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Anne Marie Yurik

July 16, 2019

Allison Dantinne

June 25, 2019

Mackenzie Oster

June 24, 2019

Josh Beylinson

June 24, 2019

Josh is a sophomore columnist studying political science, writing mostly on public policy and general politics. He hopes to attend law school upon graduation. He also really wishes he had a beard.

Julia Kreutzer

June 24, 2019

Grace McGinness

June 24, 2019

Birthing A Movement art exhibit addresses maternal mortality crisis

Birthing A Movement art exhibit addresses maternal mortality crisis

By Isabella Colaianni, For The Pitt News

June 12, 2019

According to the World Health Organization, about 830 women die every day from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth-related complications.

‘Rocketman’ blasts off

‘Rocketman’ blasts off

By Melanie Pantano, For The Pitt News

June 12, 2019

“Rocketman” is the story that Elton John wants us to know.

Leah Mensch

June 12, 2019

Leah Mensch is a Pittsburgh native studying Nonfiction Writing and Literature. She served as a staff columnist before becoming the Opinions editor. She hopes to get her MFA in creative nonfiction before pursuing a career in academia.

Pride advocates gather on Andy Warhol bridge

Pride advocates gather on Andy Warhol bridge

By Siddhi Shockey, Staff Writer

June 12, 2019

The Andy Warhol Bridge swarmed with people dressed in an array of glittering, feathered, skin-tight ensembles in every color of the rainbow on Saturday.

Devi Ruia

June 7, 2019

Trevor Noah brings laughs to Pittsburgh

Trevor Noah brings laughs to Pittsburgh

By Elizabeth Martinson, Staff Writer

June 4, 2019

Following a slickly produced video that was a cross between a pump-up video and an ad, Trevor Noah walked on stage to raucous applause from the audience at the Petersen Events Center Friday.

Opinion | Time to execute the death penalty

Opinion | Time to execute the death penalty

By Leah Mensch, Opinions Editor

June 4, 2019

The United States is one of the few developed countries in which the death penalty is still legal in certain places, despite it being an inhumane and outdated form of punishment. The practice is also expensive, irreversible and ineffective when it comes to curbing criminal offenses.

Michael Nitti

May 22, 2019

Andrew Kelly

May 22, 2019

Griffin Floyd

May 22, 2019

Tyler Moran

May 22, 2019

Dominic Campbell

May 22, 2019

Stephen Thompson

May 22, 2019

Nick Carlisano

May 22, 2019

Ben Bobeck

May 22, 2019

Vaibhav Gupta

April 21, 2019

Opinion | It is finals week, and I must scream

Opinion | It is finals week, and I must scream

By Kim Rooney, Contributing Editor

April 21, 2019

There is a long tradition of screaming in response to stress, whether it is during labor or for funerals or even postmortem as banshees.

Bernie and guests excite crowd and rally support for Pitt’s grad student union

April 15, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders visited Pittsburgh on Sunday. He was there as part of a whistle-stop tour of key battleground states like Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin. Sanders also rallied the crowd in support of the Pitt Grad Student Union election, which will be held at Posvar Hall and the O’Hara Student Center beginning on April 15. Graduate Student Researcher Kimberly Garrett kicked off the procession of speakers prior to Sanders’ speech, which included Bernie 2020 national co-chairs Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz and former Ohio state senator Nina Turner.

Gallery: Bernie Sanders Rally in Schenley Plaza

Gallery: Bernie Sanders Rally in Schenley Plaza

April 14, 2019

Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders visited Pitt on Sunday for a campaign rally in Schenley plaza. Sanders spoke on various campaign points to a crowd around 4000. Prior to Sanders speech, members of the Pittsburgh community spoke in support of him, including Pitt Graduate...

TPN x Nazareth Prep | Remembering Kennir Parr

TPN x Nazareth Prep | Remembering Kennir Parr

By Justice Williams and Amarie Sinabulya

April 11, 2019

Before his death in 2016, Kennir Parr, a 14-year-old Woodland Hills High School student, made the people around him feel like they had his undivided attention. His friend Mondale King has fond memories of playing paintball and going to water parks with Parr — but what he remembers most is Parr’s heart.

Week ahead: Barr testifying on DOJ budget, likely to get grilled about Mueller report

Week ahead: Barr testifying on DOJ budget, likely to get grilled about Mueller report

By Lindsey McPherson, CQ-Roll Call

April 8, 2019

All eyes will be on the House and Senate Appropriations committees this week, but not necessarily because of President Donald Trump's fiscal 2020 budget blueprint. Attorney General William P. Barr is scheduled to testify Tuesday in the House and Wednesday in the Senate about the Justice Department's...

TEDxPitt 2019: On serendipity and sustainability (Part 1)

TEDxPitt 2019: On serendipity and sustainability (Part 1)

By Brian Gentry, Assistant News Editor

April 1, 2019

Speakers at Sunday's TEDx touched on the "ignition" — the theme of this year's event — that kept them motivated throughout their lives.

Pitt’s first big spring Pride is just around the corner

Pitt’s first big spring Pride is just around the corner

By Emily Wolfe, Assistant News Editor

March 29, 2019

“The LGBTQIA+ community on campus is enormous,” Tabitha Barnes said. “We wanted to make sure that Pride was something everyone could take part in...kind of using the resources that we have to make that happen.”

University Senate discusses free speech at annual plenary

University Senate discusses free speech at annual plenary

By Maureen Hartwell, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019

In a week filled with protests and demonstrations in the wake of Michael Rosfeld’s acquittal, the University Senate convened to hold its annual plenary session focused on “Free Speech in the Modern University.”

Pitt students visit State Capitol

Pitt students visit State Capitol

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

March 27, 2019

Dozens of Pitt students boarded buses at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday to attend Pitt’s annual Day in Harrisburg.

New baseball, softball coaches get rude awakening

New baseball, softball coaches get rude awakening

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019

Pitt’s baseball and softball teams both welcomes new head coaches this past off season. With the first month of games almost under their belts, it’s clear both teams are having some trouble finding their footings.

Pitt’s Hermanek set to face former team for first time

By Michael Nitti, Staff Writer

March 18, 2019

After spending 10 years as Ohio University’s head coach, Pitt’s softball head coach will be facing her former team for the first time on Tuesday.

Pitt announces date for Nike rebranding reveal

Pitt announces date for Nike rebranding reveal

By Tessa Sayers, assistant sports editor

March 18, 2019

After much speculation that Pitt would be reverting back to its retro colors, things are expected to become official on April 7 at the Bigelow Bash.

Photo blog: midterms, spring break edition

Photo blog: midterms, spring break edition

By Bader Abdulmajeed, Staff Photographer

March 8, 2019

Kick off your break from class and the stresses of midterm exams by reading about how these Pitt students wind down from midterm exams and plan to spend their spring breaks. ...

TPN x Nazareth Prep | Carl’s Cafe builds success

TPN x Nazareth Prep | Carl’s Cafe builds success

By Nehemiah Brazil III and Jhaunea Sherer

March 4, 2019

Carl Lewis used to flip houses in Pittsburgh — but since opening Carl’s Cafe at 337 Fifth Ave. in 2012, he’s turned to flipping burgers.

Griffin Lynch

March 1, 2019

LGBTQ+ representation through flags

LGBTQ+ representation through flags

By Joanna Li, News Editor

February 14, 2019

  The iconic, instantly recognizable rainbow flag featured on this year’s Sex Edition cover isn’t the only flag members of the LGBTQ+ community rally around. Since the late artist Gilbert Baker first flew the rainbow flag in 1978, countless other activists and artists have created id...

Letter to the Editor | Re: ‘Editorial: Pro-Palestine doesn’t mean anti-Semitic’

February 13, 2019

The op-ed piece published Tuesday is dangerous because though its writers claim it does, it has not opened a dialogue.

Cartoon: February 8, 2019

February 7, 2019

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.

Maureen Hartwell

February 1, 2019

Colin Martin

February 1, 2019

Take 5: Gronk’s future is uncertain and Lakers should pass on Davis

Take 5: Gronk’s future is uncertain and Lakers should pass on Davis

By Staff

January 30, 2019

It’s possible that Gronk may decide to walk away from football under his own power after this season. Because of his multiple injuries, he has been forced to undergo numerous surgeries, each no doubt costing a serious physical and mental toll.

Q&A: Mike Bell looks to bring improvement to Pitt Baseball

Q&A: Mike Bell looks to bring improvement to Pitt Baseball

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019

On July 10, Mike Bell became the fifth head coach in history of Pitt baseball. Prior to coming to Pitt, Bell was the pitching coach for Florida State for seven years.

Jeremy Wang

January 21, 2019

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.

Chancellor Gallagher receives raise, additional incentive

Chancellor Gallagher receives raise, additional incentive

By Anna Bongardino, Contributing Editor

January 14, 2019

The combination of the 2.25 percent increase in the chancellor’s salary — to a base salary of $550,000 — and the payout from his retention agreement will result in a salary of more than $1,000,000 for Chancellor Gallagher during the 2019 fiscal year.

Emily Drzymalski

January 11, 2019

Neena Hagen

January 11, 2019

Mary Rose O’Donnell

January 10, 2019

Sid Lingala

January 10, 2019

Andrew O’Brien

January 10, 2019

Maggie Young

January 10, 2019

Erica Guthrie

January 10, 2019

Government shutdown slows university research

Government shutdown slows university research

By Brian Gentry, Assistant News Editor

January 8, 2019

The U.S. government shut down on Dec. 22, and research production at Pitt and other universities may slow down because of it.

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.

November 28, 2018

Alexa is a senior pursuing an English writing degree and a certificate in American Sign Language. She originally joined TPN as a copy desk staffer, but expanded her involvement to write for the news and sports desks. She’s been in Pitt’s marching, pep and symphonic bands for four years. After gra...

Rousey takes the belt in WWE’s Survivor Series

Rousey takes the belt in WWE’s Survivor Series

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer

November 19, 2018

In a controversial match, Charlotte Flair was ultimately disqualified from the WWE's Survivor Series and Ronda Rousey snatched the belt.

Conor Lamb, D-Pa., victorious in 17th Congressional District election

Conor Lamb, D-Pa., victorious in 17th Congressional District election

By Sarah Shearer, Assistant News Editor

November 6, 2018

In the only U.S. House race between two incumbents, Conor Lamb, D-Pa., took victory of the 17th Pennsylvania district over Keith Rothfus, R-Pa.

Remy Samuels

November 2, 2018

Dylan Giacobbe

November 2, 2018

Jon Moss

November 2, 2018

Jon Moss is the news editor at The Pitt News. A native of Northern Jersey, he will graduate in April 2022 with a business major and Spanish minor. Jon previously served as a news staff writer and as online visual editor from January to May 2019.

Emily Wolfe

November 2, 2018

Emily Wolfe is an assistant news editor at The Pitt News. An Ashburn, Virginia native, Emily plans to graduate in 2022 as an English writing and French double major with minors in religious studies and political science. She wrote more than two dozen stories for the news section before joining the editorial...

VIDEO: Cooking with Brian: Pizza Edition

By Brian Gentry

October 24, 2018

Follow online visual editor Brian Gentry as he makes homemade pizza from this recipe!

Review: Courtney Barnett brings second album to Stage AE

Review: Courtney Barnett brings second album to Stage AE

By Darren Campuzano, Staff Writer

October 22, 2018

Courtney Barnett is an indie rock artist from Australia — and she is rapidly rising into the rock scene. Barnett stopped at Stage AE on Friday.

Homecoming candidates canvas for the crown

Homecoming candidates canvas for the crown

By Sarah Gross and Sid Lingala, TPN Staff

October 4, 2018

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

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.

Column: New Philly Flyers’ mascot ‘Gritty’ is more fearsome than friendly

Column: New Philly Flyers’ mascot ‘Gritty’ is more fearsome than friendly

By Michael Nitti, Staff Writer

October 1, 2018

Nobody’s sure what animal or interdimensional being new Flyers' mascot 'Gritty' is supposed to be, but we can all agree he’s ugly.

Graham: Kavanaugh criticism ‘the most despicable thing’ he’s seen in politics

Graham: Kavanaugh criticism ‘the most despicable thing’ he’s seen in politics

By Emma Dumain | McClatchy Washington Bureau

September 27, 2018

Sen. Lindsey Graham had kept quiet during Christine Blasey Ford's testimony that she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in 1982. But by the time it was his turn to speak during Kavanaugh's rebuttal before the Senate Judiciary Committee, the South Carolina Republican became...

GOP congressman jokes Ruth Bader Ginsburg was groped by Abraham Lincoln

GOP congressman jokes Ruth Bader Ginsburg was groped by Abraham Lincoln

By By Lindsey McPherson | CQ-Roll Call

September 21, 2018

South Carolina Republican Rep. Ralph Norman opened an election debate Thursday by cracking a joke that attempted to play off the controversy over the sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. It did not go over well, according to a report from The Post and Courier. Norman,...

Latest textbook editions put an extra burden on students

Latest textbook editions put an extra burden on students

By Delilah Bourque, Staff Columnist

September 21, 2018

Being a college student is expensive. With average costs of books per academic year already soaring past the $1,000 mark, it only makes sense for professors to do everything they can to supplement information instead of mandating pricier new editions.

GOP pushes Kavanaugh accuser to testify about sexual assault allegation, but risks a #MeToo backlash

GOP pushes Kavanaugh accuser to testify about sexual assault allegation, but risks a #MeToo backlash

By Sarah D. Wire and Jennifer Haberkorn | Los Angeles Times

September 20, 2018

Republicans hardened their position and closed ranks Wednesday in the handling of sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh, ramping up their rhetoric and unifying around the idea that his accuser should testify — publicly or privately — by Monday. It's a big political...

Global issues localized at human rights panel

Global issues localized at human rights panel

By Remy Samuels, Staff Writer

September 20, 2018

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.

Shahum Ajmal

September 18, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh and accuser say they will testify about assault allegations

Brett Kavanaugh and accuser say they will testify about assault allegations

By Jennifer Haberkorn | Los Angelas Times

September 17, 2018

Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh's carefully planned confirmation — once seen as a sure bet — slipped into limbo Monday after he and the woman accusing him of a decades-old sexual assault offered to testify about the allegations. The Senate now appears increasingly unlikely to move ahead...

Got flood insurance? Thousands of homeowners in Hurricane Florence’s path do not

Got flood insurance? Thousands of homeowners in Hurricane Florence’s path do not

By Stuart Leavenworth and David Travis Bland McClatchy | Washington Bureau

September 14, 2018

Thousands of homeowners in inland North and South Carolina stand to be inundated by Hurricane Florence's drenching over the next few days, but hardly any of them carry federal flood insurance, leaving them at risk of a devastating loss, with little prospect of help from the federal government. A McClatchy...

FDA cracks down on e-cigarette makers amid ‘epidemic of nicotine addiction’ among youth

FDA cracks down on e-cigarette makers amid ‘epidemic of nicotine addiction’ among youth

By Melissa Healy | Los Angeles Times

September 12, 2018

Responding to an "epidemic of nicotine addiction" among young Americans, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday announced a comprehensive crackdown on e-cigarette manufacturers, directing the industry's giants to draw up detailed plans for halting sales to minors and threatening to pull a...

Halftime: Penn State leads Pitt 14-6

Halftime: Penn State leads Pitt 14-6

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 8, 2018

Follow the game live on Twitter here.  Penn State wasted no time to show its offensive prowess in the 99th edition of Pitt vs. Penn State Saturday night, with senior quarterback Trace McSorley finding junior tight end Jonathan Holland for a 22-yard gain on the Nittany Lions second play. Just t...

Editorial: Remember ongoing efforts of PA labor unions

Editorial: Remember ongoing efforts of PA labor unions

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 4, 2018

The first Monday in September serves to remind us of the challenges and setbacks labor unions in continue to face today as they work to improve the lives of their members.

Editorial: Eliminating superdelegates is the best policy for democrats

Editorial: Eliminating superdelegates is the best policy for democrats

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

August 29, 2018

But since superdelegates have never voted against the decisions of primary voters, granting special voting rights to party officials — including elected Democrats — never had any real influence on the election. And if Washington elites did have the audacity to vote against their base, they could throw the Democratic party into a hugely divisive state.

Stephen Cuddy

August 23, 2018

Tessa Sayers

August 23, 2018

Kieran Mclean

August 23, 2018

Neena Hagen

August 23, 2018

Maggie Durwald

August 23, 2018

Maggie Durwald, from Buffalo, NY, is the opinions editor at The Pitt News. She started at TPN in September 2017 as a columnist, writing primarily about politics and social issues. Durwald is a sophomore at Pitt majoring in Linguistics, French and Spanish, and expects to graduate in April of 2021. After...

Jon Kunitsky

August 23, 2018

Delilah Bourque

Delilah Bourque

August 23, 2018

Delilah Bourque is a senior English Writing major with a concentration in fiction and a certificate in public and professional writing. She started as a writer for the Opinions desk in February of 2018, where she wrote mostly on political and social issues. She is Culture editor for the 2019-2020 academic...

Caroline Bourque

August 23, 2018

Jane Millard

August 23, 2018

Brian Gentry

August 23, 2018

Brian Gentry is from Portland, Oregon, and is a junior mechanical engineering student with minors in mathematics and chemistry. He started as a columnist with The Pitt News in fall 2017 and served as the Online Visual Editor in fall 2018 before becoming an assistant news editor. He does computational...

Elise Lavallee

Elise Lavallee

August 23, 2018

Hello! As you can see above, my name is Elise Lavallee. I am a third year political science major at the University of Pittsburgh. I hope one day to do some form of international or political journalism. Most of my writing focuses on social and political issues affecting Pittsburgh and the world at large. I...

Issi Glatts

August 23, 2018

Thomas Yang

August 23, 2018

Thomas Yang, from Nutley, New Jersey, is the assistant visual editor at The Pitt News. He joined the paper as a freshman nursing major and has stayed with the visual section ever since, although he is no longer in the nursing school. Thomas has previously served as visual editor. He plans to graduate...

Anna Bongardino

August 23, 2018

Joanna Li

August 23, 2018

Joanna Li is the layout editor at The Pitt News. From Indiana, PA, Li began at TPN in the fall of 2017 as a culture writer and previously served as assistant sports editor, assistant news editor and news editor. Aside from working at TPN, Li is the talent manager for Pitt Tonight and has been a violin...

Trent Leonard

August 23, 2018

Hannah Schneider

August 23, 2018

Hannah Schneider is a staff writer at The Pitt News. She will graduate in April 2019 with degrees in nonfiction English writing and gender, sexuality and women’s studies, as well as a minor in Legal Studies. Schneider joined The Pitt News in November 2017 as a news writer before serving as sports editor...

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