The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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

Dancers perform at Pitt Dance Ensemble’s “Awakening” at the Richard E. Rauh Theatre on Saturday.

Pitt Dance Ensemble hosts ‘Awakening’ spring concert

By Jessica McKenzie, Senior Staff Writer April 3, 2022
While preparing for Pitt Dance Ensemble’s spring concert, “Awakening,” junior microbiology and gender sexuality and women's studies major Emma Zawacki choreographed one of the most challenging tap dances she has ever performed.
‘Why We Have A Body’ contemplates physical, emotional burdens of women

‘Why We Have A Body’ contemplates physical, emotional burdens of women

By Diana Velasquez, Culture Editor March 31, 2022
“Why We Have The Body,” a show written in the ‘90s by Claire Chafee, has a cast full of characters hailing from all kinds of professional fields. There’s a paleontologist, a private investigator, a bedraggled mother — and each and every one of them are uncomfortable in their bodies.
Review | ‘Bridgerton’ season two is the object of all our desires

Review | ‘Bridgerton’ season two is the object of all our desires

By Shreya Singh, Staff Writer March 31, 2022
Staff Writer, Shreya Singh, argues that the second season of Bridgerton went beyond the hype of the first season and brought much-needed positive South Asian representation to the romance genre.
Students play spikeball at Schenley Plaza last week.

Spring temperatures bring spikeball back to the outdoors

By Maria Scanga, Senior Staff Writer March 30, 2022
It’s the time of year when the grass becomes visible again, the temperature is just warm enough for short sleeves and one of the more familiar signs of spring in Oakland — the sight of students playing spikeball.
Joe Slomowitz, Avi Moses and Oliver Yao, the co-founders of Potluck.

Pitt students develop Potluck app to connect people through food

By Patrick Swain, Staff Writer March 29, 2022
Potluck is a platform where users can connect with each other online and meet up to have a meal. Currently, Potluck is still in development by a group of Pitt students, but they have a growing community of interested individuals.
Andrew Lafferty, a sophomore political science major, on “Wheel of Fortune.”

Can I buy an L-O-L? Pitt student brings comedy to Wheel of Fortune

By Julia DiPietro, Staff Writer March 29, 2022
Sophomore political science major Andrew Lafferty started off his appearance on “Wheel of Fortune” last Friday with a joke — “What do you call it when your oldest son gets on ‘Wheel of Fortune?’ Apparently not a big enough deal for my parents to come.”
Indya Moore speaks to a crowd gathered at David Lawrence Hall as part of a Rainbow Alliance event on Friday.

Indya Moore brings advice, optimism to Rainbow Alliance event

By Gabriella Garvin, Staff Writer March 27, 2022
Indya Moore, a transgender actor and model known for their role on the show “Pose,” offered advice on a wide range of topics from microaggressions in the workplace to understanding one’s identity at David Lawerence Hall this past week.
Pitt students perform a reading of Kelly Trumbull’s “Morning Reckoning” at the Richard E. Rauh Studio Theatre on Saturday night.

Pitt playwrights experiment during one-act play reading

By Jessica McKenzie, Senior Staff Writer March 27, 2022
For her play, “Morning Reckoning,” visiting associate professor Kelly Trumbull took inspiration from the period of her life where she was obsessed with the ‘90s boy band NSYNC.
Ali Stroker performs at the Greer Cabaret Theater as part of the Pittsburgh Humanities festival on Monday.

Speakers explore culture and history at the Pittsburgh Humanities Festival

By Patrick Swain, Staff Writer March 24, 2022
The Pittsburgh Humanities Festival, organized by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and Carnegie Mellon University, featured performances and discussions from actors, authors, activists and other speakers about subjects ranging from literature to amusement parks throughout this week.
A map of the cities of Pittsburgh and Allegheny from 1872 showing the new arrangement of wards.

‘Complicated’: Series discusses meaning behind place names

By Renee Dubaich, Staff Writer March 24, 2022
Ruth Mostern, an associate professor of history and director at the World History Center, said we can start to look at the world differently once we start recognizing the meaning behind place names — the labels that we give to specific locations that are meaningingful to us.
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