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Weekend Watchlist: Period pieces

Weekend Watchlist: Period pieces

By The Pitt News Staff

November 14, 2019

Time travel isn’t real, but the best next thing would have to be period pieces — movies and television shows that are set in an earlier period. They allow you to be transported back in time without leaving the 21st century — or your couch. Here are our favorite period pieces available to stream.

Pittchcraft: Witch representation in media

Pittchcraft: Witch representation in media

By Emily Pinigis, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

Now that spooky season has officially ended, it is perhaps a very good time to reflect on a certain aspect of the Halloween season — Witches, and the usually negative representation of them in media.

Old News: A history of Joe Biden’s visits to Pitt

Old News: A history of Joe Biden’s visits to Pitt

By Emily Wolfe, Contributing Editor

November 8, 2019

Unlike other 2020 contenders — including Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and recent dropout Beto O’Rourke — Biden hasn’t made the trip to Oakland during his visits to Pittsburgh this semester. But he’s not a stranger to Pitt’s campus.

Weekend Watchlist: YouTube channels

Weekend Watchlist: YouTube channels

By The Pitt News Staff

November 7, 2019

YouTube — aside from the shows hosted on the optional, subscription-based YouTube Red sub-platform — is completely free to watch, which is great for college students who are ballin’ on a budget, can’t afford cable or don’t have access to streaming. Here are some of our favorite channels.

Oakland Outlook: Finding love on TinderU

Oakland Outlook: Finding love on TinderU

By Megan Williams, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

It’s strange to me that so many of us Pitt students look for love while in college. The very natures of each contradict, love and college, as the former portends permanence and the latter is itself a liminal space, something from which we (are intended to) move on.

The Pitt Prescription: How to manage pain and stay healthy

The Pitt Prescription: How to manage pain and stay healthy

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Senior Staff Writer

November 3, 2019

Taking care of yourself, your mind and your body is incredibly important and college students sometimes forget this. A lot of pent-up stress and pressure can lead to significant impairment of one’s immune system.

Pittchcraft: Celebrating Samhain

Pittchcraft: Celebrating Samhain

By Emily Pinigis, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

Halloween may be over, but the celebration of Samhain is still going strong. Samhain is a Celtic holiday celebrating the last harvest of the year from Oct. 31 to Nov. 1, which historically served as the origins for the now mainstream Halloween holiday.

Weekend Watchlist: Netflix original series

Weekend Watchlist: Netflix original series

By The Pitt News Staff

October 31, 2019

Netflix pumps out a LOT of original content each year, but how much of it is actually worth watching? TPN staffers share what they believe are the cream of the crop of Netflix original series.

College Compass: Fashion advice for student life

College Compass: Fashion advice for student life

By Sarah Stager, For The Pitt News

October 31, 2019

It’s not always easy to look put together when you’re lugging heavy bags beneath both eyes and have a million and one assignments to complete before the end of the day.

Old News: Pitt women break into cheerleading

Old News: Pitt women break into cheerleading

By Emily Wolfe, Contributing Editor

October 25, 2019

The historic part was on the sidelines, where for the first time at a Pitt Homecoming game, four female cheerleaders yelled and jumped in school spirit alongside four of their male classmates. Or as the University’s 1955 yearbook put it, “for the first time in Pitt’s one hundred and sixty-eight years, the provocative forms of women cheerleaders joined the male line of excited pep-rousers.”

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