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Panthers win 23-13, leapfrog Va. in ACC Coastal

Panthers win 23-13, leapfrog Va. in ACC Coastal

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

November 3, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

The sloppy field conditions were perfectly suited for the Panthers, who pounded the ball on the ground and stifled Virginia’s offense en route to a 23-13 victory.

Obituaries: Tree of Life shooting victims

Obituaries: Tree of Life shooting victims

By Elise Lavallee, Contributing Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

The obituaries of each life lost in the Tree of Life shooting last Saturday, Oct. 27.

Pittsburgh International Airport approves new budget for changes

Pittsburgh International Airport approves new budget for changes

By Jon Moss, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018


Filed under City, News, Top Stories

The Pittsburgh International Airport will soon see changes to the operating systems of the airport. Students getting ready to jet home on the next break from school will begin to see changes in the Pittsburgh airport — and hopefully, cheaper tickets too.

Pitt Announces Addition of Women’s Lacrosse Team in 2021

Pitt Announces Addition of Women’s Lacrosse Team in 2021

By Tessa Sayers, Assistant Sports Editor

November 1, 2018


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

Pitt Athletic Director Heather Lyke announced the addition of the women’s lacrosse team on Thursday, its first season will be in spring 2022. Pitt’s last varsity sports addition was over 20 years ago when women’s softball was added in 1998.

Pittsburgh rallies, unites against hate

Pittsburgh rallies, unites against hate

By Dylan Giaccobe, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018


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

When President Donald Trump visited Pittsburgh on Tuesday in the aftermath of the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto stayed far away – as did many other local elected officials. But a student-organized Unite Against Hate rally in Schenley Plaza Wednesday night brought the...

Fraternities fundraise with pancakes, bring hope to tragic times

Fraternities fundraise with pancakes, bring hope to tragic times

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Culture, Food & Drink, Top Stories

Campus groups have each had their own reactions to the Tree of Life Synagogue tragedy last weekend. Delta Chi and Sigma Alpha Mu chose to help out with a pancake fundraiser.

‘Halloween’ returns to form 40 years later

‘Halloween’ returns to form 40 years later

By Apoorva Kethidi, For The Pitt News

October 31, 2018


Filed under Culture, Movies, Top Stories

“Halloween” is back. After 40 years and 10 poor sequels, the franchise finally hits a high note with the latest installation.

Student Safety in a season of screams

Student Safety in a season of screams

By Andrew O'Brien, For the Pitt News

October 31, 2018


Filed under Campus, Crime, News, Top Stories

Pitt students who took to Oakland’s streets in costume this Halloween week had reason to think twice before donning a “Scream” mask. The masked killer from that cult classic horror film is fictional, but the “Scream bandit,” who committed at least three armed robberies in Shadyside in September...

SGB stands behind Jewish community

SGB stands behind Jewish community

By Emily Wolfe, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government, Top Stories

Kathryn Fleisher wants to make sure last weekend’s massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue won’t be forgotten. “Our community is still mourning,” Fleisher, a sophomore majoring in GSWS and politics and philosophy double major, said. “We’re still attending funerals, we’re still doing ...

City of steel is a city of scares

City of steel is a city of scares

By Erica Guthrie, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


Filed under Campus, City, News, Top Stories

Pitt students looking for a haunt don’t have to look far. Pittsburgh is home to several haunted locations for those looking for a scare all year long, including one of Pitt’s own Cathedral of Learning Nationality Rooms. The Early American Room, situated in room 328 of the Cathedral, is alleged...

The tricks, treats and traditions of Halloween

The tricks, treats and traditions of Halloween

By Remy Samuels, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


Filed under City, News, Top Stories

It’s hard to believe that consuming mounds of Snickers and Kit Kat bars every Oct. 31 hasn’t always been a part of the Halloween tradition. In fact, the holiday used to be far from the hoarding of junk food, it was instead a time for rooting of kale and cabbage, and playing divination games. L...

Jewish Greek life honors Tree of Life victims

Jewish Greek life honors Tree of Life victims

By Jon Moss, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

After Saturday morning’s massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill, some Jewish Pitt Greek life organizations are helping support their fellow Pittsburghers. A coalition of several historically Jewish Pitt fraternities and sororities — Alpha Epsilon Phi, Sigma Alpha Mu, Alpha Epsilon Pi...

President Trump arrives in Pittsburgh in wake of Tree of Life shooting

President Trump arrives in Pittsburgh in wake of Tree of Life shooting

By Janine Faust and Hannah Schneider

October 30, 2018


Filed under City, News, Top Stories

As Air Force One touched down at the Pittsburgh International Airport around 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, thousands of Pittsburghers gathered in Squirrel Hill to make their dissatisfaction with his visit known. But the two didn’t overlap — Trump made no public appearances in his time in Pittsburgh, and the...

Pitt community responds to synagogue shooting

Pitt community responds to synagogue shooting

By Emily Drzymalski, For the Pitt News

October 30, 2018


Filed under Campus, Crime, News, Top Stories

The sounds of sirens and phone alerts informed Pitt students of the active shooter situation happening a few neighborhoods over in Squirrel Hill at the Tree of Life Synagogue Saturday morning. In the wake of Saturday’s shooting, Pitt students and organizations are taking action. After the shooting that claimed the live...

‘Rocky Horror’ survives cancellation scare to please fans and performers

‘Rocky Horror’ survives cancellation scare to please fans and performers

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under Culture, Theater, Top Stories

Students in the Engineering Council’s production of “Rocky Horror” were devastated when they were told the show was cancel. However, with some luck, the show was brought back to the stage.

Tree of Life: how students can offer help

Tree of Life: how students can offer help

By Sarah Shearer, Assistant News Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Pitt students can have a role in mending their city -- whether it's sitting with a grieving friend or giving blood.

11 dead, 6 injured in massacre at Tree of Life Congregation in Squirrel Hill

11 dead, 6 injured in massacre at Tree of Life Congregation in Squirrel Hill

By The Pitt News Staff

October 29, 2018


Filed under City, News, Top Stories

11 are dead and 6 injured after a shooter attacked a synagogue in Squirrel Hill on Saturday. The suspect will 29 federal charges at his scheduled appearance in court on Monday.

President Trump responds to Tree of Life massacre

President Trump responds to Tree of Life massacre

By Jon Moss, Staff Writer

October 28, 2018


Filed under City, Crime, News, Top Stories

After 11 Pittsburghers were killed in a mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill Saturday morning, President Donald Trump publicly renounced the act and pledged his support to the victims. The president responded to the incident on Twitter at at 11:08 a.m, about an hour after the fi...

Affidavit reveals details of synagogue shooting

Affidavit reveals details of synagogue shooting

By Hannah Schneider, Assistant News Editor

October 28, 2018


Filed under City, Crime, News, Top Stories

After 11 people were killed and six were injured at a mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill Saturday morning, the U.S. Attorney’s office filed 29 federal charges against suspect Robert Bowers.

Victims identified in Tree of Life shooting

Victims identified in Tree of Life shooting

By Emily Wolfe, Staff Writer

October 28, 2018


Filed under City, Crime, News, Top Stories

The names of the 11 people killed by a gunman who opened fire Saturday in the Tree of Life synagogue in Squirrel Hill were released Sunday morning. Among the victims, who ranged in age from 54 to 97, were a married couple from Wilkinsburg and a pair of brothers who lived in Squirrel Hill. [Re...

Gab: Its history and influence in the Tree of Life shooting

Gab: Its history and influence in the Tree of Life shooting

By Erica Guthrie, Staff Writer

October 28, 2018


Filed under Crime, News, Tech Science, Top Stories

Shortly before entering the Tree of Life congregation in Squirrel Hill, Robert Bowers, a Baldwin resident and Saturday’s shooting suspect, posted a message on social media site Gab that said, “I can't sit by and watch my people get slaughtered. Screw your optics. I'm going in.” As details of the massacre unfolded, more anti-Semitic messages that Bowers had posted on his Ga...

Robert Bowers, Pittsburgh synagogue massacre suspect: What we know

Robert Bowers, Pittsburgh synagogue massacre suspect: What we know

By The Pitt News Staff

October 27, 2018


Filed under City, News, Top Stories

Robert Bowers frequently posted anti-Semitic views on social media. Five minutes before police were alerted of a deadly shooting at a Squirrel Hill synagogue, Bowers wrote: "Screw your optics. I'm going in." He is the primary suspect in the massacre.

Community hosts vigil to mourn victims of Squirrel Hill synagogue massacre

Community hosts vigil to mourn victims of Squirrel Hill synagogue massacre

By The Pitt News Staff

October 27, 2018


Filed under City, News, Top Stories

Hundreds of Pittsburgh community members gathered to mourn the victims of the deadly shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue on Saturday, which authorities are investigating as a hate crime in one of America's most deeply rooted Jewish neighborhoods.

Pitt rushes for 484 yards, beats Duke 54-45 on final drive

Pitt rushes for 484 yards, beats Duke 54-45 on final drive

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

October 27, 2018


Filed under 3. Breaking, Football, Sports, Top Stories

Pitt rushed for 484 yards as a team — the second-most in program history — in a 54-45 last-minute win over the Duke Blue Devils.

Weekly Pick ‘em: Staff gets out crystal ball for NFL Week 8

Weekly Pick ‘em: Staff gets out crystal ball for NFL Week 8

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

This week the “Weekly Pick ‘em” focuses on NFL games only. With some writers taking huge chances, there are a few games where the writers agree on who will win.

Pitt fails to win final game of the season

Pitt fails to win final game of the season

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

October 25, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Top Stories

Pitt women’s soccer fell to Boston College, 7-0, in the final game of the season. Because of the result, the team will not advance to the ACC Tournament.

What are the odds: Cleveland has potential as “Believeland”

What are the odds: Cleveland has potential as “Believeland”

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer

October 25, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

With both Pitt and the Steelers back at it after their bye weeks, there’s a lot at stake in sports betting. In this installment of “What are the Odds,” The Pitt News offers our best advice on which bet you should take for the best outcome.

From branch to bottle: all of DeLallo’s olives

From branch to bottle: all of DeLallo’s olives

By Elizabeth Martinson, For The Pitt News

October 24, 2018


Filed under Health, News, Top Stories

Jeff Latimer likes to give his olives the Jacuzzi treatment. The director of operations at DeLallo’s olive production facility doesn’t exactly run his plant like a spa, but the olives begin processing with a plunge into a basin of swirling salty brine, with air jets shooting a sea of tiny green dots in...

International athletes get first taste of American flavors

International athletes get first taste of American flavors

By Tessa Sayers, Staff Writer

October 24, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Features, Top Stories

For these international athletes, one of the biggest changes that came out of moving to the United States was the food. To many, french fries dipped in a Wendy’s frosty is a normal treat. For soccer player Marcony Pimentel, this seemed out of the ordinary — but he loved it.

The inside scoop on Klavon’s sundaes

The inside scoop on Klavon’s sundaes

By Jon Moss and Mary Rose O'Donnel, The Pitt News Staff

October 24, 2018


Filed under City, News, Top Stories

As self-driving cars roam Pittsburgh’s streets and local computer scientists develop advanced robots, one ice cream shop keeps the feeling of the early 20th century alive. Nestled in the historic Strip District, at the corner of Penn Avenue and 28th Street, Klavon’s Ice Cream Parlor has been a...

SGB hears criticism of Sodexo, the University

SGB hears criticism of Sodexo, the University

By Emily Wolfe, Staff Writer

October 24, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Student Government, Top Stories

SGB will hold its second Eat and Greet meeting this Friday — the first public opportunity for students to question Sodexo officials since revelations last week that the Allegheny County Health Department cited Market Central for 14 health code violations.

Pitt students show love for University

Pitt students show love for University

By Sarah Shearer, Assistant News Editor

October 23, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Pitt students were greeted with free food and giveaways in front of the William Pitt Union at Tuesday's I Love Pitt Day.

An appeeling treat: The art of making apple butter

An appeeling treat: The art of making apple butter

By The Pitt News Staff

October 23, 2018


Filed under Food & Drink, News, Top Stories

At Threadbare Cider House, cider is surely the apple of its eye — but there’s room for apple butter, too.

Take 5: City of Stars, Cardiac Cleveland

Take 5: City of Stars, Cardiac Cleveland

By The Pitt News Staff

October 23, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns, Top Stories, Video, Visual

TPN’s weekly hot takes are here a little earlier this week, but it doesn’t stop our staff from voicing their opinions on pro-sports. From the city’s own Riverhounds to the Lakers’ Lebron James, our staffs takes will surely keep you in the loop with what is going on in the sports world.

Remembering horror film icon Romero at Carnegie Lecture Hall

Remembering horror film icon Romero at Carnegie Lecture Hall

By Maggie Medoff, Staff Writer

October 22, 2018


Filed under Culture, Movies, Top Stories

George A. Romero is the filmmaker behind the classic film “Night of the Living Dead,” and he was remembered over the weekend with the event “Reflection on Romero.”

Students celebrate service at PMADD

Students celebrate service at PMADD

By Sarah Shearer and Joanna Li, Contributing Editors

October 21, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Pitt students spread out to serve at community service sites throughout Pittsburgh at the 11th annual Pitt Make a Difference Day.

Prediction: Pitt football to right the ship against Duke

Prediction: Pitt football to right the ship against Duke

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

October 21, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

Pitt football is a tough team to predict, but both recent and historical evidence points to a Panther victory over Duke this Saturday.

Weekend Sports: Volleyball notches two ACC wins to stay unbeaten

Weekend Sports: Volleyball notches two ACC wins to stay unbeaten

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

October 21, 2018


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

Pitt's volleyball team headlined the weekend with two record-breaking games for attendance, along with a fourth-set comeback win over No. 21 Louisville.

Everything Pitt students need to know about the 2018 midterm elections

Everything Pitt students need to know about the 2018 midterm elections

By Dylan Giacobbe, Hannah Schneider, and Ashley Priore

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 17, 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 16, 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 16, 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 16, 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 15, 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 15, 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 10, 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 8, 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 4, 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 4, 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 3, 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 3, 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 2, 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 1, 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 1, 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 1, 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

September 30, 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

September 30, 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 27, 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 27, 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 27, 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 26, 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 25, 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 25, 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 24, 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 24, 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 24, 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 23, 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 23, 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 20, 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 17, 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.

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