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International students adjust to American culture

International students adjust to American culture

By Madeline Gavatorta, Staff Writer

August 20, 2018

Student organizations and mentors on campus help Pitt students from abroad get used to their new surroundings — along with the daily struggles of being a college student.

Capel’s first year means improvement, not victory

Capel’s first year means improvement, not victory

By Cale Berger, Staff Writer

August 20, 2018

Jeff Capel's impact on the men's basketball program is notable — but the Pitt community shouldn't expect his first team to take the college basketball world by storm.

Get funky this fall with concerts in Pittsburgh

Get funky this fall with concerts in Pittsburgh

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

August 20, 2018

The exciting shows coming to Pittsburgh this fall range from rap to pop to 70s rock, leaving little room to disappoint fans of most genres of music.

‘Christopher Robin’ is unoriginal but uplifting

‘Christopher Robin’ is unoriginal but uplifting

By Shahum Ajmal, Contributing Editor

August 20, 2018

The drama-fantasy is a somewhat slow and cliche, yet heartwarming and beautiful continuation of A.A. Milne’s stories.

Best neighborhoods for off-campus adventures

Best neighborhoods for off-campus adventures

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

August 20, 2018

For many new Pitt students, the busy, exciting atmosphere of city life is one of the reasons they chose to attend an urban university. With Oakland’s many hospitals, restaurants, drugstores and parks surrounding our campus, students have a good idea of what life is like in an urban area. But what many...

Picklesburgh packs Roberto Clemente Bridge

Picklesburgh packs Roberto Clemente Bridge

By Grey McGettigan, For The Pitt News

August 20, 2018

Picklesburgh’s fourth annual gathering did not disappoint, featuring a longer, larger and brinier celebration of all things pickled.

Arctic Monkeys’ Pittsburgh performance fired up the Pete

Arctic Monkeys’ Pittsburgh performance fired up the Pete

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

August 20, 2018

The indie rock band excited fans of all ages at their performance on Pitt's campus in late July.

Pitt Band preps for 2018 performances

Pitt Band preps for 2018 performances

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

August 20, 2018

As the fall semester kicks into full swing, the 2018 football season will do the same. Along with football season comes the crowd-pleasing performances from Pitt Band.

Point: Plastic straw bans are a beneficial beginning

Point: Plastic straw bans are a beneficial beginning

By Joshua Jordan, For The Pitt News

August 20, 2018

The growing trend among cities and corporations of banning plastic straws is an attainable undertaking that will benefit the environment and human health.

Counterpoint: Plastic straw bans are an erroneous endeavor

Counterpoint: Plastic straw bans are an erroneous endeavor

By Neena Hagen, Senior Columnist

August 20, 2018

These policies may be well-intentioned, but one glance at the data reveals they are misguided, unnecessary and even potentially harmful.

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