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Uzima Smoothie Bar, located on Fifth Avenue, held its opening ceremony on Saturday.

Uzima smoothie bar focuses on a healthy diet and a healthy mind

By Julia DiPietro, Staff Writer October 17, 2021
Uzima Smoothie Bar offers more than a wide variety of smoothies, juices, acai bowls and health shots. They’re looking to align their food with mental wellness.
Culture editor Diana Velasquez argues that even if “The Last Duel” succeeds in telling a forgotten woman’s story, the movie highlights problematic depictions of sexual assault in Hollywood.

Review | “The Last Duel” tries to find a woman’s justice in medieval France

By Diana Velasquez, Culture Editor October 17, 2021
Culture editor Diana Velasquez argues that even if “The Last Duel” succeeds in telling a forgotten woman’s story, the movie highlights problematic depictions of sexual assault in Hollywood.
Hozier performs in Seattle in 2015.

Staff Picks: Fall Albums

By The Pitt News Staff October 12, 2021
The weather might have not caught up to it yet, but it is definitely October and autumn is upon us. It doesn’t matter if you’re leaning into the more gloomy or the lovestruck aspects of fall, these albums have got you covered.
Phil Graziadei (bottom), the screenwriter behind Netflix’s hit “Fear Street” trilogy, gave a talk this Saturday with Pitt’s Horror Studies Working Group about his work in horror film and the explicit queer themes of the Netflix movies.

‘Fear Street’ screenwriter explores queer horror with Horror Studies Working Group

By Diana Velasquez, Culture Editor October 12, 2021
Phil Graziadei, the screenwriter behind Netflix’s hit “Fear Street” trilogy, gave a talk this Saturday with Pitt’s Horror Studies Working Group about his work in horror film and the explicit queer themes of the Netflix movies.
Pitt students at a Lauv concert on Schenley Drive at PPC’s annual Fall Fest on Sunday.

PPC’s first in-person Fall Fest since 2019 delayed for two hours

By Jessica McKenzie, Senior Staff Writer October 10, 2021
Food trucks, hundreds of students and a large stage blocked off Schenley Drive most of Sunday. Pitt Program Council hosted the first in-person Fall Fest since 2019, offering Pitt students a day to unwind before midterm season goes into full swing.
Moviegoers watch Back to the Wharf (2020) at the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium on Saturday as a part of the Screenshot: Asia Film Festival jointly hosted by the Asian Studies Center and the Film and Media Studies program.

Screenshot: Asia brings Asian film to Pittsburgh

By Ananya Pathapadu, Staff Writer October 10, 2021
The Screenshot: Asia Film Festival, organized by the Asian Studies Center and the Film and Media Studies program, took place Oct. 6-11 at various locations across Pitt’s campus. The festival screened 12 feature and short films from Asian countries.
Danielle Obisie-Orlu is the youth poet laureate of Allegheny County. Obisie-Orlu, who is involved in an extensive amount of activities, said performing her poetry is the most fulfilling yet.

Danielle Obisie-Orlu champions love, empathy as county youth poet laureate

By Darin Fields, Staff Writer October 7, 2021
For Danielle Obisie-Orlu, there are three values she holds dear. Allegheny County's new youth poet laureate said she works to incorporate empathy, understanding and passion into her work and life.
Pitt Program Council’s annual Fall Fest starts on Sunday at 1 p.m. in Schenley Plaza. Pitt undergraduate students enter free and can expect music, food and fun activities.

PPC’s Fall Fest to feature Lauv, food trucks and more

By Sarah Demchak, For The Pitt News October 7, 2021
Live music, dancing and food trucks — it is Pitt Program Council's first in-person Fall Fest since 2019. Pitt students can expect a Saturday afternoon filled with all the fun activities they have been missing out on for the past two years.
A scene from Pitt Dance Ensemble’s fall 2019 in-person performance.

Pitt dance minor faces uncertain future

By Jessica McKenzie, Senior Staff Writer October 5, 2021
In an email sent this summer, a School of Education professor said Pitt may no longer offer dance courses after the 2021-22 academic year. As a result, the dance minor might be terminated, leading to concerns from students who are committed to the program.
Behind the scenes on the set of “Thanks to Her,” an indie film produced in Pittsburgh.

Aspiring Pitt film students seize opportunities to work on local productions

By Mera D'Aquila, For The Pitt News October 5, 2021
Pittsburgh has recently become the backdrop for several movie sets, creating many film industry positions in the heart of the City. Several of Pitt’s undergraduates have claimed these sought-after opportunities.
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