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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

Members of SCENE@Pitt operate cameras while working on the interactive music video for “Sweetness.”

Student project ‘Sweetness’ showcases intersection between Pitt arts programs

By Trinity Foster, Staff Writer January 20, 2023
The first project of its kind at Pitt, “Sweetness” began as a music video featuring music by Mario Quinn and became something much bigger — a choose-your-own adventure interactive event involving more than 20 people across Pitt arts disciplines.
Nikki Giovanni, poet.

‘In the spirit of Martin’: Poet Nikki Giovanni speaks on mental well-being during Pitt’s Social Justice Week

By Renee Dubaich, Staff Writer January 20, 2023
About 200 students, faculty and community members gathered in Connolly Ballroom at Alumni Hall on Tuesday night as Pitt welcomed poet Nikki Giovanni onstage. Her work centers on race, gender, sexuality and the African American family.
FRESA at Pitt performs a dance.

How FRESA is turning a passion for Asian dance, pop culture into a Pitt community-builder

By Trinity Foster, Staff Writer January 19, 2023
FRESA, or Fresh Entertainment by Student Artists, is a Pitt student-led organization that explores Asian pop culture through dance and song, producing music videos mimicking that of Korean pop, Japanese pop or Chinese pop groups.
Contemporary Craft, an art gallery in Lawrenceville that is hosting a new exhibition, “Transformation 11: Contemporary Works in Glass.”

Contemporary Craft exhibit brings internationally recognized glass artists together

By Anoushka Parnerkar, Staff Writer January 18, 2023
Contemporary Craft, an art gallery in Lawrenceville, is using glass to push barriers in art. The gallery’s most recent exhibition, Transformation 11: Contemporary Works in Glass, features 17 international glass artists who are taking a modern approach to the age-old craft.
A poster for “Pale Blue Eye” released on Netflix on Jan. 6.

Review | The Pale Blue Eye — a mystery solved too easily

By Gabriella Garvin, Staff Writer January 18, 2023
“The Pale Blue Eye” is an action-packed gothic thriller streaming on Netflix, with a plot that viewers will find lacks consistency and depth.
A family ice skates during Winterfest at The Frick on Jan. 15.

Winterfest at The Frick offers art, winter activities

By Ananya Pathapadu, Staff Writer January 17, 2023
Winterfest at The Frick is an outdoor family friendly event featuring activities such as skating, live performances, guided art making, carriage rides and more. Winterfest is a two-weekend event taking place Jan. 14-16 and Jan. 21-22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Daniel McCloskey, 2008 Pitt Alum and graphic novelist.

Pitt alum and graphic novelist debuts with fantastical ‘Cloud Town’

By Maya Valletta, Staff Writer January 13, 2023
Pitt alum Daniel McCloskey released a middle grade graphic novel last spring called “Cloud Town,” which follows two best friends as they move schools and navigate new stressors while simultaneously trying to save their world.
M3GAN movie poster released by Universal Studios.

Review | ‘M3GAN’ — Unexpectedly hilarious

By Maria Scanga, Senior Staff Writer January 13, 2023
The sci-fi horror brand is not all that new, but the comedy-horror-camp era that “M3GAN” is ushering into pop culture is a fresh take on weaving sci-fi and horror together.
A potted succulent plant.

6 plants that can survive a winter in a college student’s room

By Maya Valletta, Staff Writer January 12, 2023
Plants are a great way to create a cozy and bright living space even with the constant gray skies of a Pittsburgh winter. Here are six plants that can survive the season in a dorm room, along with some plant care tips to keep them alive.
Apteka on Penn Avenue in Bloomfield.

Local restaurants offer fun, tasty vegan-friendly dining options

By Shreya Singh, Staff Writer January 11, 2023
January is Veganuary month — a month-long challenge founded in 2014 by an organization with the same name 一 which seeks to encourage people to take part in a vegan diet. In honor of it, here are some great vegan-friendly dining options in Pittsburgh.
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