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Redeye Theatre Project celebrates Sweet 16 with virtual ‘Zoom-stival’

The Redeye Theatre Project kicked off its 16th season last Saturday over Zoom with one of its signature 24-hour theater events.

By Siddhi Shockey, Senior Staff Writer

September 8, 2020

Each Redeye festival is a time for members to write crazy plays they otherwise wouldn’t be able to.

Students, professors find new ways to stay entertained in the new semester

Members of the Panther Roundnet club practice spikeball on the Cathedral lawn on Monday afternoon.

By Anna Ligorio, Staff Writer

September 8, 2020

Many students have had to change their lifestyles on campus and find new activities to keep themselves entertained.

Staying spiritual, safe: Campus religious groups adapt to social distancing

Many Hindu Students Council festivals and events — such as the festival of garba, where participants dance together in a concentric circle — don’t translate to a virtual environment.

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor

September 8, 2020

From socially distant Shabbat to virtual Bible studies to international pen pal programs, students of various religions are solidifying their faith and their communities while following public health guidelines.

Pride for a Panther: Pitt remembers Chadwick Boseman

Pride for a Panther: Pitt remembers Chadwick Boseman

By Diana Velasquez, Senior Staff Writer

September 6, 2020

Boseman — who portrayed King T’Challa of Wakanda — was the first Black superhero to have his own movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Pitt Tonight gets silly while staying safe

Victoria Chuah, a junior majoring in computer science, will host Pitt Tonight this season.

By Sinead McDevitt, Staff Writer

September 4, 2020

Pitt Tonight returned triumphantly on Aug. 30 with the virtual premier of its sixth season.

“Swooning” over art: Contemporary Craft to open to the public

Artist Swoon’s exhibit at Contemporary Craft, “The Heart Lives Through the Hands.”

By Annabelle Walter, For The Pitt News

September 2, 2020

Art is something that has the ability to bring people together. Artist Swoon’s exhibit at Contemporary Craft, “The Heart Lives Through the Hands,” does this quite literally, bringing living people in close contact with surreal human figures.

‘A waiting game’: Music groups navigate campus COVID-19 restrictions

The Pitt Symphony Orchestra gathered via Zoom on Wednesday for its first rehearsal.

By Maggie Young, Contributing Editor

September 1, 2020

Various music groups on campus face a challenging year in terms of access to spaces, equipment and each other’s company due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but many plan to utilize their living spaces and recording technologies to safely create pandemic-era virtual audio experiences for listeners.

Staff Picks: Albums for the commute

Staff writer Anna Ligorio recommends Mac Miller’s album “Circles” to accompany your morning coffee and commute.

By The Pitt News Staff

August 27, 2020

From bops to bangers, French pop to local rap, these are the best albums to listen to while on the move.

Let’s Get Free art contest raises awareness for women sentenced to life without parole

By Sinead McDevitt, Staff Writer

August 26, 2020

The Let’s Get Free art contest hopes to raise awareness of the plight of these prisoners through several pieces by artists both inside and out of prison.

Remembering Richard ‘The Rev’ Ricci: Pitt alum and spiritual force behind ‘Night of the Living Dead’

Richard Ricci passed away on July 15 at age 80, almost exactly three years after the death of his friend, “Living Dead” director George A. Romero.

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor

August 26, 2020

Ricci provided inspiration, friendship and the occasional spiritual guidance to his fellow filmmakers.

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