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The Perfect Pour

By Emma Solak / Staff Writer

April 10, 2015

Michael Barnes can tell a good pour just by the smell. The art of pouring beer isn’t just a formality for Barnes, co-owner of the Pittsburgh-based Broken Paddle Brewing Company. The stream of alcohol can instantly delight not only drinkers’ taste buds but also their noses.Broken Paddle Brewing ...

Brad Kopp’s homemade beer

Brad Kopp’s homemade beer

By Nate Smith / Staff Photographer

April 9, 2015

Hangovers: Fact or fiction?

By Anjana Murali / Staff Writer

April 9, 2015

Next time, think twice before chowing down on an entire pizza to sober up after drinking. There’s no need to pack on the extra calories, according to Megan Stahl, a health educator for Student Health Services.Beer and liquor-related myths run amok in Pittsburgh, the U.S. city with the most bars per per...

Brew Crew: Pitt students drown themselves in the DIY world of beer brewing

Brew Crew: Pitt students drown themselves in the DIY world of beer brewing

By Mark Pesto / Staff Writer

April 9, 2015

The first beer Brad Kopp ever brewed fell flat for his father.“It had such a sour taste,” Kopp said. “My dad has the corniest sense of humor, and he still hasn’t let me live it down. Every time I give him a beer, he says ‘Is it going to taste like that first one?’” Kopp, a senior chemi...

Feminism and Fracking: Activist speaks at Pitt

Feminism and Fracking: Activist speaks at Pitt

By Mark Pesto / Staff Writer

April 6, 2015

Even after twice spending more than two weeks in jail, Sandra Steingraber emits passion — but not anger — when she talks about her opposition to fracking. Steingraber, a biologist, author of four books and grassroots activist, spoke to more than 100 people about the roles she and other women play in t...

Students learn about homelessness

Students learn about homelessness

By Heather Tennant / Staff Photographer

April 2, 2015

Homelessness simulation provides insight

Homelessness simulation provides insight

By Mark Pesto / For The Pitt News

April 2, 2015

Carson Derrow gets enough to eat and has a place to sleep at night, but, yesterday, he learned how to survive on the streets with just $15 and a backpack. Derrow, a sophomore neuroscience major, is one of more than 150 students who participated in a homelessness simulation in the William Pitt Union on Thursd...

Pitt to circulate national sexual assault survey

By Dale Shoemaker / Assistant News Editor

April 1, 2015

Pitt announced Monday that it will survey students as part of a national campaign to measure the frequency of sexual assault on campus. Pitt is participating in a survey from Association of American Universitie alongside the more than 60 other member universities and several non-member universities. Westat,...

Turn down for what: WHO releases hearing loss report

By Gabriel Naccarato / For The Pitt News

April 1, 2015

At the one concert Mackenzie Brown treats herself to each month, she focuses more on enjoying the night than thinking about wearing protective earplugs.“I’m willing, but I would only consider [wearing them] if I went to concerts more than once a month,” she said. While not at concerts, Brown, li...

Room service coming to Pitt

Room service coming to Pitt

By Nate Smith / Staff Photographer

April 1, 2015

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