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ACC Coaches recognize nine Panthers with All-ACC honors

ACC Coaches recognize nine Panthers with All-ACC honors

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

December 9, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports, Uncategorized

After the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association honored a litany of Pitt football players in late November, the conference’s coaches heaped recognition on an array of Panthers. On Wednesday morning, the ACC released the 2015 Football Coaches’ Awards and All-ACC teams. It honored freshman runnin...

Panthers of the week

Panthers of the week

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

December 2, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

Michael Young- forward, men’s basketball Young has emerged as the go-to scorer for the Pitt men’s basketball team this season, ranking 10th in the ACC in points per game, sixth in field goal percentage and 10th in rebounds per game. That success continued this past week, as Young averaged 17 points, eig...

No need to protest about protests

No need to protest about protests

By Alyssa Lieberman / Columnist

November 30, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Uncategorized

Last Wednesday, at a student-led rally in solidarity with people of color at Mizzou, I overheard a police officer condemning our protest. The officer described us simply as a bunch of kids who have “no head on their shoulders.” According to him, we have “no idea” what we’re doing — we “ju...

Forys, Racciato headline strong Keystone Classic performances

By Jeff Carpenter / Staff Writer

November 22, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

Dom Forys and the Pitt wrestling team were looking for a rebound, and that’s exactly what they earned. After falling to No. 10 Lehigh on Friday, 27-7, Pitt Wrestling took the Keystone Classic by storm, finishing first after accumulating 132 points at the Palestra in Philadelphia on Sunday.  Forys and j...

Maggot video prompts investigation

By Dale Shoemaker / News Editor

November 19, 2015


Filed under 3. Breaking, Campus, Health, News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

What started out as a 10-second video of an insect larva allegedly crawling through a plate of Market Central pasta has sparked a week and a half-long investigation by the police, the county and Sodexo. A Pitt senior, Chad Stein, said he shot the video Friday, Nov. 6, when he was eating lunch with a f...

Gallery: Pitt vs. St. Joseph’s (Indiana)

Gallery: Pitt vs. St. Joseph’s (Indiana)

By Meghan Sunners | Senior Staff Photographer

November 18, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, Multimedia, Top Stories, Uncategorized, Visual

Storify: Social media reacts to Pitt’s loss to Notre Dame

By Amy Beaudine / Social Media Editor

November 8, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports, Uncategorized

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Pitt cruises to 80-50 victory over Gannon in exhibition

Pitt cruises to 80-50 victory over Gannon in exhibition

By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer

November 6, 2015


Filed under 3. Breaking, Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories, Uncategorized

It might not have counted, but the Pitt men’s basketball team surged on Friday night. With the season opener against Gonzaga approaching next week, the Panthers took the court for their first and only exhibition game, defeating the Gannon Golden Knights 80-50 at the Petersen Events Center. Though...

Pitt volleyball continues strong home play with weekend wins

By David Leftwich / Staff Writer

November 2, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

There’s just something about the Fitz. No matter who has come to play the Pitt volleyball team at the Fitzgerald Field House, the Panthers have come out victorious this season. The Panthers kept that winning streak alive with two quality wins this weekend against ACC opponents Florida State and...

Pitt football readies for up-tempo Tar Heels

Pitt football readies for up-tempo Tar Heels

By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer

October 28, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports, Uncategorized

With a tough opponent, a national audience on ESPN and prime-time slot at 7 p.m., Pitt football’s Thursday night game against North Carolina has all the markings of a crucial matchup. Still, Pitt defensive line coach Tom Sims plays it coy. To him, it’s just another game. “It is a big game. It...

After trying offseason, Wilson ready for impact on court

After trying offseason, Wilson ready for impact on court

By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer

October 21, 2015


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

With the NCAA questioning his academic eligibility following graduation, Pitt basketball commit Damon Wilson was angry. Before the NCAA eventually deemed him eligible for collegiate play in September, it challenged the freshman guard and his teammates’ high school course loads. “When we heard they w...

Pitt men’s soccer winless in six straight following loss to Harvard

Pitt men’s soccer winless in six straight following loss to Harvard

By Joe Rokicki / Staff Writer

October 20, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Uncategorized

Losses are piling up for the Pitt men’s soccer team. The Panthers (5-7-3, 0-5-1 ACC) dropped their third consecutive match late Tuesday afternoon, losing to the Harvard Crimson (6-4-2, 3-0 Ivy League) 3-2 in regulation. The loss also marked the Panthers second consecutive home loss to a non-conference o...

Zoo After Hours

Zoo After Hours

By Jeff Ahearn | Assistant Visual Editor

October 11, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized, Visual

Pitt women’s soccer drops second straight conference game

By Jeff Carpenter / Staff Writer

October 9, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

After a hot start to its season, Pitt women’s soccer is coming back down to Earth after its second straight conference loss, but it improved on the 6-0 margin of defeat from its earlier loss at Florida State. Pitt (9-3-1, 3-2-0 ACC) didn’t allow many chances to Boston College, but its counterpar...

Pitt anomaly: Urban campus pride

Pitt anomaly: Urban campus pride

By Henry Glitz / Columnist

October 9, 2015


Filed under Columns, Homecoming 2015, Opinions, Specials, Uncategorized

I know Oakland isn’t paradise, but I didn’t expect the disgusted look on my Penn State friend’s face as we walked down Forbes Avenue toward Essie’s Original Hot Dog Shop. “How can you live here?” The question caught me off guard. Having spent more than a year living on campus in Oakland,...

Burr talks comedy, career

Burr talks comedy, career

By Dan Sostek / Contributing Editor

October 7, 2015


Filed under Culture, Television, Theater, Uncategorized

As a stand-up comedian, actor, podcaster, amateur drummer and now animated series star, Bill Burr is a bit of a renaissance man. The edgy comedian will show off the first of those talents in Pittsburgh on Oct. 22, as he’ll perform two stand-up shows at 7 and 9:30 p.m. at Heinz Hall. Tickets are $49.25....

Building his ark: Noah kicks off late night career

Building his ark: Noah kicks off late night career

By Matt Maielli / Staff Writer

October 5, 2015


Filed under Culture, Television, Uncategorized

The stage may be new, but the “Daily Show” goes on all the same. Last Monday, Trevor Noah, a comedian from South Africa and previous “Daily Show” senior international correspondent, went from correspondent to host as Jon Stewart’s 17-year tenure on the desk ended. Fans, critics and everyo...

Editorial: Martin Shkreli personifies healthcare issues

Editorial: Martin Shkreli personifies healthcare issues

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 23, 2015


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Uncategorized

There’s a reason why the United States spends more per capita on health care than any other developed nation in the world — and that reason is people like Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli. Shkreli is involved in quite the controversy. His company recently acquired the drug Daraprim, the st...

Pitt feels the Bern

Pitt feels the Bern

By Kelechi Urama / Staff Writer

September 1, 2015


Filed under City, National News, News, Uncategorized

Pitt student Alex Austin “Bern”’d up Oakland on Saturday. To raise support for Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign, Austin and other grassroots activists hit the pavement on Aug. 29 for “Chalk the Block,” an event where students advertise Sanders’ campaign platforms on Oakland s...

Korean Nationality Room: Hand-carved, shipped and almost ready

Korean Nationality Room: Hand-carved, shipped and almost ready

By Amrita Beaudine / For The Pitt News

August 30, 2015


Filed under Administration, National News, News, Uncategorized

It has taken nearly nine years and $850,000, but Pitt is almost ready to unveil its latest Nationality Room. The Korean Heritage Room is the newest addition to the Cathedral of Learning Nationality Rooms, and its designers and carpenters have said they strived to build a room that would truly refle...

Security guards rally for higher wages, better benefits

Security guards rally for higher wages, better benefits

By Alexis Mazzeo / Staff Writer

August 30, 2015


Filed under Administration, Campus, News, Uncategorized

After 22 years on the job as a security guard, Dennis England makes $9 an hour — $1.75 above Pennsylvania’s minimum wage. Thursday morning, he decided to march for a change. England, members of the Service Employees International Union and dozens of security guards from around Pittsburgh held...

Both worlds

Both worlds

By TNS

July 7, 2015


Filed under Archives, Uncategorized

Taylor Schilling and Laura Prepon in season 3 of Netflix's "Orange is the New Black."

Colorful looks

Colorful looks

By Courtesy of I Made It! Market Facebook page

July 7, 2015


Filed under Archives, Uncategorized

Last year's SouthSide Works Exposed featured local artist and vendors.

“Lawrenceville”

“Lawrenceville”

By Courtesy of Elizabeth Rudnick

July 7, 2015


Filed under Archives, Uncategorized

Elizabeth Rudnick's "Lawrenceville" from her "Dumpsters" collection echoes Warhol's contemporary style.

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June 30, 2015


Filed under Archives, Uncategorized

Cast of characters

Cast of characters

By Courtesy of Ace Yilma

June 30, 2015


Filed under Archives, Uncategorized

Directed by 2010 Pitt grad Ace Yilma, the cast of "The Recall" consistent mainly of local Pittsburgh alumni.

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June 27, 2015


Filed under Archives, Uncategorized

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By Theo Schwarz / Visual Editor

June 27, 2015


Filed under Archives, Uncategorized

A confederate soldier raises the Confederate battle flag above his tent.

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By Theo Schwarz / Visual Editor

June 27, 2015


Filed under Archives, Uncategorized

A Confederate soldier smokes his pipe after a long day of fighting.

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By Theo Schwarz / Visual Editor

June 27, 2015


Filed under Archives, Uncategorized

The Union troops were unable to take the Confederate position and had to retreat, ending the battle.

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By Theo Schwarz / Visual Editor

June 27, 2015


Filed under Archives, Uncategorized

The Confederate forces inflicted heavy casualties on the Union troops from their position on the high ground.

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By Theo Schwarz / Visual Editor

June 27, 2015


Filed under Archives, Uncategorized

Union and Confederate forces clashed at Hartwood Acres during the reenactment of the Battle of Cumberland Church.

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By Theo Schwarz / Visual Editor

June 27, 2015


Filed under Archives, Uncategorized

An injured Union soldier makes the long march back to camp.

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By Theo Schwarz / Visual Editor

June 27, 2015


Filed under Archives, Uncategorized

The Union infantry troops fire a salvo at the confederate line.

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By Theo Schwarz / Visual Editor

June 27, 2015


Filed under Archives, Uncategorized

The Union artillery fires a barrage to start the Battle of Cumberland Church.

Unbearable

Unbearable

By TNS

June 27, 2015


Filed under Archives, Uncategorized

Amanda Seyfried, left, plays the role of a fledgling lawyer tasked with saving Ted's annulled marriage in "Ted 2."

Black, gold and white

Black, gold and white

By Courtesy of the "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" Facebook page

June 25, 2015


Filed under Archives, Uncategorized

While they were in Pittsburgh, author Jesse Andrews threw the ceremonial first pitch at PNC Park for the June 15 Pirates game.

Explicit content

Explicit content

By Courtesy of A$AP Worldwide

June 24, 2015


Filed under Archives, Uncategorized

A$AP Rocky's second studio album dropped unexpectedly on May 25.

Menagerie of museum-goers

Menagerie of museum-goers

By Courtesy of the Mattress Factory

June 23, 2015


Filed under Archives, Uncategorized

Patrons attended the Mattress Factory's Urban Garden Party dressed as Madonnas, Medusas and Mickey Mouses.

Transluscent

Transluscent

By Courtesy of the Pittsburgh Glass Center

June 23, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

The exhibit, "Out of the Archives and Into the Gallery," will run through Sept. 13.

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June 17, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

Legendary

Legendary

By Courtesy of Christopher Lee's fan page on Facebook

June 16, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

Lee is known for his acting, but he has also played in several heavy metal bands.

Royal rumble

Royal rumble

By TNS

June 16, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

The Kansas City Royals lead All-Star voting for eight of the nine offensive positions.

Pittsburgh Pridefest 2015

June 16, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

Brace for impact

Brace for impact

By TNS

June 15, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

Chris Pratt in "Jurassic World."

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By Stephen Caruso / Contributing Editor

June 14, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

A young parade viewer receives a proud glitter bombing at the Pride March on June 14.

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By Stephen Caruso / Contributing Editor

June 14, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

The Pittsburgh Pride Colorguard warm up their twirling arms before the Pride March on June 14.

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By Stephen Caruso / Contributing Editor

June 14, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

After a long wait on a hot summer night, attendees were all too excited for Nick Jonas at Pride in the Street on June 13.

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By Stephen Caruso / Contributing Editor

June 14, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

Devon Orel and Cierra Cappas dance the time away as they wait in line for Pride in the Street on June 13. 

Identified

Identified

By Shirin Neshat / Courtesy of the Carnegie Museum of Art's Facebook page

June 10, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

Neshat's enigmatic self-portrait, "Identified." Neshat is one of the 12 artists featured in the exhibit.

Starting over

Starting over

June 10, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

Hobie Harris was drafted in the 31st round by the New York Yankees, and will be starting his professional career this summer after being given his assignment by the organization.

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June 9, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

Center stage

Center stage

By Renee Rosensteel / Courtesy of City of Asylum

June 9, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

The production featured performers from all different backgrounds.

Rest and relaxation

Rest and relaxation

By Theo Schwarz / Visual Editor

June 9, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

Attendees enjoyed the festival, and the weather, at Point State Park.

Paying back Pitt

Paying back Pitt

By Courtney Linder / Contributing Editor

June 9, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

Dave Jedlicka hopes to raise enough money to donate a locker in the name of "Proud Pitt Alumni".

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June 7, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

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June 7, 2015


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By Theo Schwarz / Visual Editor

June 7, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

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By Theo Schwarz / Visual Editor

June 7, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

Drew and Jennie Williams admire the Black Rock Negative Energy Absorber by artist Rudy Shepherd in the middle of Point State Park at the 2015 Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival.

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By Theo Schwarz / Visual Editor

June 7, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

Margret Cox and Michael Johnsen stroll down 

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By Theo Schwarz / Visual Editor

June 7, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

Cameron Roeback, a senior finance major, and Mattie Porter from Whitehall take in the sunset at Point State Park during the 2015 Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival.

Birds of a feather

Birds of a feather

By TNS

June 2, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

"Girlhood" follows Marieme (Karidja Touré) in her coming-of-age saga in the banlieue in France.

Skin and speed

Skin and speed

By Theo Schwarz / Visual Editor

June 2, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

Hundreds of bike riders gathered in Lawrenceville for the 10-mile route.

Student Biography

Student Biography

December 30, 2013


Filed under Uncategorized

There are many ways to display the Staff Bios.  Check out the options on the SNO Design Options page under Staff Page.

Go beyond a single photo with slideshows

Go beyond a single photo with slideshows

By Sample Staff Member, Staff Writer

December 30, 2013


Filed under Uncategorized

Slideshows are built by uploading multiple photos to a story. Follow the steps below to make a slideshow that goes with any story. When adding/editing a story, click on the Add Media button above the main story box. In the window that opens, click on Upload Files and upload from your computer all...

Prepare your photos for online presentation

Prepare your photos for online presentation

By Sample Staff Member, Staff Writer

December 30, 2013


Filed under Uncategorized

Your site automatically generates a series of scaled down images for each photo you upload for the various parts of your site that display different sizes of images. Cameras take pictures at a far higher resolution than will ever be useful on a website — the pictures you take are often more than...

Add a story to your site

Add a story to your site

By Sample Student, Staff Writer

December 30, 2013


Filed under Uncategorized

Adding a story is a simple process with SNO FLEX.  To get started, click on New under the Stories tab on the left navigation bar in the WordPress dashboard. Enter the headline for the article. In the box to the right of the title, choose your title size for the Story Page, if you would like it to...

Completing the custom fields

Completing the custom fields

By Sample Student, Staff Writer

December 30, 2013


Filed under Uncategorized

Each story has custom fields available for you to fill in as needed. Not all of these features will show up on the homepage, but they will show up on a story’s page. While the descriptions for each custom field make its purpose obvious, read below for more information. Writer: Be sure to add a...

Sidebar offers more room for widgets

Sidebar offers more room for widgets

By Sample Student

December 30, 2013


Filed under Uncategorized

This story is currently using With Sidebar Page Template. Every story has three options for its story page: Full-Width, With Sidebar, or Long Form. Simply, select which you would like on the left hand side of the Edit Story page. The default for this option can be set on the SNO Design Options page...

Tell the full story in long form

Tell the full story in long form

By Sample Student, Editor-in-Chief

December 30, 2013


Filed under Uncategorized

Want to tell the full story?  To get started click on New under the Stories tab on the left navigation bar in the WordPress dashboard. Enter the headline for the article. In the box to the right of the title, choose your title size for the Story Page, if you would like it to be different from the d...

Choose the right image size for online

Choose the right image size for online

By Sample Staff Member, Writer

December 30, 2013


Filed under Uncategorized

Size your horizontal photos to 900px wide by 600px tall at a resolution of 72 dpi in RGB color mode before uploading them to your site. Always save photos in .jpg format. Your site will display vertical photos fine (except in the Showcase box), but the formatting of the text around them won’t be as...

Analyze site traffic with Google Analytics

Analyze site traffic with Google Analytics

By Sample Student, Editor

December 30, 2013


Filed under Uncategorized

Once you start producing content, you’re going to want to know who’s reading it. Your site is setup with Google Analytics, a robust reporting tool from Google. Each week you’ll receive an e-mail report of your previous week’s site statistics. You can review the report with your staff to learn...

Add user accounts for editors, staff members

Add user accounts for editors, staff members

By Sample Staff Member

December 30, 2013


Filed under Uncategorized

The WordPress publishing system allows for multiple user accounts and administrative privileges. Your setup already includes a user account for the adviser. You can add as many users as you want to your site giving each one a unique role. Users who are Administrators have access to all the administration...

Create a custom header

Create a custom header

By Author, Writer

December 30, 2013


Filed under Uncategorized

Your header graphic should have your logo, organization name, tagline, and any other essential information about your program. Your graphic should be sized to 980px wide, and the height should be between 100px and 200px. You can upload your header graphic in the Custom Header Graphic section of the SNO...

Take your stories beyond the text

Take your stories beyond the text

By Sample Staff Member

December 29, 2013


Filed under Uncategorized

Stories don't have to be for just the written word any more. Using some of the SNO FLEX features you can add embeddable objects, pull quotes, related story links, and videos all right along side the story text.  Check it out on the SNO help site: http://v5.help.snosites.com/add-content/story-features/

Use social media to increase readership

Use social media to increase readership

By Sample Staff Member, Staff Writer

December 29, 2013


Filed under Uncategorized

Social media platforms are the best way to drive traffic to your new site. So, set up a Facebook Fan Page, and get your audience to like your publication. Even add a Facebook Like Box to your website to increase your audience.  Then when you publish a story, add a link and teaser on your Facebook...

Drop the sidebar and expand the story

Drop the sidebar and expand the story

By Sample Student

December 29, 2013


Filed under Uncategorized

This story is currently using Full-Width Page Template. Every story has three options for its story page: Full-Width, With Sidebar, or Long Form. Simply, select which you would like on the left hand side of the Edit Story page. The default for this option can be set on the SNO Design Options page under...

Showcase area displays top stories in a variety of formats

Showcase area displays top stories in a variety of formats

By Sample Student, News Editor

December 29, 2013


Filed under Uncategorized

This area at the top of the homepage is called the Home Top Story & Showcase Area. You can use this space to showcase your top stories. You have two options for this area: displaying a single Top Story or showcasing many stories/photos most recently added to single category. There are many options...

Go long using the long-form option

Go long using the long-form option

By Sample Staff Member, Staff Writer

December 28, 2013


Filed under Uncategorized

This story is currently using Long-Form Page Template. Every story has three options for its story page: Full-Width, With Sidebar, or Long Form. Simply, select which you would like on the left hand side of the Edit Story page. The default for this option can be set on the SNO Design Options page under...

Another headline goes here

Another headline goes here

By Sample Student, News Editor

December 27, 2013


Filed under Uncategorized

This is sample body text.  To delete this and other sample content, click on Manage under the Stories tab in your WordPress dashboard and just trash the stories that you no longer want to see. It is probably in your best interest to wait to trash these stories until after you have added your own content...

Adding a featured image enhances each story

Adding a featured image enhances each story

By Sample Student, Sports Editor

December 27, 2013


Filed under Uncategorized

There are two ways to add a photo to a story in WordPress.  One is to set the photo as a Featured Image for the story, and the other is to insert the photo into the body of the story’s text.  Your SNO site is designed to make use of the Featured Image method.  Photos inserted directly into the body...

Design your site to fit your publication’s style

Design your site to fit your publication’s style

By Sample Student

December 22, 2013


Filed under Uncategorized

The SNO Framework is built around the idea of giving site owners complete flexibility with easy to customize options for every aspect of their sites. The SNO Design Options page, available under the Appearance tab on the left side of your WordPress dashboard, allows you to change to a different pres...

Customize the look and feel of your site

Customize the look and feel of your site

December 21, 2013


Filed under Uncategorized

The look and feel of this site is created by a combination of style and layout choices. To help get you started, your site came with a preselected style, but you can change this preset style to create a different baseline look. You can change the fonts, background, general appearance, and even your...

Avoid double story placement

Avoid double story placement

By Sample Student

December 20, 2013


Filed under Uncategorized

If you place stories in more than one category, say both Showcase and Sports, the story will display in both of these sections on the homepage.  The recommend way of working with this is to place a story in the Showcase category first, and then once other stories have displaced it as a top story, change...

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