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Capel’s first year means improvement, not victory

Pitt basketball head coach Jeff Capel shouts instructions to his team during the first half of the men's Big 12 basketball Tournament in 2011 when he was head coach at Oklahoma. (Rich Sugg/Kansas City Star/MCT)

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

Rap artist G-Eazy will play at Wild Things Park in Washington County Aug. 29 as a stop on his Endless Summer tour. (Photo via Flickr by San Francisco Foghorn)

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

Ewan McGregor plays Christopher Robin and Tim Cummings is the voice for Winnie the Pooh in the family-friendly film released Aug. 3. (Photo via TNS/Disney)

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

Sephora and Coffee Tree Roasters sit side by side on Walnut Street in Shadyside. (Photo by Janine Faust | Contributing Editor)

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

Pittsburgh’s fourth annual Picklesburgh celebration was staged on the Roberto Clemente Bridge for three days, July 20-22, this year instead of its usual two. (Photo by Anne Amundson | Staff Photographer)

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

The Arctic Monkeys performed at the Petersen Events Center July 31. (Photo courtesy of Abbie Tesfay)

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’s band practiced at Pitt Bradford’s campus last year in preparation for the upcoming football season. (Photo courtesy of Harry Bloomberg)

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

(Illustration by Maria Heines | Staff Illustrator)

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

(Illustration by Maria Heines | Staff Illustrator)

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.

Q&A with acclaimed author, Pitt professor Anjali Sachdeva

Pitt English professor Anjali Sachdeva published a collection of nine short stories titled “All the Names They Used for God” in February 2018. (Photo by Jon Kunitsky | Staff Photographer)

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Staff Writer

August 20, 2018

To learn more about “All the Names They Used for God” and the author behind it, The Pitt News Gillot spoke with Sachdeva about her history and the creation of her acclaimed debut work.

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