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Democrats, Republicans face off on health care

Democrats, Republicans face off on health care

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

February 5, 2019

Pitt College Republicans member Corey Barsky noted early in a Monday night debate against the College Democrats that health care is an issue that brings out passion from both ends of the political spectrum.

From High School to College, former teammates reunited at Pitt

From High School to College, former teammates reunited at Pitt

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019

When Grant Jones was trying to convince Noah Walker, his former high school teammate, to come to Pitt, he probably didn’t know he would be recruiting his biggest competition in the coming years.

Hurl to Pitt: Club excels at national level

Hurl to Pitt: Club excels at national level

By Ben Bobeck, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019

Pitt’s club hurling team went from almost not having enough players to form a team to becoming National Champions.

Weekend Sports: Tough three days for Pitt athletics

Weekend Sports: Tough three days for Pitt athletics

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

February 4, 2019

In an otherwise bleak three days, the tennis and track and field programs provided moments of victory with set wins and podium finishes.

Duke defeats Pitt women’s basketball, 74-55

Duke defeats Pitt women’s basketball, 74-55

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

February 4, 2019

The Blue Devils dealt Pitt its ninth loss in as many games, 74-55.

CHiKN brings Nashville hot chicken to Oakland

CHiKN brings Nashville hot chicken to Oakland

By Maggie Young, Staff Writer

February 4, 2019

Nashville-style hot chicken has been around for decades before recently spreading across the country. CHiKN, owned by Stack’d, offers the recipe in Oakland.

Pitt cedes to Syracuse for second time, 65-56

Pitt cedes to Syracuse for second time, 65-56

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

February 3, 2019

Pitt fell 65-56 to the Orange, extending the team’s losing streak to five games.

Women’s basketball drops eighth straight to Virginia Tech, 74-58

Women’s basketball drops eighth straight to Virginia Tech, 74-58

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019

The Pitt women’s basketball team saw its losing streak extend to eight games in a loss to Virginia Tech at home Thursday night.

Blog: Shanghai from sunrise to sunset

Blog: Shanghai from sunrise to sunset

By Levko Karmazyn, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019

Shanghai gave me a new appreciation for chaos. Between the insane driving, commerce and sheer number of inhabitants — 24 million or so — it seemed as if there was no way I could ever make sense of it all. But the more my focus narrowed, whether on an individual life, a single small shop or even o...

Top storylines heading into Super Bowl LIII

Top storylines heading into Super Bowl LIII

By Andrew Kelly, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019

The game, featuring two of the league’s most highly touted coaches and some of its most prominent players, is sure to make headlines around the globe.

Polar vortex continues into Thursday, Pitt remains open

Polar vortex continues into Thursday, Pitt remains open

By Joanna Li, News Editor

January 31, 2019

The University cancelled classes on Wednesday, but the petitions continue to circulate as students urge Gallagher to cancel classes on Thursday as well.

Pitt addresses new anti-hazing policies

Pitt addresses new anti-hazing policies

By Alexander Hanna, For The Pitt News

January 31, 2019

Pitt recently adopted a new anti-hazing policy following an update to state law. Members of Greek life met with University administrators Tuesday night to learn about the new policy.

Clemson’s hot shooting deals Pitt fourth straight loss, 82-69

Clemson’s hot shooting deals Pitt fourth straight loss, 82-69

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

January 30, 2019

Clemson drained six of its first seven 3-pointers to put the game away early, leading to an 82-69 final score.

SGB urges Pitt to cancel classes

SGB urges Pitt to cancel classes

By Maureen Hartwell, For The Pitt News

January 30, 2019

“The coming weather is going to impede staff, faculty, and even administrators from safely coming to campus,” the email to University officials said.

Berlin internship proves stereotypes wrong

Berlin internship proves stereotypes wrong

By Maggie Koontz, Senior Staff Writer

January 30, 2019

This page was made possible in part by a grant from Year of Pitt Global. On the very first day of my writing internship at tbd*, a social business startup in Berlin that connects people with employment resources, I stepped through the door and I was immediately greeted by my bosses and ...

FBI explores the roots of hate crimes at Lawrenceville meeting

FBI explores the roots of hate crimes at Lawrenceville meeting

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

January 29, 2019

“We’ve seen a really disturbing trend in Pittsburgh in the last 6 months with hate-related incidents,” Dave Breingan, the executive director of Lawrenceville United, said.

Las Palmas receives consumer alert

Las Palmas receives consumer alert

By Joanna Li, News Editor

January 29, 2019

Las Palmas #2, a Mexican grocery store and food stand on Atwood Street in Oakland, was issued a consumer alert after the discovery of a roach infestation. The Allegheny County Health Department issued the location a yellow status after observing numerous roaches, alive and dead, during a Jan. 24 health inspection.

Weekend Sports: Swim team shines in last home meet

Weekend Sports: Swim team shines in last home meet

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019

Pitt swimming and diving headlined an eventful weekend in Pitt athletics, dominating the Western Pennsylvania Invitational and breaking multiple team records in the process.

Water pipe breaks in WPU

Water pipe breaks in WPU

By Joanna Li, News Editor

January 27, 2019

The William Pitt Union is without running water after a water main leak on Sunday.

Pitt student runs for Pittsburgh Public School Board

Pitt student runs for Pittsburgh Public School Board

By Maggie Young, Staff Writer

January 27, 2019

Ashley Priore, a first-year student studying business and English, is running for a seat on the Pittsburgh Public School Board. Priore hopes to be a voice that connects the students with the board.

SGB seeks late candidates, Brown, Tanjaya declare presidential run

SGB seeks late candidates, Brown, Tanjaya declare presidential run

By Emily Wolfe, Assistant News Editor

January 25, 2019

Due to a low number of sign-ups for the remaining spots on the board, SGB is pushing back the election filing deadline.

Blog: Our weekend watchlist, movie edition

Blog: Our weekend watchlist, movie edition

By The Pitt News Staff

January 25, 2019

Last week we shared our top television shows to stream during the bad winter weather. This week, there may not be a storm coming, but we are ready to share our weekend watchlist. Instead of a series, The Pitt News staff is recommending some of our favorite films.

ROTC uses grant for virtual reality

ROTC uses grant for virtual reality

By Griffin Lynch, For The Pitt News

January 25, 2019

The fairly new technology uses small, high-definition screens and lenses embedded in a headset that looks a bit like high-tech scuba goggles to create a 360-degree interactive experience.

Pitt medical school dean steps down

Pitt medical school dean steps down

By Brian Gentry, Assistant News Editor

January 24, 2019

Dr. Arthur Levine, senior vice chancellor for the health sciences and dean of the School of Medicine, announced Wednesday that he will soon step down from those positions, according to a press release.

Stevie Kisty: Serving smiles one resident at a time

Stevie Kisty: Serving smiles one resident at a time

By Erica Guthrie, Senior Staff Writer

January 24, 2019

Dallas native and first year mechanical engineering student Warren Lester said his transition from a small midwestern private school to a large state university was difficult, but having Stevie Kisty as his RA helped make the process much smoother.

Pitt Men’s Ultimate brings “end of days” to opponents

Pitt Men’s Ultimate brings “end of days” to opponents

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

January 23, 2019

Pitt’s Men’s Ultimate Frisbee team was voted Pitt’s best club sport. “I think that we are the hardest working team in the country every year in terms of time we put in,” fifth-year senior and captain Hafeez Shams said

Pitt wrestling shows improvement under Keith Gavin

Pitt wrestling shows improvement under Keith Gavin

By Sami Abu-Obaid, Staff Writer

January 23, 2019

When reviewing the resumé of Pitt wrestling head coach Keith Gavin, it’s no surprise that the wrestling program is heading toward success.

Change coming to Hillman, SGB says

Change coming to Hillman, SGB says

By Maureen Hartwell, For The Pitt News

January 23, 2019

The third floor of Hillman will be the next one to get a remodel, with renovations beginning in February, board member Albert Tanjaya said.

Interfaith musical service pays tribute to MLK

Interfaith musical service pays tribute to MLK

By Neena Hagen, Staff Writer

January 23, 2019

On a cold winter night, about 50 people of different ethnicities, ages and faiths huddled together in the front rows of Heinz Chapel for Pitt’s annual interfaith service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.

Ruckus goes wild

Ruckus goes wild

By Rachel Saula, For The Pitt News

January 22, 2019

In G24 of the Cathedral, students gathered in Hawaiian shirts and safari hats for an evening with the improv troupe Ruckus.

Pittsburgh hosts third annual Women’s March

Pittsburgh hosts third annual Women’s March

By Stefan Bordeianu and Neena Hagen

January 19, 2019

The third annual Pittsburgh Women’s March on Saturday drew a smaller crowd than last year, but thousands of marchers still showed up to advocate for a message of "building bridges."

Pitt faculty file for union election

Pitt faculty file for union election

By Emily Wolfe, Assistant News Editor

January 18, 2019

Faculty filed for a union election with the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board on Friday, with the aim of forming a union that would cover more than 3,000 faculty across Pitt’s five campuses.

Syracuse uses strong second half to push past Pitt, 82-50

Syracuse uses strong second half to push past Pitt, 82-50

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019

An ugly second half saw the Pitt women’s basketball team extend its ACC losing streak to 10 games, dating back to last season.

Blog: What to watch this wintery weekend

Blog: What to watch this wintery weekend

By The Pitt News Staff

January 18, 2019

With bad weather on the way, it’s looking like this weekend will be spent indoors. For the best indoor entertainment, our staff has shared their top picks of shows from online streaming services.

Pitt gets a power-up with hydroelectric energy

Pitt gets a power-up with hydroelectric energy

By Emily Drzymalski, Staff Writer

January 17, 2019

Pitt has signed a power purchase agreement with Rye Development that implements a three point plan to move the University towards hydroelectric power.

Our winter weather survival guide

Our winter weather survival guide

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

January 17, 2019

After nothing but rain and gray skies for quite a few months, it seems as though winter has finally surged into Western Pennsylvania.

Today’s weather forecast: who knows?

Today’s weather forecast: who knows?

By Brian Gentry, Assistant News Editor

January 16, 2019

This spring semester had a hot start.

Panthers in the Pros: Black, Perez, Washington, McDonough

Panthers in the Pros: Black, Perez, Washington, McDonough

By Stephen Thompson, staff writer

January 16, 2019

With 15 varsity sports, it is expected that some Pitt alums go on to become professional athletes. While some, like former Pitt football player James Conner, are more well known, there are still Panthers from all different sports performing at the professional level.

SGB beefs up workout facilities

SGB beefs up workout facilities

By Maureen Hartwell, For The Pitt News

January 16, 2019

SGB will hold two more Town Halls before the end of the year, and one will focus on sustainability.

Racial slurs found on car roofs in South Oakland

Racial slurs found on car roofs in South Oakland

By Brian Gentry, Assistant News Editor

January 16, 2019

Racial slurs were found written in snow on car hoods in South Oakland Sunday night.

Hadar Galron spins comedy from Orthodox roots

Hadar Galron spins comedy from Orthodox roots

By Maggie Young, Staff Writer

January 15, 2019

It was when Galron heard a rabbi joking on the radio about the traditions of Orthodox Judaism that she realized she could funnel her upbringing into comedy.

Pittsburgh notables make Forbes ‘30 under 30’

Pittsburgh notables make Forbes ‘30 under 30’

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Staff Writer

January 15, 2019

Forbes recognized three Pittsburgh notables in their recent 30 Under 30 List. One of those recognized on the list is Shinjini Kundu, a current resident doctor at UPMC who created a new artificial intelligence system to analyze medical imaging.

Local and international students celebrate Japanese coming of age

Local and international students celebrate Japanese coming of age

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Staff Writer

January 15, 2019

34 students from both Yasuda Women’s University in Hiroshima, Japan, and the University of Pittsburgh celebrated a coming of age party.

Pitt football hires Mark Whipple as next offensive coordinator

Pitt football hires Mark Whipple as next offensive coordinator

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

January 14, 2019

After 10 days without an offensive coordinator, the wait for a new Pitt play-caller is over — the football program announced Monday that Mark Whipple will fill the position.

Weekend Sports: Wrestling, gymnastics notch quality finishes

Weekend Sports: Wrestling, gymnastics notch quality finishes

By Kate Hall and Trent Leonard

January 14, 2019

Several of Pitt’s athletic teams put on a strong showing over weekend, with the gymnastics team breaking multiple program records and the wrestling team continuing its dominant start to the season.

Women’s basketball loses nail-biter to Boston College, 59-55

Women’s basketball loses nail-biter to Boston College, 59-55

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

January 13, 2019

Pitt scored more than 50 points for the first time in ACC play this season, but it wasn’t enough to beat Boston College Sunday afternoon.

Pitt appoints counseling center director

Pitt appoints counseling center director

By Erica Guthrie, Senior Staff Writer

January 13, 2019

19 months after the arrest of Edward Michaels, the University has appointed a new director of the UCC. Kenyon Bonner, Pitt vice provost and dean of students, said Darr, as the director, will play an imperative role in the UCC’s mission to support students’ well-being.

No. 15 NC State narrowly escapes with 86-80 win over Pitt

No. 15 NC State narrowly escapes with 86-80 win over Pitt

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

January 12, 2019

Panthers played exceptionally for most of the game, but made a few little mistakes that cost them what would have been a monumental second straight ACC win.

No. 8 Wolfpack mauls Pitt, 63-34

No. 8 Wolfpack mauls Pitt, 63-34

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

January 11, 2019

In a game which set a historically low scoring mark for the program, Pitt women’s basketball lost its second straight ACC game to No. 8 NC State, 63-34, on the road Thursday night.

Scott Stern discusses American Plan legacy

Scott Stern discusses American Plan legacy

By Emily Drzymalski, Staff Writer

January 11, 2019

On Thursday evening, Scott Stern, a Pittsburgh native and author of “The Trials of Nina McCall,” discussed the American Plan in connection with Thomas Parran.

What are the odds: Bet on Foles, Rivers in NFL playoffs

What are the odds: Bet on Foles, Rivers in NFL playoffs

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer

January 11, 2019

When it comes to the NFL playoffs, Nick Foles has proven that you should never bet against him.

Small Mall hosts self-care workshop

Small Mall hosts self-care workshop

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer

January 10, 2019

Lawrenceville’s Small Mall hosted a zine-based workshop centered around self care last night, lead by artist Atiya Jones.

Pitt ends ACC losing streak with 89-86 overtime win over Louisville

Pitt ends ACC losing streak with 89-86 overtime win over Louisville

By Tessa Sayers, Assistant Sports Editor

January 10, 2019

Pitt guard Trey McGowen broke a 39-year record and Pitt ended a 690 day losing streak on Wednesday night in its 89-86 win over Louisville.

Report evaluates colleges’ free speech rules

Report evaluates colleges’ free speech rules

By Neena Hagen, Staff Writer

January 10, 2019

Free speech rights are among the most debated topics on college campuses across the country. But the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, FIRE, put free speech issues into numbers in a report last month.

Breaking down ACC competition for women’s basketball

Breaking down ACC competition for women’s basketball

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

January 9, 2019

The Panthers will need to take care of business against the ACC's bottom-feeders and hopefully steal a game or two from the conference’s middling teams.

Looking ahead at Pitt basketball’s ACC schedule

Looking ahead at Pitt basketball’s ACC schedule

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

January 9, 2019

If the Panthers win just one of their next 17 games, it will be an improvement over last season, when they went winless in conference play for the first time ever.

SGB looks ahead to elections, empowerment

SGB looks ahead to elections, empowerment

By Neena Hagen, Staff Writer

January 9, 2019

At SGB’s first meeting of the semester, board members discussed upcoming and ongoing initiatives, including one to ban tobacco products on campus.

Experts offer tips on media literacy

Experts offer tips on media literacy

By Maggie Young, Staff Writer

January 8, 2019

With the advancement of social platforms, the spread of false news occurs daily, which is why, according to Cindy Skrzycki, a Pitt senior lecturer of English, it is important to be media literate.

Pitt Gymnastics set to vault into season

Pitt Gymnastics set to vault into season

By Kate Hall, staff writer

January 8, 2019

Pitt Gymnastics has used its off season to get closer as a team in hopes of topping its fifth place finish at the NCAA regional championships last season.

New gen ed requirements encourage cultural understanding

New gen ed requirements encourage cultural understanding

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Staff Writer

January 7, 2019

This past semester marked the implementation of a new set of general education requirements for the Dietrich School, the finale of a year-long effort.

LGBTQ+ students, allies find home in LLC

LGBTQ+ students, allies find home in LLC

By Neena Hagen, Staff Writer

January 7, 2019

Located on the 12th floor of Lothrop Hall is the newly developed Gender and Sexualtiy LLC. The community brings together students who are dedicated to supportive environments.

‘Hamilton’ leaves Pittsburgh audiences speechless

‘Hamilton’ leaves Pittsburgh audiences speechless

By Alex Dolinger, For The Pitt News

January 6, 2019

The musical “Hamilton” is easily the most popular Broadway musical at the moment, with every show of the Pittsburgh stop on its tour sold out.

UNC slams Pitt, 85-60, in ACC opener

UNC slams Pitt, 85-60, in ACC opener

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

January 5, 2019

The Panthers battled briefly with the No. 15 team in the country before ultimately falling 85-60.

Students recall strange Hillman sightings

Students recall strange Hillman sightings

By Julia Zenkevich, For The Pitt News

December 9, 2018

Hillman Library is a hub for finals week mania, filled with the stress of looming deadlines and Red Bull-fueled all-nighters.

Alliance Defending Freedom demands Pitt rescind security fee for Shapiro event

Alliance Defending Freedom demands Pitt rescind security fee for Shapiro event

By Brian Gentry and Emily Wolfe

December 9, 2018

Young America’s Foundation is moving forward with its complaint against the University of Pittsburgh for an allegedly unlawful security fee imposed ahead of the campus visit of conservative commentator Ben Shapiro in November.

Mountaineers maul Pitt in Backyard Brawl, 69-59

Mountaineers maul Pitt in Backyard Brawl, 69-59

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

December 8, 2018

Facing off against a team known for its suffocating defense, the young Panthers’ inexperience was on full display in a 69-59 loss to West Virginia Saturday afternoon in the 186th edition of the Backyard Brawl.

Activists, elected officials discuss Beaver County cracker plant

Activists, elected officials discuss Beaver County cracker plant

By Brian Gentry, Contributing Editor

December 7, 2018

The JCC of Pittsburgh hosted “Protecting our communities: Environmental challenges from fossil fuel extraction in SWPA” Thursday evening.

Four stops for holiday shopping in Pittsburgh

Four stops for holiday shopping in Pittsburgh

By Sid Lingala, Staff Writer

December 7, 2018

From convenient to charitable, these four local gift shops in Pittsburgh make the gift-buying process easier.

PPC hosts comedy competition, winner to open for Nicole Byer

PPC hosts comedy competition, winner to open for Nicole Byer

By Alex Dolinger, For The Pitt News

December 7, 2018

Pitt junior Kathryn Human won the opportunity to open up for renowned comedian Nicole Byer at PPC’s event “So You Think You’re Funny.”

Hambone’s a comedy springboard for student comics

Hambone’s a comedy springboard for student comics

By Kieran McLean, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018

Stand-up comedy can be isolating. Two Pittsburgh comedians are trying to change that with Burning Bridges, a club for aspiring comedians that operates out of Hambone's Bar.

Milk Shake Factory brings legen-dairy desserts to Oakland

Milk Shake Factory brings legen-dairy desserts to Oakland

By Emily Wolfe, Senior Staff Writer

December 6, 2018

The Milk Shake Factory plans to bring its menu of gourmet shakes and chocolates to Oakland in early 2019, according to a Facebook post on the company’s page.

Demetrius Thomas spearheads Pitt’s rise up the rankings

Demetrius Thomas spearheads Pitt’s rise up the rankings

By Jack Clay, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018

Pitt’s wrestling team recently cracked the top 25 national rankings and new transfer Demetrius Thomas has been a big part of the program’s surge.

Navigating college football’s bowl season

Navigating college football’s bowl season

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018

The sport is dominated by the playoff discussion around this time of year, but there are plenty of other marquee matchups that are worth your attention during this bowl season.

Solar energy shines in the City

Solar energy shines in the City

By Emily Drzymalski, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018

Pitt’s power will undergo a solar shift by 2030 — creating less carbon emissions and more jobs.

Preview: Track and field sprints into indoor season

Preview: Track and field sprints into indoor season

By Tessa Sayers, Assistant Sports Editor

December 5, 2018

Last season, the Pitt men’s track and field team came in last place in the ACC indoor competition. while the women’s team finished 12th out of 15 teams. They believe they can drastically improve on that in 2018.

Students discuss genetics of ‘Harry Potter’

Students discuss genetics of ‘Harry Potter’

By Remy Samuels, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018

Genetics is hard. That’s why Dr. Peter Blier, a pediatric rheumatology doctor and professor of pediatrics at the University of Massachusetts, uses Harry Potter to explain difficult genetic concepts.

Panthers vs. Cardinal: Natural Selection at Work?

Panthers vs. Cardinal: Natural Selection at Work?

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018

It’s official, Pitt will be playing Stanford in the Sun Bowl, the Panthers first bowl game in two years. After two tough loses, it will be the perfect place for Pitt’s seniors to leave their mark on the program.

Annual Lawrenceville Cookie Tour brings holiday cheer and sweet treats

Annual Lawrenceville Cookie Tour brings holiday cheer and sweet treats

By Maggie Medoff, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018

As Lawrenceville shop owners carried on with business as usual, heaps of Pittsburghers roamed Butler Street for the annual Cookie Tour.

Volleyball ends season with tournament loss to Michigan

Volleyball ends season with tournament loss to Michigan

By Tessa Sayers, Assistant Sports Editor

December 3, 2018

After losing in the second round of the NCAA tournament the past two years, Pitt volleyball thought 2018 was its year — but Michigan ended the Panthers’ dreams of dancing into the Sweet 16 on Saturday night.

Weekend Sports: Basketball and wrestling shine amid football and volleyball losses

Weekend Sports: Basketball and wrestling shine amid football and volleyball losses

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

December 3, 2018

Men’s basketball beat Duquesne in the annual City Game and the wrestling team performed admirably at the Las Vegas Invitational, injecting some Panther pride into an otherwise bleak weekend.

Panthers to take on Stanford in Sun Bowl

Panthers to take on Stanford in Sun Bowl

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

December 2, 2018

The Pitt football team will take on Stanford in the Hyundai Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas, Dec. 31.

Clemson clobbers Pitt, 42-10, in ACC Championship

Clemson clobbers Pitt, 42-10, in ACC Championship

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

December 2, 2018

In the end, the same weaknesses that plagued the Panthers all season — an anemic passing game and a tendency to shoot themselves in the foot — materialized Saturday night.

Pitt’s historic season ends in 3-2 loss to Michigan

Pitt’s historic season ends in 3-2 loss to Michigan

By Tessa Sayers, Assistant Sports Editor

December 2, 2018

Pitt's historic season came to end in its 3-2 loss against Michigan in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday.

Panthers handle Duquesne in City Game, 74-53

Panthers handle Duquesne in City Game, 74-53

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

November 30, 2018

For the second straight year and 19th time in the past 21 meetings, the Pitt men’s basketball took down its crosstown rival Duquesne, 74-53, in the annual City Game Friday night at PPG Paints Arena.

TEDxPittsburghWomen leaves audience with definition of “showing up”

TEDxPittsburghWomen leaves audience with definition of “showing up”

By Dylan Giacobbe, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018

In an event hosted by TEDxPittsburghWomen, eight notable women in the Pittsburgh community spoke individually about what "showing up" - the event's them - meant to them.

Panthers will be no match for playoff-bound Tigers

Panthers will be no match for playoff-bound Tigers

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018

Pitt Football is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get. After coming up just short of No. 3 Notre Dame and then getting blown out by unranked Miami, no one is sure what to expect from the Panthers this weekend.

Community reflects on “changing face of AIDS”

Community reflects on “changing face of AIDS”

By Emily Wolfe, Senior Staff Writer

November 29, 2018

Allies of the HIV/AIDS community gathered Wednesday to remember loved ones lost to the disease.

Student-run Instagram celebrates the squirrel-ebrities of Oakland

Student-run Instagram celebrates the squirrel-ebrities of Oakland

By Jon Kunitsky, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018

itt’s campus squirrels have gained a significant following on the Squirrels of Pitt Instagram page with their fluffy tails and shenanigans in Oakland.

Students learn rental fundamentals

Students learn rental fundamentals

By Emily Drzymalski, For The Pitt News

November 28, 2018

Students should start looking now for next-year housing opportunities.

Post-break SGB discusses Town Hall, PWLE

Post-break SGB discusses Town Hall, PWLE

By Emily Wolfe, Senior Staff Writer

November 28, 2018

Pitt’s Student Government Board eased back into a regular schedule with its first traditional public meeting in three weeks Tuesday evening.

Volleyball to host opening tournament matches as No. 12 seed

Volleyball to host opening tournament matches as No. 12 seed

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

November 28, 2018

For the first time in program history, Pitt’s volleyball team will host a playoff round, starting Friday, Nov. 29.

How FBI, journalists prepared responses to violence

How FBI, journalists prepared responses to violence

By Erica Guthrie, Staff Writer

November 27, 2018

From the FBI to WPXI-TV, police officers and journalists alike have to be prepared for unpredictable mass acts of violence. Because of the unpredictable characteristic of mass acts of violence, these organizations must have plans that are ready to be set in place.

Takeaways: Pitt reverted back to its old self against Miami

Takeaways: Pitt reverted back to its old self against Miami

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

November 27, 2018

While Pitt’s 24-3 loss against Miami on Saturday was far from good, the implications weren’t too bad. Aside from snapping its four game win streak, the loss will likely drop them from the top 25 rankings and give them a lesser bowl game. But Pitt will still be playing in the ACC Championship on Saturday.

Travis Scott at PPG Paints: Out of this world

Travis Scott at PPG Paints: Out of this world

By Vikram Sundar, Staff Writer

November 27, 2018

Travis Scott fans were lifted out of this world at his show Sunday night at PPG Paints. The show was part of his 2018 tour for his new album "Astroworld."

Panther Spotlight: Xavier Johnson, Danielle Garven, Nika Markovic

Panther Spotlight: Xavier Johnson, Danielle Garven, Nika Markovic

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

November 26, 2018

Xavier Johnson and Danielle Garven have helped out Pitt’s basketball teams in the early going, while Nika Markovic led the volleyball team to a strong regular-season finish.

Thanksgiving Recap: Volleyball, basketball gobble up wins

Thanksgiving Recap: Volleyball, basketball gobble up wins

By Kate Hall, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018

Pitt football fell to Miami, but three other Panther sports picked up the slack with a winning Thanksgiving weekend both home and away.

Hurricanes blow Pitt away, 24-3, in regular-season finale

Hurricanes blow Pitt away, 24-3, in regular-season finale

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

November 24, 2018

The Panthers didn’t look like themselves at Miami Saturday afternoon, earning just 200 total yards of offense and falling 24-3 to the Hurricanes.

‘Donations for Citations’ encourages donating to Pitt Pantry

‘Donations for Citations’ encourages donating to Pitt Pantry

By Emily Drzymalski, For The Pitt News

November 20, 2018

The holiday season is a time for giving and receiving — and this year, for every Pitt parking ticket received, students have the chance to give back a little bit.

Bhangra in the Burgh kicks up the beat

Bhangra in the Burgh kicks up the beat

By Maya Best, For The Pitt News

November 20, 2018

The auditorium at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial hall was filled with an energy on Saturday as part of the 2018 Bhangra in the Burgh dance competition.

Takeaways from Pitt’s Coastal-clinching win over Wake Forest

Takeaways from Pitt’s Coastal-clinching win over Wake Forest

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

November 19, 2018

The Pitt football team whipped Wake Forest Saturday, 34-13, to earn the Panthers’ first-ever ACC Coastal title.

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