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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 ...

Column: When hitting the sheets, communication makes it easy

Column: When hitting the sheets, communication makes it easy

By Christian Snyder, Columnist

May 30, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Uncategorized

If there’s one thing that movies get right about college, it’s that people have sex. In fact, in one study published in the Review of General Psychology, over 60 percent of college students in North America reported having some kind of sexual “hookup” experience. But of course, there’s ...

Making the most out of living alone

Making the most out of living alone

By Thomas Wick | Columnist

May 30, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Uncategorized

I could keep the lights on whenever I wanted. I could listen to music and not have to bother with pesky headphones. I could toss my clothes in the corner and worry about them in a few weeks. I could nap at all times of the day, have people over whenever I wanted and be in a quiet environment at a mom...

Bus ways and bike lanes: Navigating Pittsburgh without a car

Bus ways and bike lanes: Navigating Pittsburgh without a car

By John Hamilton / Editor-in-Chief

May 29, 2017


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, City, News, Uncategorized

Madeline Rigatti’s black boots press forcefully on the steel pedals of her orange Salsa Vaya, propelling the 25-year-old up a short, steep hill by her house. “I used to hate that hill,” Rigatti, who started commuting by bike in college 5 years ago, said. Weather permitting, Rigatti comm...

GALLERY: Retro Oakland: taking a look at Oakland’s past

GALLERY: Retro Oakland: taking a look at Oakland’s past

By The Pitt News Staff

May 29, 2017


Filed under Archives, Culture, Specials / Newstudentguide2016, Uncategorized, Visual

From the Great Fire of 1845 that destroyed all of Pitt’s buildings to the demolition of Forbes Field to the 2017 removal of asbestos in the Hillman Library, Pitt has had a tumultuous past. And as Pitt students, it’s important we know about the university we attend — to know that our school used to...

Editorial: Ransomware infects thousands using government tools

Editorial: Ransomware infects thousands using government tools

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

May 16, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Uncategorized

How much is all of the information stored on your computer worth? A ransomware that spread to more than 100 countries in just a few hours faced thousands with this very question. When infected users opened their computers on Monday, they were met with nothing. All of their files were encrypted by the WannaCry ran...

Comey memo says Trump asked him to end investigation into Flynn

By Joseph Tanfani | Tribune Washington Bureau

May 16, 2017


Filed under National News, Uncategorized

President Donald Trump, in a private meeting with then-FBI Director James B. Comey, asked him to end the criminal investigation into retired Gen. Michael Flynn, according to a memo written by Comey shortly after the meeting. According to the memo, the meeting took place on Feb. 14, which was the day ...

Column: Broken contracts harm passengers’ rights

Column: Broken contracts harm passengers’ rights

By Christian Snyder, Columnist

April 20, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Uncategorized

Everyone has their price — even the guy on his way to a funeral, a retired United Airlines pilot  said in the face of the airline’s recent viral controversy. But United simply couldn’t figure that price out last week. The airline chose four passengers, at random, to involuntarily bump from a United...

Top 10: Things We Learned This Year at Pitt

Top 10: Things We Learned This Year at Pitt

By The Pitt News Editorial Board and Pitt Tonight

April 20, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Uncategorized

This year brought lessons for the Pitt community and the world as a whole. For this week’s Top 10, we could go over some of the biggest stories of the year and see how we’ve grown from them. Instead, we’d like to take a look at some things we’ve personally learned this year at Pitt. Think of thi...

Sexual assault survivors heal through storytelling

Sexual assault survivors heal through storytelling

By Dan Day and John Hamilton / The Pitt News Staff

April 11, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Uncategorized

At the Sexual Violence Open Mic Tuesday night, no one actually used a microphone. Instead, 13 students pushed two tables together inside the William Pitt Union for an intimate discussion on the effects of rape culture and sexual violence. Pitt’s chapter of the American Association of University Women...

Editorial: Toomey’s rule change proposal threatens bipartisanship

Editorial: Toomey’s rule change proposal threatens bipartisanship

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 4, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Uncategorized

If Congressional Republicans thought they had gained the power to disregard the rules with their victories in last November’s elections, they couldn’t have been more wrong. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., just signed onto a rules change to the Supreme Court nomination process that might seem innocuous or n...

Over the counter medicine, supplements and herbals – benefits and risks

By Julia Lee

March 22, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

Over the counter medicine, supplements and herbals are commonly used for a variety of purposes and their effects can be very beneficial to our health. However, it is important to be aware of what can occur as a result of taking them with other drugs at the same time, since adverse effects as a result...

ICE arrests at courts spark backlash from lawyers, judges

By By James Queally | Los Angeles Times (TNS)

March 19, 2017


Filed under National News, Uncategorized

LOS ANGELES — Octavio Chaidez was walking out of a Pasadena courtroom with a client last month when four men jumped up from a hallway bench and rushed toward them. The men asked his client’s name. Then they pulled out badges. “They say, ‘You’re Mr. So and So?’ and he says, ‘Yes,’” Ch...

GALLERY: Pitt vs Virginia, ACC Tournament 2nd round

GALLERY: Pitt vs Virginia, ACC Tournament 2nd round

By John Hamilton | Visual Editor

March 9, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Uncategorized

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Q&A: Tommy Emmanuel on music and memories

Q&A: Tommy Emmanuel on music and memories

By Emily Brindley / Culture Editor

March 2, 2017


Filed under Culture, Music, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Tommy Emmanuel picked up his first guitar at four years old — and has spent the rest of his life with a guitar in hand. Emmanuel, a 61-year-old Australian guitarist, has played on stages around the world, from Poland to Italy to Russia. As part of his U.S. tour, Emmanuel played at the Byham Thea...

Around the bases: defining hookup euphemisms

Around the bases: defining hookup euphemisms

By The Pitt News Staff

February 14, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized, Video, Visual

First base, second base, third base, home. We've heard these euphemisms to describe varying levels of intimacy since grade school, but it seems no one can agree on exactly what they mean. Some of us at The Pitt News had strong opinions, but in the end, it's up to you to decide. Despite the stories w...

Point-Counterpoint: Focus on root causes, not guns, to eliminate suicide

Point-Counterpoint: Focus on root causes, not guns, to eliminate suicide

By Jeremy Wang | For The Pitt News

January 30, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Uncategorized

Guns don’t cause suicide. Just as we can’t blame all 15,000 murders per year on firearms, we can’t attribute the United States’ suicides, over 44,000 per year, entirely to its high rate of gun ownership and availability. While guns do play a part, it’s more important to consider the underlying ca...

Interactive crime map Jan. 13 – 20

By The Pitt News Staff

January 23, 2017


Filed under Crime, News, Uncategorized

Jan. 13 1:20 p.m. 100 to 300 block of Oakland Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Pitt police assisted with a theft from Peter's Pub. 11:34 p.m. Centre Plaza apartments. 5032 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Pitt police cited a student for underage drinking. Jan. 14 12:34 a.m. Litc...

Editorial: Trump’s first days foreshadow bleak future for the press

Editorial: Trump’s first days foreshadow bleak future for the press

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 23, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Uncategorized

The election is over, the delegates have voted and the oath has been taken — Donald Trump is the president of the United States. His very first day in office set an early precedent for the future of the administration’s interaction with the press and the people — and it’s not one that’s favorabl...

GALLERY: Women’s March on Washington

GALLERY: Women’s March on Washington

By John Hamilton | Visual Editor

January 21, 2017


Filed under National News, News, Uncategorized, Visual

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Charity Randall Theatre, Pittsburgh — 1:02 p.m.

By Amanda Reed / Assistant News Editor

January 20, 2017


Filed under Live, Uncategorized

The cast of "Hair" took to the stage during their Cabaret for Peace inauguration event at the Charity Randall Theatre. The cast sang song like "Aquarius," "Hair" and "Let the sun shine in." According to senior social work major Kristen West, who organized the concert, the cast was comforted by...

Washington D.C. — 10:33 a.m.

By Stephen Caruso / Online Visual Editor

January 20, 2017


Filed under Live, Uncategorized

Paula Sims, 59, is at her fourth inauguration today — her first being Reagan in 1980. A Newark, Delaware resident, she's here with her daughter, Catie Campbell, 18, and her friend Shirl Schanzenbach, 56. All three supported Trump. Sims, who is self employed, said she's in Washington D.C. because...

Editorial: Pittsburgh says it’s committed to immigrants, it’s time to show it

Editorial: Pittsburgh says it’s committed to immigrants, it’s time to show it

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 18, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Uncategorized

In an effort to extend Pittsburgh’s commitment as a welcoming city for all, City Council member Dan Gilman proposed new legislation on Tuesday that will make the city a safer and more livable one for immigrants, refugees and the disabled. The bills have the potential to create real change but could ...

oSTEM making a space LGBTQ+ students in STEM fields

oSTEM making a space LGBTQ+ students in STEM fields

By Janine Faust / Staff Writer

January 13, 2017


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News, Tech Science, Uncategorized

Before he came out as gay to his lab group, Alexander Rowden had to figure out what to say when his classmates asked his opinion on certain female celebrities. “They’d be like, ‘Scarlett Johansson's pretty hot, right?’ and I’d just say she wasn’t really my type or something,” Rowden,...

New bill aims to end wage gap

New bill aims to end wage gap

By Amanda Reed / Assistant News Editor

January 13, 2017


Filed under City, News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

If a new bill passes in Pittsburgh, the city could be joining New York and Philadelphia in closing the pay gap. Pittsburgh City Councilman Dan Gilman introduced legislation on Jan. 10 that would prohibit the city from asking for job applicants’ salary history in an effort to reduce wage inequity ...

Nonprofit turns page in PGH’s indie scene with City of Asylum Books

Nonprofit turns page in PGH’s indie scene with City of Asylum Books

By Elaina Zachos / Senior Staff Writer

January 13, 2017


Filed under Culture, Top Stories, Uncategorized

North Side residents are getting a new neighbor. And that neighbor is serious about books. North Side’s Alphabet City Center will celebrate the opening of City of Asylum Books 11 a.m. Saturday. The event, which will take place at 40 W. North Ave., will kickoff with a children’s story hour at 11:3...

USPS to issue passports at Pitt

USPS to issue passports at Pitt

By Alexa Bakalarski and Amanda Reed / News Editors

January 13, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Instead of going to the post office to apply for a passport, the post office is coming to Pitt. Officials from the U.S. Postal Service will be on campus Jan. 17 and 18 to renew U.S. passports for Pitt students, faculty and staff and accept new passport applications, according to the University Cent...

Let’s give Rex Tillerson a chance, what could possibly go wrong?

Let’s give Rex Tillerson a chance, what could possibly go wrong?

By Jaime Viens | Columnist

January 11, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Uncategorized

In a move that met much criticism early last month, President-elect Donald Trump nominated Rex Tillerson, CEO of ExxonMobil, to be our next Secretary of State. Since we obviously don’t need to speculate about Tillerson’s relationship with big oil executives — as we already know he is a big oil executi...

Editorial: Pitt should offer more interdisciplinary studies for students

Editorial: Pitt should offer more interdisciplinary studies for students

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 9, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Uncategorized

The goal for any student after graduation is to get a job in his or her field and build a career. But for today’s students, expectations have risen and the labor force demands graduates who are able to easily adapt to our changing world. Many colleges and universities, including Carnegie Mellon, are r...

Best Illustrations of 2016

Best Illustrations of 2016

By Pitt News Staff Illustrators

January 4, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized, Visual

From politics to hamburgers, we're highlighting some of the best work by our staff illustrators from the past year.   ...

Reading to pass time: Book ‘Em turns a new page for inmates

Reading to pass time: Book ‘Em turns a new page for inmates

By Rebecca Peters / Staff Writer

January 3, 2017


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

On Cherokee Street in the Upper Hill District of Pittsburgh, drugs passed daily between neighbors and visitors. And on Aug. 5, 2008, Frank Johnson got caught in the cycle. By sunset that day, at 34 years old, Johnson’s freedom was no longer guaranteed. Convicted by a jury in October 2010 for c...

Pennsylvania laws and legislations: what’s new in 2017

Pennsylvania laws and legislations: what’s new in 2017

By Alexa Bakalarski and Amanda Reed | Assistant News Editors

January 3, 2017


Filed under City, News, Uncategorized

Here are some of the latest Pennsylvania laws and legislations to know about for the upcoming year. REAL ID Act Changes Effective Jan. 30, 2017, Pennsylvania ID holders cannot use their ID to enter federal buildings, military buildings and nuclear power plants since current licenses and IDs ar...

GALLERY: Pinstripe Bowl

GALLERY: Pinstripe Bowl

By Elaina Zachos and Stephen Caruso | Pitt News Visual Staff

December 28, 2016


Filed under Football, Uncategorized, Visual

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TPN’s No Sleep Soundtrack

TPN’s No Sleep Soundtrack

By Dan Sostek / Senior Staff Writer

December 12, 2016


Filed under Culture, Music, Uncategorized

Staying up until the wee hours of morning and studying is not fun — and doing so in silence is even worse. During hours-long study sessions, iTunes libraries and Spotify are crucial in preventing your brain from just shutting down and falling asleep at your desk. Here’s 10 songs that will help you get t...

GALLERY: Pitt vs. Duquesne City Game

GALLERY: Pitt vs. Duquesne City Game

By John Hamilton | Senior Staff Photographer

December 2, 2016


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Uncategorized, Visual

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Gillian Schriever places 106th in NCAA Championships

Gillian Schriever places 106th in NCAA Championships

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer

November 20, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Uncategorized

After becoming Pitt’s only cross-country runner to qualify for the NCAA Championships this season, sophomore Gillian Schriever placed 106th out of 250 runners in the 6k with a time of 20:52.1 over the weekend. Last week at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regionals, Schriever became the first Panther in 12 ...

Past lives of Oakland’s apartments

Past lives of Oakland’s apartments

By James Evan Bowen-Gaddy / Staff Writer

November 18, 2016


Filed under Culture, Uncategorized

Oakland is a nomadic place. Students, businesses and trends come and go, but the one thing that stays the same is the architecture. There’s a strange and rich history left behind in each home by the residents who pass through. Relics of Oakland’s past can be found in surprising corners of hom...

A poem to the Editor

By John Kennick, Senior

November 10, 2016


Filed under Culture, Uncategorized

Editor's note: The Pitt News regularly receives and publishes letters to the Editor. In this case, a reader sent a poem. All indentations, line breaks and misspellings are to the wishes of the poet. "non-reaction non reaction POEM" we do not explain what this is like because analogy is j...

GALLERY: 2016 Election in Pittsburgh

GALLERY: 2016 Election in Pittsburgh

By The Pitt News Staff

November 9, 2016


Filed under Election Feed, News, Top Stories, Uncategorized, Visual

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November 8, 2016


Filed under Election Feed, Uncategorized

With an hour and a half left before the polling stations close, poll workers have seen multitudes of voters throughout the morning and afternoon. At Wesley Posvar Hall, Judge of Elections James Love said his polling station had seen 927 voters by 6:15 p.m. Although the line was only several people...

Pitt medical student encounters problems at polls

November 8, 2016


Filed under Election Feed, Uncategorized

Amol Koldhekar got to the polls before 7 a.m. to ensure he had plenty of time to vote. The only problem Koldhekar, a Pitt medical student, expected to run into was with the spelling of his last name. Koldhekar, who voted at the Shepherd Wellness Community Center in Bloomfield, has voted in his precinct...

November 8, 2016


Filed under Election Feed, Uncategorized

Pitt first-year Ryan Rice voted for Trump at an on-campus polling place. "I looked at both of the candidates and I didn't like either," Rice said. "But I felt like the policies that Trump has would better help the country than what Hillary plans on doing."...

November 8, 2016


Filed under Election Feed, Uncategorized

Hudson Carter, a sophomore microbiology major, said he voted for Clinton today. "Between [Clinton] and Trump, I feel like her policies are better. Trump doesn't have a policy plan per-say," Carter said. "Maybe he can figure it out, but that's kind of a wildcard."...

By Janine Faust / Staff Writer

November 8, 2016


Filed under Election Feed, Uncategorized

Nathan Harris, a sophomore computer science major, voted in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall. "I think I saw all the other elections through rose-colored glasses when I was younger. Now that I'm old enough to vote, I see that it can get pretty hostile, and that's not what America should be ...

November 8, 2016


Filed under Uncategorized

Students lobby outside Soldiers & Sailors @ThePittNews #oaklandvotes pic.twitter.com/FhCZcGaxT0— Jaime Viens (@jaime_viens) November 8, 2016 ...

Pitt swimming and diving trounced by Notre Dame and Virginia Tech

Pitt swimming and diving trounced by Notre Dame and Virginia Tech

By Ashwini Sivaganesh | Assistant Sports Editor

November 7, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Uncategorized

In Pitt’s second tri-meet of the season against ACC competitors Notre Dame and Virginia Tech, both the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams were unable to edge past their competitors. The men’s team finished the weekend with a crushing loss to Notre Dame, 238-115, and a devastating...

A guide to the Allegheny County ballot

November 3, 2016


Filed under Uncategorized

A guide to the Allegheny County ballotEmily Brindley and Alexa Bakalarski...

Interactive Crime Map Oct. 14 – 21

By The Pitt News Staff

October 23, 2016


Filed under 3. Breaking, Crime, News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 6:31 p.m. Cathedral of Learning. Police responded to a security guard's report of finding graffiti. An investigation is pending. 8:43 p.m. Bouquet Gardens. Police conducted a drug investigation and charges are pending. No other details were immediately available. 11:...

Trump loses to Clinton in any test of character

Trump loses to Clinton in any test of character

By Henry Glitz / Columnist

October 17, 2016


Filed under Columns, Uncategorized

Words used in a decade-old audio recording have had a profound impact on the trajectory of the presidential race — so much so that without my even spelling them out, you probably already know what I’m referring to. The audio tape The Washington Post released on Oct. 8 revealed Republican presid...

Pittsburgh in the classroom: Pitt professors visit landmarks, debate local history

Pittsburgh in the classroom: Pitt professors visit landmarks, debate local history

By Matt Maielli / Senior Staff Writer

October 12, 2016


Filed under Culture, Uncategorized

Professor Laurence Glasco doesn’t advise his students to shy away from history’s dark side. In fact, he encourages exploring the moments a high school textbook might’ve left out. The students in Glasco’s History of Black Pittsburgh class gathered around the Stephen Foster memorial sculpture outside the Car...

The men behind the streets: the history of campus street names

The men behind the streets: the history of campus street names

By David Robinson / Staff Writer

October 9, 2016


Filed under 2. Featured, City, Crime, News, Uncategorized

The historical reporting in this story is from information found in the University’s Special Collections at Hillman Library, unless otherwise noted. Every day, Pitt students wake up in bedrooms on Neville Street or dine at restaurants on Craig Street or head to class by way of Bates or Bouquet st...

Take a look: Chronicling the second presidential debate

Take a look: Chronicling the second presidential debate

By The Pitt News Staff

October 9, 2016


Filed under 2. Featured, Uncategorized

Welcome to The Pitt News’ hub for 2016 election coverage. Here you’ll find stories about Trump, Clinton and third party supporters on campus, live debate coverage, updates on visits from politicians and analysis from our opinions writers with their takes on this year’s contentious election. Sunday night, colum...

GALLERY: Throwback Acitivism on Campus

GALLERY: Throwback Acitivism on Campus

By Pitt News

October 6, 2016


Filed under 2. Featured, News, Uncategorized, Visual

Students hold protests across the University campus every year, whether they're performing sit-ins on Black Lives Matter or voicing their dislike of certain politicians. We dug into our archives to find some vintage images that capture unrest around campus from decades past, including some shots of...

GALLERY: Oscar Mayer’s “Wienermobile” Comes to Pitt

GALLERY: Oscar Mayer’s “Wienermobile” Comes to Pitt

By Kevin Lynch / For The Pitt News

October 6, 2016


Filed under Culture, Food & Drink, Uncategorized

If you have ever wondered how the Oscar Mayer "Wienermobile" handles, just ask John "Jumbo Dog" Craft. "It handles like a Lambo-weenie," said Craft, a brand representative for Oscar Mayer, the American meat production company. Wednesday morning, the Oscar Mayer "Wienermobile" rolled into the William Pitt Unio...

GALLERY: CSSA Mid-Autumn Festival

GALLERY: CSSA Mid-Autumn Festival

By Elaina Zachos | Visual Editor

October 3, 2016


Filed under 2. Featured, Culture, Music, Uncategorized, Visual

Members of Pitt's Chinese Students and Scholars Association organized its annual Mid-Autumn Festival event Saturday night to bring Pittsburgh's local Chinese population together. Traditionally, the celebration consists of gathering, thanksgiving and praying. At the Pitt version, attendees ate baked...

Columnist: Henry Glitz

Columnist: Henry Glitz

September 26, 2016


Filed under Uncategorized

Henry Glitz is a junior double major in Political Science and Economics, minoring in French and History. He is an opinions columnist for the Pitt News and a Hillary Clinton supporter in this year's election. From Henry: https://pittnews.com/article/63849/uncategorized/pitt-anomaly-urban-campus-pride/ https://pittnews.com/article/65412/opinions/oakland-housing-occupancy-limit-serves-no-purpose/ https://pittnews.com/article/68603/opinions/union-lawsuit-hurts-everyone-involved/ https://pittnews.com/article/69241/opinions/advocating-filling-supreme-court-vacancy-in-toomeys-best-interest/ https://pittnews.com/article/62897/opinions/kim-davis-is-not-worth-the-fight/

Columnist: Timothy Nerozzi

Columnist: Timothy Nerozzi

September 26, 2016


Filed under Uncategorized

Timothy Nerozzi is a senior majoring in Media and Professional Communications, minoring in Japanese. He is president of the Pitt College Republicans and doesn't like Trump, but hates Clinton more. From Tim:  https://pittnews.com/article/66806/opinions/freedom-of-speech-not-conditional/ https://pittnews.com/article/64792/opinions/collegiate-censorship-stunts-intellectual-growth/ https://pittnews.com/article/69062/opinions/give-country-music-a-second-chance/ https://pittnews.com/article/70031/opinions/forget-entertainment-inform-me/ https://pittnews.com/article/67106/opinions/social-justice-is-tea-party-equivalent/

GALLERY: Artist Spotlight on Stephanie Taylor

GALLERY: Artist Spotlight on Stephanie Taylor

By Yuting Xiong / For The Pitt News

September 14, 2016


Filed under Art, Culture, Uncategorized

When Stephanie Taylor, a senior studio arts and art history major, received a $3,500 Brackenridge research grant this summer, she wasn’t focused on making new art. She wanted to rework what already existed. “I did summer research and I am currently trying to make sense of it,” Taylor said. “The...

GALLERY: Pitt Vs. Penn State From the Student Section

GALLERY: Pitt Vs. Penn State From the Student Section

By Theo Schwarz and Stephen Caruso / Pitt News Photo Staff

September 10, 2016


Filed under Uncategorized, Visual

Pitt-Penn State Preview: Tight matchup could come down to the last drive

Pitt-Penn State Preview: Tight matchup could come down to the last drive

By Dan Sostek / Senior Staff Writer

September 9, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports, Uncategorized

Pitt vs. Penn State: an in-state rivalry that needs no introduction. In a game that is projected to be the most attended sporting event ever in the city of Pittsburgh, two flawed yet evenly matched teams will meet at Heinz Field at noon on Saturday. Here are a few key players and matchups to keep an eye on in thi...

It’s time to update Greek life policies

It’s time to update Greek life policies

By Jaime Viens | For The Pitt News

August 22, 2016


Filed under Columns, Uncategorized, Welcome Back 2016

The premise of Greek life is brotherhood, sisterhood, integrity and equality — in theory. Given recent events, though, questioning these principles seems a less than ridiculous proposal. Greek life is meant to be a positive entity that encourages camaraderie and that is exactly what it does for...

‘Horace and Pete’: C.K.’s brilliant gamble pays off

‘Horace and Pete’: C.K.’s brilliant gamble pays off

By Ian Flanagan / Culture Editor

May 31, 2016


Filed under Television, Uncategorized

If anyone is able to marry comedy and tragedy effectively, it’s Louis C.K., but never has he done it so deftly as with “Horace and Pete.” The exploration of family and human life through the ancestral owners of a century-old bar and their customers is the comedian’s boldest and most mature crea...

Student harassed near Shadyside, police say

Student harassed near Shadyside, police say

By Alexa Bakalarski / News Editor

May 21, 2016


Filed under Uncategorized

A  female student reported to Pitt police on Friday that she was harassed by a man while jogging on campus. According to a Pitt police crime alert, an Asian man, described as about 75 years-old, grabbed the female student from behind and thrust his pelvis into her near the intersection of Ellsworth...

Nurse Practitioners Push for Full Authority

Nurse Practitioners Push for Full Authority

By Erin Hare / Staff Writer

May 17, 2016


Filed under Health, National News, News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

The Department of Health and Human Services projects that by 2020, the country will face a shortage of 20,400 primary care doctors. While medical experts can only guess at the cause for the declining number of physicians — higher education costs, strict standards for practicing, waning interest — Pe...

Editorial: Penn State letter dismisses sexual assault victims

By The Pitt News Editorial Board / May 11, 2016

May 10, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Uncategorized

A university should never defend a legacy — no matter how famous the legacy — at the expense of its students’ well-being. New reports from Penn State University’s Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal surfaced May 5, revealing that Joe Paterno may have known about Sandusky’s abuse as far back as the 1...

Pitt falls in first round of ACC Tournament

Pitt falls in first round of ACC Tournament

By Ryan Reichardt / Staff Writer

April 20, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Uncategorized

Pitt women’s tennis struggled to put up a fight against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the first round of the ACC Women’s Tennis Tournament. Pitt traveled down to Cary, North Carolina, to face off against No. 57 Notre Dame, suffering an early exit in the ACC tournament.. After defeating Pitt, No...

Editorial: Casual Friday

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 1, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Uncategorized

Shotgun wedding Yesterday, a Kentucky couple visiting Louisville ran into some intimidating-looking dudes asking them what’s in their pockets. But instead of having her ring stolen, the man’s girlfriend received one. Set up entirely by her boyfriend, the men began to sing a capella and helped hi...

Myra Carbonell

Myra Carbonell

By Elizabeth Lepro & Theo Schwarz

March 29, 2016


Filed under Silhouettes 2016, Uncategorized

Some small facts slip from Myra Carbonell’s memory: her grandson’s age, the name of the second person in her favorite folk duo, her ex-husband’s birthday. But memories come easily. There’s the lingering image of coming home from school in the Bronx to find her father asleep in the Barcaloung...

Killian Liptrot

Killian Liptrot

By Jeremy Tepper & Nikki Moriello

March 29, 2016


Filed under Silhouettes 2016, Uncategorized

For Kilian Liptrot, joining ROTC was pretty much a no-brainer: He was born in Werl, Germany, to a military family and followed his father’s assignments all over the world. But joining the cheer squad his sophomore year, after a suggestion from a cheerleader friend, was something he had never considere...

Unsung heroes Levitch, Luther shine in Pitt-Louisville

Unsung heroes Levitch, Luther shine in Pitt-Louisville

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

February 25, 2016


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Uncategorized

In a game featuring star players like Damion Lee, Chinanu Onuaku, Jamel Artis and Michael Young, one would expect the usual suspects to dominate. But in this season’s second meeting between Pitt and Louisville Wednesday, it was a pair of unsung players that came up big for their respective teams. I...

No. 11 Louisville utilizes late run to down Panthers

No. 11 Louisville utilizes late run to down Panthers

By Chris Puzia / Contributing Editor

February 25, 2016


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Uncategorized

While Pitt opened both halves of Wednesday’s matchup strong, its opponent heated up when it mattered most — at the end of the game. Despite leading for more than 23 minutes and receiving a career performance from forward Ryan Luther, Pitt men’s basketball dropped a home matchup to No. 11 Louisv...

2016 Football Schedule Breakdown

2016 Football Schedule Breakdown

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

January 28, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Pat Narduzzi’s second rodeo isn’t going to get any easier. The ACC announced Pitt’s football schedule for the 2016 season, and while all the opponents were public knowledge, the actual order is now finalized. Nine of Pitt’s 12 games come against teams with winning records in 2015, while four co...

Students peruse winter community service options

Students peruse winter community service options

By Elli Warsh / Staff Writer

January 14, 2016


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Anxious to recruit members for her new service club, Raechel Heil stood at her volunteer fair booth with flyers and an ambitious smile. Students congregated at the booths of 72 organizations around Pittsburgh for PittServes’ Winter Volunteer Fair. In celebration of January as the Global Month of ...

Pitt Tonight premieres in Studio Theatre

Pitt Tonight premieres in Studio Theatre

By Theo Schwarz | Senior Staff Photographer

December 19, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, Multimedia, Uncategorized, Visual

Spinning wheels: Though the city has answered calls for safer streets, Pittsburgh remains stalled on bike lanes in Oakland

Spinning wheels: Though the city has answered calls for safer streets, Pittsburgh remains stalled on bike lanes in Oakland

By Elaina Zachos and Zoë Hannah / The Pitt News Staff

December 11, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, City, Longform, News, Uncategorized

First, a black Jeep crashed into cyclist Dan Yablonsky in Lawrenceville in 2012, shattering his hip, arm and leg and sending him into a five-month-long coma. Then, a mini-van hit and abandoned biker Sage Ziviello, a student at Chatham University, in Shadyside in 2013, leaving her with hip injuries ...

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