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The Pitt News Staff’s favorite LGBTQ+ characters to celebrate all year long.

Staff Picks: Our favorite LGBTQ+ fictional characters

By The Pitt News Staff June 9, 2021
Happy Pride Month! We celebrate our favorite LGBTQ+ characters all year long, and lean on them maybe more than we should for our sanity, but now in the spirit of June we’re bringing them to you to enjoy.
Pitt Program Council and Rainbow Alliance hosted “Queer Eye” star Jonathan Van Ness on Monday night.

Jonathan Van Ness talks ‘Queer Eye,’ LGBTQ+ activism with PPC, Rainbow Alliance

By Anna Ligorio, Senior Staff Writer April 21, 2021
Van Ness discussed his ice skating experience and more on Monday night, when he participated in “A Conversation with Jonathan Van Ness,” a lecture held by Pitt Program Council in collaboration with Rainbow Alliance.
Pitt Program Council hosted Emmy Award-winner Dan Levy for a virtual Q&A Tuesday night.

Dan Levy talks ‘Schitt’s Creek,’ career path at PPC event

By Anna Ligorio, Senior Staff Writer March 17, 2021
According to Levy, he always knew he wanted to be an actor, but he lacked the confidence to pursue his dreams in college.
Lesley Manning, the director of “Ghostwatch,” joined a panel of horror experts on Friday to discuss the impact of the film. Sonia Lupher, a visiting lecturer in film and media studies at Pitt and the founder and editor of “Cut-Throat Women: A Database of Women Who Make Horror,” organized the event.

Director Lesley Manning speaks with horror experts about ‘Ghostwatch’

By Beatrice McDermott, Staff Writer March 1, 2021
Lesley Manning, the director of “Ghostwatch,” joined a panel of horror experts on Friday to discuss the impact of the film.
Kay Oyegun, a writer and producer on “This Is Us” who has been with the show since the first season, signed a deal last year to continue writing for 20th Century Fox.

Q&A: Kay Oyegun on her journey from The Pitt News to 20th Century Fox

By Sinead McDevitt, Senior Staff Writer February 26, 2021
Oyegun spoke with The Pitt News about her journey from covering local Pittsburgh goings on to writing scripts in Los Angeles. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.
Keke Palmer spoke at a Zoom event Monday about her identity as an artist, activist and Black woman in the entertainment industry for Black History Month, sponsored by Pitt Program Council and Black Action Society.

Keke Palmer discusses stardom, sexism and Black Lives Matter at virtual event

By Sona Sharma, Staff Writer February 24, 2021
Palmer brought her talents to Pitt on Monday to discuss her identity as an artist, activist and Black woman in the entertainment industry in a Zoom event for Black History Month, sponsored by Pitt Program Council and Black Action Society.
Emmanuel Acho is a Fox Sports analyst and former NFL linebacker who has a webseries called “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man.” Pitt Program Council hosted a talk with Acho Monday night.

Emmanuel Acho discusses need for uncomfortable conversations about race

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor February 17, 2021
. Topics ranged from Acho’s experiences as a student at the predominantly white University of Texas, his perception of racial justice in the NFL and his advice for students navigating their own uncomfortable conversations.
Adora and Catra from the show “She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.” (Netflix/TNS)

Staff Picks: Our favorite fictional couples

By The Pitt News Staff February 10, 2021
Why would we spend hours swiping through dating apps — only to have an awkward, socially distant date in a public park — when we can live vicariously through our favorite fictional characters?
Pitt senior Gabee Ogude worked as part of the media and logistics team for President Joe Biden’s inauguration.

‘A moment I will tell my grandchildren about’: Pitt student works at Biden inauguration

By Kaitlyn Nuebel, Staff Writer January 22, 2021
Gabee Ogude spent the three days before the event at the National Mall working on the Biden Inauguration’s media and logistics team.
“Buzzfeed Unsolved” hosts talk supernatural and true crime content creation

“Buzzfeed Unsolved” hosts talk supernatural and true crime content creation

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Senior Staff Writer October 30, 2020
Broadcasting from their respective bedrooms, Shane Madej and Ryan Bergara joked around as they answered questions from eager fans during a Pitt-exclusive remote Halloween event.
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