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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Angie Cruz, a Pitt English professor, stands in her office in 2020.

Pitt English professor’s new novel highlights the power of storytelling

By Gabriella Garvin, Staff Writer September 27, 2022
Angie Cruz, a Pitt English professor, released “How Not To Drown In A Glass of Water” on Sept. 13. The story follows Cara Romero in a series of monologues as she navigates life during her mid-50s through 12 weeks of sessions with a job advisor.
Opinion | Confessions of a book snob

Opinion | Confessions of a book snob

By Anna Fischer, Senior Staff Columnist September 7, 2022
Sometimes the things one loves can turn you into someone ugly, but there are ways to change.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh-Main in Oakland.

Opinion | Support your local libraries

By Rachel Soloff, Opinions Editor July 7, 2022
More people should support our local libraries for all of the services they provide the community.
Opinion | I read 88 books last year … here are the best five

Opinion | I read 88 books last year … here are the best five

By Anna Fischer, Staff Columnist February 3, 2022
Everyone should rediscover their love of reading, here's where to start.
Books to look forward to in 2021

Books to look forward to in 2021

By Leah Mensch, Contributing Editor January 21, 2021
Last year, the book gods told me that 2020 was going to be a good year for books. The book gods did not tell me that there was going to be a global pandemic, but that’s OK.
Staff Picks: Books to cozy up with

Staff Picks: Books to cozy up with

By The Pitt News Staff November 1, 2020
It’s November, and a particularly melancholic winter looms on the horizon. But as long as we’re staying in, we might as well get cozy, and there’s no better way to do that than with a good book.
The City of Asylum and White Whale bookstores created anti-racist booklists that contain books that discuss race, culture and what it’s like being black in America.

Local bookstores offer anti-racist books for all ages

By Ananya Pathapadu, Staff Writer June 9, 2020
To help educate adults and children on racism, Pittsburgh’s City of Asylum and White Whale bookstores have created anti-racist booklists with books that discuss race, culture and what it’s like to be black in America.
The Outbreak | Well, now Im never going to read “Infinite Jest”

The Outbreak | Well, now I’m never going to read “Infinite Jest”

By Leah Mensch, Contributing Editor April 2, 2020
Leah Mensch has lied about reading "Infinite Jest" more than she's lied about almost anything else.
Isolation is the perfect reason to read.

Books I’m reading in the time of COVID-19

By Leah Mensch, Contributing Editor March 30, 2020
From classics to new releases, from poetry to fiction to essay and memoir, these are a few reads that have been keeping me sane in the time of COVID-19. 
Author and historian Daina Ramey Berry came to Pitt to discuss her new book, “A Black Woman’s History of the United States,” on Tuesday.

African American her-story: Author talks new book on history of black women in America

By Nathan Fitchett, Staff Writer February 19, 2020
Faculty, students and community members gathered on Tuesday afternoon to hear Daina Ramey Berry discuss her new book, “A Black Women’s History of the United States.”
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