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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Roc the Panther fires a T-shirt cannon during a game against Duke at the Petersen Events Center on Jan. 9.

Future of Pitt, Pittsburgh Brewing Company deal in negotiation

By Grace McNally, Staff Writer February 22, 2024

Since 1861, the city of Pittsburgh has enjoyed various beers from Pittsburgh Brewing Company, formerly known as Iron City Brewing Company. These include familiar classics such as Iron City Beer, I.C. Light,...

Opinion | It’s my 21st birthday, and I’ll cry if I want to

Opinion | It’s my 21st birthday, and I’ll cry if I want to

By Gabriela Herring, Staff Columnist February 21, 2024
Especially in moments when we ache for separation from our unwanted realities, alcohol is an attractive option. It’s nothing novel — you’re you with fewer inhibitions and less self-consciousness, a languid blob rather than a frazzled wreck.
The Pitt logo in the outfield of Vartabedian Field.

Column | Pitt sports programs and their alcohol brand counterparts

By Brian Sherry, Sports Editor February 21, 2024

Last year, I wrote a column comparing former Pitt quarterbacks to beer brands. While it remains my favorite article I’ve ever written for The Pitt News, it is time to get a little more extreme. After...

Wine is poured into a sink.

Beyond the brew, Pitt students share sober stories

By Nada Abdulaziz, Senior Staff Writer February 20, 2024

In a world where campus culture often revolves around parties, late-night gatherings and weekend revelry, it’s easy to overlook the presence of people who abstain from alcohol. Some students choose to...

Pitt fans pose at Hemingway’s Tuesday evening.

Point-Counterpoint | Kick back, relax and watch Pitt at your local bar or restaurant

By Richie Smiechowski, Sports Editor February 22, 2023
Sports Editor Richie Smiechowski argues that while seeing legendary moments in person might be memorable, the ups and downs of Pitt athletics are viewed more pleasantly with an affordably priced beverage at your local bar or restaurant.
Acrisure Stadium in the North Shore.

Point-Counterpoint | Best place to watch Pitt games is at the venue

By Jermaine Sykes, Senior Staff Writer February 22, 2023
Senior Staff Writer Jermaine Sykes argues that there’s no replacement for attending games in person, even in a city like Pittsburgh which has copious alternate options away from the stadium.
Four glasses of wine.

Staff Picks | Wine night movies

By The Pitt News Staff February 23, 2022
What’s better than date night? Sitting in a blanket fort with your friends, passing a bottle of wine back and forth while you sob or cheer over a late-night movie. Here are some recommendations from our staff:
Avocado toast (left) and banana and peanut butter toast (right).

Six easy meals to defeat your hangover

By Sarah Demchak, Staff Writer February 23, 2022
A raging headache, the urge to vomit and the insatiable thirst for anything wet and cold — all those shots last night were not worth it. But the day must go on, and food is fuel. Try these meals from staff writer Sarah Demchak to defeat that killer hangover.
Cheese, wine and bread in Paris.

Staff picks: TPN’s Wine and Dine Playlist

By The Pitt News Staff February 23, 2022
There is more than one way to say “I love you” or “Let’s take this to the bedroom,” and these can all be conveyed through the mode of song — and a good bottle of wine. Listen to “Wine and Dine” playlist here:
Pitt fans cheer and yell during the third quarter of the ACC Championship football game on Dec. 4, 2021.

Column | Pitt moments that made fans want to drink, in celebration or sadness

By Brian Sherry, Staff Writer February 22, 2022
Being a Pitt fan is an emotional roller coaster and the Panthers can often drive their fans to the bottle. Big wins have caused them to pop champagne in celebration, but others compel them to down shots in defeat.
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