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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

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.
The Cathedral of Learning alongside the Mary Schenley Memorial Fountain.

Asha Chai-Chang offers the do’s and don’ts to fostering inclusive communities

By Gabriella Garvin, Staff Writer February 3, 2023
The “Intersection of Race, Disability and Religion: A First Person Experience” webinar took place Thursday evening. Asha Chai-Chang, a director and writer, offered attendees advice on how to navigate intersectionality firsthand.
An Alumni Association sign at the Homecoming kick-off event held at the William Pitt Union on Sept. 21, 2021.

Alumni Network ensures Pitt experience doesn’t end with graduation

By Trinity Foster, Staff Writer February 2, 2023
Pitt’s traditions and special events are a hallmark of a great college experience, but this connection to the University doesn’t have to end after students graduate. The Pitt Alumni Network offers many more annual trips and events to keep the Pitt spirit alive long after graduation.
The Cathedral of Learning.

10 perks you may not know you have as a Pitt student

By Jessica McKenzie, Culture Editor January 30, 2023
Being a Panther has its perks 一 but many people don’t know what they are. Here’s a round-up of 10 advantages there are to life at Pitt.
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