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Food pantry for students to open in Oakland

Food pantry for students to open in Oakland

By Lauren Wilson / Staff Writer

March 17, 2015

Pitt students may soon be going to church — to pick up groceries. Some time this month, PittServes — a division of Student Affairs that connects students with service opportunities — will, along with Bellefield Presbyterian Church, open a food pantry for students and community members who may not be...

Yoga studios consider name change amid controversy

Yoga studios consider name change amid controversy

By Lauren Rosenblatt / Staff Writer

March 17, 2015

Several Pittsburgh yoga studios are standing by their staple — Bikram Yoga, or “hot” yoga — even as lawsuits have brought heat on its namesake.Bikram Choudhury — founder of the popular branch of yoga, Bikram Yoga — has recently been accused of several instances of alleged sexual assault, h...

Local heavyweights ally for health data research

By Dale Shoemaker / Assistant News Editor

March 16, 2015

The vision is simple, UPMC president and CEO Jeffrey Romoff said.Pitt, Carnegie Mellon University and UPMC are teaming up to collect health data and improve health care  through the Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance.The goal of the alliance, the three said, is to use health data to provide more speci...

Pitt student passes away over spring vacation

By The Pitt News Staff

March 16, 2015

A Pitt student was found dead at home over the recent spring vacation.Anita Valsa Thachet, an undergraduate who studied information science, passed away around 10:59 p.m. on March 12. Alexander Balacki, chief medical examiner of Montgomery County, Pa., said on Monday that the cause of death was suici...

50 Shades of Gay Talk

50 Shades of Gay Talk

By Jeff Ahearn / Assistant Visual Editor

February 27, 2015

Students, activists discuss climate change

By Anjana Murali / Staff Writer

February 27, 2015

Reverend Lennox Yearwood lived through Hurricane Katrina and lost loved ones to the storm. Even without the devastation of the area, he says, his home state would still be called Cancer Alley, with water runoffs, smog and pollution causing children to suffer from asthma, bronchitis and emphysema.Thi...

Sorority holds discussion on labels, sexuality

Sorority holds discussion on labels, sexuality

By Alex Leighton / For The Pitt News

February 27, 2015

For Charlotte Frazier, labels don’t always tell the whole truth.Twenty-six students convened around a conference table Thursday night to talk about gender, labels and equality. Zeta Sigma Chi, a multicultural sorority, hosted “50 Shades of Gay,” a discussion in room 310 of the William Pitt Union on L...

Vaccination Statistics

Vaccination Statistics

By Alexandra Ryan / Production Manager

February 25, 2015

Take a shot: Students, professionals debate vaccines

Take a shot: Students, professionals debate vaccines

By Anjana Murali / Staff Writer

February 25, 2015

Debilitating headache. Sore throat. Five hour naps. The works. For Colleen Hilla, being sick is a perpetual cycle.Hilla gets the flu annually, among other seasonal ailments, and she doesn’t get vaccinated for it because of a bad experience with flu shots in third grade.  “I’ve had the flu every year...

Daly family

Daly family

February 22, 2015

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