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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Participants model African wedding traditions at an event hosted by Pitt’s African Student Organization in the William Pitt Union.

African Students Organization stages a continent-spanning wedding celebration

By Nada Abdulaziz, Senior Staff Writer February 9, 2024

Pitt’s African Students Organization transformed the ballroom of the William Pitt Union into a wedding venue on Feb. 3, celebrating different African nations’ traditions in a mock wedding celebration. Rather...

Pitt held a vigil for Black Lives Lost to Police Brutality on Wednesday evening.

Black Action Society holds vigil for lives lost to police brutality

By Punya Bhasin and Ashton Crawley November 13, 2020
Pitt’s Black Action Society held an online vigil for Black lives lost to police brutality on Wednesday evening. Around 40 students attended and listened to the organizers read poems, play a song and talk about their experiences.
Oyinye Ikwuegbo, a senior at Pitt, strikes a pose in a dress made by one of the five designers who contributed designs to the Wazobia Fashion Show.  (Photo by Chiara Rigaud | Staff Photographer)

African Students Organization hosts annual Wazobia fashion show

By Charlotte Couch | For The Pitt News March 20, 2018

A frenzy of applause welcomed models as they sauntered down the white runway. Red and green lights illuminated the potted trees placed on the back of the stage, while red, yellow, green and purple...

Uyai Akpakpan, representing the country of Somalia, danced to original choreography as her talent portion at the sixth annual African Pageant hosted by the African Students Organization Friday night. (Photo by Issi Glatts | Assistant Visual Editor)

Queens only: Pageant showcases African countries

By Remy Samuels | Staff Writer January 29, 2018

With sashes draped across their chests, the African queens flaunted their traditional garb and knowledge of the countries announced on their sashes at the Annual African King & Queen Pageant Friday. With...

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