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The UPMC Rink at PPG Place.

Beat end-of-semester stress with Pittsburgh holiday markets and activities

By Sarah Demchak, Staff Writer November 30, 2021
The holiday season has begun, along with the end-of-semester study cramming sessions. Take a break from school stress and partake in some holiday fun during these last few weeks on campus.
The staff of The Colombian Spot, a Latin American restaurant that recently opened a location in Oakland.

The Colombian Spot opens a new location in Oakland

By Saraya Velez, For The Pitt News November 30, 2021
After calling the South Side’s East Carson Street home for six years, The Colombian Spot has expanded and found its way to the heart of Oakland with a new location.
Installation of Hernease Davis’ “A Womb of My Own (Mistakes Were Made in Development)” at Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York, in 2018.

Visiting artist series exposes students to new mediums and practices

By Katelyn Kruszewski, Staff Writer November 29, 2021
As a part of the Studio Arts department’s ongoing visiting artist series, Hernease Davis, a multimedia artist from Brooklyn, presented her works to students and faculty in a November workshop.
Disney’s new series “Hawkeye” is streaming on Disney+.

Review | ‘Hawkeye’ is better late than never

By Diana Velasquez, Culture Editor November 29, 2021
Culture Editor Diana Velasquez argues that despite its late arrival to the franchise, the new “Hawkeye” series has the makings of a great comedic superhero show.
Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop on Forbes Avenue.

Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop brings Delaware subs to Pittsburgh

By Ananya Pathapadu, Staff Writer November 18, 2021
Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop now occupies half of the space that once was home to The O on Forbes Avenue. Capriotti’s started in Wilmington, Delaware, in 1976 and has since expanded to 12 states and more than 100 locations nationwide.
From left, Brittny Smith, Charis Gullage and Amahri Edward-Jones of Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.

Review | Donna Summer musical brings ‘Hot Stuff’ to Pittsburgh

By Sinead McDevitt, Contributing Editor November 18, 2021
Contributing editor Sinéad McDevitt argues the Donna Summer musical is a fun show that gets the audience hype, while also telling the Queen of Disco’s life story.
Pitt cellists play at a symphony orchestra concert at Bellefield Hall Auditorium in August 2018.

Pitt Symphony Orchestra returns to in-person concerts for the holidays

By Thomas Schmidt, For The Pitt News November 18, 2021
The Pitt Symphony Orchestra has been performing digitally ever since the COVID-19 pandemic started, but they’re finally returning to in-person performances and practices.
The Polish Nationality Room in the Cathedral of Learning.

Polishfest 2021 keeps tradition alive with informational videos

By Katelyn Kruszewski, Staff Writer November 17, 2021
Pierogies, paper cuttings and polkas are only a small portion of Polish culture. To learn more about Polish heritage, students are invited to virtually attend Polishfest this week.
Wicked Pie opened in the William Pitt Union’s Schenley Cafe food court on Nov. 2.

Wicked Pie, PA Taco Co. open in WPU to mixed receptions

By Julia DiPietro, Staff Writer November 16, 2021
Wicked Pie and PA Taco Co. opened in the William Pitt Union’s food court on Nov. 2. Dining officials said the restaurants are founded on the idea of the “local” concept, which allows the establishments more creativity in their recipes and menu options.
Pianist Jeanne Golan performed in Bellefield Hall on Saturday evening.

Music On the Edge hosts performance by contemporary pianist Jeanne Golan

By Jessica McKenzie, Senior Staff Writer November 16, 2021
When Jeanne Golan was growing up, the very thought of a career outside of piano made her burst into tears. Now a Steinway & Sons recording artist, she performed in Bellefield Hall on Saturday night — with a smile on her face during each piece.
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