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Streaming now: must-see foreign language films, TV

Streaming now: must-see foreign language films, TV

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Senior Staff Writer

March 20, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Culture, Movies, Television, Top Stories

This year we have made several different watchlists of great, enjoyable TV shows and movies. Considering this school year is the Year of Pitt Global, you should take some time to celebrate foreign-language media too.

Photo blog: midterms, spring break edition

Photo blog: midterms, spring break edition

By Bader Abdulmajeed, Staff Photographer

March 8, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Uncategorized, Visual

Kick off your break from class and the stresses of midterm exams by reading about how these Pitt students wind down from midterm exams and plan to spend their spring breaks. ...

Make time for mindfulness

Make time for mindfulness

By Ashna Gupta, For The Pitt News

March 8, 2019


Filed under Blogs

Do you ever find yourself trying to study for chemistry and then you remember you have an assignment due in another class? Or do you remember all the errands you need to run while trying to get work done? It’s a natural human tendency to be doing something while our minds are in another place. P...

Blog: Spring break watchlist

Blog: Spring break watchlist

By The Pitt News Staff

March 7, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Culture, Movies, Television, Top Stories

As promised in our 2019 spring break bucket list, The Pitt News staff is here with yet another installment of our Weekend Watchlist blog series.

Blog: Weekend watchlist, take five

Blog: Weekend watchlist, take five

By The Pitt News Staff

March 1, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Culture, Movies, Television, Top Stories

For the fifth time, The Pitt News staff is sharing our top picks of films and TV shows. For a post-midterms binge-watching session, look no further than the TPN Weekend Watchlist.

Venture outside Europe for study abroad

Venture outside Europe for study abroad

By Anna Bongardino, Contributing Editor

February 27, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Top Stories

Young self-designated travelers who have just returned after a few months abroad often say things along the lines of “Study abroad changed me. It was amazing!” Many of us tend to roll our eyes in response. While two, four or even six months in a country may seem like a short time, the things...

Blog: Our weekend watchlist, LGBTQ+ edition

Blog: Our weekend watchlist, LGBTQ+ edition

By The Pitt News Staff

February 15, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Culture, Movies, Television

Valentine’s Day is a day of love, but here at The Pitt News, it is also the day we release our annual Sex Edition, which this year had an LGBTQ+ focus. To continue with this theme, this Weekend Watchlist features series and movies with a strong LGBTQ+ presence.

Blog: Valentine’s Day, more than romantic love

Blog: Valentine’s Day, more than romantic love

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Staff Writer

February 15, 2019


Filed under Blogs

A long-held belief in our society is that we need to be in relationships or get married to be happy and successful — to achieve a “happily ever after,” so to speak. We have a myriad of romantic comedies and princess films that center on romance or heavily feature love interests. There’s also ...

PGH Foodie Blog: Oakland’s Americanized Chinese food gems

PGH Foodie Blog: Oakland’s Americanized Chinese food gems

By Joshua Gaylord, For The Pitt News

February 15, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Food & Drink, Top Stories

The majority of people have heard of the Ten Commandments, but very few have heard of the elusive 11th commandment. Thou shall never find good cafeteria food. I’ve been to several colleges for visits, and I studied at College of the Ozarks in southwest Missouri before my time here at Pitt. The o...

Blog: Reverse culture shock after China study abroad

Blog: Reverse culture shock after China study abroad

By Ben Spock, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019


Filed under Blogs

This page was made possible in part by a grant from Year of Pitt Global. I won’t soon forget my experience standing in line at the McDonald’s in the Chicago O’Hare Airport. I had a layover in Chicago during my trip between Shanghai and Pittsburgh after studying abroad in China for two months. I was about to or...

Blog: Further reflections on adoption, Chinese study abroad

Blog: Further reflections on adoption, Chinese study abroad

By Kim Rooney, Contributing Editor

February 8, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Top Stories

When I become too embroiled in writer’s block, I often remind myself that, so long as I stay alive to do so, I can update pieces I write. I studied abroad in Shanghai in the summer of 2017, during which time I returned to my hometown Gaoyou. When I came back to the United States, I wrote a column reflec...

Blog: Our weekend watchlist, take three

Blog: Our weekend watchlist, take three

By The Pitt News Staff

February 8, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Culture, Movies, Television, Top Stories

For the third time, our weekend watchlist is back by popular demand. This time with both television shows and movies featured on popular streaming services.

Blog: Shanghai from sunrise to sunset

Blog: Shanghai from sunrise to sunset

By Levko Karmazyn, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Top Stories

Shanghai gave me a new appreciation for chaos. Between the insane driving, commerce and sheer number of inhabitants — 24 million or so — it seemed as if there was no way I could ever make sense of it all. But the more my focus narrowed, whether on an individual life, a single small shop or even o...

Berlin internship proves stereotypes wrong

Berlin internship proves stereotypes wrong

By Maggie Koontz, Senior Staff Writer

January 30, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Top Stories

This page was made possible in part by a grant from Year of Pitt Global. On the very first day of my writing internship at tbd*, a social business startup in Berlin that connects people with employment resources, I stepped through the door and I was immediately greeted by my bosses and ...

Photo blog: Pitt students reflect on winter break

Photo blog: Pitt students reflect on winter break

By Bader Abdulmajeed, Staff Photographer

January 25, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Visual

Check out the first edition of our photo blog by staff photographer Bader Abdulmajeed. This week he walked around campus and talked to students about music, winter break, mental health and more. — Responses have been edited for clarity and brevity....

Blog: Our weekend watchlist, movie edition

Blog: Our weekend watchlist, movie edition

By The Pitt News Staff

January 25, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Culture, Movies, Top Stories

Last week we shared our top television shows to stream during the bad winter weather. This week, there may not be a storm coming, but we are ready to share our weekend watchlist. Instead of a series, The Pitt News staff is recommending some of our favorite films.

Blog: What to watch this wintery weekend

Blog: What to watch this wintery weekend

By The Pitt News Staff

January 18, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Culture, Movies, Television, Top Stories

With bad weather on the way, it’s looking like this weekend will be spent indoors. For the best indoor entertainment, our staff has shared their top picks of shows from online streaming services.

‘Pitt in London’: Fan-filled adventure

‘Pitt in London’: Fan-filled adventure

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Staff Writer

January 16, 2019


Filed under Blogs

I have harbored a deep love and appreciation for the U.K. since I was a child. I developed a passion for Arthurian myths and legends, and British film, television and book series like Peter Pan, Sherlock Holmes, Harry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia. Besides my love for the U.K. and the many ca...

New Year’s traditions around the world

New Year’s traditions around the world

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

December 10, 2018


Filed under Blogs

Here in America, the nation tunes in to watch the ball drop at midnight from Times Square, other nations celebrate the new year with their own traditions.

Exploring the Boot with Grace: navigating groceries

Exploring the Boot with Grace: navigating groceries

By Grace McGinness, Columnist

December 6, 2018


Filed under Blogs

Essentially, there are two types of grocery shopping in Florence. One is simple and familiar. The other, though far more involved, can be unexpectedly rewarding.

Exploring the Boot with Grace: Studying while abroad

Exploring the Boot with Grace: Studying while abroad

By Grace McGinness, Columnist

November 9, 2018


Filed under Blogs

Some students become so excited over their study abroad experience and all the extra bonuses that come with it like new food, new experiences and new friends that they forget their main obligation — studying.

How Global Studies helped Martinec on the path to success

By Elise Lavallee, Digital Manager

October 10, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Opinions

This page was made possible in part by a grant from Year of Pitt Global. At the age of 21, Alyssa Martinec boarded a plane to Shanghai, embarking on her second trip to China. This time, she was going to conduct research about air quality and the system justification theory. “Environmental issues are extreme...

Exploring the Boot with Grace:
Embrace your inner tourist

Exploring the Boot with Grace: <br> Embrace your inner tourist

By Grace McGinness, Columnist, Blogger

September 25, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns

Since I have arrived in Florence, the problem of tourists has been a main point of conversation with my professors. Tourists stand in the road and mess up traffic, they don’t know how to speak any Italian or adhere to any of the local customs, they don’t take the time to appreciate anything that they see here.

What are the odds: Making a comeback after losses in Ohio State vs. TCU game

What are the odds: Making a comeback after losses in Ohio State vs. TCU game

By Colin Martin, Blogger

September 21, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Sports, Sports Columns

In this week's "What are the odds" blog, blogger Colin Martin examines his losses and how he can make a comeback in the upcoming games. He offers an analysis of each game in college football, providing spreads, over/under numbers and bet suggestion.

Waiver Wire Weekly: Fitzmagic casts spell in time for Week 3

Waiver Wire Weekly: Fitzmagic casts spell in time for Week 3

By Adin Link, Staff Writer

September 17, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Football, Sports

After last week's results in fantasy football, the Pitt News has put together a new list of targets to watch out for during this week. In a short roundup, we offer suggestions of the top picks of quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers and tight ends.

Weekly Waiver Wire

Weekly Waiver Wire

By Adin Link, Staff Writer

September 14, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Sports, Sports Columns

With the popularity of fantasy football and the constant weekly changes, it can be difficult for participants to keep up with what is happening. Now, fans have to look no further than this brief list of weekly wire additions to keep an eye on.

Exploring the Boot with Grace

Exploring the Boot with Grace

By Grace McGinness, Blogger

September 14, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Opinions

During my orientation week as newly arrived first-year at Pitt, I picked up every study abroad flyer offered. I’d spent several years studying American history on U.S. soil already — I figured studying another country’s history on its soil would be a nice change of pace. Now, as a junior double...

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