The Panther Crawl
  • The Pitt News is on Thanksgiving week break! Look for breaking news in the meantime and a full issue when we return on Nov. 28.
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

A Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center youth dancer watches as a crowd gathers to touch a totem pole and honor the earth together at a mini pow wow in Schenley Plaza on Wednesday.

‘We’re still here’: Pow wow in Oakland honors, celebrates Native American culture through dance

By Patrick Swain, Staff Writer September 23, 2022
The pounding of drums boomed through campus as Native American dancers and artisans converged upon Schenley Plaza for a pow wow on Wednesday. The pow wow, a traditional display of Native American culture and heritage, was part of Pitt’s Indigenous Cultural Festival.
Sylvia Rhor Samneigo, a senior lecturer in the History of Art and Architecture Department and UAG director and curator, leads the ‘Object Lesson: Inuit Sculpture’ event Tuesday evening.

Pitt launches Indigenous Cultural Festival with ‘Object Lesson: Inuit Sculpture’

By Alyssa Machi, Staff Writer September 22, 2022
The University Art Gallery showcased an Inuit sculpture by Johnny Inukpuk at an object lesson event on Tuesday as a part of Pitt’s Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion kick off for its first Indigenous Cultural Festival.
Amarachi Onwuka, a senior molecular biology major and portrait artist, sits outside the Frick Fine Arts building with one of her art pieces.

‘I love seeing people’s reactions’: Student artists don’t just sell commissions for cash

By Grace Hemcher, Senior Staff Writer September 22, 2022
Some student artists at Pitt have ditched traditional part-time jobs and turned to selling their own artwork for some extra cash. Commissioning art is a rewarding side hustle for these artists — but not in the way one might think.
John Matera, a 1975 Pitt graduate and executive director of an upcoming PBS documentary on Ron Carter.

Jazz history class from the ‘70s contributes to premiere of upcoming PBS documentary

By Shreya Singh, Staff Writer September 19, 2022
The personable way in which former Pitt professor Joe Harris taught his Jazz History class in the 1970s inspired the creation of a documentary that tells the story of jazz bassist, Ron Carter, titled “Ron Carter: Finding The Right Notes.”
Tracey Turner, left, plays Hippolyta alongside Jalina McClarin who plays Theseus in PSiP’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in Westinghouse Park in Homewood Saturday.

‘A great unicorn puzzle piece:’ PSiP presents ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ in Westinghouse Park

By Aoqin Yan, For The Pitt News September 18, 2022
PSiP is running its 18th season of free Shakespeare plays this month, featuring the romantic comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” PSiP performed in Westinghouse Park in Homewood for the first time ever on Saturday.
Two attendees pose outside of Posvar Hall at the Celebrate Africa Festival Saturday.

Celebrate Africa Festival highlights diversity, diaspora in Pittsburgh

By Toni Jackson, Staff Writer September 18, 2022
The Center for African Studies dedicated the Celebrate Africa Festival to celebrating Africa’s diverse cultures and highlighting the African diaspora currently in Pittsburgh.
A United States passport.

Students reflect on their summer study abroad experiences as many COVID-19 restrictions lift

By Julia DiPietro, Staff Writer September 18, 2022
Zane Troxell, a junior English literature major, participated in a program called American Junior Year at Heidelberg University for six weeks this summer. Troxell, who is pursuing a German certificate at Pitt, said he took his study abroad opportunity to advance his German speaking skills.
Members of The Pitiful News at a meeting in the Cathedral of Learning on Monday night.

The Pitiful News fosters creative community for Pitt comedians

By Katelyn Kruszewski, Staff Writer September 18, 2022
The Pitiful News, a satirical student-run online publication, mimics the structure of parody news source The Onion, supplying comedic articles for Pitt students on their website and social media platforms.
A view of Downtown, Pittsburgh.

Backyard at 8th & Penn expands art and music events through September with JazzLive

By Renee Dubaich, Staff Writer September 15, 2022
At the intersection of 8th Street and Penn Avenue, people gather at a new green space featuring free music, activities and food. The Backyard is a calm, laid-back environment amongst the industrial city for people of all ages to come together, relax and enjoy until September 27.
A performer from Twelfth Night onstage at a Youth Shakespeare Society of Pittsburgh’s summer performance.

Youth Shakespeare Society spotlights local high school talent

By Anoushka Parnerkar, Staff Writer September 14, 2022
Ella Mizera and Theo Fantozzi, college students who met in high school, found a way to honor Shakespeare’s legacy when they started the Youth Shakespeare Society of Pittsburgh in 2019.
Load More Stories