

The difference between junior computer science and music performance major Jordan Bender’s dual majors is apparent in his finals. For computer science, he is often presented with a traditional paper and pencil final, while his music classes often evaluate his skills through performances.

Where to go when you’re done with finals but can’t go home yet

Where to go when you’re done with finals but can’t go home yet

By MJ LaRocque, Staff Writer

December 8, 2019

The worst part of finals week is finishing everything and still having to stick around on campus and wait for a ride home. During the wait, there are plenty of free and inexpensive events around town to go to.

Staff Picks: Unconventional study spots

Staff Picks: Unconventional study spots

By The Pitt News Staff

December 8, 2019

On the culture desk here at The Pitt News, we know how hard finals week is. Once a semester, everyone at Pitt suddenly rediscovers the library and Hillman is filled with people cramming for finals, cramming for mobile charging blocks and — most importantly — cramming for space. Here are our recommendations for the best spots to study that no one else will think of.

The Pitt News Fall Finals Playlist 2019

The Pitt News Fall Finals Playlist 2019

By Delilah Bourque, Culture Editor

December 8, 2019

Every person with a 4.0 GPA and two majors will tell you that the key to a great study sesh is a great playlist.

Stress dreams are made of finals

Stress dreams are made of finals

By Charlie Taylor, Staff Writer

December 8, 2019

University-related dreams are common amongst students. A 2017 study by career website Debut found that 84% of college students surveyed reported having nightmares about school, half of which were recurring. These nightmares most commonly pertained to taking exams, followed by failing those exams or their classes altogether.

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