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Photo blog: Pitt students reflect on winter break

By Bader Abdulmajeed, Staff Photographer

January 25, 2019

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

Margot Robbie as Tonya Harding in “I, Tonya.”

By The Pitt News Staff

January 25, 2019

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

A still with Neil Patrick Harris, center, from

By The Pitt News Staff

January 18, 2019

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

Visitors can climb the towers of Caernarfon castle that sit atop the medieval fortress located in north-west Wales.

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Staff Writer

January 16, 2019

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

People celebrate New Year’s Eve in Playa del Inglés, Spain.

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

December 10, 2018

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

A market in Palermo, Italy.

By Grace McGinness, Columnist

December 6, 2018

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

The Great Synagogue of Florence in Florence, Italy. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

By Grace McGinness, Columnist

November 9, 2018

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

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

Ponte Vecchio, or the Old Bridge, arches across the Arno river in Florence.

By Grace McGinness, Columnist, Blogger

September 25, 2018

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

Kentucky cornerback Derrick Baity (29) breaks up a pass intended for Mississippi State wide receiver Fred Ross (8) in the fourth quarter of Kentucky’s 40-38 win on Oct. 22, 2016.

By Colin Martin, Blogger

September 21, 2018

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.

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