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New Student Guide | Roc your world crossword: answer key

New Student Guide | Roc your world crossword: answer key

By Brian Gentry and Emily Wolfe, The Pitt News Staff

July 15, 2019

Across: TMED Slapped a copyright on SAL Ride in space, familiarly ARENA The Pittsburgh Penguins’ PPG Paints, for one ACLEF Roman ___ (thinly veiled nonfiction) TIO Uncle, in SPAN 0101 VEXED Annoyed PROCLAIMS Pitt mascot’s favorite synon...

Crossword | It’s finally here

Crossword | It's finally here

By Brian Gentry and Emily Wolfe

April 21, 2019

This locally-sourced, organic finals week crossword comes to you straight from your friendly neighborhood campus newspaper office. Because if you’re anything like us at The Pitt News, sometimes you just need to take a break from studying (or editing news stories) and throw yourself heart, mind and...

Tracking trivia: the history of quiz night in Oakland

Bar trivia has become increasingly popular in bars in Oakland such as Hemingway's Cafe, Gene's Place, and Stack'd. Stephen Caruso | Assistant Visual Editor

By Lauren Rosenblatt / Contributing Editor

April 14, 2017

Standing beside a booth sticky from nights of shot pitchers and beer specials, Steve McCalley asked a room full of diners and drinkers if they could differentiate between the names of characters from “Game of Thrones” and players in the National Football League. With Maroon 5 playing in the backg...

Tall order: Pitt adds another Starbucks on top of Cathedral

By Matt Maielli | Staff Writer

April 1, 2016

The University announced plans Thursday morning to construct a new Starbucks franchise on the top floor of the Cathedral of Learning. This will be the 20th Starbucks within a square mile of the University campus, including campus-affiliated and non-affiliated local chains. Construction will begin for the...

Dubnik falls in Jeopardy final

courtesy of Jeopardy Productions

By Amanda Reed / Staff Writer

February 14, 2016

Although she didn’t win the $100,000 grand prize in the “Jeopardy!” College Championship finals Friday night, Sarah Dubnik walked away with bragging rights and enough money to travel wherever she pleases. The Pitt senior chemistry and computer science major finished third in the competition, winni...

Debunking Hillman’s dirtiest secret

Kate Koenig | Visual Editor

By Matt Maielli / Staff Writer

February 12, 2016

Playboy Magazine once ranked Hillman Library’s first floor as one of the best places in the country to meet women. Fact or fiction? Urban legends already hold a special place in our culture — Bigfoot, Goatman, Johnny Appleseed — but how does something that is published become an urban legend? Like a ...

Who is, ‘Sarah Dubnik’? Pitt student reaches final in ‘Jeopardy’ competition

John Hamilton | Staff Photographer

By Amanda Reed / Staff Writer

February 10, 2016

Sarah Dubnik is frustrated at what transpires before her. “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek queries contestants of the show’s annual College Championship semifinal round: “The [Nobel] Peace prize went to the National Dialogue Quartet of this North African country,” for $1,600. As the cont...

Daily Dubnik: Pitt senior to compete in college ‘Jeopardy!’ semifinal Wednesday

Sarah Dubnick appears on Jeopardy.  (Credit NBC)

By Jack Trainor / Culture Editor

February 9, 2016

Who: Pitt senior Sarah Dubnik What: Competing in the Jeopardy! College Championship semifinals Where: NBC When: Wednesday Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. Why: Dubnik was one of the semifinal round’s two highest point-earners after the five regular-game winners at $14,801. She will take on North Carolina State’s ...

TPN staff contemplates 2016

TPN staff contemplates 2016

By Culture Staff

January 6, 2016

Every year, college-themed New Year’s resolutions take the same predictable form — get in shape, find a job, join a club — but these easy goals leave us distressed when they don’t easily materialize into action. This year, why not give yourself a break and make resolutions that are fun and enhanc...

Space age brought JFK, Space Research Center to Pitt

President Kennedy visited the University of Pittsbrugh in October of 1962 in the midst of the space race. Photo courtesy of Historic Pittsburgh

By Brady Langmann / Staff Writer

December 14, 2015

When Murray “Buzz” Susser enrolled in Pitt’s School of Medicine in 1962, he hoped to someday be the first doctor on the moon. An Air Force Reserve captain and former National Guard pilot, Susser wanted to trade jets for spaceships as a medical astronaut on Project Apollo. He was ready for the gi...

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