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Pitt Tonight gets silly while staying safe

Victoria Chuah, a junior majoring in computer science, will host Pitt Tonight this season.

By Sinead McDevitt, Staff Writer

September 4, 2020

Pitt Tonight returned triumphantly on Aug. 30 with the virtual premier of its sixth season.

How stories help us during hard times

How stories help us during hard times

By Diana Velasquez, Senior Staff Writer

August 21, 2020

One of the easiest forms of entertainment lies in the multitude of streaming options we have at our disposal, but our reasons for watching certain genres run deeper than mere entertainment.

Pitt Tonight prepares for sixth season with new host

Victoria Chuah will take over as host for season six of “Pitt Tonight.”

By Kaitlyn Nuebel, For The Pitt News

August 18, 2020

The late-night show, which didn’t undergo many changes during former host Andrew Dow’s reign, will look different this fall. 

W. Kamau Bell talks social justice with Black Action Society, Pitt Program Council

W. Kamau Bell speaks at an event at Pitt on Jan. 17, 2017. Anna Bongardino|Staff Photographer

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor

July 17, 2020

As a stand-up comic, W. Kamau Bell has made a career around being funny — but that doesn’t mean he takes political issues lightly. The comedian went without pre-rehearsed jokes to talk to Pitt community members Thursday evening about making change on campus and in their city.

Review: ‘Love, Victor’ wants pat on the back for half-hearted representation

“Love, Victor” is a web television series inspired by the 2018 film “Love, Simon.”

By Nadiya Greaser, Staff Writer

June 24, 2020

It feels like the showrunners of “Love, Victor” read a bad review of “Love, Simon” and decided the solution to a boring movie about a white, wealthy, gay guy was a boring TV show about a nonwhite, working class, maybe-gay guy.

Staff Picks: Shows and movies for Pride Month

Major Pittsburgh Pride celebrations have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

By The Pitt News Staff

June 2, 2020

Pride Month looks like it will come and go without much in-person celebration this year, with major Pittsburgh Pride celebrations postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the LGBTQ+ community and its allies can’t spend the month of June physically together, our staff has compiled a list of the shows and movies that help bring us closer to the community and the issues that matter.

Pitt staff member featured on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” helps single mothers in need

Ray Nell Jones was featured on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” last Thursday, where she and her family received a Hyundai SantaFe in appreciation for her nonprofit work.

By Diana Velasquez, Senior Staff Writer

May 12, 2020

For most people, a lunch break at work is a time to relax, but Ray Nell Jones, an administrative assistant in Pitt’s Office of Student Life, spends many of those breaks diligently cutting out coupons. These coupons are only a small part of Jones’ local nonprofit, the Alignment Chapter, an orga...

Mikey Day talks social distancing, SNL at virtual event

Pitt Program Council hosted a virtual Q&A session Tuesday evening with “Saturday Night Live” star Mikey Day.

By Anna Ligorio, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

During the Pitt Program Council’s first-ever live virtual interview, Day answered a series of questions over the course of an hour to an audience of about 45 people.

A quick rundown of HBO’s free content

HBO has made almost 40 shows and documentaries free for streaming.

By Sinead McDevitt, Staff Writer

April 15, 2020

With many people social distancing at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, HBO has made almost 40 movies, shows and documentaries free for streaming during the month of April.

Netflix stars talk “I Am Not Okay With This”

Sofia Bryant (right) and Richard Ellis (left), actors from the upcoming Netflix series “I Am Not Okay With This,” spoke to students Wednesday about their experiences with the production of the show and in the film industry in an event hosted by The Pitt Film and Media Studies program.

By Siddhi Shockey, Senior Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

The Pitt Film and Media Studies program hosted Sophia Bryant and Richard Ellis, actors from the upcoming Netflix series “I Am Not Okay With This.” The actors answered questions about their experiences during the production of the show.

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