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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

Bradley Cooper and his mother Gloria Campano in a scene from the T-Mobile 2023 Super Bowl NFL football spot.

8 Best Super Bowl Commercials from 2023

By Maria Scanga, Senior Staff Writer February 14, 2023
For many of the millions of Super Bowl viewers, the commercials are the best part of the action. Here’s a ranking of the eight best.
Performance during the “Be Gay [Do Crime]” drag concert series.

‘Be Gay [Do Crime]’ concert series spotlights drag as an art form

By Jessica McKenzie, Culture Editor February 12, 2023
Patrick Mayoral performs as Miss Demeanor in their drag concert series “Be Gay [Do Crime].” The show features a myriad of drag performers across Pittsburgh. The last concert took place on Friday at Mr. Smalls Theatre in Millvale.
Atmosphere at The JBF Gala: A Night of Award Winners at the Rainbow Room on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 in New York.

Local chefs named semi-finalists for James Beard Awards

By Anoushka Parnerkar, Staff Writer February 10, 2023
This year, two Pittsburgh restaurant owners became semi-finalists for the James Beard Best Chef Mid-Atlantic Award 一 Kate Lasky and Tomasz Skowronski of Apteka in East Liberty, and Nik Forsberg of Fet Fisk in O’Hara.
Author Kelly Sather, winner of the 2023 Drue Heinz Literature Prize.

Kelly Sather announced as the winner of the 2023 Drue Heinz Literature Prize

By Serena Garcia, Senior Staff Writer February 10, 2023
Kelly Sather, a 2015 Bennington College MFA graduate, began writing short stories around 10 years ago. Her first collection of short stories, “Small in Real Life” won the 2023 University of Pittsburgh Press Drue Heinz Literature Prize.
A couple crosses their fingers behind their backs.

Pitt Marriage Pact struggles to help students find love, so far

By Trinity Foster, Staff Writer February 8, 2023
A survey promising true love circulated among thousands of skeptical, curious and excited Pitt students last month. The Marriage Pact boasts, “Leave it up to our algorithm and find your perfect backup plan today,” but Pitt students don’t seem so lucky.
A romantic candle-lit dinner.

The best songs to add to your sex playlist

By Maya Valletta, Staff Writer February 7, 2023
With the season of love upon us, people are especially ready to get frisky and set the mood with some sensual songs. So turn off the lights and turn yourself on with the following tunes.
Brenden Peifer and Saige Smith perform during the Pittsburgh Public Theaters performance of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream In Harlem.”

PPT blends Black culture, African spiritual traditions with Shakespeare classic in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream In Harlem’

By Jessica McKenzie, Culture Editor February 6, 2023
Justin Emeka’s adaption, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream In Harlem,” features an all-Black cast, whose characters challenge traditional gender and sexuality norms. The production takes place through Feb. 19 in O’Reilly Theatre.
Members of ASA perform during the annual cultural fair on Sunday in the William Pitt Union.

ASA Culture Fair features hip hop dancing, taekwondo and more

By James Paul, Staff Writer February 6, 2023
Fashion, food and dancing filled the WPU Assembly Room at this year's Asian Student Alliance Culture Fair on Sunday night. Students presented gems from their cultures, bringing it all together in a joint fashion show.
Ariana Starkman as River and Christopher Staley as Franz in a production of Appropriate by UPitt Stages in 2020.

Pitt alumni reflect on finding success in arts and entertainment industry

By Jessica McKenzie, Culture Editor February 3, 2023
Finding a job in arts and entertainment after graduating is notoriously difficult. But these Pitt alumni found careers through perseverance, honing new skills and keeping an open mind.
Joe Slomowitz, Avi Moses and Oliver Yao, the co-founders of Potluck.

‘Meeting through eating’: New student-launched web app builds connections through food

By Jamie Sheppard, Staff Writer February 3, 2023
“Potluck” is rebranding to “Greatings,” and the organization is launching a new website in March. Founded by students Avi Moses, Joe Slomowitz and Oliver Yao, users can join or create groups on the platform to meet up in person at a local eatery or brewery and socialize with new people.
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