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The Be a Good Neighbor program hosts block parties at the start of every academic year to foster connections between the University and its Oakland neighbors. The first block party of the year was held Tuesday evening at the Dan Marino Field in South Oakland.

South O block party helps students, Oakland residents bond

By Julia DiPietro, Staff Writer
Oakland isn’t just home to Pitt students. Pitt’s Community and Governmental Relations strives to bring Oakland residents and Pitt students together by kicking off the academic year with a series of welcome back block parties.
A scene from the Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks’ all-female production of “Hamlet.” The show will run for free every Saturday and Sunday until Sept. 26 across Pittsburgh's parks.

Shakespeare in the Parks presents all-female ‘Hamlet’ production

By Jessica McKenzie, Staff Writer
Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks reimagined the classic play “Hamlet” into an all-female production — one that challenges its company to speak “Pittsburghese” while embodying classic characters of the Elizabethan Era.
“Making home here” debuted on Thursday night with a free community block party, which included games of hopscotch, jump rope, a DJ and vegan food trucks.

‘Making home here’ exhibit debuts quarantine inspired art at The Mattress Factory

By Jessica McKenzie, Staff Writer
“Making home here” is this year’s first in-person exhibition at the Mattress Factory, centering around themes of equity in the arts. The exhibit will run until late spring 2022.
Pitt celebrated the grand openings of two Saxbys, a Philadelphia-based coffee shop that opened its locations for business on the ground floor of Hillman and the Cathedral of Learning this past Wednesday.

Saxbys locations open at Pitt with business opportunities for students

By Diana Velasquez, Culture Editor
For those caffeine and breakfast sandwich lovers, luck has come your way. Pitt’s campus is now home to two Saxbys, a Philadelphia-based coffee shop that opened new locations for business this past Wednesday.
The flag of Trinidad and Tobago. The Sabira Cole Film Festival hosted a Trinidad and Tobago Independence Day Celebration on Tuesday to commemorate the nation’s independence from British rule.

Sabira Cole Film Festival celebrates Trinidadian independence with movie screening

By Sophie Earwood, For The Pitt News
While Pittsburgh may be a long way away from the cool breezes and sandy beaches of the tropical Caribbean islands, attendees saw and heard Caribbean culture at the Trinidad and Tobago Independence Day Celebration Tuesday evening.
Pitt Tonight will return for its seventh season on Oct. 2, hosted by Victoria Chuah. The show is expected to film in front of a live studio audience in the Cathedral of Learning — a change from last year’s production which consisted of sketches on YouTube or guest interviews over Zoom.

Pitt Tonight ready to return in-person for next season

By Jessica McKenzie, Staff Writer
Nothing compares to the introduction of a late night comedy show and the experience is especially thrilling when it’s filmed from the basement of the Cathedral of Learning, and the production is put on entirely by Pitt students.
The Row House Cinema in Lawrenceville is opening this fall for in-house showings.

Students and cinemas reflect on cautious movie industry reopening

By Grace Hemcher, For The Pitt News
After months of uncertainty movie theaters are finally getting back into a rhythm. Row House Cinema in Lawrenceville is opening this fall for in-house showings, with art house and classic films on its docket.
Netflix's new rom-com “He’s All That” is the gender-bent remake of the classic 1999 hit “She’s All That,” starring TikTok influencer Addison Rae.

“He’s All That” Review: Addison Rae should stick to dancing, not acting

By Julia DiPietro, Staff Writer
Staff writer Julia DiPietro argues that Netflix's new rom-com revival “He’s All That” starring TikTok sensation Addison Rae is a cheap and comically bad reboot with a lackluster romantic lead.
A 100-foot long brightly colored dragon stands at the end of The Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium’s lantern-filled tunnel, one of the attractions of the zoo’s Asian Lantern Festival event.

Pittsburgh Zoo glows with animal-themed Asian Lantern Festival

By Maria Scanga, Staff Writer
As a part of their newly unveiled Asian Lantern Festival — which opened on Aug. 14 and is set to run through Oct. 30 — the Pittsburgh Zoo has brought animal-themed and handmade lantern art throughout the entire zoo’s route.
There are local boutique, vintage and secondhand shops in nearly every neighborhood in the ‘Burgh and each has something unique to offer.

Places to shop for back-to-school clothes in Pittsburgh

By Nadiya Greaser, Staff Writer
When it comes to back-to-school shopping there are local boutique, vintage and secondhand shops in nearly every neighborhood in the ‘Burgh and each has something unique to offer.
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