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Everything Pitt students need to know about the 2018 midterm elections

Everything Pitt students need to know about the 2018 midterm elections

October 19, 2018


Filed under City, News, Top Stories

The 2018 midterm elections in Pennsylvania take place Nov. 6 — but Pitt students who vote in these elections have traditionally been low in number.

Weekly Pick ‘em: TPN sports staff makes NBA game predictions

Weekly Pick ‘em: TPN sports staff makes NBA game predictions

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

October 19, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

If you enjoyed last week’s “Weekly Pick ‘Em,” then you are sure to enjoy this weeks, as well. In the second edition of “Weekly Pick ‘Em,” the sports staff locks in their best guesses for the upcoming NBA games of the week.

What are the odds: Best bets from ACC Football to the NBA

What are the odds: Best bets from ACC Football to the NBA

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer

October 19, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

After a week that consisted of all four major U.S. sports leagues having games, “What are the Odds” is back to cover them all. This week, the Pitt News looks not just at the football, but basketball as well.

Bob Woodward Takes Trump to Task

Bob Woodward Takes Trump to Task

By Emily Wolfe, Staff Writer

October 18, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Journalist Bob Woodward discussed his newest book, "Fear," at the WPU Wednesday evening.

Market cited for 14 health violations

Market cited for 14 health violations

By Hannah Schneider, Assistant News Editor

October 18, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Market Central, the main hub for student dining at Pitt, was cited for multiple health violations by the Allegheny County Health Department on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Out of the 25 Food Safety Assessment categories reviewed by ACHD, 14 categories were violated, with six deemed “high risk,” accordin...

Pitt figure skating spins into 2018 competition season

Pitt figure skating spins into 2018 competition season

By Tessa Sayers, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Features, Top Stories

The Pitt figure skating team is gearing up for its first competition at New York University in November — but just two years ago, there was no team at all.

Column: Riverhounds strive for success as Pittsburgh’s pro soccer team

Column: Riverhounds strive for success as Pittsburgh’s pro soccer team

By Ben Zimmer, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns, Top Stories

As the Riverhounds prepare to host a first-round playoff game Saturday — the first home postseason game in the club’s history — their achievements shouldn’t go unnoticed. How much success will it take for soccer to be among Pittsburgh’s sources of pride?

Waiver Wire Weekly: Gabriel and Mack are best bets

Waiver Wire Weekly: Gabriel and Mack are best bets

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns, Top Stories

If you happen to own Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and James Conner, fear not — these players should be able to fill in admirably in the NFL’s Week 7.

SGB puts focus on financial education

SGB puts focus on financial education

By Emily Wolfe, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government, Top Stories

Friday will bring the third annual Financial Literacy Conference at Pitt, presented by business fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi and Pitt’s business school.

2018 NBA Preview: Breaking down The Association’s hierarchy

2018 NBA Preview: Breaking down The Association’s hierarchy

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns, Top Stories

In honor of the basketball returning, we broke down where each team stands heading into the 2018 NBA season.

Newman Institute embraces new way to preserve history

Newman Institute embraces new way to preserve history

By Jon Moss, For The Pitt News

October 16, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

The National Institute for Newman Studies hosted an event Monday evening aimed at showcasing new technologies for digitizing historic documents.

Takeaways from Pitt’s near upset of Notre Dame

Takeaways from Pitt’s near upset of Notre Dame

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

In a close game, Pitt pulled off another near upset against the Fighting Irish. Though there was struggles in both the offense and the defense, three key takeaways stuck out. From Kessman's kicks to Pickett's passes, there are aspects of both defense and offense that can be improved upon.

Black Cat Market teams up with local vintage collective for Halloween pop-up

Black Cat Market teams up with local vintage collective for Halloween pop-up

By Maggie Medoff, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


Filed under Art, Culture, Top Stories

Black Cat Market — a cat cafe in Lawrenceville — hosted a pop-up Halloween shop selling vintage clothes in a collaboration with Three Pigs Vintage this past weekend.

Panthers to bring the fight to Fighting Irish

Panthers to bring the fight to Fighting Irish

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

After a successful game that saw many great things from both offense and defense, the Panthers seem to have had a huge confidence boost. But, the Panthers must prepare for a tough game against the Fighting Irish that requires the offensive line to capitalize.

Weekly Pick ‘Em: TPN sports staff locks in ACC game predictions

Weekly Pick ‘Em: TPN sports staff locks in ACC game predictions

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

October 11, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

In the first installment of the Pitt News sports weekly pick ‘em competition, 10 of TPN’s most avid football fans put lock in their predictions for upcoming ACC games. For each upcoming game, the staff records their best guess of the outcome of the games.

University Senate Council talks grad student unions, Campus Master Plan and mental health

University Senate Council talks grad student unions, Campus Master Plan and mental health

By Madeline Gavatorta, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

University Senate Council engaged in conversation with the Graduate Student Organizing Committee at Wednesday's meeting.

‘Pitt Tonight’ hosts ‘Collegiates and Comedians’ stand-up show

‘Pitt Tonight’ hosts ‘Collegiates and Comedians’ stand-up show

By Siddhi Shockey, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under Culture, Theater, Top Stories

Nordy’s Place hosted plenty of comedians and laughs on Wednesday night with the monthly stand-up show “Collegiates and Comedians.”

Groceria Merante brings late-night meatball stand to South Oakland

Groceria Merante brings late-night meatball stand to South Oakland

By Frances Tirado, For The Pitt News

October 11, 2018


Filed under Culture, Food & Drink, Top Stories

For a quick, hearty snack on a Saturday night in South Oakland, students can drop by Groceria Merante to experience their late-night meatball stand.

Panther Spotlight: Edward Kizza, Amaia Pena, Kayla Lund

Panther Spotlight: Edward Kizza, Amaia Pena, Kayla Lund

By Tessa Sayers, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Top Stories

Panther athletes Edward Kizza, Amaia Pena and Kayla Lund are all having standout seasons on the field and on the court, leading their respective teams.

New policy rewrites rules on donated books for inmates

New policy rewrites rules on donated books for inmates

By Emily Wolfe, Staff Writer

October 9, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Concerns about synthetic cannabinoids prompted new security protocols for the Department of Corrections, which includes banning donated books.

Graduate students make their case for unionization

Graduate students make their case for unionization

By Janine Faust, Managing Editor

October 9, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Top Stories

After a week of testimony in front of the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board, the administration could not present all its witnesses in the original time frame allotted to them by the board.

Pitt Stages brings ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ to life with ‘She Kills Monsters’

Pitt Stages brings ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ to life with ‘She Kills Monsters’

By Sarah Gross and Wanyan Ma

October 9, 2018


Filed under Culture, Theater, Top Stories

“Dungeons and Dragons” is a term that has become synonymous with nerd-dom. Pitt Stages took on this concept by putting on the play “She Kills Monsters.”

Black Action Society celebrates 50 years

Black Action Society celebrates 50 years

By Madeline Gavatorta, Staff Writer

October 8, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Pitt's Black Action Society celebrated 50 years this Saturday with “Blue, Gold and Black: Fifty Years of Pride, Progress and Partnership.”

PPC’s Homecoming Laser and Fireworks show lights the night

PPC’s Homecoming Laser and Fireworks show lights the night

By Mario Cattabiani III, Staff Writer

October 8, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Neon-colored lasers painted intricate, shifting figures — a face, then a horse, then a person dancing — against an ethereal canvas of fog. Fireworks exploded with thunderous booms. Pop hits like Jackie Chan by Post Malone and The Village People’s YMCA blared from massive speakers. This year...

Pitt women’s soccer gets blown away by the Hurricanes

Pitt women’s soccer gets blown away by the Hurricanes

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Top Stories

The Pitt women's soccer team shined offensively in the first half of the game, leading the Hurricanes 2-0. But, a quick turnaround in the second half put the Panthers behind and unable to catch up. In the end, Pitt lost to the Hurricanes 3-2.

Pirates end season with impressive record

Pirates end season with impressive record

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Sports, Top Stories

The Pittsburgh Pirates finished off their season with a 82-79 record. Considering the team played without Andrew McCutcheon and Gerrit Cole, this record was quite good. From winning their first game of the season, the team started off fresh and continued that streak, despite the struggles with fan attendance.

Homecoming candidates canvas for the crown

Homecoming candidates canvas for the crown

By Sarah Gross and Sid Lingala, TPN Staff

October 4, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Pitt homecoming candidates discuss their campaigning strategies and reasons for running.

Pitt’s homecoming festivities past and present

Pitt’s homecoming festivities past and present

By Madeline Gavatorta, Staff Writer

October 4, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Homecoming isn’t what it used to be. Pitt’s celebration evolved from a few frat-house parties to the football and alumni-focused week-long event it is today.

Touching me, touching you: The story behind ‘Sweet Caroline’ at Pitt

Touching me, touching you: The story behind ‘Sweet Caroline’ at Pitt

By Tessa Sayers, Staff Writer

October 4, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports, Sports Features, Top Stories

Just like any great idea Pitt students have, the school’s most beloved tradition of singing “Sweet Caroline” was born at Hemingway’s Cafe, in 2008.

Behind the scenes: PPC’s explosive homecoming tradition

Behind the scenes: PPC’s explosive homecoming tradition

By Emily Wolfe, Staff Writer

October 4, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Bigelow Boulevard will briefly go completely dark at 9 o’clock Friday evening to prepare the sky for an explosive display of light and sound.

SGB goes green for mental health awareness

SGB goes green for mental health awareness

By Emily Wolfe, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government, Top Stories

SGB curated an October calendar of events for mental health awareness, aiming to create safe spaces for students to discuss ways to promote self-care.

Redistricting advocates unpack gerrymandering

Redistricting advocates unpack gerrymandering

By Remy Samuels, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Erik Thiessen, member of Fair Districts PA, spoke at an event yesterday discussing gerrymandering and how it impacts voters.

Column: Le’Veon Bell due to return Week 7

Column: Le’Veon Bell due to return Week 7

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

October 2, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

After a difficult week for football in Pittsburgh, fans can look towards some good news. It seems Steelers' running back Le'Veon Bell is expected to return to the game in Week 7. Bell's return will help the Steelers make a major comeback after a few hard weeks on both defense and offense.

Waiver Wire Weekly: Add Joe Flacco before Ohio

Waiver Wire Weekly: Add Joe Flacco before Ohio

By Adin Link, Staff Writer

October 2, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

In Week 5 of Waiver Wire Weekly, writer Adin Link looks at some crucial players that are essential for a successful week in fantasy football. With players coming back from injuries and others beginning as rookies, the stakes are high for the game.

Japanese history evoked in new documentary from local filmmaker

Japanese history evoked in new documentary from local filmmaker

By Kim Rooney, Contributing Editor

October 2, 2018


Filed under Culture, Movies, Top Stories

On Sept. 28, the Row House Cinema premiered the documentary “Day of the Western Sunrise,” which details the story of Japanese fishermen.

Shore thing: Lagoon and ice rink coming to Pittsburgh

Shore thing: Lagoon and ice rink coming to Pittsburgh

By Erica Guthrie, For The Pitt News

October 1, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Millcraft Investments and Crystal Lagoons are bringing a lagoon and other amenities to the North Side as a part of the mixed-use neighborhood Esplanade.

Three takeaways from Pitt’s 45-14 loss to UCF

Three takeaways from Pitt’s 45-14 loss to UCF

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

October 1, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

The Panthers produced their worst game of the season Saturday against the University of Central Florida, allowing a season-high 568 yards and gaining a season-low 272 yards.

Weekend Sports: Pitt volleyball, softball continue dominance while soccer teams stumble

Weekend Sports: Pitt volleyball, softball continue dominance while soccer teams stumble

By Andrew Kelly, For the Pitt News

September 30, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Top Stories

Volleyball and softball led the way for Pitt sports over the weekend, picking up two wins each. The Panthers’ soccer teams, meanwhile, didn’t fare so well.

Janet Dewart Bell debuts book at Barco Law

Janet Dewart Bell debuts book at Barco Law

By Emily Wolfe, Staff Writer

September 28, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Leah Chase can’t be found in most history textbooks; neither can June Jackson Christmas or Kathleen Cleavers. But Janet Dewart Bell is telling their stories in her debut book, “Lighting the Fires of Freedom,” about African American women in the Civil Rights Movement. Bell spoke at Pitt’s Barco Law Buil...

Week 5 ACC Power Rankings

Week 5 ACC Power Rankings

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 28, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

The highest rankings in the ACC are still up for grabs as of now. With Clemson seemingly dominating once again, there may be other unexpected teams to look out for. Here's a glance at the current power struggle within the conference.

Panthers look to snap UCF’s 16-game win streak

Panthers look to snap UCF’s 16-game win streak

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

September 28, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

After Pitt's lost to UNC last week, the team has a lot to focus on. In order to keep up with the University of Central Florida on Saturday, Pitt will really have to work on their offense. Unfortunately, it looks like this week's game will end in a lost to UCF.

Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah speaks at Heinz Chapel

Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah speaks at Heinz Chapel

By Kieran McLean, Staff Writer

September 27, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Ghansah read from her piece “From the Cradle to the Grave: A Woman’s Work" at Wednesday's Heinz Chapel event.

East End Co-op: a fresh food fountain in the desert

East End Co-op: a fresh food fountain in the desert

By Erica Guthrie, Staff Writer

September 27, 2018


Filed under City, News, Top Stories

Alongside the discount food chain Save-A-Lot, the co-op, located on Meade Street between Wilkinsburg and Point Breeze, has operated as a full-service grocery store since 1978. The operation is run by only 70 employees and works with more than 150 local suppliers to bring food items that not only support shoppers’ health, but also the local economy.

Silk Screen Film Festival celebrates Japanese culture

Silk Screen Film Festival celebrates Japanese culture

By Maya Best, For The Pitt News

September 27, 2018


Filed under Culture, Movies, Top Stories

The Silk Screen Asian American Film Festival kicked off its 13th year on Sunday with a Japanese music performance and film screening of Shuichi Okita’s 2018 film, “Mori, The Artist’s Habitat.”

SGB unveils Town Hall to reach students

SGB unveils Town Hall to reach students

By Sid Lingala, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Student Government, Top Stories

The Student Government Board announced the creation of a Town Hall at Tuesday night’s meeting, aimed at bringing more students into the conversation about various campus issues.

Men’s soccer scores crucial win over No. 12 NC State, 3-1

Men’s soccer scores crucial win over No. 12 NC State, 3-1

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Top Stories

After previously losing to No. 5 North Carolina and No. 6 Louisville — both by just one goal — the Panthers rebounded with a much-needed victory against the Wolfpack.

Former Pitt lineman Alex Officer diagnosed with bone cancer

Former Pitt lineman Alex Officer diagnosed with bone cancer

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

Alex Officer, a former standout on Pitt’s offensive line, announced last week that he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer.

Pitt students paint the town

Pitt students paint the town

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

September 25, 2018


Filed under Art, Culture, Top Stories

Members of Pitt’s Student Alumni Association and Blue and Gold Society painted their school’s colors on the windows of Fifth Avenue businesses to celebrate the upcoming homecoming week.

Waiver Wire Weekly: Keenum to regain momentum

Waiver Wire Weekly: Keenum to regain momentum

By Adin Link, Staff Writer

September 25, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

In this week's Waiver Wire Weekly, blogger Adin Link looks at the best outcomes from last week, and makes predictions on who to look out for this up coming week. Though not doing very well this past week, Adin encourages fans to look for Case Keenum to make a comeback.

Panther Spotlight: Qadree Ollison, Stephanie Williams, Johan Penaranda

Panther Spotlight: Qadree Ollison, Stephanie Williams, Johan Penaranda

By Griffin Floyd, For the Pitt News

September 25, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Features, Top Stories

Though it was a tough weekend for Pitt athletics, there were still a few athletes that played at a high-level and stood out. Qadree Ollison, Stephanie Williams and Johan Penaranda all made notable plays in their notable sports this past weekend -- showcasing their athletic ability.

BiPgh hosts Pittsburgh’s first Bi Visibility Day conference

BiPgh hosts Pittsburgh’s first Bi Visibility Day conference

By Elise Lavallee, Contributing Editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Lyndsey Sickler, co-founder of BiPgh and the Youth Programs Coordinator at the Persad Center, spent the last eight months planning Pittsburgh’s first Bisexual Visibility Day Conference. The crowd at the Persad Center on Sunday was the payoff for Sickler. “I’m really thrilled with the turnout to...

Black Action Society hosts actress, activist Tatyana Ali

Black Action Society hosts actress, activist Tatyana Ali

By Emily Wolfe, Staff Writer

September 24, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

When she was younger, Tatyana Ali wanted to be an astronaut. Her room was covered with posters of her hero — Mae Jemison, the first African American woman to travel in space. Ali never made it to space — instead she pursued another dream of becoming an actor, and landed the role of Ashley Bank...

Three takeaways from Pitt’s ugly UNC loss

Three takeaways from Pitt’s ugly UNC loss

By Michael Nitti, Staff Writer

September 24, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

The Panthers once again disappeared in the second half against UNC, continuing a disappointing season-long trend.

Panthers ride key conference win into battle with Tar Heels

Panthers ride key conference win into battle with Tar Heels

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

After a 34-31 loss to UNC last season, Pitt will look to make a comeback this weekend. With sophomore quarterback Kenny Pickett at the head of the offensive line, Pitt's options are wide open. And, continue their good work, the Panther defensive will continue to buckle down.

Public Transit in motion at Community Cafe

Public Transit in motion at Community Cafe

By Emily Wolfe, For The Pitt News

September 21, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Pittsburghers for Public Transit members spoke to students at the Honor's College weekly event, Community Cafe.

Pitt announces pop-up grocery store

Pitt announces pop-up grocery store

By Hannah Schneider, Assistant News Editor

September 20, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

The University of Pittsburgh will open a pop-up grocery store Monday, Sept. 24, according to an email from Panther Central sent Thursday evening.

Global issues localized at human rights panel

Global issues localized at human rights panel

By Remy Samuels, Staff Writer

September 20, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Panelists at the Human Rights in Pittsburgh and the World event Wednesday discussed current conflicts in human rights related to food insecurity and women's rights.

Thrival Festival explores humans and technology

Thrival Festival explores humans and technology

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Staff Writer

September 20, 2018


Filed under Culture, Top Stories

Thrival is an annual festival that explores the connections between people and important parts of their society — technology and music.

SGB hosts bi-annual Safety Fair

SGB hosts bi-annual Safety Fair

By Ashley Priore and Janine Faust, The Pitt News Staff

September 19, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Student Government, Top Stories

Kevin Caruso, a fire safety specialist and emergency preparedness coordinator at Pitt, said people always get something out of the fire extinguisher training exercises, from how to properly use an extinguisher to how to react to a real fire.

Pitt Law hosts Constitution Day panel

Pitt Law hosts Constitution Day panel

By Noah Manalo, Staff Writer

September 18, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

In honor of Constitution Day on Monday, the University of Pittsburgh School of Law hosted a panel discussion about the promise, limits and ongoing challenges in realizing the rights guaranteed by the 14th Amendment.

Pittsburgh preps for festivals, frights, food and more this fall

Pittsburgh preps for festivals, frights, food and more this fall

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

September 18, 2018


Filed under Art, Culture, Top Stories

From campus to Kennywood, there is something for students to enjoy this fall— even if they can only make it out of the library once this spooky season.

Athletic trainers find balance between sports and medicine

Athletic trainers find balance between sports and medicine

By Ben Zimmer, Staff Writer

September 17, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Features, Top Stories

For athletic trainers like Jennifer Csonka, the career path was the perfect balance between sports and medicine. Whether on the field or off the field, Pitt's athletic trainers are at every game, ready to take on any injuries whenever they occur.

Students study and slumber in newly renovated Hillman Library

Students study and slumber in newly renovated Hillman Library

By Noah Manalo, Staff Writer

September 14, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Students react to Hillman Library's new fourth floor, complete with group study spaces and expanded archives.

University Senate Council talks state budget, unionization

University Senate Council talks state budget, unionization

By Madeline Gavatorta, Staff Writer

September 14, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Top Stories

The 2019-20 state budget could mean significant shifts in how much students pay for college.

Nika Markovic: Slovenian student serves success

Nika Markovic: Slovenian student serves success

By Tessa Sayers, Staff Writer

September 14, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Features, Top Stories

When Nika Markovic decommitted from the University of San Francisco, she had no idea she would end up at Pitt. Born in Braslovce, Slovenia, Markovic began playing volleyball at the age of 7. No-one - not even her - thought volleyball would be her sport.

Students forfeit paychecks for unpaid internships

Students forfeit paychecks for unpaid internships

By Remy Samuels, Staff Writer

September 13, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

For many students, scrolling through internship opportunities on LinkedIn and Indeed can be a very stressful process. Finding a meaningful, paid internship that doesn’t include strenuous hours of busy work or delivering coffees to employees may be more difficult today than ever before.

Students balance school with necessity for full-time work

Students balance school with necessity for full-time work

By Sid Lingala, Staff Writer

September 13, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Regardless of the hardships that come with having a full-time job during college, students agree that the personal development that college students can gain from a co-op or job experience is valuable.

SGB approves $28.5k for Black Action Society in contested allocation vote

SGB approves $28.5k for Black Action Society in contested allocation vote

By Emily Wolfe, For the Pitt News

September 12, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government, Top Stories

After listening to Augustin, Mercer proposed amending the allocation from the Allocation Committee’s recommendation. The new allocation was passed — instead of denying the Black Action Society’s request in full, the board approved all $28,500.

Catholics respond to Pittsburgh diocese scandal

Catholics respond to Pittsburgh diocese scandal

By Mario Cattabiani III, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018


Filed under City, Crime, News, Top Stories

At nearly 900 pages, a sweeping report identified some 300 priests accused of sexually abusing more than 1,000 children over the past seven decades in six dioceses across Pennsylvania.

Changing seasons means more sales for Oakland businesses

Changing seasons means more sales for Oakland businesses

By Kieran Mclean, Staff Writer

September 11, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

For students, autumn heralds pumpkin spice, sweaters and the mass migration back to school. For Oakland restaurants, that migration means business.

Column: There’s more to blame for Pitt’s loss than sloppy conditions

Column: There’s more to blame for Pitt’s loss than sloppy conditions

By Griffin Floyd, For the Pitt News

September 11, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns, Top Stories

The rivalry game that occurred on Saturday had many takeaways for the Panthers. Not only were the conditions bad for playing, but the offensive and defensive lines both fell short. With this culmination of mistakes, the Panthers have a lot to learn from and will need to improve if they look to have a successful season.

Steelers start off sluggish in stormy stalemate against Browns

Steelers start off sluggish in stormy stalemate against Browns

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

September 11, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns, Top Stories

On top of Pitt getting pummeled by Penn State on Saturday, the Steelers also struggled to successful begin their season. Playing against the Brown's, the game ended in a 21-21 tie . Although there were several good plays, the Steelers still have much to improve on in order to have a successful season.

Q&A: Aurora Sharrard talks on sustainability

Q&A: Aurora Sharrard talks on sustainability

By Brian Salvato, Staff Writer

September 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

The University’s plan to decrease greenhouse gas emissions and increase the use of renewable energy is a long one, spanning to 2030, but it’s one that students help propel forward every time they recycle a can or compost their food waste.

Pitt women’s soccer makes a comeback after two defeats

Pitt women’s soccer makes a comeback after two defeats

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

September 7, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Top Stories

After losing two consecutive games, the Pitt women's soccer team was able to make a comeback on Thursday against Duquesne. The game ended 2-0 with major plays from first-year defender Madeline Gravante and goalkeeper Amaia Pena. The team has several difficult opponents to face in the upcoming weeks as they play in the ACC.

Tailgating tips to add to the rivalry game experience

Tailgating tips to add to the rivalry game experience

By Joanna Li, Assistant Sports Editor

September 6, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

As the Pitt-Penn State game approaches this weekend, many football fans are making plans to tailgate. But, with the University's recently restrictions on tailgating, fans seem to be limited in their options. Here's how to prepare for a perfect tailgate that can be paired with the intense game to come.

Pitt heats up, AC goes down

Pitt heats up, AC goes down

By Hannah Schneider, Assistant News Editor

September 6, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, News, Top Stories

The University didn’t come to the decision on its own. In an email to faculty and staff, the Facilities Management Division of the University cited Pennsylvania Act 129, which demands a response notification from their electricity supplier as the reason behind cutting back on electric usage.

Rivalry week: Examining the shaky future of Pitt vs. Penn State

Rivalry week: Examining the shaky future of Pitt vs. Penn State

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer

September 6, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns, Top Stories

In 2016, the Pitt-Penn State rivalry was rebooted after a 16 year hiatus. Although only playing for the last two seasons, it seems as if the rivalry may reach an expiration date soon - which could actually benefit Pitt. Working hard to schedule the rivalry game every year doesn't seem like a worthy investment for Pitt.

Rosa Davis offers POWER to women in recovery

Rosa Davis offers POWER to women in recovery

By Kieran Mclean, Staff Writer

September 5, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Rosa Davis was hired as the executive director in 1991 after graduating from Pitt with a master’s degree in social work in 1986. Under her leadership, POWER grew from eight staffers in 1991 to more than 70 today. She will receive an award on Oct. 3 as one of Pitt’s School of Social Work’s 2018 Outstanding Alumni.

Parents of hazing victim reach settlement with Beta Theta Pi

Parents of hazing victim reach settlement with Beta Theta Pi

By Hannah Schneider, Assistant News Editor

September 5, 2018


Filed under 3. Breaking, News, Top Stories

The parents of Timothy Piazza, a Penn State sophomore who suffered fatal injuries in February 2017 after a hazing event hosted by Beta Theta Pi, reached a settlement on their claims against the fraternity Tuesday evening.

Watson’s west coast approach works for the Panthers

Watson’s west coast approach works for the Panthers

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 4, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports, Sports Columns, Top Stories

The real MVP of Saturday's game was offensive coordinator Shawn Watson, who brought balance and consistency to the Pitt offense.

Redeye Theatre Project packs Studio Theatre

Redeye Theatre Project packs Studio Theatre

By Siddhi Shockey, Staff Writer

September 4, 2018


Filed under Culture, Theater, Top Stories

This weekend, students at the University of Pittsburgh put on six plays. Each of these plays were casted, written, rehearsed and performed all within 24 hours.

New app locates hubs for grub

New app locates hubs for grub

By Remy Samuels, Staff Writer

August 31, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

A research team at Pitt recently developed an app —called PittGrub — that aims to connect hungry college students to events with leftover free food around Pitt’s campus.

Panthers fall 4-0 to TCU in first loss of season

Panthers fall 4-0 to TCU in first loss of season

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

August 31, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Top Stories

The Pitt women's soccer team lost to TCU in an away game on Thursday night. The lost marks the first defeat for the team this season.

The Pitt News cuts Friday print, launches digital day

The Pitt News cuts Friday print, launches digital day

By Hannah Schneider, Assistant News Editor

August 31, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

After more than 20 years of printing five days a week, The Pitt News is cutting Friday print production. The decision, made by The Pitt News Advisory Board, was finalized in March. The group decision was made to free up editorial time to create more digital content and foster a sustainable digital business model.

Shapiro speaks on safety

Shapiro speaks on safety

By Sarah Shearer, Assistant News Editor

August 30, 2018


Filed under City, News, Top Stories

Shapiro addressed four major areas in the report — global recommendations, sexual assault, mental health and drug and alcohol.

‘Pitt Tonight’ takes on 4th season

‘Pitt Tonight’ takes on 4th season

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

August 30, 2018


Filed under Culture, Television, Top Stories

The staff and stars of the University of Pittsburgh's first -- and only -- late-night talk show recorded the show's season premiere on Aug. 26.

DA, Pitt, UPMC unveil new surveillance cameras

DA, Pitt, UPMC unveil new surveillance cameras

By Grant Burgman, News Editor

August 29, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

After Pitt student Alina Sheykhet was found dead in her apartment last October, investigators found their biggest lead in private surveillance footage from a local pizza shop — and in the 10 months since, the Allegheny County District Attorney’s office, in partnership with Pitt and UPMC, has install...

PittGlobal transitions university focus abroad

PittGlobal transitions university focus abroad

By Mario Cattabiani III, Staff Writer

August 28, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

During the academic year, the University will feature programs and events designed to foster global engagement. Departments from across the University are invited to submit proposals for programs and projects that will incorporate international perspectives.

Pitt Men’s Soccer beats Delaware in 6-1 rout

Pitt Men’s Soccer beats Delaware in 6-1 rout

By Ben Zimmer, Staff Writer

August 27, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Top Stories

Pitt Men's Soccer team played an away game against Delaware on Monday, August 27 at 7 p.m. The Pitt News provides a detailed recap of the action of the game.

WPTS Radio starts school year with rockin’ showcase

WPTS Radio starts school year with rockin’ showcase

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

August 27, 2018


Filed under Culture, Music, Top Stories

WPTS Radio invited Pitt students to dance and sing on the evening of Aug. 23 to celebrate the station's annual Local Music Showcase.

Cooking at the conservatory: Phipps offers cooking classes

Cooking at the conservatory: Phipps offers cooking classes

By Sam Weber, Staff Writer

August 27, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Phipps Conservatory has always offered its beautiful gardens to the public, but recently added a new attraction — cooking lessons. Throughout this culinary arts course, local chefs teach students about different cuisines to empower students to find their own talents in the kitchen.

Pittsburgh area school to keep controversial cops

Pittsburgh area school to keep controversial cops

By Kieran Mclean, Staff Writer

August 27, 2018


Filed under City, News, Top Stories

The Woodland Hills School board voted to renew its contracts with the Rankin and Churchill police departments and keep armed officers in schools despite a string of violent incidents.

Weekend Recap: Women’s volleyball, soccer teams roll through opening weekend

Weekend Recap: Women’s volleyball, soccer teams roll through opening weekend

By Tessa Sayers, Staff Writer

August 27, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Top Stories

The first weekend back for students proved to be a successful one for Pitt sports. While the men's soccer team dropped its season opener, the women's volleyball and soccer teams picked up the slack by going undefeated through the opening weekend of the fall sports' season. Volleyball Pitt volleyb...

QC Pitt brings magic to campus Muggles

QC Pitt brings magic to campus Muggles

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

August 26, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, Club Sports, Sports, Top Stories

QC Pitt, the campus club quidditch team, is very real — and preparing to soar to its first Quidditch World Cup in several years. QC Pitt’s origins stem from several students’ discovery of the sport on YouTube in 2008.

Pitt Band preps for 2018 performances

Pitt Band preps for 2018 performances

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

August 20, 2018


Filed under Culture, Music, Top Stories, Welcome Back 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.

‘Dandy Andy’ tour takes a look at Warhol’s queer history

‘Dandy Andy’ tour takes a look at Warhol’s queer history

By Jon Kunitsky, Staff Writer

August 20, 2018


Filed under Art, Culture, Top Stories, Uncategorized, Welcome Back 2018

The tour differs from regular museum tours by allowing visitors to learn more about Warhol’s boyfriends, his life as a gay man in New York City and how his art was subsequently influenced by the men in his life and the queer community.

GALLERY: Goatscaping behind Chevron

GALLERY: Goatscaping behind Chevron

By Jon Kunitsky, Staff Videographer

August 9, 2018


Filed under Top Stories, Video, Visual

A herd of landscapers – yes, a herd – arrived on campus from HaveUHerd, a Collier County-based goatscaping facility. The goats eat overgrown brush, leaving behind a field prepared for planting.

Community speaks out against Mercy Hospital expansion

Community speaks out against Mercy Hospital expansion

By Kieran Mclean, Staff Writer

July 18, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, City, News, Top Stories

A group of community members gathered Tuesday to urge the Pittsburgh City Council require UPMC enter a community benefits agreement.

Panthers reminisce on time with Coach Aprile

Panthers reminisce on time with Coach Aprile

By Tessa Sayers, For The Pitt News

July 18, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Top Stories

Head coach Holly Aprile announced her resignation from Pitt Softball on Sunday. The announcement comes after the softball team’s most successful season yet, which included the program’s first ACC Coastal Division title in its history.

Mike Bell named new Pitt baseball head coach

Mike Bell named new Pitt baseball head coach

By Hannah Schneider, Sports Editor

July 14, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Top Stories

Former associate head coach at Florida State Mike Bell will take over as head coach of Pitt Baseball.

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