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Asian Student Alliance hosts annual culture fair

The Filipino Student Association performs “Hawak Kamay,” a Filipino pop song, during Saturday’s Asian Student Alliance Culture Fair.

By Anna Ligorio, For The Pitt News

January 28, 2020

The Assembly Room of the William Pitt Union was filled with food, dancing and laughter at the annual Asian Student Alliance Culture Fair, held from noon-2:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Performance Collaborative brings student productions to life

Performance Collaborative is a student-run club in the University’s theater department that focuses on promoting student-created work.

By Matthew Monroy, Senior Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

Launched in 2011, the Performance Collaborative focuses on promoting student-created and lesser-known work through a variety of workshops and festivals.

Lunar New Year 2020: Ringing in the Year of the Rat

Jan. 25 marked the start of the Year of the Rat on the lunar calendar.

By Charlie Taylor, Senior Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

Unlike the Gregorian calendar, with which most Americans are most familiar, the lunar calendar tracks time based on the cycles of the moon rather than the movement of the earth around the sun.

Pitt professor Nicole Mitchell awarded $50,000 fellowship

Nicole Mitchell, chair of Pitt’s jazz studies program, was awarded a $50,000 USA Fellowship from United States Artists, the Chicago-based independent philanthropic organization announced on Wednesday.

By Delilah Bourque, Culture Editor

January 23, 2020

Nicole Mitchell, chair of Pitt’s jazz studies program, was awarded a $50,000 USA Fellowship from United States Artists

The ‘Art’ of Storytelling: Pitt students find their voice by combining art and social media businesses

Cecilia Kahle, left, and Sarah McLaughlin, right, sell embroidered works and cross stitches on Instagram.

By Emma Maurice, Senior Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

For some Pitt students, a love of crafting, art and storytelling has manifested itself into a small business that generates them more than some extra cash — it’s helping them connect with their families and build lasting friendships.

Creative Research Exhibition showcases work from summer 2019 fellowships

Brackenridge Fellow Brianna Mims braids hair as part of her performance at the 11th Annual Summer 2019 Creative Research Exhibition.

By Siddhi Shockey, Senior Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

The 11th Annual Summer 2019 Creative Research Exhibition opened this past Thursday. The exhibition presents the works of six artists who pursued summer research opportunities through the University Honors College.

Mac Miller’s legacy lives on with ‘Circles’

A gallery to commemorate the release of Mac Miller’s posthumous album “Circles” was set up in Pittsburgh’s North Side on Friday and Saturday.

By Sarah Connor, Contributing Editor

January 21, 2020

The opening lyrics to Pittsburgh native Mac Miller’s posthumous album “Circles” left me feeling eerie and somber.

Circles: Till Infinity – The Celebration of Mac Miller’s Posthumous Album

January 20, 2020

Over the weekend, hundreds of fans came to a pop-up in the North Side to celebrate the release of Mac Miller's posthumous album, 'Circles'. See what some had to say about how his music impacted their lives.

Column | Shocked but not horrified at the Academy’s nominations

Lupita Nyong'o in

By Delilah Bourque, Culture Editor

January 16, 2020

This is another in a long line of horror movies getting completely ignored by one of the most prestigious awarding bodies in the world.

Coming of age across cultures

Japanese college students studying English at Pitt and Pitt students learning Japanese celebrated Seijin No Hi, a day that marks the maturity of young Japanese people who have turned 20 years old. It is held on the second Monday of January.

By Brinda Vaidya, For the Pitt News

January 16, 2020

Across cultures, ceremonies such as bat and bar mitzvahs and quinceañeras, are a way for young people to celebrate the transition to adulthood.

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