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Q & A: Braddock mayor John Fetterman

Q & A: Braddock mayor John Fetterman

By Alexa Bakalarski / News Editor

August 22, 2016


Filed under 2. Featured, City, News, Welcome Back 2016

Braddock Mayor John Fetterman doesn’t think he’s an “anti-establishment” politician. But he does think it’s time for a change. In his recent bid for the U.S. Senate, many of his supporters backed Senator Bernie Sanders, who gained popularity for pushing the democratic platform farther left...

Making plans for student health

Making plans for student health

By Erin Hare and Alexis Carter / The Pitt News Staff

August 22, 2016


Filed under Health, News, Top Stories, Welcome Back 2016

When making a back-to-school checklist for this fall, don’t forget to add health insurance. This academic year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is increasing outreach for Marketplace insurance enrollment through healthcare.gov, centering its efforts on a group that is more likely t...

Affirmative action must remain

Affirmative action must remain

By Bethel Habte | Senior Columnist

August 22, 2016


Filed under Columns, Welcome Back 2016

I’m optimistic about Pitt declaring the coming year the “Year of Diversity,” but I can’t help wishing for more. I wish I didn’t feel the need to defend my own merits when affirmative action gets questioned. I wish minority voices didn’t have to spring to the offensive whenever the issue...

It’s time to update Greek life policies

It’s time to update Greek life policies

By Jaime Viens | For The Pitt News

August 22, 2016


Filed under Columns, Uncategorized, Welcome Back 2016

The premise of Greek life is brotherhood, sisterhood, integrity and equality — in theory. Given recent events, though, questioning these principles seems a less than ridiculous proposal. Greek life is meant to be a positive entity that encourages camaraderie and that is exactly what it does for...

4th and long: The moment Pitt’s Ryan Winslow lives for

4th and long: The moment Pitt’s Ryan Winslow lives for

By Stephen Caruso / Contributing Editor

August 22, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports, Welcome Back 2016

Pat Narduzzi is only in his second year as Pitt’s head football coach, but he has no time for low expectations. “If we don’t think [an ACC Championship is] realistic, we’ve got major issues,” Narduzzi said. According to Narduzzi, reaching this goal requires a “bigger, faster, stronger fo...

Steely Dan: Fisher’s winning ways lead him to Pitt

Steely Dan: Fisher’s winning ways lead him to Pitt

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

August 22, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Sports Features, Welcome Back 2016

In his office, Pitt head volleyball coach Dan Fisher proudly displays his bronze medal from the 2016 Pan American Cup for anyone who wishes to see it. The really special hardware, though, is tucked away inside a case right beside it: his gold medal from the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto. Ear...

Local recruit Alayna Gribble feels right at home at the Pete

Local recruit Alayna Gribble feels right at home at the Pete

By Katie Cassidy / Staff Writer

August 21, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports Features, Welcome Back 2016, Women's Basketball

On Feb. 27, 2016, the undefeated Norwin High School Knights –– led by star junior Alayna Gribble –– trailed the North Allegheny Senior High School Tigers, 49-36, entering the fourth quarter of the WPIAL AAAA championship game at the Petersen Events Center. At 24-0, the reigning WPIAL champion Knights...

Forget debt, be a student scholar

Forget debt, be a student scholar

By Amber Montgomery | Columnist

August 20, 2016


Filed under Columns, Welcome Back 2016

Pitt has many great opportunities it can offer to its students. I know this sounds like a line fed to you many times by information sessions, orientation brochures and Pathfinders, but it is true. I didn’t realize just how true this was until I applied for a grant to fund my three-week research...

Learn to love PAT buses

Learn to love PAT buses

By Marlo Safi | Senior Columnist

August 20, 2016


Filed under Columns, Welcome Back 2016

After being a Pitt student who relied entirely on the rarely punctual Port Authority, I was on cloud nine with Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority — the metro for short. I lived in Washington D.C. for 10 weeks during my internship with Campus Reform, a news organization headquartered...

From Pitt to Poland: Katie Schreiber’s ultimate journey

From Pitt to Poland: Katie Schreiber’s ultimate journey

By Stephen Caruso / Contributing Editor

August 20, 2016


Filed under Club Sports, Sports, Welcome Back 2016

For sophomore business student Katie Schreiber, disc — not ball — is life. “I’d do anything to play a game [of ultimate],” said Schreiber, who competes for Danger, Pitt’s women’s ultimate frisbee team. Whether learning the sport as the only female on an all-male team, coming to Pitt o...

New professors land at Pitt, find a home

New professors land at Pitt, find a home

By Brooke Rountree / For The Pitt News

August 20, 2016


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories, Welcome Back 2016

With the class of 2020 rolling in, many students may be concerned with how they are going to handle and navigate their first year. But just as caught up in big transitions are the people who will eventually educate those students. Natasa Miskov-Zivanov, of the Electrical and Computer Engineering and Bioengi...

Club teams eagerly await completion of Pitt Sports Dome

Club teams eagerly await completion of Pitt Sports Dome

By Meg Millure / Staff Writer

August 19, 2016


Filed under Sports, Welcome Back 2016

Pitt’s recreational sports teams currently have no place to call home, so Pitt’s giving them a dome.   After a brief delay caused by a groundhog infestation, construction is underway at the site of a new $13.2 million air-supported domed facility behind Trees Hall. Pitt expects the facility –– which will be known as the Pitt Sports Dome –– to be ...

Self-diagnosing psych a step, not a path, to wellness

Self-diagnosing psych a step, not a path, to wellness

By Nikita Karulkar / For The Pitt News

August 19, 2016


Filed under Health, News, Top Stories, Welcome Back 2016

Mental illnesses affect millions in the United States alone, but some are heading to Google instead of a doctor’s office. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about 43 million Americans suffered from a mental illness in 2015. It was estimated that about 10 million of those Ameri...

Take advantage of summer classes

Take advantage of summer classes

By Jordan Drischler | For The Pitt News

August 19, 2016


Filed under Columns, Welcome Back 2016

When you think of summer, you most likely envision days on the beach, Fourth of July picnics with your extended family and a general period of relaxation while you prepare for a new school year to start in the fall. The last thing you want to do is spend those warm, sunny days inside the classroom,...

How to write a summer article

How to write a summer article

By Mariam Shalaby | Columnist

August 19, 2016


Filed under Columns, Welcome Back 2016

How to write the single most amazing summer internet article of your life: Write a catchy headline Let’s be honest: Who has time to actually read articles anyway? People would rather spend their precious time browsing through their Facebook and Instagram feeds. If you want people to read your arti...

A model of consistency: Q&A with Pitt goalie Taylor Francis

A model of consistency: Q&A with Pitt goalie Taylor Francis

By Phoebe Gilmore / Staff Writer

August 18, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Welcome Back 2016

In soccer, having a stable presence at the goal is a critical factor to how a team functions and performs. For the Pitt women’s soccer team, senior goalkeeper Taylor Francis has been that reliable last line of defense since the beginning of her college career. Francis has made 42 starts in a row for the ...

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