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SGB closes in on election season

SGB closes in on election season

By Emily Wolfe, Assistant News Editor

January 17, 2019

With just over a month left before Pitt students elect nine of their peers to the 2019-2020 Student Government Board, the list of candidates will soon be official. This year, candidates will be offered financial assistance to fulfill their campaign finances.

Black student organizations celebrate 50 years of pride, progress

Black student organizations celebrate 50 years of pride, progress

By Neena Hagen, Staff Writer

January 16, 2019

During the height of the Civil Rights movement, in 1969, 40 members from Pitt’s newly minted Black Action Society shut themselves inside a Cathedral of Learning computer lab for seven hours to protest racial injustices on campus.

Pitt upsets No. 11 Florida State 75-62

Pitt upsets No. 11 Florida State 75-62

By Andrew Kelly, Staff Writer

January 15, 2019

First-year Trey McGowens notched his second 30 point game of his career in Pitt’s upset over Florida State on Monday night.

Chancellor Gallagher receives raise, additional incentive

Chancellor Gallagher receives raise, additional incentive

By Anna Bongardino, Contributing Editor

January 14, 2019

The combination of the 2.25 percent increase in the chancellor’s salary — to a base salary of $550,000 — and the payout from his retention agreement will result in a salary of more than $1,000,000 for Chancellor Gallagher during the 2019 fiscal year.

Breaking: Pitt appoints counseling center director

Breaking: Pitt appoints counseling center director

By Brian Gentry and Christian Snyder

January 11, 2019

Pitt has been without a full-time director of the counseling center since the previous director was arrested in May 2018 on charges of possessing child pornography.

Milk Shake Factory brings storefront to Pitt’s backyard

Milk Shake Factory brings storefront to Pitt’s backyard

By Stefan Bordeianu, For The Pitt News

January 10, 2019

The new Milk Shake Factory will open on Forbes Avenue in February, according to a vice president at the business. The price range for a milkshake is $5-7.

Pitt to discontinue women’s tennis program

Pitt to discontinue women’s tennis program

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

January 10, 2019

Athletic director Heather Lyke announced that Pitt will be discontinuing its women's tennis program after the upcoming spring season.

New class addresses anti-Semitism

New class addresses anti-Semitism

By Erica Guthrie, Staff Writer

January 10, 2019

A new class called “Anti-Semitism Then and Now: Perspectives after Tree of Life” begins on Jan. 23. The series of lectures is hosted by the Jewish studies department, along with the history department, religious studies department and the European Studies Center.

Government shutdown slows university research

Government shutdown slows university research

By Brian Gentry, Assistant News Editor

January 8, 2019

The U.S. government shut down on Dec. 22, and research production at Pitt and other universities may slow down because of it.

Proposed gun legislation triggers protests

Proposed gun legislation triggers protests

By Emily Wolfe, Assistant News Editor

January 8, 2019

Several hundred gun rights supporters gathered at the City-County Building Monday to protest legislation that would restrict gun ownership in Pittsburgh.

Bio class assigned new professor after petition

Bio class assigned new professor after petition

By Jon Moss, Contributing Editor

January 7, 2019

At the end of the fall semesters, students in professor Peebles’ biology 1000 class created a petition claiming that the class was graded unfairly

Panthers come up short to Stanford in Sun Bowl, 14-13

Panthers come up short to Stanford in Sun Bowl, 14-13

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

December 31, 2018

Despite out-gaining its opponent in nearly every facet of the game, the Pitt football team fell to Stanford, 14-13, in the Hyundai Sun Bowl Monday afternoon, thus failing to crack .500 for the second straight season.

Body discovered on roof of Lothrop Hall

Body discovered on roof of Lothrop Hall

By Jon Moss, Contributing Editor

December 15, 2018

A dead body was found on the roof of Lothrop Hall Saturday morning. Pitt Police and Pittsburgh Police officers were at the scene.

Pitt student hit by Port Authority bus near WPU

Pitt student hit by Port Authority bus near WPU

By Jon Moss, Senior Staff Writer

December 10, 2018

A female Pitt student was struck by a Port Authority bus near the William Pitt Union in Oakland at approximately 9:30 a.m. Monday.

Biology students petition against professor

Biology students petition against professor

By Jon Moss, Staff Writer

December 7, 2018

As finals week approaches, over 30 students have signed a petition against Craig Peebles, a biology professor at Pitt. The petition cites that the two past exams in the class have been graded unfairly, and the students are asking that the course be further examined.

Leon Ford makes ‘A Seat at the Table’ for community

Leon Ford makes ‘A Seat at the Table’ for community

By Maggie Young, For The Pitt News

December 6, 2018

Rather than speaking to a crowd from a pulpit, Leon Ford prefers to engage with his community by sitting among them to hear what they have to say.

SGB pushes stricter laws on firearm sales

SGB pushes stricter laws on firearm sales

By Emily Wolfe, Senior Staff Writer

December 5, 2018

After more than a month of trying to help Pittsburgh heal from the Tree of Life shooting, SGB has set its sights on making change in Washington.

LNAP offers pre-finals stress relief for students

LNAP offers pre-finals stress relief for students

By Emily Wolfe, Senior Staff Writer

December 4, 2018

On Monday night at Hillman, some settled in for a long winter’s LNAP — the “Long Night Against Procrastination.”

Jewish students remember Tree of Life on Hanukkah

Jewish students remember Tree of Life on Hanukkah

By Erica Guthrie, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018

The first night of Hanukkah began last night and Jewish students are celebrating while remembering the lives lost in the Tree of Life shooting.

Pitt professors explore psychology of mass shooting survivors

Pitt professors explore psychology of mass shooting survivors

By Sid Lingala and Hannah Schneider

November 30, 2018

The recent expansion in the DSM–5 of PTSD gives more insight into the general psychology of mass shooting survivors.

‘Queer Eye’ star Antoni Porowski speaks to sold-out audience on campus

‘Queer Eye’ star Antoni Porowski speaks to sold-out audience on campus

By Apoorva Kethidi, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018

More than 200 students headed to the WPU Ballroom Wednesday night to listen to a lecture — and watch a cooking demonstration — from reality TV star Antoni Porowski.

Prince-Wright prospers in post-playing career

Prince-Wright prospers in post-playing career

By Ben Zimmer, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018

Pitt became the place where former men's soccer player Joe Prince-Wright honed his true passion — journalism — as he earned a double-major in English writing and communication.

Professors examine gun violence, mental health correlation

Professors examine gun violence, mental health correlation

By Maggie Young, For The Pitt News

November 27, 2018

After 346 mass shootings in 2017, 321 have occurred so far in 2018 — and studies continue to show an increasing number of these incidents.

Forbes Street Market draws price competitions

Forbes Street Market draws price competitions

By Dylan Giacobbe, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018

Among different grocery store selections, the recently opened Forbes Street Market had some differences among prices. The Pitt News looks at these differences by comparing the newly opened store with other grocery stores near campus.

Home away from home: How international athletes celebrate Thanksgiving

Home away from home: How international athletes celebrate Thanksgiving

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

November 20, 2018

International athletes on Pitt’s men’s and women’s basketball teams have learned to enjoy Thanksgiving, often spending the holiday with their team or going to a teammate’s house to celebrate.

Lawsuit alleges Pitt responsible for dropped criminal charges

Lawsuit alleges Pitt responsible for dropped criminal charges

By Jon Moss, Staff Writer

November 20, 2018

The owner of Garage Door Saloon says he is intending to prove Pitt's involvement in the district attorney's dismissal of criminal charges against students.

NextGen voters turned away at polls

NextGen voters turned away at polls

By Erica Guthrie, Staff Writer

November 19, 2018

Some students were confused and frustrated when they couldn’t vote after registering with NextGen America. NextGen America registered thousands of students to vote on Pitt’s campus — though some were still turned away at the polls.

Tree of Life victim Joyce Fienberg remembered as deeply caring

Tree of Life victim Joyce Fienberg remembered as deeply caring

By Remy Samuels, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018

Joyce Fienberg, a victim of the Tree of Life Shooting, was a Pitt researcher for 25 years.

Ben Shapiro appearance sparks controversy

Ben Shapiro appearance sparks controversy

By Emily Wolfe and Andrew O'Brien

November 15, 2018

On his tour of college campuses this fall, conservative author and political commentator Ben Shapiro has spoken to sold-out rooms on visits that have become famous for protests and controversy.

Young America’s Foundation threatens lawsuit against Pitt over Ben Shapiro security fee

Young America’s Foundation threatens lawsuit against Pitt over Ben Shapiro security fee

By Christian Snyder, Editor-in-Chief

November 14, 2018

After Pitt charged YAF with a $5,000 security fee for its planned Ben Shapiro speech, the conservative group threatened legal action, alleging the fee is unconstitutional.

Jewish athletes at Pitt reflect on Tree of Life shooting

Jewish athletes at Pitt reflect on Tree of Life shooting

By Tessa Sayers, Assistant Sports Editor

November 14, 2018

The morning of Oct. 27 seemed like just another Saturday for Pitt’s swimming and diving coach and his two Jewish swimmers. But an evil act quickly turned it into anything but.

Pitt remains undefeated with 84-75 win over Troy

Pitt remains undefeated with 84-75 win over Troy

By Trent Leonard and Stephen Thompson

November 13, 2018

From the high scoring offense to the smothering defense, Pitt Men’s Basketball once again showed its not the same team as last year when it beat Troy 84-75 on Monday. You can read the full recap of last night’s game here.

Leon Ford announces run for Pittsburgh City Council

Leon Ford announces run for Pittsburgh City Council

By Kieran McLean, Staff Writer

November 12, 2018

Community activist Leon Ford is challenging 10-year 9th District incumbent the Rev. Ricky Burgess for his city council seat.

Pittsburghers protest Sessions firing, Trump-Russia claims

Pittsburghers protest Sessions firing, Trump-Russia claims

By Dylan Giacobbe, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018

Pittsburghers came together on Thursday night to protest Trump’s recent firing of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the immediate promotion of lawyer Matthew Whitaker to the Attorney General position.

Volunteers encourage student voting on campus

Volunteers encourage student voting on campus

By Janine Faust, Managing Editor

November 7, 2018

For many Pitt students, the midterm elections were the first vote they cast since the 2016 presidential election, when President Trump was elected.

A day in the life of student canvassing

A day in the life of student canvassing

By Emily Wolfe, Senior Staff Writer

November 6, 2018

For Alex Rose, the two days leading up to an election are filled with knocking on front doors, asking questions and marking responses. That’s what the job of a student canvasser entails.

Ellison to lead Pitt despite hiatus

Ellison to lead Pitt despite hiatus

By Tessa Sayers, Assistant Editor

November 5, 2018

Malik Ellison doesn’t count last Thursday’s exhibition game as his first real game, he’s looking forward to tomorrow. It may have been over a year since he last stepped on the court to play in a regular season game, but the captain isn’t nervous, in fact, he’s more confident than ever.

Don’t miss your shot to avoid the flu

Don’t miss your shot to avoid the flu

By Nina Kneuer, For the Pitt News

November 2, 2018

It’s not too late to get your flu shot. Pitt makes it easy — and free — to protect yourself from contracting the disease. Whether or not to get a flu shot — it’s a point of contention. But Dr. Simon Barrett-Boyes discusses the many benefits of getting the vaccination.

Suspect in Tree of Life massacre pleads not guilty

Suspect in Tree of Life massacre pleads not guilty

By Janine Faust, Managing Editor

November 1, 2018

Robert Bowers, 46, had been indicted on 44 counts by a federal grand jury Wednesday relating to the killing of 11 members of the Tree of Life synagogue last weekend.

Pittsburgh rallies, unites against hate

Pittsburgh rallies, unites against hate

By Dylan Giaccobe, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018

When President Donald Trump visited Pittsburgh on Tuesday in the aftermath of the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto stayed far away – as did many other local elected officials. But a student-organized Unite Against Hate rally in Schenley Plaza Wednesday night brought the...

Trump’s visit inspires community protests

Trump’s visit inspires community protests

By Kieran McLean and Jon Kunitsky

October 31, 2018

Activism became part of Pittsburgh’s mourning process Tuesday, as more than a thousand people gathered in Squirrel Hill to protest the arrival of President Donald Trump. In response to Saturday's Tree of Life Synagogue massacre, activist groups in Pittsburgh organized multiple simultaneous gatherin...

Community rallies together in response to Tree of Life tragedy

Community rallies together in response to Tree of Life tragedy

By Caroline Bourque, Contributing Editor

October 30, 2018

In light of the heartbreak felt by the Pittsburgh community over these past few days, many local leaders and students are speaking out in hopes of making change.

Trump to visit Pittsburgh on Tuesday in wake of synagogue massacre

Trump to visit Pittsburgh on Tuesday in wake of synagogue massacre

By Christian Snyder, Editor in Chief

October 29, 2018

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed the President and First Lady will visit Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

Community mourns shooting victims at weekend vigil

Community mourns shooting victims at weekend vigil

By Emily Wolfe, Staff Writer

October 29, 2018

At Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, the Pittsburgh community gathered to remember the victims of the Tree of Life Synagogue massacre, which claimed the lives of 11 Pittsburghers.

Center for African American Poetry and Poetics hosts “Black Ecstatic” panel and showcase

Center for African American Poetry and Poetics hosts “Black Ecstatic” panel and showcase

By Dylan Giacobbe, For the Pitt News

October 26, 2018

Rickey Laurentiis — a poet from New Orleans currently serving as the inaugural fellow of the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics — took the stage at the Frick Fine Arts building on Thursday night and made clear what they came to see. “I wanted to see how a black filmmaker argues her body into a ...

Instagram foodies: The faces behind the food

Instagram foodies: The faces behind the food

By Emma Maurice, Staff Writer

October 25, 2018

Niche social media pages are all the rage right now -- especially on Instagram. One of those niche markets is foodies, and Pitt boasts a few of those.

Attila Domos: Handcyclist, author and paraplegic rockstar

Attila Domos: Handcyclist, author and paraplegic rockstar

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

October 24, 2018

Romanian-born Pittsburgh native Attila Domos nearly broke the official world handcycling record recently — but his talents also extend to artistry, authorship and Wii Sports.

Pitt, Sodexo address food safety concerns amid reinspection citations

Pitt, Sodexo  address food safety concerns amid reinspection citations

By Hannah Schneider and Christian Snyder

October 23, 2018

Nearly 2,000 students have signed a petition demanding Pitt replace Sodexo as its food service provider. Pitt and Sodexo responded to the recent health department violations.

The core of cider: following the process from tree to mug

The core of cider: following the process from tree to mug

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer

October 22, 2018

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but a 20-bushel of apples makes 75 gallons of cider.

Pitt celebrates grand opening of CEC

Pitt celebrates grand opening of CEC

By Jon Kunitsky, Staff Writer

October 19, 2018

Homewood's new community center features everything from engineering classes to personal mentorship.

Man sentenced to life in prison without parole for murder of Pitt student

Man sentenced to life in prison without parole for murder of Pitt student

By Janine Faust, Managing Editor

October 17, 2018

The DA’s office had originally sought the death penalty for Matthew Darby and withdrew it after he agreed to a sentence of life without parole.

Oakland community speaks out against UPMC building

Oakland community speaks out against UPMC building

By Dylan Giacobbe, For The Pitt News

October 17, 2018

Innovative health treatments could be coming to Oakland as soon as 2023 — but some Oakland residents disapprove of the buildings coming with it.

Pittsburghers gear up for new bike plan

Pittsburghers gear up for new bike plan

By Andrew O'Brien, For the Pitt News

October 16, 2018

About 35 people gathered in the Manchester Citizen Corporation on Monday to attend the second of three meetings DOMI organized.

Notre Dame fends off upset, tops Pitt 19-14

Notre Dame fends off upset, tops Pitt 19-14

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

October 13, 2018

The Fighting Irish fought their way back against Pitt, taking their first lead with 5:43 left in the game. That would prove to be the final score.

Students bring mental health to light with spoken poetry

Students bring mental health to light with spoken poetry

By Sarah Shearer, Assistant News Editor

October 12, 2018

Eight speakers shared spoken poetry at SGB’s “Stay Spoke Poetry Night” event Thursday evening in the William Pitt Union. The event was hosted as a part of Mental Health Awareness Month.

‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ back on after meeting with SGB

‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ back on after meeting with SGB

By Christian Snyder, Editor in Chief

October 11, 2018

After a confusing last few days, those involved are confident “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” will see the stage this year despite a surprise cancellation announced on Monday. The show, hosted annually by the Engineering Student Council, encountered funding dilemmas — which some interpreted as a ma...

Blue Sparrow food truck flocks to a new home

Blue Sparrow food truck flocks to a new home

By Erica Guthrie, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018

One of its previous stops was outside of Redhawk Coffee on Meyran Avenue, but the owners have had to ease up on lunch service to devote time to developing the new bus.

Rocky Horror Picture Show suddenly cancelled, organizers blame SGB

Rocky Horror Picture Show suddenly cancelled, organizers blame SGB

By Sarah Connor and Christian Snyder

October 9, 2018

Organizers cited budget issues and blamed SGB for cutting funding and eliminating a safe space for the LGBTQ+ community – President Maggie Kennedy responded to the criticism in an interview.

Port Authority reroutes in East End

Port Authority reroutes in East End

By Jon Moss, For the Pitt News

October 8, 2018

Port Authority’s plans to create a faster, more consistent and more reliable bus service between the East End and Downtown Pittsburgh came to a screeching halt in May 2017 after it received public backlash for including service cuts to some routes. Following community debate, including several town halls and act...

Three takeaways from Pitt’s OT homecoming win

Three takeaways from Pitt’s OT homecoming win

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

October 8, 2018

Now halfway through the season, it’s becoming clearer what we can expect to see from Pitt on a weekly basis. Here’s what Saturday revealed about the team:

No ex’Cuse: Panthers beat Syracuse 44-37 after weather delay, overtime

No ex’Cuse: Panthers beat Syracuse 44-37 after weather delay, overtime

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

October 6, 2018

The senior running back tandem of Qadree Ollison and Darrin Hall carried Pitt to an overtime victory, rushing for a combined 299 yards and three touchdowns.

Kava-NAH: Pittsburgh locals protest Supreme Court nomination

Kava-NAH: Pittsburgh locals protest Supreme Court nomination

By Jon Kunitsky, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018

More than 75 Pittsburgh locals unified Thursday to speak out against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's possible confirmation.

Phi Delta Theta under police investigation for alleged hazing incident

Phi Delta Theta under police investigation for alleged hazing incident

By Christian Snyder, Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2018

The University of Pittsburgh chapter of fraternity Phi Delta Theta is under police investigation after this weekend, when a Pitt community member reported alleged hazing at off-campus fraternity events last week.

Pitt announces Panthers Forward to ease student debt

Pitt announces Panthers Forward to ease student debt

By Christian Snyder, Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2018

While there’s little Pitt can do to procure more funding from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the University wants to help students deal with their debt. Pitt announced the creation of Panthers Forward yesterday, a new debt easement program that aims to to help fund current students’ education by utilizing the University’s alumni network.

William Pitt Union celebrates 120 years

William Pitt Union celebrates 120 years

By Hannah Schneider and Grant Burgman

October 2, 2018

Built in 1898, Hotel Schenley was designed to reflect entrepreneur Franklin Nicola’s vision for the Oakland community to become a center for culture and education. Fast-forward 120 years and Nicola’s dream has manifested — now through the presence of student organizations, affairs and activities. The ...

Chancellor releases 30-year Campus Master Plan

Chancellor releases 30-year Campus Master Plan

By Sarah Shearer, Assistant News Editor

October 1, 2018

Pitt as we know it may look a lot different by the time the next generation of applications rolls in. The University released a Campus Master Plan in a Board of Trustees meeting Friday, including plans for new academic buildings, housing and rerouted transportation methods. The projected master plan has b...

UCF wins 17th straight game, pummels Pitt 45-14

UCF wins 17th straight game, pummels Pitt 45-14

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 29, 2018

The Panthers looked listless on both sides of the ball, producing a season-low 272 yards of total offense and allowing a season-high 568 yards on defense

After 13 years, Iron City Bikes to close Oakland location

After 13 years, Iron City Bikes to close Oakland location

By Hannah Schneider, Assistant News Editor

September 28, 2018

After nearly 13 years of serving the Oakland community, Iron City Bikes will close its doors for good at 5 p.m. on Sept. 29.

Bully PulPitt hosts discussion on gun violence

Bully PulPitt hosts discussion on gun violence

By Sam Weber, Staff Writer

September 27, 2018

Gun violence is one of the most divisive issues in American culture today, but the UPTV-based nonpartisan political television show “The Bully PulPitt” set out to investigate that issue through discussion on Wednesday night. The Bully PulPitt’s “Let’s Talk — Gun Violence” discussion in the William...

Column: New Pitt show has yet to go ‘Beyond the Script’

Column: New Pitt show has yet to go ‘Beyond the Script’

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

September 27, 2018

Pitt Athletics says it's looking to expose fans to every Panther sports team with its new television show “Pitt: Beyond the Script," but it could do better.

Tom Hanks brings voting hype to Pittsburgh

Tom Hanks brings voting hype to Pittsburgh

By Jon Moss, Hannah Schneider, and Sarah Shearer

September 26, 2018

Award-winning actor Tom Hanks spoke on Tuesday evening on campus, hosted by nonprofit “When We All Vote.”

Not a mirage: Oakland no longer food desert

Not a mirage: Oakland no longer food desert

By Hannah Schneider, Assistant News Editor

September 25, 2018

The Grocery Pop-Up opened yesterday in the old New Balance storefront on Forbes Avenue, marking the end of a drought on campus since the closing of the IGA.

Students surf the crowds at Fall Fest

Students surf the crowds at Fall Fest

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Staff Writer

September 24, 2018

Students flooded Bigelow Boulevard at this year's Fall Fest, featuring several bands including Young the Giant.

Panthers falter in second half, lose sixth straight ACC game to UNC

Panthers falter in second half, lose sixth straight ACC game to UNC

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 22, 2018

The Panthers faded after leading 28-21 at halftime, getting outscored 17-7 and outgained by 138 yards in the second half.

Halftime recap: Pitt versus UNC

Halftime recap: Pitt versus UNC

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 22, 2018

A victory over UNC would be Pitt’s first since moving to the ACC, with the team having lost all five previous meetings.

GALLERY: Pittsburgh Fashion Week—The Runway

GALLERY: Pittsburgh Fashion Week—The Runway

By Knox Coulter, Staff Photographer

September 21, 2018

The Downtown Community Development Corporation hosted Pittsburgh Fashion Week for its third consecutive year this September. The week kicked off with a rooftop social Monday evening, continued with a panel Wednesday evening and ended with a runway event at PPG Place's Wintergarden Thursday night. ...

Panther Grille serves sustainability

Panther Grille serves sustainability

By Madeline Gavatorta, Staff Writer

September 20, 2018

The truck can be used for special events, help serve areas on campus where less food options are present and also work as a “disaster kitchen” — meaning if one eatery on campus cannot run anymore for whatever reason, Panther Grille can be used as a backup.

Column: Pitt is a volleyball school now

Column: Pitt is a volleyball school now

By Stephen Thompson, For the Pitt News

September 19, 2018

The Pitt volleyball team is driven, experienced and talented — and they deserve all the support our Panther community can give them.

SGB announces continued support for tobacco-free campus

SGB announces continued support for tobacco-free campus

By Emily Wolfe, For The Pitt News

September 19, 2018

Student Government Board focuses on student surveys about campus smoking at weekly meeting.

Cruze Bar is here to stay — but only for a little while longer

Cruze Bar is here to stay — but only for a little while longer

By Shahum Ajmal, Contributing Editor

September 18, 2018

After seven years of service to the Pittsburgh community, the LGBTQ+ club, Cruze Bar, is still closing — but not for another few months.

Pitt Progressives protest Maggie and Stella’s

Pitt Progressives protest Maggie and Stella’s

By Christian Snyder and Janine Faust, The Pitt News Staff

September 16, 2018

Pitt Progressives organized a demonstration Friday to protest the absence of a grocery store on campus.

Three takeaways from Pitt’s first ACC win

Three takeaways from Pitt’s first ACC win

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 16, 2018

Accounting for all the highs and lows, here are some of the foremost takeaways from Pitt’s ACC-opening win against Georgia Tech.

Panthers pounce on Georgia Tech, 24-19, in ACC opener

Panthers pounce on Georgia Tech, 24-19, in ACC opener

By Sami Abu-Obaid, For the Pitt News

September 15, 2018

In the third game of the season, Pitt made a major comeback after their lost against Penn State. Showing improvement in all areas, the Panthers started the game with a lead and maintained that lead throughout the rest of the game. The final score was 24-19, a win for Pitt.

Uncle Sam’s Sub’s Oakland location to close

Uncle Sam’s Sub’s Oakland location to close

By Sarah Shearer, Assistant News Editor

September 14, 2018

Uncle Sam's Sub's is closing its doors after 35 years of business at it's Oakland location

In the Army: professional prospects for Pitt ROTC

In the Army: professional prospects for Pitt ROTC

By Grant Burgman, News Editor

September 13, 2018

In Pitt’s ROTC program, students receive a full-tuition scholarship as well as $600 a month to cover the cost of books and a $420 monthly stipend. Students who already have a full-tuition scholarship, through athletics or academics, can instead choose to accept a $10,000 room-and-board scholarship.

Pittsburgh community mourns Mac Miller

Pittsburgh community mourns Mac Miller

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

September 12, 2018

Blue Slide Park in Squirrel Hill’s Frick Park became synonymous with late Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller after he released both a song and album eponymous with the iconic slide. On Tuesday night it was a place of mourning for Miller. Hundreds of Pittsburghers — fans, old friends and family alike...

Forbes Field phenomenon: Remembering the last flagless football game

Forbes Field phenomenon: Remembering the last flagless football game

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 12, 2018

More than 70 years have gone by since the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Philadelphia Eagles 7-3 in the NFL's last game without penalties.

Mac Miller: More than a musician

Mac Miller: More than a musician

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

September 11, 2018

After the shocking death of the Pittsburgh-native rap artist, members of the community speak of the icon with words of love and admiration.

Takeaways from Pitt’s blowout loss in Keystone Clash

Takeaways from Pitt’s blowout loss in Keystone Clash

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 10, 2018

The Pitt football team put forth a pitiful effort in Saturday night’s 51-6 blowout loss to in-state rival Penn State — here are some of the biggest takeaways from that game.

Penalties, special teams hurt Pitt in 51-6 blowout loss to Penn State

Penalties, special teams hurt Pitt in 51-6 blowout loss to Penn State

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 8, 2018

On a night which included constant rain, chilly temperatures and a persistent wind, the Pitt football team put up a performance to match with the miserable weather.

Halftime: Penn State leads Pitt 14-6

Halftime: Penn State leads Pitt 14-6

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 8, 2018

Follow the game live on Twitter here.  Penn State wasted no time to show its offensive prowess in the 99th edition of Pitt vs. Penn State Saturday night, with senior quarterback Trace McSorley finding junior tight end Jonathan Holland for a 22-yard gain on the Nittany Lions second play. Just t...

Pittsburgh-native rapper Mac Miller dead at 26

Pittsburgh-native rapper Mac Miller dead at 26

By The Pitt News Staff

September 7, 2018

The rapper died of an apparent drug overdose, according to a report from TMZ. He was 26 years old and about to go on tour.

Grassroots politicians discuss health, safety and representation

Grassroots politicians discuss health, safety and representation

By Madeline Gavatorta, Staff Writer

September 7, 2018

Sara Innamorato and Summer Lee went from under-the-radar activists to Pittsburgh household names nearly overnight when they both won primary elections in May against longtime incumbent Democrats in Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives.

In Pa. football fandom, know where to draw the line

In Pa. football fandom, know where to draw the line

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 6, 2018

In recent years, the Pitt-Penn State rivalry has devolved from a lively competitive spirit to pettiness, irrationality and antagonism on both sides.

Prediction: Pitt to edge out Penn State in home thriller

Prediction: Pitt to edge out Penn State in home thriller

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

September 6, 2018

In the penultimate matchup of this renewed four-game football series, both offenses will display fireworks with Pitt ultimately edging out its in-state foe.

House divided: The Yahner Family

House divided: The Yahner Family

By Tessa Sayers, Staff Writer

September 6, 2018

The Pitt versus Penn State football matchup provides great action, but its implications go beyond the playing field. With the universities being two of the top three largest in the state, the rivalry often crosses family lines as members differ in school choice. The Yahners exemplify this house divided.

Campus grocery store on the menu at SGB kickoff meeting

Campus grocery store on the menu at SGB kickoff meeting

By Brian Salvato, Staff Writer

September 5, 2018

Board member Albert Tanjaya made a notable announcement about his focus for the semester. Along with improving the user accessibility of Saferider, the late-night transportation service available to students in Oakland, Tanjaya is looking to help the grocery store installation to Pitt’s campus.

Keystone contest: Pitt and Penn State’s football rivalry through the years

Keystone contest: Pitt and Penn State’s football rivalry through the years

By Ben Zimmer, Staff Writer

September 5, 2018

In honor of Saturday’s upcoming game, here’s a look at some of the most pivotal points of the Pitt - Penn State rivalry since its inception in 1893.

Maurice Ffrench earns ACC Specialist of the Week honors

Maurice Ffrench earns ACC Specialist of the Week honors

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 4, 2018

Ffrench's 91-yard kickoff return touchdown made him the only ACC player to accomplish that feat in week one.

Oakland community reacts to new security cameras

Oakland community reacts to new security cameras

By Mario Cattabiani III, Staff Writer

September 4, 2018

Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala announced the installation of the 60 cameras last week, 10 months after Pitt student Alina Sheykhet was found dead in her home on Cable Place.

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