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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

An artist works on a tattoo for a customer at the Pittsburgh Tattoo Expo on Saturday at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

‘Ink-curious’: Pittsburgh Tattoo Expo creates crossroads for the country’s tattoo enthusiasts

By Quinn Cilea, Staff Writer February 15, 2024
The Pittsburgh Tattoo Expo hosted tattoo artists, parlors and shops in the Wyndham Grand Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh last weekend.
Pitt students steer situationships through murky waters

Pitt students steer situationships through murky waters

By Tanya Babbar, Senior Staff Writer February 14, 2024

When transfer student Natalee Hails was a first-year at Temple University last year, she saw a guy who took her to concerts, came to visit her at school and even met her family — but ultimately, he did...

Pitt Jazz Ensemble performs during the Pitt Big Band Festival at the Bellefield Auditorium on Saturday.

Photos: Pitt Jazz Ensemble hosts local schools for Pitt Big Band Festival

By Alex Jurkuta, Staff Photographer February 13, 2024

Over the weekend, the Pitt Jazz Ensemble hosted fellow jazz ensembles in an all day music festival in the Bellefield Hall Auditorium. The morning performances came from Capa Middle School and Capa High...

Timothy Howls and Tom Higgenson of Plain White T’s play guitar at the Thunderbird Cafe on Friday evening.

Photos: Plain White T’s Performs at Thunderbird Cafe

By Nate Yonamine, Assistant Visual Editor February 12, 2024

The Plain White T’s and supporting band Pollyanna performed at the Thunderbird Cafe in Lawrenceville Friday evening as part of their “Fired Up” tour.

Simon Sweeney of Histrionic plays at the WPTS Valentine’s Day Showcase on Friday night in Nordy’s Place.

WPTS spreads the love at Nordy’s for Valentine’s Day showcase

By Daniella Levick, Staff Writer February 12, 2024

WPTS Radio’s Valentine’s Dance Showcase brought Pittsburgh’s local music scene to Nordy’s Place last Friday night. The showcase, which was free and open to the public, featured original music by...

Lead singer Tom Higgenson of Plain White T’s performs at the Thunderbird Cafe on Friday evening.

Plain White T’s perform at the Thunderbird in Lawrenceville

By Patrick Swain, Culture Editor February 12, 2024

As fans filed into the Thunderbird Café and Music Hall on bustling Butler Street in Lawrenceville, Tom Higgenson recounted writing “Hey There Delilah.” He said once the song rocketed his band the...

Gabbie Hanna poses for a selfie with a fan outside of Raising Canes on Fifth Ave. Friday afternoon.

Pitt alum Gabbie Hanna makes a surprise visit to campus

By Patrick Swain, Culture Editor February 9, 2024

60 years ago today, The Beatles made their American television debut on the Ed Sullivan show to a crowd of insatiable fans. Pitt alum Gabbie Hanna spawned a similar moment today when she made a surprise...

Paul Giamatti and Dominic Sessa in “The Holdovers.”

Review | ‘The Holdovers’ captures the beauty in nostalgia, no matter the era

By Ore Fawole, Staff Writer February 9, 2024

Despite its understated appearance, the exploration of grief, comforting comedy and nostalgic ambiance in “The Holdovers” packs the emotional and cinematic punch that moviegoers have longed for since...

Participants model African wedding traditions at an event hosted by Pitt’s African Student Organization in the William Pitt Union.

African Students Organization stages a continent-spanning wedding celebration

By Nada Abdulaziz, Senior Staff Writer February 9, 2024

Pitt’s African Students Organization transformed the ballroom of the William Pitt Union into a wedding venue on Feb. 3, celebrating different African nations’ traditions in a mock wedding celebration. Rather...

Musicians perform during BRIGID, a celebration of St. Brigid, the Celtic goddess and patron saint of Ireland, at the August Wilson Center on Saturday.

BRIGID event celebrates Irish culture through music and dance at August Wilson Center

By Casey Carter, Staff Writer February 6, 2024

Guests at the BRIGID event gathered to enjoy live music and dance performances at the August Wilson African American Cultural Center in downtown Pittsburgh for a celebration of Irish culture on Saturday,...

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