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Underneath the Trump supporters’ veil

Supporters of Donald Trump wave their campaign signs during Trump's June 15, 2016, rally in Atlanta, Ga. (Annalise Kaylor/NurPhoto/Sipa USA/TNS)

By Julia Aldrich / For The Pitt News

September 1, 2016

Fear is a dangerous notion, but hope could arguably be worse. Presidential candidate Donald Trump is notorious for utilizing bigotry and fear as a means of self-promotion. The billionaire businessman has been rising to the top and gaining supporters all while boasting his famous slogan “Make Am...

Protecting Panther Hollow

Jeff Ahearn | Assistant Visual Editor

By Mark Pesto and Elaina Zachos / Senior Staff Writers

October 9, 2015

Carlino Giampolo, the unofficial mayor of Oakland, has loved his community for more than thirty years, which is why he’s fighting the city’s most recent expansion project and pledging to “Save Panther Hollow.” Giampolo has long campaigned against the University for the preservation of his com...

Home is love, culture, belonging

Terry Tan | Staff Illustrator

By Mariam Shalaby / For The Pitt News

October 9, 2015

"What … are you?” Since I look so ethnically ambiguous — or for a lack of small talk — people often ask me where I’m from. I’m not sure whether my identity is tied to a single place, so I’ve always struggled to answer the question. I’d rather they ask me the meaning of life. “Well,...

Pitt anomaly: Urban campus pride

Forbes Avenue as seen in 1937.  | Courtesy ULS Archives

By Henry Glitz / Columnist

October 9, 2015

I know Oakland isn’t paradise, but I didn’t expect the disgusted look on my Penn State friend’s face as we walked down Forbes Avenue toward Essie’s Original Hot Dog Shop. “How can you live here?” The question caught me off guard. Having spent more than a year living on campus in Oakland,...

Narduzzi and company not taking 1-3 Cavaliers lightly for homecoming weekend

Qadree Ollison finds a hole. Jeff Ahearn | Assistant Visual Editor

By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer

October 9, 2015

Pitt head football coach Pat Narduzzi doesn’t put special emphasis on any game — even in the case of Pitt’s Saturday homecoming game against Univeristy of Virginia. “It will be my first homecoming game here, but again, it’s another game,” Narduzzi said. “Just like the home opener’s anothe...

Three years after resurrection, Panther Pitt aiming to make a difference

Jeff Ahearn | Assistant Visual Editor

By Steve Rotstein / for The Pitt News

October 9, 2015

Pitt football’s student section has regained its identity.    The Panther Pitt disappeared during the mid-to-late 2000s when the students who started the group graduated and no one else stepped in to take the reins. After a brief hiatus, The Panther Pitt returned in 2012 and has roared on into 2...

Pitt Band brings new flair to old tradition

Theo Schwarz | Senior Staff Photographer

By Jessie Wallace / Staff Writer

October 9, 2015

A minor throwback is making a major comeback this year at Pitt’s homecoming football game. Every year, Pitt’s homecoming halftime show features Pitt band alumni and their current counterparts performing in step in the March of Victory. But this year’s show will have a bit of a twist. During ...

Hail to Script: The life, death and rebirth of a font

Hail to Script: The life, death and rebirth of a font

By Stephen Caruso / Staff Writer

October 9, 2015

Hail to Script: The life, death and rebirth of a fontStephen Caruso / Staff WriterOctober 9, 2015Tony Dorsett smashes through the Notre Dame defensive line. Courtesy of ULS ArchivesThe University of Pittsburgh’s second most recognizable symbol — after the Cathedral of Learning — is a font.But describ...

Kissing for keeps at Heinz Chapel

Kissing for keeps at Heinz Chapel

October 8, 2015

Kissing for keeps at Heinz ChapelAmy Beaudine / Staff WriterOctober 9, 2015When Bill Young overheard a Pitt Pathfinder telling a student about the legend of Heinz Chapel, he thought the legend was a myth.The young director of Communication Services at Pitt listened as a tour guide told a prospective...

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