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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Jennette McCurdy speaks to a crowd of Pitt students gathered in the WPU Assembly Room during “An Evening With Jennette McCurdy” hosted by the Pitt Program Council on Thursday evening.

‘The more authentic I can be, the better’: Jennette McCurdy speaks at PPC lecture

By Toni Jackson, Staff Writer November 3, 2022
Pitt Program Council (PPC) hosted An Evening with Jennette McCurdy on Thursday night. The event focused on her debut memoir “I’m Glad My Mom Died,” a New York Times Bestseller that came out in August earlier this year.
From left, pianist Dave Burrell, flutist Nicole Mitchell, bassist Joshua Abrams and percussionist Hamid Drake play together at Tuesday’s 52nd Annual Jazz Concert in Bellefield Hall Auditorium.

‘Our beautiful night all together’: Pitt presents 52nd Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert Week, adds Dave Burrell archive to ULS

By Renee Dubaich, Staff Writer November 3, 2022
About 300 people attended the 52nd Annual Jazz Concert on Tuesday night in the Bellefield Hall Auditorium. The concert occurred as part of Pitt Jazz Studies Program's 52nd Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert Week, which runs Oct. 31 through Nov. 5, 2022.
Benjamin Asciutto, a senior film and business major.

Student-run podcast ‘Pitt in Hollywood’ showcases success stories from Pitt alumni

By Jacob Mraz, Staff Writer November 3, 2022
2002 Pitt graduate John Paul Horstmann talks about his arrival in LA, founding University of Pittsburgh Television and the importance of networking in the first episode of Ben Asciutto’s podcast, “Pitt in Hollywood.”
Row House Cinema in Lawrenceville.

Row House Cinema hosts Polish Film Festival for the first time

By Aoqin Yan, Staff Writer November 1, 2022
The Polish Film Festival is taking place at Row House Cinema in Lawrenceville Tuesday to Friday. The festival presents five Polish films, “Never Gonna Snow Again,” “EO,” “Sonata,” “The Double Life of Véronique” and “Europa Europa.”
Flowers, candles and chalk drawings placed outside the Tree of Life Synagogue in 2019.

Tree of Life documentary paints a soul-stirring portrait of a healing Pittsburgh

By Patrick Swain, Senior Staff Writer November 1, 2022
“A Tree of Life: The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting,” which premiered on HBO on the eve of the four-year commemoration of the Tree of Life massacre, serves to create a powerful portrait of a grieving community on the road to recovery.
Pitt’s Asian Student Alliance poses for a group photo with Nadya Okamoto in the William Pitt Union on Friday.

Period activist Nadya Okamoto talks youth power, burnout and identity with Pitt’s Asian Student Alliance

By Tanya Babbar, Staff Writer October 31, 2022
Pitt’s Asian Student Alliance hosted a guided Q&A session on Friday night with Nadya Okamoto, an entrepreneur and period activist.
Greer Lankton’s Science Fictions art exhibit in the University Art Gallery.

University Art Gallery exhibitions look to ‘show the richness’ of queer artists

By Trinity Foster, For The Pitt News October 31, 2022
Semester-long exhibitions about artists Greer Lankton and Andrey Avinoff at the University Art Gallery highlight their identities and the queer experience.
Members of the Japanese Student Association at Pitt pose for a group photo during their Bunkasai in the William Pitt Union on Saturday.

JSA’s Bunkasai celebration educates students about Japanese culture

By Serena Garcia, Staff Writer October 30, 2022
Pitt’s Japanese Student Association hosted their annual Bunkasai event in the William Pitt Union Saturday, with about 100 people in attendance.
The Refillery in Squirrel Hill on Murray Avenue.

Pittburgh’s new Refillery aims to limit single-use plastic, promote zero-waste

By Maya Valletta, Staff Writer October 28, 2022
The Refillery is making a low-waste and sustainable lifestyle more accessible to Pittsburgh. The owner, Larissa Russo, opened the zero-waste store in Squirrel Hill a little less than a year ago, after seeing a need in the Pittsburgh community for an alternative to single-use plastic.
Olivia Cooke, center, plays Alicent Hightower in season 1, episode 9 of House of the Dragon.

Review | ‘House of the Dragon’ season 1 — a song of fire & blood

By Jacob Mraz, Staff Writer October 27, 2022
Created by George R.R. Martin and executive producer Ryan Condal, “House of the Dragon” is a fantasy series set in Martin’s Westeros more than 150 years before the events of “Game of Thrones.”
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