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Tyler Oakley reflects on YouTube fame and activism

Tyler Oakley reflects on YouTube fame and activism

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019

Little did Tyler Oakley know, 12 years after he began his YouTube channel he would be sitting in the William Pitt Union speaking about his social media career, LGBTQ+ activism and life as an internet celebrity to a room full of more than 250 Pitt students — only a small segment of his fanbase.

Performers death drop at Rainbow Alliance drag show

Performers death drop at Rainbow Alliance drag show

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

April 8, 2019

Friday night, a charismatic performer clad in a silver sequin dress danced and swirled her poofy brown wig to the booming music. The hundreds of audience members leapt to their feet to clap along, roaring when the performer landed the drag-show-staple death drop.

Pitt Stages preps for ‘Into the Woods’ opening night

Pitt Stages preps for ‘Into the Woods’ opening night

By Tamara Alchoufete, Staff Writer

April 3, 2019

Get ready for princesses, fairies, and lots of dark woods. The Pitt theatre arts department will perform “Into the Woods” as a mainstage production. The show opens tonight at 8 p.m. and runs through April 14.

‘Pitt Tonight’ celebrates women with annual empowerment episode

‘Pitt Tonight’ celebrates women with annual empowerment episode

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

April 1, 2019

In the darkened William Pitt Union Assembly Room, an unusual array of images graced the stage. Some slides flashed quotes from Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Others featured statements from female Pitt students, who wanted to send a message of thanks to the strong women in their lives.

Review: “Flyin’ West” soars to a standing ovation

Review: “Flyin’ West” soars to a standing ovation

By Tamara Alchoufete, For The Pitt News

February 21, 2019

The Pitt theatre arts department told a story beautifully on Wednesday night, showing that “Flyin’ West” really is a journey of flying “as free as a bird” from the oppressive South to the open prairies of the West.

Review: Pitt Stages takes spring semester by storm with ‘Woyzeck’

Review: Pitt Stages takes spring semester by storm with ‘Woyzeck’

By Tamara Alchoufete, For The Pitt News

February 7, 2019

Tragedy meets insanity to create the chaotic atmosphere that was the Richard E. Rauh Studio Theatre on the opening night of “Woyzeck.”

Pitt student takes the stage in professional production of ‘The Tempest’

Pitt student takes the stage in professional production of ‘The Tempest’

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Senior Staff Writer

February 6, 2019

Julia De Avilez Rocha, a senior at Pitt, got a start in pursuing her dream at Pittsburgh Public Theater with her role as Ceres in “The Tempest.”

Josh Peck talks YouTube, Nickelodeon and Oprah during CMU visit

Josh Peck talks YouTube, Nickelodeon and Oprah during CMU visit

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

January 31, 2019

Former star of the sensational TV show “Drake and Josh,” Josh Peck, stopped by CMU to speak about his life and newfound YouTube career. College students from both Pitt and CMU were excited to hear what Peck had to say, as many grew up watching his TV show.

Ruckus goes wild

Ruckus goes wild

By Rachel Saula, For The Pitt News

January 21, 2019

In G24 of the Cathedral, students gathered in Hawaiian shirts and safari hats for an evening with the improv troupe Ruckus.

‘Hamilton’ leaves Pittsburgh audiences speechless

‘Hamilton’ leaves Pittsburgh audiences speechless

By Alex Dolinger, For The Pitt News

January 6, 2019

The musical “Hamilton” is easily the most popular Broadway musical at the moment, with every show of the Pittsburgh stop on its tour sold out.

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