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What time is the right time?

What time is the right time?

By Cristina Holtzer / News Editor

October 24, 2014

Bring it on

Bring it on

By Heather Tennant / Staff Photographer

October 24, 2014

Homecoming candidates’ activities follow a trend

Homecoming candidates' activities follow a trend

By Graphic by Cristina Holtzer

October 24, 2014

Are homecoming candidates the faces of our University?

Are homecoming candidates the faces of our University?

By Courtney Linder & Nick Voutsinos / The Pitt News Staff

October 24, 2014

Homecoming court traditionally selected students who represent a wide assortment of their university’s student body — or, at least, they did a few decades ago. Originally, homecoming candidates were meant to portray to the alumni what the university and its students were up to.Today though, the...

As it turns out, students would rather be on Twitter than at the game

As it turns out, students would rather be on Twitter than at the game

By Theo Schwarz / Visual Editor

October 24, 2014

Former Pitt News EIC gets ‘Brutal’ in strong debut novel

Former Pitt News EIC gets 'Brutal' in strong debut novel

By Shawn Cooke / A&E Editor

October 24, 2014

"Brutal Youth"By Anthony BreznicanGrade: B+There’s a scene near the end of Richard Linklater’s recent opus, “Boyhood,” in which a teacher tells Mason (Ellar Coltrane) that you find your “people” in college. Anthony Breznican’s “Brutal Youth” would beg to differ.In his debut novel, the ...

Your iPhone might be causing low football attendance

Your iPhone might be causing low football attendance

By Jessica Craig / Columnist

October 24, 2014

Heinz Field, Aug. 30, 2014. A sea of navy blue and gold sloshes through the stadium’s gates — the smell of cheap alcohol and too much cologne colliding with the smell of greasy food. On the field, the marching band is already playing, but their music doesn’t reach the upper half of the student sect...

The Romanian Nationality Room in The Cathedral of Learning

The Romanian Nationality Room in The Cathedral of Learning

By Theo Schwarz / Visual Editor

October 24, 2014

Nationality Rooms: What does politics have to do with culture?

Nationality Rooms: What does politics have to do with culture?

By Bethel Habte / Columnist

October 24, 2014

Several weeks ago, Oakland celebrated its 175th Anniversary with a free community event called “Oakland Forever.” The schedule, meant to highlight Oakland’s vibrant legacy, included tours of the Cathedral and its Nationality Rooms.It was during one of these tours that a woman approached me — where ...

Sweet Caroline: A history of Pitt’s sing-along tradition

Sweet Caroline: A history of Pitt's sing-along tradition

By Abby Hoffman / For The Pitt News

October 24, 2014

As a University with nearly 30,000 students, some may argue that there is no way for the entire Pitt population to rally together and generate enough school spirit to rattle an entire stadium, but one popular ‘60s song makes it a possibility. At home football games every fall, Panther fans anticipate...

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