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‘Pitt in London’: Fan-filled adventure

‘Pitt in London’: Fan-filled adventure

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Staff Writer

January 16, 2019


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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


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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


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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


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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 20, 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 13, 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 13, 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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