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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Review | ‘Damsel’ is a refreshing feminine narrative under unwarranted critique

Review | ‘Damsel’ is a refreshing feminine narrative under unwarranted critique

By Nada Abdulaziz, Senior Staff Writer April 9, 2024

As I hit play on my dimly lit Netflix screen, I was prepared for another disappointing feminist film full of cliches and half-assed effort. Instead, within the first five minutes of “Damsel,” I found...

A Sufi whirler performs during Fann Club’s Sufi Whirling Night on Saturday evening in the William Pitt Union.

Newly formed Fann Club celebrates Middle Eastern arts through Sufi whirling event

By Nada Abdulaziz, Senior Staff Writer April 5, 2024

In a room filled with the aroma of Persian cuisine, three dancers gracefully took the stage, whirling to the serene melodies of traditional musical instruments. This Sufi whirling event, hosted by the...

Cover image released by Parkwood/Columbia/Sony shows “COWBOY CARTER” by Beyonce.

Review | On Beyoncé’s ‘Cowboy Carter,’ the Texan trailblazer defiantly celebrates her country roots

By Irene Castillo, Staff Writer April 5, 2024

At the end of Verizon’s ad during the 2024 Super Bowl, Beyoncé announced the release of her new album “Cowboy Carter.” She released “16 CARRIAGES” and “TEXAS HOLD ‘EM” as twin singles,...

Mina Walker of Daisy the Great performs at Preserving Underground on Tuesday evening.

Photos: Daisy the Great finish headline tour at Preserving Underground

By Nate Yonamine, Assistant Visual Editor April 5, 2024

In a venue tucked away amongst offices and warehouses, Daisy the Great completed their second headline tour at Preserving Underground in New Kensington on Tuesday night. Opened by The Ophelias, the band...

Alejandro Loayza Grisi answers questions at the film screening of “Utama” in the Cathedral of Learning on Tuesday evening.

Bolivian director Alejandro Loayza Grisi attends Pitt screening of his film ‘Utama’

By Quinn Cilea, Staff Writer April 2, 2024

The Pitt Spanish and film and media studies departments came together on Tuesday, March 26 to host a screening of the 2022 drama “Utama,” along with the writer and director, Alejandro Loayza Grisi....

Students dance during Carly Rae Jepsen’s performance during Bigelow Bash on Bigelow Boulevard on April 1, 2023.

Behind the scenes of the Pitt Program Council’s annual Bigelow Bash

By Jiya Narwal, Staff Writer April 2, 2024

Over 60 student volunteers will get together on April 7 to build the stage where artists JID, Luh Tyler, My Favorite Color and Pitt Factor winner 9FiftySeven will perform. However, the efforts that go...

Photos: Carib Fete: A Carnival Fest celebrates Caribbean culture

By Bhaskar Chakrabarti, Staff Photographer April 2, 2024

About 50 students attended Carib Fete: A Carnival Fest in the O’Hara Student Center on Sunday. The event was hosted by the Caribbean Student Association in collaboration with the Latinx Student Association...

The Company of MAMMA MIA! 25th Anniversary Tour.

Review | ‘S.O.S!’: ‘Mamma Mia!’ delivers a spectacular show at the Benedum Center

By Casey Carter, Staff Writer April 1, 2024

Mamma Mia, here I go again! One of my all-time favorite musicals came to the stage of the Benedum Center in downtown Pittsburgh from March 26 through 31, so naturally, I couldn’t miss it. Presented by...

A bust of Nefertiti in the Ancient Egypt Exhibit at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

Carnegie Museum spotlights conservation efforts in latest Ancient Egypt exhibition

By Amber Frantz, Staff Writer March 29, 2024

The Carnegie Museum of Natural History revealed its newly revamped Ancient Egypt collection in early March. After closing the Walton Hall of Ancient Egypt in 2023 for conservation efforts, “The Stories...

Logan Caplan (right) interviews Cindy Haines (left) during Saturday’s Pitt Tonight show in Frick Auditorium.

Pitt Tonight dedicates an evening of laughter to Women’s History Month

By Nada Abdulaziz, Senior Staff Writer March 29, 2024

The Frick Fine Arts auditorium reverberated with the infectious laughter of a jubilant audience. In a celebration of Women’s History Month, female writers assumed full control of the March 23 episode...

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