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Capel on Kobe: ‘It’s like a superhero dying’

Capel on Kobe: ‘It’s like a superhero dying’

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

January 28, 2020

When Jeff Capel addresses the media each week, the discussion typically centers around his team. That wasn’t the case Monday afternoon, as Capel reflected on the legacy of Kobe Bryant’s life and the tragedy of his death.

Performance Collaborative brings student productions to life

Performance Collaborative brings student productions to life

By Matthew Monroy, Senior Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

Launched in 2011, the Performance Collaborative focuses on promoting student-created and lesser-known work through a variety of workshops and festivals.

Lunar New Year 2020: Ringing in the Year of the Rat

Lunar New Year 2020: Ringing in the Year of the Rat

By Charlie Taylor, Senior Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

Unlike the Gregorian calendar, with which most Americans are most familiar, the lunar calendar tracks time based on the cycles of the moon rather than the movement of the earth around the sun.

It’s a beautiful day to survey the neighborhood

It’s a beautiful day to survey the neighborhood

By Charlotte Pearse, Staff Writer

January 26, 2020

There always seems to be some kind of development going on in Oakland. Now, the Oakland Planning and Development Corporation wants to figure out what the neighborhood should look like in the next 10 years — and it wants to hear from its residents. 

Wolfpack deal Pitt season-worst 88-44 loss

Wolfpack deal Pitt season-worst 88-44 loss

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

January 24, 2020

While the Panthers trailed by a manageable eight points at halftime, they collapsed in the second half en route to a season-worst 88-44 loss.

Weekend Watchlist: Mysteries

Weekend Watchlist: Mysteries

By The Pitt News Staff

January 24, 2020

Our list of streaming mystery picks for this weekend doesn’t include any Holmes, but it does include other giants of the genre, like Agatha Christie and Scooby-Doo.

Pa. House Speaker won’t seek 10th term

Pa. House Speaker won’t seek 10th term

By Jon Moss, News Editor

January 23, 2020

The speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Mike Turzai, R-28, announced Thursday that he will not seek re-election this year and instead work in the private sector. He made the announcement at a press conference in McCandless, located about 30 minutes north of Oakland.

From rags to the mayoralty: the story of Sophie Masloff

From rags to the mayoralty: the story of Sophie Masloff

By Lucy Li, For The Pitt News

January 23, 2020

Growing up as a poor Jewish girl in 1920s Pittsburgh, Sophie Masloff seemed to have a hard future ahead of her — but her determination to improve her life as well as others’ would take her all the way to the mayoral seat.

How Pitt is choosing to reduce, reuse and re-wear

How Pitt is choosing to reduce, reuse and re-wear

By Amanda Zelnis, For The Pitt News

January 23, 2020

Blue bins, green bins and black bins — oh my. With so many ways to dispose of waste on campus, it can be hard to believe that Pitt didn’t start recycling until 1990. Now, 30 years later, there are even more bins popping up on campus.

The inside scoop on the dining contract negotiation process

The inside scoop on the dining contract negotiation process

By Jon Moss, News Editor

January 22, 2020

Pitt Dining will have to make a decision in the next few months — not on a menu, but on who gets to make the menus.

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