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Don’t give “Last Christmas” your heart

Don’t give “Last Christmas” your heart

By Matthew Monroy, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

“Last Christmas,” named after the Wham! song of the same name, centers on Kate (Emilia Clarke, in her first post-“Game of Thrones” role,) a scattered, George Michael fangirl.

Polish festival kicks off Christmas celebrations

Polish festival kicks off Christmas celebrations

By MJ LaRocque, Staff Writer

November 12, 2019

The smell of sauerkraut and fried dough filled the air of the first floor of the Cathedral of Learning, kicking off Polish Christmas celebrations. The Polish Festival — hosted by the Polish Nationality Room and other Polish community organizations — took place last Sunday. The event included polka mus...

“Ford v. Ferrari:” not your average sports movie

“Ford v. Ferrari:” not your average sports movie

By Sinead McDevitt, Staff Writer

November 11, 2019

In the same way that “Joker” is a comic book movie made with all the trappings of the types of films we’ve come to expect around awards season, “Ford v Ferrari” is a sports movie that is shot, acted and scored like an Oscar-bait film.

Vlogger David Dobrik brings YouTube to the WPU

Vlogger David Dobrik brings YouTube to the WPU

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Contributing Editor

November 7, 2019

A packed room of excited students cheered and applauded as a 23-year-old man in a Pitt sweatshirt and baseball cap emerged from a back door. While he looked the part, he wasn’t another regular Pitt student — this was David Dobrik, one of the most recognizable people on the internet.

Pitt alum Theresa Baughman showcases work from Arctic Circle expedition

Pitt alum Theresa Baughman showcases work from Arctic Circle expedition

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Senior Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

An electrifying blue light shines on the entryway of Late Space, a quaint art gallery on Penn Avenue in Garfield. Within, visitors peruse the abstract line drawings and photographs of glaciers and Arctic waters hanging on the walls. Miscellaneous works of art, like an iceberg sculpture and audio recordings, are scattered around the room.

Pitt community gathers to share their six-word stories

Pitt community gathers to share their six-word stories

By Maggie Young, Contributing Editor

November 6, 2019

About 15 people gathered Monday afternoon in the Amy E. Knapp room on the ground floor of Hillman Library for Six Word Stories: an Interactive Exhibit.

“Jojo Rabbit” says nothing new about Nazis

“Jojo Rabbit” says nothing new about Nazis

By Kieran Mclean, Senior Staff Writer

November 5, 2019

“There’s not much hope of us winning this war,” Rebel Wilson says to a group of Hitler Youth at summer camp at the start of “Jojo Rabbit.”

Slovak heritage festival celebrates 29th anniversary

Slovak heritage festival celebrates 29th anniversary

By Diana Velasquez, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

The Pitt Slovak Studies Program and the Pitt Student Slovak Club celebrated their 29th annual Slovak Festival on Sunday.

Dig deep with the Arkhaios archaeology film festival

Dig deep with the Arkhaios archaeology film festival

By Charlie Taylor, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

The Arkhaios Film Festival came to the Frick Fine Arts building Saturday and Sunday, screening a series of nine documentaries focused on archaeology and cultural heritage.

Poet Toi Derricotte digs deep into her past for her latest book

Poet Toi Derricotte digs deep into her past for her latest book

By Matthew Monroy, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

Toi Derricotte is no stranger to raw honesty. The former Pitt professor, now professor emeritus, has been writing poetry for more than 40 years and doesn’t plan on slowing down.

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