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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

Sam McLellan and company in “The Book of Mormon” North American tour.

Review | ‘The Book of Mormon’ brings side-splitting sacrilege to the Benedum Center

By Patrick Swain, Culture Editor March 1, 2024

As the lights went down on the opening night of “The Book of Mormon,” I thought back to New York City in 2011. I was eight years old, and a billboard bearing an image of a well-dressed, clean-cut young...

Review | ‘Madame Web’ is a disgrace to the legacy of superhero films

Review | ‘Madame Web’ is a disgrace to the legacy of superhero films

By Nada Abdulaziz, Senior Staff Writer March 1, 2024

As a zealous admirer of both Dakota Johnson and the superhero genre, it pains me deeply to write this review, but it must be done. In the pantheon of cinematic catastrophes, "Madame Web" emerges as a glaring...

Actors perform in Pitt Stages’ production of “Cheating Fate” written by Karim Chebli and Sara Abdo.

Pitt Stages brings the Lebanese human experience to Pittsburgh

By Sarah Pine, Staff Writer February 28, 2024

Amid political turmoil, economic crisis and social unrest, an explosion erupted in Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, causing over 200 deaths and injuring thousands more on Aug. 4, 2020.  This event serves...

Performers dance during the Luso-Brazilian Student Association’s Pittsburgh Brazilian Festival on Sunday in the William Pitt Union.

‘From the Allegheny to the Amazon and Beyond’: Luso-Brazilian Student Association hosts 18th annual Brazilian Festival

By Casey Carter, Staff Writer February 26, 2024

The vibrant Pittsburgh Brazilian Festival made its return on Sunday, Feb. 25, delivering an evening showcasing the rich culture and traditions of Brazil and other Portuguese-speaking countries.  The...

Lily Gladstone, Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio in “Killers of the Flower Moon.”

Micro-reviews of the 2024 Best Picture nominees

By Ore Fawole, Staff Writer February 25, 2024

Awards season has been in full swing since the beginning of the year, but we all await the winner of the biggest race of the year — the Academy Award for Best Picture. Among this year's 10 nominees are...

Nicole Fleetwood speaks at the 10th annual Black History Month lecture series at the Heinz History Center on Wednesday night.

Heinz History Center lecture showcases importance of art in prison

By Tanya Babbar, Senior Staff Writer February 25, 2024

Over the course of a decade, Nicole Fleetwood interviewed over 6,000 incarcerated artists about their experiences creating art in prison, an environment where space, materials and time are limited.  Fleetwood,...

A student attends the Swahili conversation hour in the Global Hub in Posvar Hall.

‘Learning the language of the African pride’: Pitt students study Swahili

By Irene Castillo, Staff Writer February 25, 2024

Filipo Lubua, a linguistics professor and the coordinator of Pitt’s Swahili program, said Swahili conversation hours venture beyond language exchange. “Choosing to learn Swahili, the most widely...

Sylvia Rhor presents “Dumping Slag” Tuesday afternoon in the University Art Gallery.

University Art Gallery, environmental groups discuss Pittsburgh’s industrial pollution in art

By Daniella Levick, Staff Writer February 22, 2024

The University Art Gallery hosted an object lesson on Aaron Bohrod’s 1947 painting “Dumping Slag” on Tuesday. The lesson, which took place in the gallery’s study room in the Frick Fine Arts building,...

Wine is poured into a sink.

Beyond the brew, Pitt students share sober stories

By Nada Abdulaziz, Senior Staff Writer February 20, 2024

In a world where campus culture often revolves around parties, late-night gatherings and weekend revelry, it’s easy to overlook the presence of people who abstain from alcohol. Some students choose to...

Greg Weston sits behind the broadcast desk at the WPTS studio in the William Pitt Union.

Greg Weston celebrates 20 years at WPTS Radio during winter marathon

By Patrick Swain, Culture Editor February 19, 2024

Greg Weston first stepped into WPTS Radio on the fourth floor of the William Pitt Union on Feb. 16, 2004. Two decades have passed since then, but Weston said the staff of WPTS still embodies the same artistic...

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