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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Little Amal walks through the Cultural District in downtown Pittsburgh Wednesday afternoon.

‘Play in peace’: Little Amal evokes empathy for refugees in Pittsburgh

By Gabriella Garvin, Senior Staff Writer September 24, 2023

The 12-foot puppet Little Amal marched through the North Shore Riverfront Park escorted by soaring puppet doves. Amidst these doves were handwritten notes from local children listing the opportunities...

Theater Camp movie poster.

Review: ‘Theater Camp’ is where ‘Hamilton’ phases never end

By Ore Fawole, Staff Writer September 24, 2023

“Peters, Foster, Streisand, Lupone, give us a role we can make our own,” the children of “Theater Camp” chant as they await the incoming cast list. Even if those names mean nothing to you, “Theater...

Chanel Wissner demonstrates how to make dream catchers at the Center for Creativity in the Cathedral of Learning.

‘We’re still here’: Dreamcatcher workshop ties together communities through crafts

By Gabriella Garvin, Senior Staff Writer September 24, 2023

The dreamcatcher is a well-known craft used to protect its owner from nightmares. During the Indigenous Cultural Festival, Pitt students found a use beyond common knowledge: building communities on campus...

A COIN concert.

COIN will headline this year’s Fall Fest

By Patrick Swain, Culture Editor September 22, 2023

COIN is coming to Pitt. The Pitt Program Council announced the headliner of this year’s Fall Fest via Instagram at noon on Friday. The festival on October 8 will take over Schenley Drive with food...

Members of the Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center during the Mini Powwow in Schenley Plaza on Wednesday.

‘Our diversity is our strength’: Pitt partners with a local Native American organization to bring a powwow to campus

By Ore Fawole, Staff Writer September 21, 2023

Students walking along Forbes Avenue on Wednesday afternoon heard the echoes of music from the powwow in Schenley Plaza. The Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center (COTRAIC) held the event in conjunction...

A showing of Rehana Maryam Noor in the auditorium of Alumni Hall as part of the Screenshot Asia film festival on Sept. 28, 2022.

Film festivals coming to Pittsburgh in October

By Patrick Swain, Culture Editor September 21, 2023

The air is getting cooler. Your nose is getting stuffier. You’ve made the annual transition from shorts to pants and t-shirts to sweaters. The September equinox is nigh — autumn is upon us! Grab a...

Producer Bruce Spiegel talks about his film “City of Steel” alongside former steel workers during a small screening for students in the William Pitt Union on Monday.

‘City of Steel’ documentary screening sheds light on Pittsburgh’s industrial decline through steelworker narratives

By Jiya Narwal, Staff Writer September 20, 2023

It took Bruce Spiegel nearly seven years to complete his documentary, “City of Steel,” from 2015 until its premiere at the AMC Waterfront 22 in Homestead in 2022. Spiegel joined three former steelworkers...

Members of the community listen to a story being read during the Homewood Pop-Up Art Exhibit on Saturday.

‘Black is Beautiful!’: PRIDE Art Festival celebrates Black youth identity in Homewood

By Tanya Babbar, Staff Writer September 18, 2023

Surrounded by children as he told stories of Black empowerment, D.S. Kinsel posed a question to an audience outside the Homewood-Brushton YMCA. “Who is raising all these smart Black children?” Kinsel...

The Spanish Harlem Orchestra performs during the Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival on Saturday at Highmark Stadium.

‘It’s ours to spread and to make new’: Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival showcases a harmonious fusion of artists at Highmark Stadium

By Nada Abdulaziz, Staff Writer September 18, 2023

As people passed Highmark Stadium on a stroll by the Monongahela River, a soothing and enchanting melody hung in the air –– the unmistakable sound of jazz. The Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival...

The Oakland Block Party on Schenley Drive on Friday.

‘It’s up to us to keep it alive’: Oakland Block Party showcases Pitt’s local music scene

By Trinity Foster, Senior Staff Writer September 17, 2023

Schenley Drive was alive with local music, art and food for the eight-hour Oakland Block Party on Friday. The schedule consisted of Oakland student bands Mr.Dr, Wild Blue Yonder, Pitter Patter, Trip Lotus,...

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