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Weekend Watchlist: Animated TV series

Weekend Watchlist: Animated TV series

By The Pitt News Staff

November 21, 2019

Cartoons aren’t just for kids. Here are our favorite animated TV series available to stream.

Old News: Happy Franksgiving

Old News: Happy Franksgiving

By Emily Wolfe, Contributing Editor

November 21, 2019

It was one of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s less popular ideas to reinvigorate the American economy — with an extra week of Christmas shopping.

The Pitt Prescription: Sleep aids

The Pitt Prescription: Sleep aids

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Senior Staff Writer

November 17, 2019

If you are making lifestyle changes but still cannot get the healthy amount of sleep, then there is the option of using medications.

Weekend Watchlist: Period pieces

Weekend Watchlist: Period pieces

By The Pitt News Staff

November 14, 2019

Time travel isn’t real, but the best next thing would have to be period pieces — movies and television shows that are set in an earlier period. They allow you to be transported back in time without leaving the 21st century — or your couch. Here are our favorite period pieces available to stream.

Pittchcraft: Witch representation in media

Pittchcraft: Witch representation in media

By Emily Pinigis, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

Now that spooky season has officially ended, it is perhaps a very good time to reflect on a certain aspect of the Halloween season — Witches, and the usually negative representation of them in media.

Old News: A history of Joe Biden’s visits to Pitt

Old News: A history of Joe Biden’s visits to Pitt

By Emily Wolfe, Contributing Editor

November 8, 2019

Unlike other 2020 contenders — including Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and recent dropout Beto O’Rourke — Biden hasn’t made the trip to Oakland during his visits to Pittsburgh this semester. But he’s not a stranger to Pitt’s campus.

Oakland Outlook: Finding love on TinderU

Oakland Outlook: Finding love on TinderU

By Megan Williams, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

It’s strange to me that so many of us Pitt students look for love while in college. The very natures of each contradict, love and college, as the former portends permanence and the latter is itself a liminal space, something from which we (are intended to) move on.

Pittchcraft: Celebrating Samhain

Pittchcraft: Celebrating Samhain

By Emily Pinigis, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

Halloween may be over, but the celebration of Samhain is still going strong. Samhain is a Celtic holiday celebrating the last harvest of the year from Oct. 31 to Nov. 1, which historically served as the origins for the now mainstream Halloween holiday.

College Compass: Fashion advice for student life

College Compass: Fashion advice for student life

By Sarah Stager, For The Pitt News

October 31, 2019

It’s not always easy to look put together when you’re lugging heavy bags beneath both eyes and have a million and one assignments to complete before the end of the day.

Old News: Pitt women break into cheerleading

Old News: Pitt women break into cheerleading

By Emily Wolfe, Contributing Editor

October 25, 2019

The historic part was on the sidelines, where for the first time at a Pitt Homecoming game, four female cheerleaders yelled and jumped in school spirit alongside four of their male classmates. Or as the University’s 1955 yearbook put it, “for the first time in Pitt’s one hundred and sixty-eight years, the provocative forms of women cheerleaders joined the male line of excited pep-rousers.”

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