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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


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns, Uncategorized

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


Filed under News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

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


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Dylan Giacobbe

November 2, 2018


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Jon Moss

November 2, 2018


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Emily Wolfe

November 2, 2018


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VIDEO: Cooking with Brian: Pizza Edition

By Brian Gentry

October 24, 2018


Filed under Food & Drink, Uncategorized

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


Filed under Culture, Music, Uncategorized

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


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.

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

September 30, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns, Uncategorized

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


Filed under National News, Uncategorized

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


Filed under National News, Uncategorized

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 20, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Uncategorized

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


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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


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.

Shahum Ajmal

September 18, 2018


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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


Filed under National News, Uncategorized

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


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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


Filed under National News, Uncategorized

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


Filed under 2. Featured, Football, Sports, Uncategorized

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 3, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Uncategorized

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


Filed under Uncategorized

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


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Tessa Sayers

August 23, 2018


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Kieran Mclean

August 23, 2018


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Neena Hagen

August 23, 2018


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Maggie Durwald

August 23, 2018


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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


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Delilah Bourque

August 23, 2018


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Caroline Bourque

August 23, 2018


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Jane Millard

August 23, 2018


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Brian Gentry

August 23, 2018


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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 is now the Online Visual Editor. He does computational chemistry research in the chemical engineering department....

Elise Lavallee

Elise Lavallee

August 23, 2018


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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


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Thomas Yang

August 23, 2018


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Anna Bongardino

August 23, 2018


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Joanna Li

August 23, 2018


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Joanna Li is an assistant news editor at The Pitt News from Indiana, PA. Li began at TPN in the fall of 2017 as a culture writer and was briefly the assistant sports editor during the fall of 2018. Aside from working at TPN, Li is the talent manager for Pitt Tonight and has been a violin accompanist...

Trent Leonard

August 23, 2018


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Hannah Schneider

August 23, 2018


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Hannah Schneider is the news editor 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...

Sarah Shearer

August 23, 2018


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Sarah is graduating from Pitt in spring 2019 with degrees in English nonfiction writing and French. She is an assistant news editor at The Pitt News, and previously worked at TPN as an opinions columnist and assistant opinions editor. She loves using writing to connect with and learn from other peopl...

Janine Faust

August 23, 2018


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Janine Faust is the managing editor of The Pitt News and will graduate in April 2020 with a degree in nonfiction English writing and a certificate in digital media. She joined The Pitt News in September 2016 as a news writer and has also served as assistant news editor. Faust is from Pottstown, Pennsylvania....

Sarah Connor

August 23, 2018


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Sarah Connor is the culture editor at The Pitt News and a junior double majoring in communications and English nonfiction writing. She was a staff writer for the culture desk from August 2017 through April 2018 before earning the title of culture editor. She is a native of the Pittsburgh area, calling...

Kim Rooney

August 23, 2018


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Kim Rooney is the copy chief of The Pitt News and editor in chief of Collision Literary Magazine. She also contributes as a writer to The Pitt News, and she previously worked as assistant copy chief and a copy editor. As a senior English fiction writing and communication rhetoric double major with a...

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

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

By Jon Kunitsky, Staff Writer

August 20, 2018


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

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

Christian Snyder

July 16, 2018


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Christian Snyder is the editor in chief of The Pitt News. He will graduate in April 2019 with a degree in politics and philosophy. Christian joined The Pitt News as a second-year student writing columns before working as the opinions editor and assistant opinions editor. He served as the multimedia editor...

Big Idea Center brings innovation to Pitt

Big Idea Center brings innovation to Pitt

By Brittany Zortman | For the Pitt News

July 11, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Uncategorized

Pitt students will soon have the opportunity to fit their big ideas into one space — a workplace that will harbor the tools and resources they need to make these ideas a reality. This year the University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute, an organization focused on entrepreneurship and innovation...

Officer involved in fatal shooting was former Pitt police officer

Officer involved in fatal shooting was former Pitt police officer

By Christian Snyder | Editor-in-chief

June 21, 2018


Filed under City, News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

This story was first posted at 6:48 p.m. The Allegheny County Police Department confirmed the identity of the officer involved in the Tuesday night fatal shooting of Antwon Rose, a 17-year-old Woodland Hills High School student. [Read: Unarmed 17-year-old fatally shot by East Pittsburgh police...

The Post-Gazette pushes back after Rob Rogers’ firing

The Post-Gazette pushes back after Rob Rogers’ firing

By Grant Burgman | News Editor

June 20, 2018


Filed under City, News, Uncategorized

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette fired cartoonist Rob Rogers June 14 for being “unwilling to collaborate on his cartoons” after 25 years of creating editorial cartoons for the paper. Rogers claims that he was fired because his supervising editors thought he was being too harsh to President Donald Trump...

Former Pitt athletes nominated for College Football Hall of Fame

Former Pitt athletes nominated for College Football Hall of Fame

By Joanna Li | Senior Staff Writer

June 6, 2018


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Two former Pitt football players were added to the induction ballot for the 2019 College Football Hall of Fame on Monday by the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame. Matt Cavanaugh and Craig Heyward were among several familiar college football stars, including former Texas and Te...

Courses cut costs as OERs come to Pitt

Courses cut costs as OERs come to Pitt

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer

May 30, 2018


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Thousands of students flock to Oakland every August to attend one of the most costly public schools in the United States. These students will either go The University Store on Fifth to buy their textbooks at full price or go to sites like Amazon, praying for a better deal and two-day free shipping. Either ...

Schenley Quad’s parking lot should have stayed

Schenley Quad’s parking lot should have stayed

By Joshua Jordan | For The Pitt News

May 30, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Uncategorized

Not many students actually relied on the parking lot in Schenley Quadrangle for parking — but it served other purposes for carless Quad residents. It was instrumental as a pick-up and drop-off point for Ubers and allowed families to park right by dorms on moving days. But this useful transportat...

Lawrenceville Art Crawl leaves visitors in awe

Lawrenceville Art Crawl leaves visitors in awe

By Jon Kunitsky | For The Pitt News

May 30, 2018


Filed under Art, Culture, Food & Drink, Music, Uncategorized

Betsy Lewis, Emmy Brown and Emily Richards walked down Butler Street amid sun-showers and humidity Saturday afternoon. As rising juniors at Pitt majoring in microbiology, neuroscience and physics, respectively, they ventured out of Oakland to admire local art displayed along the sidewalks of Lawrence...

Taco lovers lose their minds at Highmark Stadium

Taco lovers lose their minds at Highmark Stadium

By Delilah Bourque | Staff Writer

May 30, 2018


Filed under Food & Drink, Uncategorized

Think of your favorite food, the most versatile and delicious thing you think you could eat for every meal. Maybe for you, it’s pizza, pasta or sandwiches. For some, that food is tacos. Over the weekend of May 20, a mass of Pittsburgh’s most famous Mexican food descended upon Highmark Stadium near...

Sneak peek: Free entertainment for this summer in the City

Sneak peek: Free entertainment for this summer in the City

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

May 22, 2018


Filed under Art, Culture, Food & Drink, Movies, Music, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Now that college students have finished their finals and high school students are going to prom, the summer season is truly about to begin. The City of Pittsburgh is ready to celebrate the sunny months with some free outdoor events. Typical summer events — like the Independence Day celebration ...

Stormy Daniels performs in Pittsburgh amid national controversy

Stormy Daniels performs in Pittsburgh amid national controversy

By Christian Snyder, Editor in Chief

May 16, 2018


Filed under City, News, Uncategorized

Storms have been in Pittsburgh’s forecast ever since spring broke — but May 3 and 4 held a different kind of storm in Downtown’s forecast. The adult film actress Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, performed two shows on both Wednesday and Thursday at Blush, a strip club on 9th...

Photos from race day: Pittsburgh Marathon 2018

Photos from race day: Pittsburgh Marathon 2018

By TPN Visual Staff

May 6, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, Sports, Uncategorized, Visual

The 10th annual Pittsburgh Marathon took place on Sunday. This year, the event also hosted the 2018 USA Track and Field National Championship race, an elite event which saw finishing times of over a minute faster than the top men's category of the Pittsburgh Half Marathon. Over 20,000 people participated...

7 Pitt players find NFL homes in free agent deals

7 Pitt players find NFL homes in free agent deals

By Hannah Schneider, Joanna Li, and Trent Leonard

April 29, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports, Uncategorized

Only three Panthers were selected in this year’s NFL draft, starting in round 2 with Brian O’Neill. After the Vikings picked O'Neill, Tampa Bay chose Jordan Whitehead in the fourth round. The Philadelphia Eagles then chose Avonte Maddox with the 125th overall pick. The seven Pitt players in the dr...

SGB reflects, looks ahead

SGB reflects, looks ahead

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer

April 22, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

As Student Government Board’s incoming president last year, Max Kneis said he wanted to improve collaboration and engagement with SGB. Now as outgoing president one year later, Kneis said the number of applications for SGB positions shows how he’s achieved this. “I think we continue to have more students...

Column: Anime’s growth in America encourages diverse viewpoints

Column: Anime’s growth in America encourages diverse viewpoints

By Thomas Wick | Columnist

April 12, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Uncategorized

As I stepped into the mysterious pod, ready to pilot a giant robot and fight squadrons of other giant robots, my life felt complete. My recent gaming experience at Tekko 2018, the 16th annual Pittsburgh Japanese cultural convention, probably wouldn’t have been possible without anime’s current impact on ...

Pitt jazz professor dies at 81

Pitt jazz professor dies at 81

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | News Editor

April 10, 2018


Filed under Campus, City, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Nathan Davis, a former professor at Pitt’s department of music and renowned jazz musician, died on Sunday from natural causes. He was 81. Davis came to Pitt in 1969 as the director of the jazz studies program. During his time at Pitt, he founded and directed the University’s annual jazz seminar. He als...

Students report on community work in Homewood

Students report on community work in Homewood

By Zane Crowell | Staff Writer

April 3, 2018


Filed under Campus, City, News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Students, Homewood residents and members of the Community Engagement Center filled the Homewood-Brushton Branch YMCA’s meeting room, waiting for their chance to hear how the community workers had been spending their time.   Residents of Homewood attended the Pitt CEC’s Community Assistant Report Out e...

Pitt Innovation Institute announces Big Idea Center

Pitt Innovation Institute announces Big Idea Center

By Salina Pressimone | Assistant News Editor

April 1, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

The University Innovation Institute announced Thursday it will establish a Big Idea Center set to open for the 2018-2019 academic year. The announcement was part of last week’s annual Randall Family Big Idea Competition, where three current and former Pitt students won $25,000 to develop their autom...

Pitt debates presence of Parran’s past

Pitt debates presence of Parran’s past

By Thompson Wymard | Staff Writer, Contributed reporting by Cassidy Power

March 30, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News, Uncategorized

Pitt graduate student union organizers have garnered more than 870 signatures to rename Parran Hall — the Pitt Public Health building named after the school’s founding dean who was involved in unethical medical experiments. But Thursday at a University-organized symposium discussing the legacy...

‘Little House on the Prairie’ offers modern-day reflection

‘Little House on the Prairie’ offers modern-day reflection

By Mariam Shalaby | Senior Columnist

March 29, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Uncategorized

Seeking respite from a relentless flu last month, I took my childhood favorite “Little House on the Prairie” from my bookshelf. Curling up on the couch, I wondered what kept drawing me back to the story I’ve loved since I was a young girl. I chuckled. What could I, an Egyptian-Chinese daughter of Muslim...

Swimming and diving seniors sent off at championships

Swimming and diving seniors sent off at championships

By Stephen Cuddy | Staff Writer

March 19, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Uncategorized

The Pitt swimming and diving team said goodbye to some of its most accomplished female divers in program history at the NCAA Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships in Columbus, Ohio, this past weekend. The Panthers had four athletes compete across seven events, with two earning top-25 finishes...

Editorial: Unplugging from media ignores civic responsibilities

Editorial: Unplugging from media ignores civic responsibilities

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 11, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Uncategorized

Whether it’s reports of an adult film performer’s lawsuit against the president or the all-too-consistent drumbeat of mass shootings in the country, following the news is becoming more and more an exercise in mental strength. In an environment like this, it doesn’t seem far-fetched to react in mu...

Players to watch during the tournament

Players to watch during the tournament

By Cale Berger | Staff Writer

March 11, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Uncategorized

Each year the NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament provides an opportunity for players to breakout on a national stage. College basketball legends like Christian Laettner, Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Shabazz Napier have all etched their names in history with their performances at the big d...

Hillman goes pro with new equipment collection

Hillman goes pro with new equipment collection

By Zane Crowell and Noah Manalo | For The Pitt News

March 2, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Students are used to checking out books on reserve at Hillman Library — now they can do the same with a vlogging kit. The University Library System launched the Hillman Equipment Collection Monday. The Collection, which consists of an assortment of audio and visual equipment, is available for use b...

Cartoon: February 23, 2018

Cartoon: February 23, 2018

By Daniel Spack | Staff Illustrator

February 22, 2018


Filed under Cartoons, Opinions, Uncategorized

Students discuss diversity in engineering

Students discuss diversity in engineering

By Zane Crowell | Staff Writer

February 21, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Since joining the National Society of Black Engineers in 1980, Karl Reid has dedicated his career to advancing opportunity and inclusion for African-American engineers across the country. “I got my leadership experience largely through NSBE, and I discovered my passion, which is to increase access...

Students learn about sexual health, safety

Students learn about sexual health, safety

By Sophia Mastroianni | For The Pitt News

February 16, 2018


Filed under Health, Top Stories, Uncategorized

“Birth Control Methods” is not a category a contestant would typically encounter on “Jeopardy!” But about 20 students were presented with it and other categories revolving around sexual health Thursday night in the Cathedral of Learning. These students were participating in a Q&A session about sex...

Panthers swing in to spring: Baseball and softball preview

Panthers swing in to spring: Baseball and softball preview

By Michael Nitti | For the Pitt News

February 15, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Uncategorized

While the Pirates just sent their pitchers and catchers down to Bradenton, Florida, for spring training, the Pitt baseball and softball teams are already getting started in their 2018 campaigns. Both Pitt squads are coming off of difficult seasons that saw each team finish with losing records in ...

The NBA’s injury problem is overblown

The NBA’s injury problem is overblown

By Cale Berger | For the Pitt News

February 15, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns, Uncategorized

Celtics forward Gordon Hayward was set to make his team debut opening night of the 2017-18 NBA season. He had just signed a four-year, $128 million contract during the off-season, joining forces with Kyrie Irving and Al Horford in an attempt to dethrone the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference. ...

Colin Jost jokes about Pitt, pot and primates

Colin Jost jokes about Pitt, pot and primates

By Briana Canady | For The Pitt News

February 9, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Colin Jost was both surprised and delighted to find an article about an infected lab monkey that allegedly escaped from its cage in a campus research lab as the first result on Google when he searched “University of Pittsburgh.” “That picture of the monkey in the article is definitely not the same mon...

Pitt alum campaigns for state senate seat

Pitt alum campaigns for state senate seat

By Christian Snyder, Multimedia Editor

February 2, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, City, Uncategorized

When James Craig’s father was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2014, his mother, an opioid addict, overdosed on prescription pills and died. Opioids weren’t new for the family — his aunt overdosed and died two years before that, and his father was an addict when diagnosed. His brother also ove...

Pitt hires Archie Collins as 10th assistant coach

Pitt hires Archie Collins as 10th assistant coach

By Grant Burgman | Sports Editor

January 31, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports, Uncategorized

The Pitt football team announced on its website on Wednesday that former Central Michigan secondary coach Archie Collins will be joining next year’s coaching staff. The NCAA allows football programs to hire up to 10 assistant coaches starting this January. The team has not yet specified what Col...

NFL: heighten safety or hamper the game

NFL: heighten safety or hamper the game

By Will Schulman | Columnist

January 31, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Uncategorized

Getting into formation with teammates, you stare across the field at the quarterback's eyes and hear him shout “Green 18” and “54’s the mike,” signaling players to move around the field. A few seconds later, a crisp “set...hike!” cuts through the noise — the game has begun. Now you...

Photos: Pitt powerlifting club looks to bulk up

Photos: Pitt powerlifting club looks to bulk up

By Christian Snyder | Multimedia Editor

January 19, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Uncategorized, Visual

The Pitt club powerlifting team won The Pitt News’ “Best Of” poll in the club category this year. The club was founded 2016, and many of the founding members have graduated. And as the final founders graduate this year, the club looks to strengthen its roster, sometimes hitting the gym twice a day to ...

Pitt hires Randy Waldrum as new women’s soccer head coach

Pitt hires Randy Waldrum as new women’s soccer head coach

By The Pitt News Sports Desk

December 19, 2017


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

Pitt's Athletic Director Heather Luke announced Tuesday that Randy Waldrum will be the new women's soccer coach for the Panthers. "Coach Waldrum's proven experience of developing elite players and building and sustaining highly successful programs is most impressive," Lyke said in a press release. "It is evident his passion for positively impacting young people is what drives his success. His championship pedig...

Board of trustees approves salary increase for university leaders

Board of trustees approves salary increase for university leaders

By Janine Faust | Assistant News Editor

December 18, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

The Board of Trustees’ Compensation Committee approved an increase in salary of 2.25 percent for the 2018 calendar year for eight of Pitt’s senior leaders. This is the first adjustment made in three years, according to a press release from the university. The press release also said the salary adjustment reflects the same cost-of-living and merit increase applied to ...

GOP tax plan threatens grad students the most

GOP tax plan threatens grad students the most

By Maggie Durwald | Columnist

December 7, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Uncategorized

The Republican Party has once again proven itself to be an enemy of science and higher education — this time in the form of its new tax plan, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. With a vote of 51-49 during the early hours of Dec. 1, the Senate passed the GOP’s latest plan — a draft riddled with last-minute revisions scribbled in its margins — just ho...

Editorial: Franken shows need to unite against sexual assault, regardless of party

Editorial: Franken shows need to unite against sexual assault, regardless of party

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

December 7, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Uncategorized

Twitter’s time stamps proved just how planned politics can be yesterday. Over the course of an hour, 11 female Democratic senators made coordinated statements calling for Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota to resign from office amid mounting allegations of sexual harassment. As of now, eight women have...

Pitt alum speaks about science policy

Pitt alum speaks about science policy

By Amanda Finney | Staff Writer

December 6, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Tech Science, Uncategorized

Women in STEM often leave their jobs mid-career to spend more time with their families, but then later struggle to integrate back into the workplace. To help women in this situation regain their careers, Martha Merrill worked to implement a STEM reentry workshop. This job is just one of the posi...

Change the system to avoid pay-for-play scandals

Change the system to avoid pay-for-play scandals

By Will Schulman | For The Pitt News

November 1, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Uncategorized

The Federal Bureau of Investigation made headlines in the sports world when it arrested 10 people Sept. 26 for a pay-for-play scandal, in which coaches, agents and shoe company employees sent and received bribes involving college basketball recruits. Among the arrested were multiple college basket...

Weekend sports: volleyball splits matches, while men’s soccer faces shut out

Weekend sports: volleyball splits matches, while men’s soccer faces shut out

By Kait French | Staff Writer

October 29, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Uncategorized

This weekend was cold and rainy in Pittsburgh, but it didn’t stop the Panthers from taking to the field, pitch and pool in heated competition. While football conquered their second ACC team in a row, and swimming and diving made waves, men’s soccer faltered and cross country didn’t quite lead t...

Editorial: Senator Flake denounces, but forfeits to the new normal

Editorial: Senator Flake denounces, but forfeits to the new normal

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 24, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Uncategorized

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake from Arizona delivered a 17-minute speech on the Senate floor Tuesday denouncing “the new normal” and declaring he won’t seek reelection in 2018 — but his powerful political call to action was a resounding forfeit. In a Washington Post op-ed the same day, Flake ...

Exploring hidden art on campus

Exploring hidden art on campus

By Marissa Perino / Staff Writer

October 12, 2017


Filed under Art, Culture, Uncategorized

Because of displaced, absent or otherwise out-of-sight placards, many works of art often go unattributed or unnoticed on campus. There could be art installations hanging from a ceiling or beautiful oil paintings of the Cathedral in plain sight, and students and faculty often walk right by them. Art...

Interactive crime map Sept. 23 – Sept. 29

Interactive crime map Sept. 23 – Sept. 29

By The Pitt News Staff

October 3, 2017


Filed under Crime, News, Uncategorized

Date Time Building Address Summary September 23 12:11 a.m. Litchfield Towers Lobby 3990 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213 Pitt police cited a student for underage drinking. September 23 12:15 a.m. Holland Hall 3990 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213 Pitt police cited a ...

Maduro vs the world: Venezuela’s hopeless crisis

Maduro vs the world: Venezuela’s hopeless crisis

By Saket Rajprohat | Senior Columnist

September 19, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Uncategorized

The streets are filled with protesters. The shelves at grocery stores are empty, and pockets are even emptier. Right now, Venezuela looks bleak — and Veronica, a Venezuelan immigrant living in Pittsburgh who requested that her last name be withheld for her family’s safety, said the country is f...

Interactive crime map Aug. 24 to Aug. 31

September 4, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

Date Time Building Address Summary August 24 2:42 a.m. Litchfield Tower A 3990 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15213 Pitt police cited one student for underage drinking. August 24 3:46 p.m. NO BLDG. # ENTERED Forbes Avenue and Meyran Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213 Pi...

Column: Poetry now: why today’s world makes poetics shine

Column: Poetry now: why today’s world makes poetics shine

By Christian Snyder, Assistant Opinions Editor

August 29, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Uncategorized

I remember the first time a line of poetry caught me by surprise. I was sitting in the Cathedral of Learning mouthing the words of Ross Gay’s poem “catalog of unabashed gratitude” to myself. The poem turns when he addresses the reader, and says thank you, “for moving your lips just so as I s...

Bicycles, buses and cars: why students commute to campus

Bicycles, buses and cars: why students commute to campus

By Lexi Kennell / Culture Editor

August 28, 2017


Filed under Culture, Uncategorized

With playlists and podcasts downloaded for the commute, roughly 800 undergraduate Pitt students make their daily trek to campus, whether it be from as near as Bloomfield or as far as the South Hills. I had that long and traffic-riddled drive from the South Hills over the summer — a journey that took any...

Fall sports preview: Women’s volleyball

Fall sports preview: Women’s volleyball

By David Leftwich | Staff Writer

July 11, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Uncategorized

Last season, the slow rebuild of Pitt women’s volleyball program came to a head when the team made its first NCAA Tournament since 2004. With many key players returning, it’s now time for this year’s team to step up and solidify their place among the ACC’s best. Heading into last season, a you...

Editorial: Pitt’s new board shows that it recognizes the importance of diversity, but there’s a long way to go

Editorial: Pitt’s new board shows that it recognizes the importance of diversity, but there’s a long way to go

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

July 4, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Uncategorized

The Board of Trustees at Pitt has some serious power — by its own words, the Board “retains ultimate responsibility for all University affairs,” meaning its diversity is all the more important. Pitt appointed four new board members on June 30, three of whom are women. And while there’s st...

Column: Crosby and Malkin: from disappointment to dynasty

Column: Crosby and Malkin: from disappointment to dynasty

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

June 13, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Early in the 2015-16 season, the Crosby-Malkin era was considered a disappointment. Now, it’s the best in Penguins history. When Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin came to Pittsburgh in 2005 and 2006, respectively, it marked a turnaround for an organization which had missed the playoffs every season since 2...

Editorial: PA moratorium doesn’t solve costly death penalty problem

Editorial: PA moratorium doesn’t solve costly death penalty problem

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

May 31, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Uncategorized

Execution proceedings happen in the state of Pennsylvania five times each year — yet the state hasn’t executed an inmate since 1999. Mock executions are routinely performed to ensure that in the event of an execution, the prison guards and doctors would be prepared. But right now the state isn’t ...

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