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Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi shines bright on love and self-worth

Zozibini Tunzi, winner of Miss Universe 2019, speaks about beauty standards set by the beauty industry during Pitt Program Council’s “An Evening with Miss Universe” on Monday evening.

By Diana Velasquez, Senior Staff Writer

February 25, 2020

Zozibini Tunzi came onto the stage of the William Pitt Union Assembly Room for An Evening with Miss Universe, hosted by the Pitt Program Council and the Black Action Society, to speak with Pitt students about her life as Miss Universe and the work she’s doing while holding the title.

The Perch honors Black History Month through celebration of Afro-Caribbean food

The Flow Band, one of Pittsburgh’s oldest reggae bands, performed at the Perch on Thursday night as a part of the Perch’s Black History Month dinner.

By Sinead McDevitt, Staff Writer

February 25, 2020

When planning this year's Black History Month dinner, Pitt and its dining contractor Sodexo decided to focus on Afro-Carribean dishes, featuring food from Jamaica, Haiti, Trinidad, Barbados and other areas.

Deep inside the world of vaginal rejuvenation

Deep inside the world of vaginal rejuvenation

By Charlie Taylor, Senior Staff Writer

February 25, 2020

The term “vaginal rejuvenation” may conjure up comical images of excessive self-care — vulva face masks, labia salt scrubs, pH-balancing bath bombs — but these treatments are real cosmetic procedures currently being performed in Pittsburgh.

Netflix stars talk “I Am Not Okay With This”

Sofia Bryant (right) and Richard Ellis (left), actors from the upcoming Netflix series “I Am Not Okay With This,” spoke to students Wednesday about their experiences with the production of the show and in the film industry in an event hosted by The Pitt Film and Media Studies program.

By Siddhi Shockey, Senior Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

The Pitt Film and Media Studies program hosted Sophia Bryant and Richard Ellis, actors from the upcoming Netflix series “I Am Not Okay With This.” The actors answered questions about their experiences during the production of the show.

Catalog of visiting black poets’ work on display in Hillman Library

Colorful chapbooks — small collections of poetry centered on a theme — line the featured shelves in Hillman’s new African American poetry exhibit. The featured books were written and signed by black poets who have visited Pitt’s campus.

By Brenden Rearick, For The Pitt News

February 20, 2020

Colorful chapbooks — small collections of poetry centered on a theme — currently line the featured shelves in Hillman’s new African American poetry exhibit.

Pitt Stages production keeps it “Appropriate”

“Appropriate,” written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and directed by Ricardo Vila-Roger, a professor in Pitt’s Department of Theatre Arts, will premiere Thursday at 8 p.m. and continue through March 1.

By Diana Velasquez, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

“Appropriate,” written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, an American playwright and MacArthur Fellow, and directed by Ricardo Vila-Roger, a professor in Pitt’s Department of Theatre Arts, will premiere Thursday at 8 p.m. and continue through March 1.

Pittsburgh artists reflect on femininity and female bodies in two new exhibits

The oil paintings of Mary Ethel McAuley, a Pittsburgh journalist and artist, are on display in the Frick Fine Arts building.

By Nadiya Greaser, For The Pitt News

February 18, 2020

The oil paintings were part of an exhibit on Mary Ethel McAuley, a Pittsburgh journalist and artist, and the quilted skirt was part of an accompanying exhibit called Three Artists (Three Women). The exhibits will be on display in the University Art Gallery until March 28.

Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks announces ‘Cymbeline’ for 16th season

The Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Park group stages an improv performance called “Sister’s of Atlanta.”

By MJ LaRocque, Staff Writer

February 18, 2020

Two women stood in the middle of a bar playing an improv game where they created a new Shakespeare play they called “The Sisters of Atalanta.” The two acted as a father and his boss, trying to reach a marriage agreement between the man’s daughter and a pile of sand. The theatrics were part of Pittsburgh Shakes...

The Pitt News’ sex playlist

The Pitt News’ sex playlist

By The Pitt News Staff

February 13, 2020

Here’s our eclectic picks for the 69 best songs to bone to.

Readers of erotic fan fiction get lost in a world of their own

Readers of erotic fan fiction get lost in a world of their own

By Delilah Bourque, Culture Editor

February 13, 2020

College students across the country are making these dreams a reality by taking the reigns of their favorite media and writing their own works, called fan fiction.

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