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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

Opinion | Scientifically speaking, go read a book

Opinion | Scientifically speaking, go read a book

By Lynnette Tibbott, Senior Staff Columnist March 12, 2023
It may sound traditional, but you should put down your phone and pick up a book. Even if you don’t want to or if it’s hard to fit into your schedule, reading is perhaps the most simple way you can prioritize your health. 
Five books to add to your winter break TBR list

Five books to add to your winter break TBR list

By Jessica McKenzie, Culture Editor November 27, 2022
As students struggle to survive finals over the next two weeks, here’s something to look forward to ─ winter break. Here are five just-for-fun book recommendations that span across genres ─ for when students can finally escape the textbooks.
A close up of a book.

Pitt faculty member talks Littsburgh, an online platform celebrating literary Pittsburgh

By Aoqin Yan, Staff Writer October 17, 2022
Founded by Pitt faculty Nick Courage in 2015, Littsburgh is an online platform for local literary activities, as well as a resource to foster connections among authors, publishers, reviewers and public professionals.
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.
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