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Pittsburgh buildings light up in support of front-line pandemic workers

Pittsburgh buildings light up in support of front-line pandemic workers

By Jon Moss, News Editor

April 7, 2020

Buildings across the City lit up Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. as part of the Illumination Ovation event, a show of support for front-line workers in the fight against the pandemic.

Oakland businesses adjust to social distancing order

Oakland businesses adjust to social distancing order

By Ashton Crawley, Senior Staff Writer

April 7, 2020

After Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s order on March 19 to temporarily close all nonessential businesses and limit restaurants to takeout or delivery, Oakland businesses are adjusting in multiple ways.

10 sports video games to keep you sane in self-quarantine

10 sports video games to keep you sane in self-quarantine

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer

April 6, 2020

With nothing but time on your hands and zero motivation for anything school-related, now is the time to unearth that ancient, dust-covered collection of sports video games buried somewhere in your basement. Left behind since you upgraded to that last new console or replaced them with slightly newer but also slightly worse versions, these are some of the best from both today and yesteryear.

Pitt construction halted under governor’s order

Pitt construction halted under governor’s order

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

April 5, 2020

As businesses shutter across Pennsylvania in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the roaring sounds of construction normally heard across Pitt have gone silent as well.

‘Kind of unnerving’: Student health care workers brave virus threat on the job

‘Kind of unnerving’: Student health care workers brave virus threat on the job

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

April 2, 2020

But other students, like Flenders, remained in Pittsburgh and are still working in positions with a whole new set of risks and regulations, while also balancing a full course load.

Pitt researchers unveil potential COVID-19 vaccine

Pitt researchers unveil potential COVID-19 vaccine

By Janine Faust, Editor-in-chief

April 2, 2020

Pitt School of Medicine scientists announced Thursday that they had developed a potential vaccine against COVID-19.

Former Pitt student killed in Wednesday morning shooting on Meyran

Former Pitt student killed in Wednesday morning shooting on Meyran

By Jon Moss and Janine Faust

April 1, 2020

Shots were fired in the vicinity of 339 Meyran Ave. shortly after midnight Wednesday, police said. The property is located between Louisa and Bates streets.

April Fools Edition | Pitt student puts on “real” clothes for the first time in weeks

April Fools Edition | Pitt student puts on “real” clothes for the first time in weeks

By Ashton Crawley, Senior Staff Writer

March 31, 2020

Pitt junior Joe Smith was running dangerously low on his quarantine snacks and knew it was time to venture outside.

Pitt dining workers struggling with no pay after mass layoffs

Pitt dining workers struggling with no pay after mass layoffs

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

March 31, 2020

Sodexo, the University’s dining contractor of 29 years, laid off a majority of its 400 to 500 workers without pay over spring break, when Pitt adjusted its dining services due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pitt engineers donate, create supplies for health care workers

Pitt engineers donate, create supplies for health care workers

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

March 29, 2020

Within the Swanson School of Engineering, numerous labs and individuals, including Veser, have donated their supplies, time and ideas to help reduce the shortage of personal protective equipment in Pittsburgh hospitals.

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