The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Physics team builds adaptive technology

Physics team builds adaptive technology

By Ilya Yashin / For The Pitt News June 3, 2014

The cost of ingenuity is hard to measure. In Brian D’Urso’s case, it’s thousands of dollars in savings. In the past year, D’Urso, an assistant professor of physics at Pitt, and his students have...

University’s email switch introduces new features

By Sarah Police / For The Pitt News June 3, 2014

For Peter Moe, an outdated layout and 250MB of online storage for email is simply not enough. Moe, a graduate student studying English, was happy to find out that Pitt would be changing its current email...

New Student Guide: Letter from the editor: Welcome to Pitt and the Pitt News

By Natalie Daher / Editor-in-Chief May 28, 2014

In a few semesters, you might not even recognize the person holding this 84-page paper.A craving for vivacity and a thirst for exploration brought you to Pitt’s urban campus, and I commend you for it....

Social media centralizes campus buzz

Social media centralizes campus buzz

By Natalie Daher / Editor-in-Chief May 28, 2014

A host of new social media accounts provides yet another outlet to satisfy the human impulse to eavesdrop, vent and stir trouble. Accounts on Twitter and Facebook — including Overheard at Pitt, Pitt...

City ridesharing services cited, no plans to shut down

By Meagan Hart / Staff Writer May 28, 2014

Back to the buses — Pittsburgh residents could soon be left with fewer transportation options.The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has been cracking down on Lyft and Uber, two local ridesharing...

Rappers focus lyrical talent on addressing social issues

By Lauren Bauschard / Staff Writer May 28, 2014

Matt Hyre started making his own music under the name T.K. KAVI when he was in high school. He wanted to create narrations through music that tell a story based on the ideals of conscious rapping —...

Thrift stores a cheaper way to update your wardrobe

Thrift stores a cheaper way to update your wardrobe

By Raechelle Landers / Staff Writer May 28, 2014

While college students’ expenses for textbooks and rent can be pricey, the pressure to wear trendy new outfits on weekends only stretches the bill. For many students, shopping secondhand is the solution...

Protecting tech devices and identity one and the same

When Caci Krieger was preparing for a night out on frat row with a group of friends, losing her iPhone 4 was not part of the plan. “I had it in my pocket all night and was dancing when I realized it...

QUIT program helps students kick smoking habits

QUIT program helps students kick smoking habits

By Abbey Reighard / Staff Writer May 28, 2014

After smoking cigarettes for about a year and a half, Veronica Hill decided it was time to quit.Hill, a senior nursing major, said she decided to quit on her birthday last December. The process took “no...

MOOCs offer affordable way to pursue higher education

By Sarah Police / For The Pitt News May 28, 2014

The price of a higher education: motivation, more calls to the administration office than you can count and a lot of student loans. But now, anyone can get an education without any of those obstacles....

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