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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

Pitt students perform in the Pitt Factor competition in the William Pitt Union Assembly Room on Friday.

Pitt band 9FiftySeven wins Pitt Factor, will open for J.I.D. at Bigelow Bash

By Sanvi Gandikota, Staff Writer March 26, 2024

The Pitt Program Council put on their semiannual Pitt Factor showcase, a battle of the bands to compete for an opening spot at Pitt’s semesterly concert. The council hosts Fall Fest in October and Bigelow...

PDM’s executive board reacts to the reveal of the grand fundraising total of $357,084.52 to benefit UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Photos: Pitt Dance Marathon raises $357,084.52 for UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Pitt Dance Marathon, a student-led philanthropic organization at the University of Pittsburgh, hosted a roughly 10-hour dance marathon this Saturday in the Charles L. Cost Sports Center in celebration...

Flynn Dymkowski crosses the finish line at the Ginger Run during SempleFest on Saturday afternoon.

Redheads race through Oakland for ‘Ginger Run’ at SempleFest

By Patrick Swain, Culture Editor March 24, 2024

The brisk, breezy air in Oakland simmered in the seconds before a horde of redheads bolted down Semple Street. Varying shades of red hair, from natural redheads to bright orange wigs, flapped through the...

Objects on display at the “Camp on Campus” exhibit in the Cathedral of Learning on Mar. 4.

‘Camp on Campus’ exhibit examines the ‘camp’ aesthetic in media through the ages

By Irene Castillo, Staff Writer March 23, 2024

“Camp” took social media by storm when the organizers of the 2019 Met Gala chose Susan Sontag’s essay “Notes on Camp” as its theme. On March 4, it took on Pitt’s campus with a one-day-only...

Ambika Mod and Leo Woodall in “One Day.”

Review | Netflix’s ‘One Day’ is an authentic, compelling story of love across decades

By Casey Carter, Staff Writer March 21, 2024

From moments where I wanted to shout at my screen to others where I held back tears, Netflix’s “One Day” had me invested until the very end. I approached this series blind, never having read the...

Local band Histrionic performs on stage.

Histrionic voted ‘Best Local Band’ in The Pitt News survey

By Patrick Swain, Culture Editor March 19, 2024

Histrionic spawned from a basement in Highland Park in 2014. Brothers Simon and Jude Sweeney and their friend Isaac Winograd fiddled with instruments, plucking at guitars and banging on drums, their youthful...

Actors perform in “Grease” at the Byham Theater in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Musical Theater transports audiences to 1950s with ‘Grease’

By Nada Abdulaziz, Senior Staff Writer March 18, 2024

In the historic halls of Pittsburgh's Byham Theater, the air was alive with the iconic melodies and nostalgic charm of the 1950s. From March 7 to March 17, the venue became the vibrant stage for Pittsburgh...

Zendaya and Timothée Chalamet in “Dune: Part Two”

Review | ‘Dune: Part Two’ perfects the science fiction film formula

By Ore Fawole, Staff Writer March 17, 2024

There has been especially large vocabulary used to describe Denis Villeneuve’s second installment in the “Dune” trilogy — epic, massive, saga and space opera, to name a few. This language may seem...

Oscar statuettes appear backstage at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Feb. 28, 2016.

Staff Picks | Who will take home an Oscar?

By The Pitt News Staff March 8, 2024

Who will win an Academy Award on March 10? 2023 was a stellar year for cinema as box office hits like “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” drew audiences back into theaters. The splendid squad at The Pitt...

Trip Lotus performs at the Atwood Church during “Live From Oakland: Genesis” on Friday night.

Photos: Wild Blue Yonder, Trip Lotus and Funky Lamp perform at Atwood Church

By Hannah Levine, Staff Photographer March 7, 2024

Post Genre and 8Trak Entertainment hosted their third and final show of the “Live from Oakland: Genesis'' series at the Atwood Church on Friday evening. Funky Lamp used the show to debut a new album,...

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