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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

Members of ASA perform during the annual cultural fair on Sunday in the William Pitt Union.

ASA Culture Fair features hip hop dancing, taekwondo and more

By James Paul, Staff Writer February 6, 2023
Fashion, food and dancing filled the WPU Assembly Room at this year's Asian Student Alliance Culture Fair on Sunday night. Students presented gems from their cultures, bringing it all together in a joint fashion show.
People participate in a celebration of India’s Republic Day on Sunday.

Indian Nationality Room Committee celebrates Republic Day with traditional music, dance

By Renee Dubaich, Staff Writer January 30, 2023
Attendees enjoyed Bharatham dance performances, Hindi music and snacking on samosas and pakoras to celebrate Indian culture. The event honored India’s Republic Day, the national holiday commemorating India’s independence as a nation.
People attend an Asian Pacific Islander panel in the William Pitt Union on Tuesday night.

Asian Student Alliance, Pitt admin discuss English Language Institute closure, sixth floor renovations at town hall

By Madison Dean, Staff Writer January 25, 2023
Students and staff vocalized the need for an expansion of the OIB, faculty and certificate issues within the Asian Studies Center and greater resources for international students at a town hall on Asian and Pacific Islander students’ issues Tuesday night.
Student organizations discuss mental health experiences across communities of color

Student organizations discuss mental health experiences across communities of color

By Colm Slevin, Senior Staff Writer November 10, 2021
Student organizations representing various communities of color gathered late last month to discuss their experiences with mental health both within their own community, as well as those that are shared across many communities.
Pitt’s Asian Student Alliance is a student organization that spreads awareness of and celebrates Asian culture by hosting events that further promote the social, cultural and political aspects of Asians and Asian Americans. Pictured is the ASA’s executive board.

Asian Student Alliance celebrates Asian and Asian American culture on campus

By Leanna Chae, For The Pitt News September 8, 2021
Karen Enomoto, vice president of external affairs for the Asian Student Alliance, said while going to a predominantly white university like Pitt, it’s important to have a sense of community for minority groups that feel unrepresented on campus.
Student Government Board met Tuesday night via Zoom.

Bonner addresses COVID cases, xenophobia at second SGB meeting

By Nathan Fitchett, Staff Writer September 2, 2020
Kenyon Bonner, the vice provost and dean of students, addressed Pitt students and faculty at Tuesday night’s SGB meeting, asking community members to come together and take care of each other during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Panel members talked about xenophobia during a Diversity Forum event last Wednesday.

Diversity Forum panel discusses xenophobia

By Ashton Crawley, Senior Staff Writer August 4, 2020
The panel focused on hate crimes perpetrated against Asian Americans and minorities within the United States, particularly the complexities of assimilation. Several audience members asked questions ranging from how to combat racist or xenophobic remarks from people in positions of authority to ways the Pitt community can combat anti-Asian sentiment this upcoming academic year.
YouTuber Mike Chen spoke at the Pitt Asian Student Alliance’s event “ASA Presents: Mike Chen” on Tuesday evening.

Mike Chen talks food, YouTube and traveling the world

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Contributing Editor September 5, 2019
The Pitt Asian Student Alliance was responsible for bringing in Chen, a Chinese-American YouTuber specializing in food and travel vlogging known best for his channel, strictlydumpling. Strictlydumpling follows Chen’s journeys to different countries around the world and his explorations of the food scene in each respective place.
Student organizations encourage midterm voting

Student organizations encourage midterm voting

By Andrew O'Brien, For the Pitt News November 5, 2018
Several student organizations on campus held events in hopes of encouraging voter turnout on election day. According to Adwait Shukla, president of Pitt’s Interfraternity Council and senior adviser of the South Asian Student Association, “If you want candidates who represent your interests, the midterms are where you should vote.”
Autistic rights activist and writer Lydia Brown discusses the unseen difficulties that living with disability can present Sunday night. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

Lydia Brown discusses disability advocacy

By Briana Canady | Staff Writer February 19, 2018

When Lydia Brown asked audience members if they understand what disability rights are and if they know the difference between disability rights and disability justice only about six or seven people out...

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