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A community learning session on the “Relearn Our Land” Initiative in Posvar’s Global Hub last Monday.

Student sustainability initiative ‘Relearn Our Land’ connects culture, nature

By Maria Scanga, Staff Writer December 9, 2021
The “Relearn Our Land” Initiative will build a garden space outside of Posvar Hall and open in spring 2022. It focuses on creating a garden space specifically with native plants from local Indigenous cultures.
Katie Gibson sings “Dead Mom” from the musical “Beetlejuice” at the Broadway Coffeehouse hosted by the Pitt Musical Theater Club and Pitt Program Council in the William Pitt Union on Wednesday evening.

PPC, Musical Theater Club bring slice of Broadway to campus

By Thomas Schmidt, For The Pitt News December 9, 2021
The Pitt Musical Theater Club and Pitt Program Council worked together to host “Broadway Coffeehouse” in the William Pitt Union ballroom on Wednesday, for an evening with 13 acts of singing, hot chocolate, apple cider and good vibes.
Numerous hands pet Ruby the therapy dog at a Therapy Dog Tuesday session in the Cathedral of Learning in 2020.

Put your ‘me time’ before study time with these finals week de-stressors

By Sarah Demchak, Staff Writer December 8, 2021
Finals week is almost upon us and that means sleepovers at the library, unhealthy amounts of coffee and stressful cramming study sessions. It is easy to forget to take a break, but here are some tips to help you out.
“Fred Claus” is one of The Pitt News staff picks for holiday movies.

Staff Picks | Holiday Movies

By The Pitt News Staff December 8, 2021
There’s no doubt that we’re all struggling waiting for the semester to end, but when you have a break why not watch a holiday movie? They’re fun, they’re romantic and sometimes they’re even scarier than the extended family you’ll have to see over break.
Students exercise at a Zumba class during Rec O Mania in 2019.

Pitt offers students yoga classes to relax during finals

By Julia DiPietro, Staff Writer December 7, 2021
Yoga isn’t confined to a gym or studio on campus. Sunset yoga takes advantage of the great outdoors with warrior poses set to the setting sun. Or, to amp up the fun, students can try Glowga, or glow-in-the-dark yoga.
Yunge Xiao, a sophomore statistics and sociology major, sits at Color Park with her ukelele on Nov. 6.

Sophomore Yunge Xiao named winner of 91.3 WYEP’s singer-songwriter competition

By Jessica McKenzie, Senior Staff Writer December 6, 2021
Yunge Xiao began writing songs for fun in third grade. An author of more than 55 original songs, she entered WYEP’s 2021 Singer-Songwriter Competition last summer and won in September.
Paulette Ramsay recites her poems over Zoom at the Global Hub last Thursday.

Poet Paulette Ramsay speaks on Caribbean culture and womanhood

By Katelyn Kruszewski, Staff Writer December 6, 2021
Poet Paulette Ramsay read excerpts from her books of poetry Friday evening on a Zoom webinar hosted by ADDverse. Her poetry focuses on Blackness, womanhood and Caribbean culture.
The skyline of Charlotte, North Carolina in fall 2007.

Traveling to the ACC Championship Game? Visit the Queen city’s cultural gems

By Mera D'Aquila, Staff Writer December 2, 2021
The indisputable highlight of a visit this weekend to Charlotte, North Carolina will be watching our very own Panthers win an ACC title. But while you’re there, try to venture off the beaten path that leads from your hotel room to the stadium.
Heather Dillman, senior information science and digital narrative & interactive design major, poses for a picture on Andy Warhol Bridge in Downtown on Sept. 5.

Digital Narrative and Interactive Design major combines interests in programming, storytelling

By Grace Hemcher, Staff Writer December 2, 2021
Students interested in computer programming, while sharing a passion for writing composition and narrative, now have the option to pursue both, with Pitt’s Digital Narrative and Interactive Design major.
The Heinz Chapel Choir performs “To Make Music in the Heart” at their Holiday Concert at Heinz Chapel on Dec. 3, 2019.

Holiday concerts return to Heinz Chapel

By Ebonee Rice-Nguyen, For The Pitt News December 2, 2021
The Heinz Chapel Choir, Men’s Glee Club and Women’s Choir started to return to their musical holiday concerts on Nov. 30, after a year of delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They performed online last year over Zoom without audience members.
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